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More human

Sebastian has a bit on Reasoned Discoursetm:

I think the reason for the vitriol is that we have unwittingly hit on a nerve. The LA Times article presented gun owners in a human light. For those who have their identities wrapped up in who they are not, which is ignorant, paranoid, rednecks compensating for some kind of inadequacy and reacting to an irrational fear of crime stoked by the right wing establishment, its horribly destabilizing to a smug sense of self to read that those types of people might actually have things in common with you. They may even have a serious point of view!

Indeed. One of the things that seriously messes with an anti-gunners worldview is discovering who we are. For instance, per the annual blogads survey, most readers of this site are educated, make well above average money, and are professionals. That goes against the antis impression that we are knuckle-dragging rednecks who entertain militia fantasies.

9 Responses to “More human”

  1. HardCorps Says:

    I make market wages for my professional services, which happens to be the average income for a family of four in this country.

  2. ATLien Says:

    I am compensating for a shortcoming: i can’t throw a rock 1000 feet per second.

    I stole that from someone.

  3. Breda Says:

    Let’s not forget that the anti’s also assume that all gun owners are men with inferiority complexes about their penis size.

  4. Lornkanaga Says:

    Can’t I entertain a few militia fantasies occasionally? Yes, I’m a professional technical editor, but I’m an excellent shot too.

  5. Manish Says:

    For instance, per the annual blogads survey, most readers of this site are educated, make well above average money, and are professionals.

    Either that or your readership is so uneducated that they answered the survey wrong 🙂

  6. ka Says:

    With the price of ammunition these days, who else can afford to do any shooty besides those who make above average money?

  7. straightarrow Says:

    Lets not forget that the antis also assume that all gun owners are men with inferiority complexes about their penis size.- Breda

    Well some of it is justified,DAMMIT! 🙁

  8. Billy Beck Says:

    (fingers thoughtfully drumming desktop…)

    I like the “thousand feet per second” compensation a lot better.

  9. lergnom Says:

    Was it Col. Cooper(pbuh) who said if he could kill a man at 25 feet with his penis that he wouldn’t need to carry a gun?