Please, if you consider yourself a gun rights activist, this is must-reading.
Read the whole thing and digest it. It’s very well written and thought out.
My hat’s off to Sebastian for this. Nice work squared!
What can Starbucks teach us as a community?
When You’ve Won, Stop Playing
Quit while you’re ahead. If you stay at the table to keep playing, you risk losing everything you’ve won. …
Activism Without Political Understanding is Dangerous
There are about 80 to 100 million gun owners in a country of 300 million. Gun owners are a minority, even if close to 80% of the population supports some vague, ill defined idea about the people having a right to keep and bear arms….
Open Carry is a Tactic, Not a Strategy, Nor a Goal
The problem with failing to understand the difference is that when people become narrowly focused on a particular tactic, they will shoehorn it into a strategy to achieve a goal where other tactics would be smarter….
The Open Carry Movement has to Discipline Itself if it Wants Respect
… If you think open carry is the hammer to the nail of every problem the gun rights movement faces, you need to go back and think about the section on political understanding.
Open Carry Organizing is not Normalizing
What normalizes open carry is doing it with as little fuss as you can get away with. If you have to organize it, it’s not normalizing anything. …
Whether folks want to accept it or not, when you’re advocating for political change, you have to care what other people think of you, and how other people perceive you.