HTH Hope I didn't mess up. But I did read carefully!The purpose of this thread is to request ideas on phrasing and conversational tactics when asked about my OC’d defensive sidearm.
Here’s the back story. I recently encountered a young woman who was totally bent out of shape with a historic district regulatory agency inflicting demands on how she maintained her home. As a very freedom-minded fella, I saw my chance,and pointed out that it was really a question of ownership—who owns your home? You? The regulatory agency? Or, the tourists who would view your home in the historic district?
My point penetrated. She hadn’t thought about it before in those terms or from that angle. We had a great conversation; she was very receptive. But, it was on ownership, not OC.
Later,I realized that the self-ownership angle could really, really penetrate if I could just figure out how to apply it to OC. I recalled a youtube anti-smoking ad where a young girl signs away her freedom on a narrow strip of paper that then rolls itself into a cigarette. That angle really strikes home. So,I got to wondering how to apply self-ownership when asked by a stranger in public why I OC. The self-defense angle does work—I used it a lot. But, it occurs to me that the self-ownership angle will likely strike home even better.
Just the other day, I was asked by a fella why I OC’d. I almost forgot that I wanted to try the self-ownership angle. But, I did get it in. Man! You could see the wheels turning on his side. But, it was a little bumpy. Not very polished. I want to make it even better. Thus, this thread.
Lets say someone asks me about my OCd gun. I want to promote the self-ownership point, what do I say next? I’m kinda partial to saying, “Well, its really about self-ownership.” This will tend to prompt a question, “???”. Then,I would ask, “For example, who owns you?”
Take it from there fellas.