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An Open Letter To The Anti-Gun Folks

A Girl and Her Gun: An Open Letter To The Anti-Gun Folks

Monday, January 9, 2012

An Open Letter To The Anti-Gun Folks

In 2005, my husband and I started the process to adopt a little girl from China.  It was a brand new scary process that we knew nothing about.  All we knew was that we wanted a child.

When I am passionate about something, I want to know everything I can about it.  So,  I did a lot of reading about China and adoption.

One of the people I read about was a woman named Gladys Aylward.  She was a poor woman from London who wanted to go to China in the 1930's to be a missionary. but she had no skills, no education and she didn't speak the language, so no formal organization would allow her to go.

She was angry and frustrated, but she didn't give up.  She spent a year working and saving, so she could make the trek on her own.

As she spent time in China, it become more and more her home.  More and more a place she belonged and eventually, a place, she never wanted to leave.

Things got very ugly in China when the Japanese invaded and her family wanted her to leave, but she refused. 

No matter how dangerous it got, she would not walk away from the people she had grown to love. 

She said, "Greater Love Has No One Than This, That He Lay Down His Life For A Friend"- John15:13.

She said, "These are my people".

Unlike Gladys, I didn't want to be in this community.  

I came here purely out of a desperate need.

A need to save my life.

What I found here is rare.

The gun community is a generous community.  It is unlike any other I have been associated with. 

I did, for a while, belong to the adoption community for a few years and though I am still crazy passionate about children and orphans. 

Those are not my people.

I did, for a while, belong to the church going Christian community and though I am still crazy passionate about God. 

Those are not my people.

Generally a group, any group, has an agenda. Stated or not.  Conscious or not. No matter how well meaning, they almost always want something.

That something is usually steeped in power and control.

Politicians, religions, schools, the anti gun crowd, you name it.  They want to bring you for what you can give them, which is often nothing more than a feeling of power and self worth for the leaders of the group.

They want to take something from you in order to gain something for themselves.

Not this group.

In the past 10 months, I have gained so much more than the ability to line my front site on the target.

This group has welcomed me when I had absolutely nothing to offer them.

I was empty.

I was broken.

I need things I was to weak to even know I needed.

I came here desperate and searching.

Day by day this community, these gun people, bult me up.

They never once pretend to be anything other than exactly who they are.

They didn't try to wrap themselves up in a pretty little package to draw me in.

They didn't use smoke and mirrors and they never, not once, lied to me.

They told me things I didn't want to hear.  They showed me things I didn't want to see.  They made me face thing I didn't want to face.

All while holding my hand and guiding me and nurturing me and givng me a safe place to grow.

They wanted me to grow.

They wanted me to be stronger.

They wanted me to be able to depend on myself.

They gave me everything they had, so I wouldn't need them any more.

They gave me tools and guidance, so that I could soar and each and every time I took a step forward, they have been there, to say, good for you.  Job well done.

They did this, not because of me. 

Not because I am something special.

They did it because they are special.

They are rare and they are so very, very special.

It is who they are.

Dig deep.  Dig into the core of their being.

This is who they are.

You, you who hate guns, you gave me nothing. 

No hope. 

No tools. 

All that was offered me was a life of fear, of resentment, of bitterness, of dependance...

The gun community has offered me hope and strength, and courage. 

They have taught me to have belief in myself.

They have asked nothing of me in return and, yet, I would give them my life.

Funny thing is, they would never ask me to.

This is where I belong.

These are my people.

120 Comments:

At January 9, 2012 at 10:08 AM , Blogger AKgrrrl said...

Amen girl! And you passing it on:)

 
At January 9, 2012 at 10:12 AM , Blogger North said...

Beautiful.

I posted a link.

 
At January 9, 2012 at 10:13 AM , Blogger Lila said...

Beautiful. That is how I have felt too. My husband kind of laughs at me sometimes for the blogging but at the same time loves the ideas I find and the drive it has given me. I have always felt like the odd duck in a crowd of swans. Unsure, unwanted, and like I never fit. Finally I found things I feel passionate about. Not just shooting and safety but the prepping side as well. Making my family safe and preparing for anything that could come. Never have I found so many kind words or people eager to help for the joy of helping.

 
At January 9, 2012 at 10:14 AM , Blogger Wolfman said...

I want to comment, but what could I add? I just link here, and left it at that.

 
At January 9, 2012 at 10:16 AM , Blogger Matt W said...

I will echo Wolfman. Shared and it speaks for itself. Really powerful words.

 
At January 9, 2012 at 10:17 AM , Blogger poniegirl004 said...

As always you get right to the heart of things. Keep up the great work!

 
At January 9, 2012 at 10:33 AM , Blogger Newbius said...

Thank you for this.

 
At January 9, 2012 at 10:50 AM , Blogger Teke said...

I'm with Newbius.

All I can say is Thank You and that those words are beautiful.

 
At January 9, 2012 at 11:00 AM , Blogger Maura said...

What a wonderful post in thanks to such a wonderful community.

*hug* I think this is Post of the Day. :-)

 
At January 9, 2012 at 11:11 AM , Blogger North said...

AGirl: Thank you for this gift.

 
At January 9, 2012 at 11:12 AM , Blogger Weer'd Beard said...

Wow, Just amazing!

 
At January 9, 2012 at 11:16 AM , Blogger DaddyBear said...

Yes, thanks.

 
At January 9, 2012 at 11:32 AM , Blogger Fred said...

Fantastic. Linking. :D

 
At January 9, 2012 at 11:50 AM , Blogger TheMinuteman said...

Quite simply put, "Why I'm here. Why I'm a gunnie."

You said it a lot better than I did. They personality of the type of people you find in this culture exist in no other place. I don't know exactly why it is we're so different, but I'm glad we are.

Thank you for your wonderful reflection on the community. I will work hard at making sure the comments continue to be as true and relevant as ever.

 
At January 9, 2012 at 11:53 AM , OpenID gunfreezone said...

Somebody must be playing with OC in the neighborhood 'cause my eyes are watering.

Beautifully put and we are so glad to have you with us.

Welcome to the Gun Culture.

 
At January 9, 2012 at 11:55 AM , Blogger PISSED said...

Thanks for this :)

I came over from Jay G at MArooned :)

 
At January 9, 2012 at 11:55 AM , Blogger New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Oh we get something out of it when some goes from anti-gun or ambivalent-gun to something more. We get smiles and get to exclaim, "oh, that's COOL!"

So it's not purely unselfish.

 
At January 9, 2012 at 12:19 PM , Blogger Kevin said...

Thank you.

 
At January 9, 2012 at 12:31 PM , Blogger Living in Babylon said...

Remember people, this is the advantage we have over them.

We have a community that sometimes bickers over trivia but always hangs together and supports one another.

They have a shrinking collection of shrill harridans parroting one another in an echo chamber of butthurt.

Thank you for posting this.

 
At January 9, 2012 at 12:42 PM , Blogger CalmGun said...

Bravo!

 
At January 9, 2012 at 12:48 PM , Blogger poniegirl004 said...

"Lean on me, when you're not strong
And I'll be your friend
I'll help you carry on
For it won't be long
'Til I'm gonna need
Somebody to lean on"

 
At January 9, 2012 at 1:36 PM , Blogger Shy Wolf said...

AGirl... and a Fine Lady. Thank you for the prideful moment.
God bless.
Shy III

 
At January 9, 2012 at 2:18 PM , Blogger DirtCrashr said...

We also want you to be happy - strength and knowledge and confidence and all that other crap add-up to happiness. :-)

 
At January 9, 2012 at 2:23 PM , Blogger Old NFO said...

Well said!

 
At January 9, 2012 at 2:27 PM , Blogger McThag said...

Well said!

 
At January 9, 2012 at 2:43 PM , Blogger The Jack said...

No Thank you for this post.

You've said what this community, what your community is about better than any of us have said.

As Robb Allen said "This is why we win."
In both meanings of the sentence.

Again thank you.

 
At January 9, 2012 at 2:47 PM , Blogger Tango Juliet said...

Woohoo! The Range Bums ride again!

And this is just the beginning. :)

 
At January 9, 2012 at 2:54 PM , Blogger Tango said...

A Girl and her Gun, I must disagree with you on one point... with the stuff you're putting out on the interwebs, I think you're the one people will be going to instead of the other way around.

Very well played.

 
At January 9, 2012 at 3:00 PM , Blogger Skip said...

Excellent post!

 
At January 9, 2012 at 3:01 PM , Blogger Craig Cavanaugh said...

That was the most uplifting thing I've read in a long, long time. Thank you.

 
At January 9, 2012 at 3:27 PM , Blogger Sean D Sorrentino said...

What can we say? We like people to be able to look after themselves. Many of us are very frustrated at seeing people victimized, and we can’t do anything to stop it. All we can do is make people into harder targets.

Plus shooting guns is fun. It’s even more fun with friends.

 
At January 9, 2012 at 3:43 PM , Blogger Ben said...

Welcome to the community. Gun people truly are great people an you fit in beautifully.

 
At January 9, 2012 at 3:49 PM , Blogger Ken said...

...great post,look forward to catching up on this blog...GodBless

 
At January 9, 2012 at 3:57 PM , Blogger GunDiva said...

You wrote this beautifully, and I think everyone in the gun community can relate. I'm slowing goind through your archives and getting caught up, eventually I will have read all of your posts :)

 
At January 9, 2012 at 4:00 PM , OpenID reformedmusings said...

Outstanding! And thank you!

This community is all about fellowship, not power. That makes a huge difference.

 
At January 9, 2012 at 4:04 PM , Blogger Lokidude said...

I don't know about the rest of these folks, but as far as I'm concerned, we do what we do because we truly want good things for our fellow man (and woman). We want you to have the benefit of our experience, because someday, likely soon, you'll be spreading that same experience to another person who is exactly where you were, scared, and with none of the knowledge they need to take care of themselves.

Good for you. Keep it up!

 
At January 9, 2012 at 4:08 PM , Blogger Country Tea said...

Your post brought tears to my eyes.

Thank you for sharing your personal feelings with us.

 
At January 9, 2012 at 4:24 PM , Blogger Dragon said...

Awesome.

Linked.

 
At January 9, 2012 at 4:32 PM , Blogger Keads said...

This: "They gave me everything they had, so I wouldn't need them any more." Exactly this. I enjoy teaching new shooters, but I would love to be out of a job!

I found my voice here in this space almost two years ago. This community as you say is very, very special. They stop by and see my pedestrian comments and activities and yet when I went to my first Blog shoot, with people I have never met in real life, I knew.

They are special indeed, and you are too simply because now you are now one of us!

Well done and thanks for making my Monday that much more special!

 
At January 9, 2012 at 4:57 PM , Blogger Johnnyreb™ said...

WOW! I feel very humble and proud to know such people.

(linked)

 
At January 9, 2012 at 5:35 PM , Blogger Ima Wurdibitsch said...

Beautiful post. Gun people are the best.

 
At January 9, 2012 at 5:45 PM , Blogger Blue said...

Thank you for sharing. Beautifully written.

I think I have something in my eye...

:)

 
At January 9, 2012 at 5:59 PM , Blogger Eck! said...

Truly wonderful. Thank you.

What makes the gunnies different? Freedom, they know what it means.

Eck!

 
At January 9, 2012 at 6:04 PM , Blogger Brigid said...

I've enjoyed our chats off blog the last couple of days. I stand by everything I said. You are strong and special. (and if you can make our tactical slumber party we'll let you know when).

Pleghmfatale, a friend outside of the internet, put it as well as anyone. In talking about the gun blogging community which whom she has many friends, she said "you are my tribe". Amen.

 
At January 9, 2012 at 6:06 PM , Blogger Karl said...

I always say, the NRA is the only lobbying group in Washington whose members don't consider themselves victims.

 
At January 9, 2012 at 6:51 PM , Blogger Comrade Misfit said...

Well said.

(Oh, Karl, maybe AOPA, as well.)

 
At January 9, 2012 at 6:54 PM , Blogger Jenny said...

Beautifully written. Thank you for this.

 
At January 9, 2012 at 6:54 PM , Blogger CoolChange©© said...

Just wow! Good on you!

 
At January 9, 2012 at 7:39 PM , Blogger MandaFern said...

Agreed. 100% Agreed!

 
At January 9, 2012 at 7:46 PM , Blogger God, Gals, Guns, Grub said...

Good folks in this group... we share, we discuss, we shoot, and when the lead is down range and it's done... all we can do is give a smile and say, "Ya'll come back, ya hear"...

Dann in Ohio

 
At January 9, 2012 at 7:59 PM , Blogger 45er said...

And yet you say we don't have an agenda and we didn't want something from you. Actually, we all did. We wanted this. You'll find the gunnie community has an agenda to educate and empower and we want to see people overcome and achieve. I think in those two respects, you've given us what we want to see. You're quite a spectacular person and any of us would be proud to have you at the range.

 
At January 9, 2012 at 8:49 PM , Blogger Kevin said...

Can I introduce you to Kristen Houghton?

 
At January 9, 2012 at 8:57 PM , Blogger Borepatch said...

I'm terribly late to this, but can I just say what a moving post this is?

And everyone has already see your post (err, that's the "tragically late" bit), but I'll try to send you some more readers. This needs to be read.

Welcome, Citizen.

 
At January 9, 2012 at 9:19 PM , Blogger Murphy's Law said...

You have been assimilated. Welcome. Now carry on the gunnie tradition and help assimilate others.

 
At January 9, 2012 at 9:45 PM , Blogger Lynne F said...

beautifully written. This is an incredibly supportive community. And...FUN!

Safe Shooting!

 
At January 9, 2012 at 9:48 PM , Blogger Shepherd K said...

Everything I wanted to say has already been said and pretty much everyone who reads my blog has already commented or linked to it. So, I will simply say thank you.

 
At January 10, 2012 at 12:32 AM , OpenID alaskan454 said...

Beautifully written. All I can add is, "Amen."

 
At January 10, 2012 at 2:30 AM , Blogger MSgt B said...

Wow.

Very powerful.

Thank you.

 
At January 10, 2012 at 4:40 AM , Blogger RedeemedBoyd said...

Wow...
I can't say anything that hasn't been already said, so I'll simply say "Thank you."
You nailed it on the head, being a member of this community is an awesome, and humbling, experience.

 
At January 10, 2012 at 4:48 AM , Blogger Greyhawk said...

This is the most powerful pro-gun editorial I have ever read. Nice work!

 
At January 10, 2012 at 5:30 AM , Blogger ProudHillbilly said...

Wow!

 
At January 10, 2012 at 6:15 AM , Blogger That Guy said...

very humbling. Thank you for posting that.

 
At January 10, 2012 at 6:47 AM , Blogger Greg Summers - ArmsVault said...

Glad you are part of our community!

 
At January 10, 2012 at 7:04 AM , Blogger Themadlemming said...

Nice!

 
At January 10, 2012 at 7:44 AM , Blogger Well Seasoned Fool said...

Wonderful post.

 
At January 10, 2012 at 7:52 AM , Blogger Weer'd Beard said...

BTW I suspect this might be the most read and linked gun post on the internet right now.

You should be VERY proud, you earned it!

 
At January 10, 2012 at 9:08 AM , Blogger Greg said...

A very thoughtful and wonderful post. Thanks

 
At January 10, 2012 at 9:36 AM , Blogger Duncan said...

Thank you for this!
http://www.ncgunowners.com/forum/Thread-Gun-ownership-is-going-mainstream-we-must-encourage-and-assist-new-gun-owners

 
At January 10, 2012 at 9:38 AM , Blogger Kirk said...

Great post. Have to agree with most of it (can't say much about adopting from China, as I've never done it, but the rest rings true), and say some of the friendliest people I've met have been at the range. Definitely need to go shooting more often!!!

 
At January 10, 2012 at 11:25 AM , OpenID thesouthtexaspistolero said...

Bravo Zulu. So very, very well said.

 
At January 10, 2012 at 12:07 PM , Blogger Critter said...

It feels good to be a citizen of the Republic, does it not? Keep learning, stay strong and keep your powder dry.

 
At January 10, 2012 at 12:34 PM , Blogger Diamond Mair said...

First time I went shooting with the Spousal Unit, it had been a few years for both of us; when I had emptied the first magazine of my Bersa .380, he asked me how it felt - I responded "Empowering" ....................... ;-)

Semper Fi'
DM

 
At January 10, 2012 at 12:36 PM , Blogger Tony Lekas said...

Thank you for this letter!

I am an NRA Instructor and Training Councilor. I do it basically as a volunteer activity. It is the reaction I get from students and letters such as this that make it rewarding.

I and others in the community get many things out of it. That is why we do it and why people are thanking YOU for the letter.

Many have already been mentioned. Seeing someone gain confidence and empowerment makes me feel good. Seeing some one enjoy something I do makes me feel good.

My favorite comment came from a student who was a lady of a certain age who was pressured to take the class because of a heinous crime in her area. I ask students what brought them to the class and if they are looking for anything in particular. All she would say was "I Hate Guns!"

When I handed her the certificate for the completion of the NRA Basic Pistol class she said "I really enjoyed myself. In fact I had a damn good time!". That really makes it worthwhile!

I have not read more of your Blog than this post so I know little about you and you may have already done what I will suggest. However, I suggest, as you get more experience, you consider teaching others either informally or as a Certified Instructor. I suspect that you would find it rewarding.

 
At January 10, 2012 at 1:19 PM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Kevin, I read her article the other day. I can't remember where it was linked from, maybe SayUncle. Anyway, very cool. I am interested how she will feel after the course.

 
At January 10, 2012 at 4:04 PM , OpenID gunrightsattorneys said...

Is it not simply amazing that there are still some people, that will help others, asking for nothing in return.

 
At January 10, 2012 at 4:07 PM , Blogger Mr Evilwrench said...

That was kind of hard to read. Must have been, my eyes are sweating now. Anyway, I understand completely. If someone could benefit from what I can offer, it's theirs. It doesn't take from me, it adds, because I've made something better for someone. Things aren't the way "they" say they are. Keep living outside the box they give you. You will rawk.

 
At January 10, 2012 at 7:40 PM , Blogger An Ordinary American said...

Outstanding, and can't believe I had not found your blog yet. Have proudly put you on my blog roll.

My wife and I are also looking into adoption, but domestically.

--AOA

 
At January 10, 2012 at 10:59 PM , Blogger Scott Bloom said...

It was moving to say the least and that's why I think I am also attracted to the culture. Luckly I never had a "need" I just had a want and met some of the finest people I think I ever would have encountered.

 
At January 10, 2012 at 11:24 PM , Blogger Michael Z. Williamson said...

9mm vs .45
AR vs AK
Mosin Nagant vs Mauser
Open vs concealed

At the end of the day, we're all shooters, and we love to hear that people are safe, whether by fortune, their own doing, or that of a passerby.

And most of us will happily offer advice and loaner tools.

 
At January 11, 2012 at 12:20 AM , Blogger 1 1 7 said...

You can shoot my self-defense ammo anytime!

 
At January 11, 2012 at 4:33 AM , Blogger Annie said...

Perfectly stated.

 
At January 11, 2012 at 5:42 AM , Blogger Cargosquid said...

Welcome home.

 
At January 11, 2012 at 6:17 AM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

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At January 11, 2012 at 6:18 AM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Cargosquid, that brought tears to my eyes. Thank you!

 
At January 11, 2012 at 9:50 AM , Blogger Monkeywrangler said...

Hail and well met! A wonderful and thoughtful piece you have shared with us all. Thank you!

 
At January 11, 2012 at 10:12 AM , Blogger Drang said...

*sniff*

 
At January 11, 2012 at 1:13 PM , OpenID 2a3a4a54-b06a-11e0-b0c2-000bcdca4d7a said...

Damn. I've got some dust in my eye or something. It's like finally realizing those folks who say "Thank you for your service" really do mean it - humbling in the extreme.

Hope you don't mind my posting a link in a few places. And if you do, too bad!

If I ever thought of giving up, this would have cured me. Thank you for writing it.

stay safe.

skidmark

 
At January 11, 2012 at 1:33 PM , Blogger Gunslinger said...

Very well said. Thank you for your insight. You have really put things in perspective! This may open some eyes.

 
At January 11, 2012 at 1:52 PM , Blogger William Fisher said...

As far as being good people (over all), Gun people are the real 99%.

Nice AGIRL.

 
At January 11, 2012 at 3:15 PM , Blogger Flier389 said...

WOW! That's all I can say.

 
At January 11, 2012 at 3:17 PM , Blogger DocRambo said...

You make me proud to be amongst the real people I see at the range, the gun shows, and all the competitions. I have never seen any kind of incident when I have been among our people. Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.

 
At January 12, 2012 at 3:11 PM , Blogger firemoon said...

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At January 12, 2012 at 7:40 PM , Blogger RabidCentrist said...

We the people. Nothing else quite like it.

 
At January 12, 2012 at 7:53 PM , Blogger IdahoSkies said...

As the father of five daughters and who was brought in to "the tribe" by my wife and her father. Amen.

 
At January 12, 2012 at 8:33 PM , Blogger tanksoldier said...

Welcome to the club. We're happy to have you.

Really. We are.

 
At January 13, 2012 at 11:17 AM , Blogger Lynne F said...

Excellent! This is an awesome community of men and women who care, share and support. Why the anti's would want to take away any of this is just selfish ignorance.

Hugs!

 
At January 13, 2012 at 11:35 AM , Blogger grmm said...

Keep flyin' little sister.

gregg

 
At January 13, 2012 at 12:25 PM , Blogger davidc said...

Great letter, i couldn't agree with you more !

 
At January 13, 2012 at 10:50 PM , Blogger WildChildT said...

Thank you so much for putting into words everything I have felt since I too became part of this amazing "tribe". I am not just a gunnie but also a prepper. I love the incredible independence and gratification I have achieved by being able to take care of myself and my family without relying on others. I have made so many real friends through this community and I'm holding on tight. Your words are inspiring and it feels good to see more and more women here. Thanks AGirl...

 
At January 14, 2012 at 7:03 AM , Blogger Stephen said...

Well done. Like many other have said, you are a part of my tribe. Thank you.

 
At January 14, 2012 at 12:15 PM , Blogger KJ said...

I'd love to say something, but it's not my place to. All I could do was link to this and spread it.

 
At January 15, 2012 at 2:22 AM , Blogger JT Trujillo said...

You make me proud to be a gunnie!

 
At January 16, 2012 at 11:55 AM , Blogger Jeremiah said...

What... are American babies not good enough for you?

 
At January 16, 2012 at 9:08 PM , Blogger Ceramic Armor said...

Glad you find a place where you really belong.

http://www.bulletproofvestshop.com/2-bullet-proof-famostone-ultra-light-body-armor-ballistic-sapi-plates-level-iii-3-nij/

 
At January 17, 2012 at 3:18 AM , Blogger Chieftain said...

Semper Fi

 
At January 17, 2012 at 6:53 AM , Blogger theranger said...

Go girl! You are welcome on my range any time! :)

 
At January 19, 2012 at 8:42 AM , Blogger John said...

Great post. I started shooting again after roughly a 20 year layoff. When I came back, it was like starting over again, but found folks on the line at the range very helpful. I've taken two classes and started into IDPA and have found the folks helpful, cheerful, and happy. It's like they feel the same success when you succeed and that is an awesome feeling. Now we need to remember and pass that same feeling on to the folks following behind us and even to those who are not knowledgeable in the ways of firearms and so are scared and frightened of them.

 
At January 22, 2012 at 9:16 AM , Blogger Amberzon said...

Perfectly said :D

 
At January 30, 2012 at 5:31 PM , Blogger Melissa "Darla" In Texas said...

I am late, but this was an excellent post!
Thank you for so eloquently saying what I could not.
Spread the love.....
I know I am!

 
At February 5, 2012 at 9:32 AM , Blogger Kat said...

Very well written. Enjoyed reading this. I felt the same way when I joined my group.

 
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At February 27, 2012 at 8:38 AM , Blogger Brian said...

This was linked on the Starbucks Facebook page. Very well written!
It seems Ladd Everitt, Director of Communications for The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (formerly The Coalition to Ban Handguns) has been using the Starbucks FB page as a forum to attack pro-Gun folks voicing their appreciation for Starbucks not caving in to the anti-gun lobby pressure to change their firearms policy. The policy which is neutral and only follows local laws regarding firearm carry.
Since the anti-gun lobby's epic boycott failure on Valentines Day, him and his klan have been posting misinformation, using fear mongering and lies to harass anyone not supporting the boycott. Funny, his own FB page at the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence does not allow comments or quetioning of their position. Even polite attempts to discuss the facts will have your comment deleted from their page and you will be banned from the page as well!
I encourage all to visit the Starbucks page and thank them for "sticking to their guns!" Remember, "A lie left unchallanged becomes the truth."
There are many that visit the SBUX page who would easily believe the lies they are spouting. It's up to the gun community to counter them with logic and facts. If you go there, please don't allow them to rattle you. They have a few and they with screen scape the post and stick it on the CSGV page as "an example of why people should not be allowed to carry guns in public."

 
At April 30, 2012 at 3:05 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey y'all!

Please post an update on how you're doing, and whether Milton is still evil. :-)

Seriously, haven't heard from you in a while, and we're wondering how you're doing. Andy the Pony sends his best.

Chris

 
At May 9, 2012 at 7:52 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! a powerful letter...
I`m from Argentine, and here we can`t carry guns. Our politicians, in their wonderful wisdom, "take care" of us. They know what is best for us....sadly, but true.
I like your blog very much!
PabloM

 
At May 10, 2012 at 3:15 AM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Pablo, thank you for stopping by and for your nice words. I am sorry your government is so misguided. We have several of those types here as well. Hopefully, we will not let them win!

 
At May 29, 2012 at 3:18 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think I've ever read such a pathetic excuse for a blog. Typical pro gun junk. No argument, no morality and no brain. Some pathetic losers who think that gun ownership is the answer to their lives.

 
At May 29, 2012 at 4:17 PM , Blogger Brian said...

We appreciate the logical argument you've presented to support your views.
Does your mommy know you're playing on her computer?

 
At May 30, 2012 at 4:48 PM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

:)

 
At June 15, 2012 at 6:18 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous who posted May 29, 2912 at 3:18 is your typical anti-gun liberal moron. I hope he/she meets some of the "For Travon" crowd in the near future.

 
At June 17, 2012 at 11:03 PM , Blogger Dusty said...

I just came across this and it's beautiful. It certainly puts words to what I've felt for a long time. Thank you AGirl! Well done!

 

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