I’ve been dealing with some medical family issues and that means having to go to building structures with patients and doctors and microbes, etc. As you can see, I am not fond of Hospitals and that goes triple when a loved one needs a procedure so my mood was not the best when settling the bill. As I was dealing with the doctor’s office manager, I pulled my credit card and form of ID, namely my driver’s license and my Florida’s CWP fell off the wallet and right smack on the desk in front of the fella. He took a look at the card and said “A CWP! I love you!”
I was a bit taken aback. Yes I suspect the gentleman was of the softer side of males but it was not because of that but by the actual friendliness which he expressed. We got to talking as he was finishing my fleecing paperwork and he admitted that he had one too and that he had decided to arm himself after being victimized at a convenience store/petrol station. I congratulated him on taking his own safety serious and reminded him that we were in the fight for our rights as we are being attacked by politicians. He was slightly aware of something going on, but not at the level we do (we as in hard-core pro 2A activist.)
At the next visit, he warmly received us and I gave him my last Keep Calm and Carry sticker I got from the GRPC. He was happy and to my amazement, proudly showed it to everybody in the office who was envious for the gift. It the struck me: There is indeed more of us that I even figured out. They just simply are not as active or visible or thoroughly engaged as some of us.
This is good news. We have more supporters than I thought (not that we were short to begin with) and that means less chances for the opposition to forcefully install their jackbooted laws on everybody. These “low intensity” gun owners might not be as active as many of us, but they are sympathetic to our views and less prone to buy into the B.S. spouted by the Antis.
Our goal is to keep spreading the message no matter how tiresome it can get sometimes. It has a dual purpose: to get those doing the fence thing to see things our way and to get our low intensity gun owners to be aware and not being intimidated by the bullies of the You Must be a Victim Lobby.
Basically we get our rest when we bet the opposition or are sucking roots from the bitter end. An occasional vacation is allowed.