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Do you guys have any tips for convincing anti gun types that guns are good? My parents are a couple of anti gun hippies and I can’t seem to convince them that there fears are irrational and ignorant brought on by the liberal media.
 

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take them shooting seems to work for me. Once they meet some nice gunnies and see how fun shooting is....that stigma that firearms are evil incarnate goes away.
 

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take them shooting seems to work for me. Once they meet some nice gunnies and see how fun shooting is....that stigma that firearms are evil incarnate goes away.
Already tried; it didn’t work
 

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Agreed Adler thats whats worked for me as well.
Even better is if you can take them to a reputable range where they can see that there are rules placed & enforced and that other people follow them and don't just run around yelling 'Yeeee Haaa!' or shooting at Osama and Bambi pictures.

Meat how about taking them to a competion just to observe such as skeet, trap or even an IPSC event where there is less if any defensiveness involved and more sporting & fun involved.
Better yet how about looking up a local Cowboy Action meet; http://www.sassnet.com.

Being of their age and generation they should identify with the outfits and premise as well many if not most of the participants will be of their age group and again easier to identify with.
My former shooting buddy in VA whi is 53 has been turned on to this bigtime thanks to a friend of his (60) that competes in SASS. Dude is in love with this stuff and it evokes back to his childhood of watching Rawhide and John Wayne amongst others.

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Ya I took them to a state park range one of the strictest I know during a youth pistol comp it was swarming with range marshals all together one of the most reputable and safe ranges I’ve been to I even managed to get them to pop off a few rounds with an Ak47 and M1A1 they still are as anti gun as ever I don’t know what to do
 

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AK and M1A1 = Too much :\

For newbies and the gun adverse types I always go .22LR to start, always.
I might bring them up to 9MM or .38 but thats about it in pistol.

Some folks just won't be into it no matter what you try or how you introduce it, kind of like IDP and NASCAR. :p

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My concern comes mostly from there ignorance keeping me from buying guns. but thanks for the help i guse .308 is a little mutch
 

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Janq said:
AK and M1A1 = Too much :\

For newbies and the gun adverse types I always go .22LR to start, always.
I might bring them up to 9MM or .38 but thats about it in pistol.

Some folks just won't be into it no matter what you try or how you introduce it, kind of like IDP and NASCAR. :p

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Scary guns are the ones to avoid.
 

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Scary guns are the ones to avoid.
Yep, agreed.
Stuff that makes big bangs, moves big, or leaves bruises in ones shoukder should be avoided.
It's like taking a newbie out with a shotgun loaded with 3.5" Magnum rounds and expecting them to come back and be like yeah that was gads of fun.

Stick to low report low energy .22LR FTW and best luck of conversion.

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I'd start out with a 9mm handgun for anybody that has any sembence of guts.
.22 is almost like a kids toy. The kick of the 9mm makes for a more 'real' first time experience to me.
 

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I'd start out with a 9mm handgun for anybody that has any sembence of guts.
If they had 'guts' then they wouldn't be anti.
Inexperienced or novice yes, but not right out the box against which almost always is due to fear thanks to ignorance.
When working on antis one should bust their cherry gently...as opposed to starting out with the shocker then moving straight into IDP (e.g. .308).

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Gotta agree with Janq,
Start out on the .22, it is the best way to learn to shoot if you are new, whether you're anti or not. And .22 are the best way to practice and refine skills once you have learned to shoot
 

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I told you its to late i already had um shoot a .308 you guys have eny ideas other then taking them shooting?
 

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Janq said:
Yep, agreed.
Stuff that makes big bangs, moves big, or leaves bruises in ones shoukder should be avoided.
It's like taking a newbie out with a shotgun loaded with 3.5" Magnum rounds and expecting them to come back and be like yeah that was gads of fun.

Stick to low report low energy .22LR FTW and best luck of conversion.

- Janq
Something like my father's childhood Maussburg .22LR bolt action rifle. Great little rifle, accurate and easy to hold. Not a kid's rifle, but small enough to be less threatening.
 

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Throw the tons of empirical data at them that shows that when gun control is implimented, violent crimes go up.
 

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Throw the tons of empirical data at them that shows that when gun control is implimented, violent crimes go up.
Tried and failed there to entrenched and stubborn thanks for some new advice Adler
 
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