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Gun control vs Firearm Owners

30 August 2013, 10:59

Common ground.

I know many realise that to succeed in this fight one must find the common ground between opposing sides so that real discussion can take place.

Many think that common ground is acceptance of some gun control so that gun control is appeased and will leave us alone. Appeasement is exactly what gun control wants and it means firearm owners will now accept gun control and promote that accepted gun control.

It is a huge psychological victory for gun control and government that literally spells the end of firearm ownership when all opposition accepts gun control. That end is ensured when any opposition is only interested in cooperation and collaboration rather than objection.

It has taken me many years of careful thought and listening to firearm owners to see that cooperation in ones downfall is a fatal mistake.

The all to pervasive argument of it is impossible, accept, we can still own guns is entrenched by thinking those who do manage are somehow better than others. That only responsible people can own guns, others do not deserve to.

Quite obviously appeasement is not common ground and is a fatal mistake. The true common ground is far more subtle and requires a quantum leap in thinking which we are all capable of. Our personal safety is very very important to us which is why we wish to own firearms for our own protection. Yet we face an opposition that is equally concerned about their own safety which they believe can be obtained by disarming everyone.

Our common ground is personal safety, not guns, not appeasement, not common sense and not trying to force one to accept the other by waging a war of words over guns and firearm ownership. It literally puts firearm owners strategy on its head as counter productive at worst and ineffective at best.

It is not a war over guns it is a question of presenting the truth in the least offensive way so each side can unite in the pursuit of our safety.
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