Since the Brady Campaign for Global Genocide has stepped up their campaign against gun carry (self defense), I feel the need to share the following article for all the newcomers to the forum, to dispel the irrational hoplophobia against firearms and other weapons.
By Sarah Thompson, M.D.
How often have you heard these statements from misguided advocates of victim disarmament, or even woefully uninformed relatives and neighbors? Why do people cling so tightly to these beliefs, in the face of incontrovertible evidence that they are wrong? Why do they get so furiously angry when gun owners point out that their arguments are factually and logically incorrect?
"You don't need to have a gun; the police will protect you."
"If people carry guns, there will be murders over parking spaces and neighborhood basketball games."
"I'm a pacifist. Enlightened, spiritually aware people shouldn't own guns."
"I'd rather be raped than have some redneck militia type try to rescue me."
How can you communicate with these people who seem to be out of touch with reality and rational thought?
One approach to help you deal with anti-gun people is to understand their psychological processes. Once you understand why these people behave so irrationally, you can communicate more effectively with them.
Also see: http://www.innocentsbetrayed.com to see what eventually will happen to victims in America if the Brady Campaign accomplishes their ultimate goal, of a disarmed America.