NRA News x Billy Johnson says we dehumanized gun violence and humanized guns:
I agree with what he’s saying for the most part. I know the more people who are pro-gun the better, but I’m really sick of trying to convince people that guns aren’t bad. If someone isn’t intelligent and logical enough to be like “You know what… people take other peoples lives with guns but I realize it’s not the gun’s fault” then I really don’t have any time for them. Sure that person is also going to argue “if there were no guns in the world then no one would die from getting shot by a gun” which is the oldest most retarded statement in the book. Then the will also likely say how “guns should be made illegal” citing that it would reduce gun violence… sure bro whatever you say. The government should also pass a law to make criminals have to obey laws…. that would work well in conjunction with your making-guns-illegal law.
2:44 - Telling someone “guns are intimidating or scary” isn’t the right way to go about it in my opinion. That doesn’t Demystify guns. People should have a healthy respect for guns and what they can do, just like they should have healthy respect for the damage capability of a 3000 lb. vehicle. Learn that the gun is an inanimate object, learn how to use it, learn how to be safe with it and confident with its function.
As far as open carry goes, I’m still indifferent. I really wish the state of the country was that the average person wouldn’t freak out when they saw a regular person doing day to day activities with a gun on their hip, but that’s the way it is. If you think you’re going to be a Leonard Embody and not get any friction from law enforcement and the general public then you’re wrong. If you don’t care though and you think in your heart that it’s the best thing for you personally, and for gun rights in general then “do you”.