I found this article from Mother Jones to be interesting. " He's one of 760 pro-gun, anti-regulations travelers here to learn about everything from how to win a legislative gun debate—"THEY win if you say 'pro gun.' YOU win if you say 'pro rights,'' instructs "The Politically Corrected Glossary" handout (PDF)—to why he should distrust the United Nations, to the legal strategies he can successfully use to carry concealed handguns in public parks, college campuses, and public housing. " The writer of the article attended a gun rights policy conference in California to check it out for herself. And then this" On the "Diversity Among Pro-Gunners" panel, Nikki Stallard—the transgender representative ofPink Pistols, an LGBT-led advocacy group for carrying concealed weapons in public places—announces at the podium:"We have an interest in getting the gay community more pro-gun." If LGBTs become the face of concealed weapons rights, Stallard surmises, media attacks on the pro-gun lobby "will come across as attacking the gay community." Her suggestion is met with roaring cheers." Hmmm.
So if you say "pro-rights" politicians won't monkey with you. I guess to these folks "pro-rights" means absolutely no regulations at all. That's nonsense. Every other industry and product is regulated to some extent. But not guns- deadly weapons? And then there is this from the PDF file in the quoted section, above, about "politically corrected glossary". Now anti-gun people ( me, I guess, according to most of my commenters) are to be called "anti-gun bigots". If that term is used, "they lose" and "we win". Really. Now I know where the commenters are coming from who have called me a bigot. The term does not compute in this context. It's not working, by the way. Here are some other terms to use if you are "pro-gun":
"To preserve, protect and defend your rights in the critical debate on where power should reside in America, you need effective word choices. Try out some of the ideas in this chart the next time you deal with this subject. "
Second Amendment Bill of Rights
anti gun anti-gun bigot
anti rights anti-gun prejudice
the powerful gun lobby civil rights organizations
And so now, the "powerful gun lobby" is a "civil rights organization"? Come on. That is one of the most disingenuous things I have ever read. I suppose that is why Glenn Beck held his "Restoring Honor" rally in August on the anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" speech. Code words work well for these folks.
And speaking of elections, this upcoming Tea Party rally in Tucson does not want gun carrying folks in the crowd. It might be too dangerous if 7000 or so people are crowded together with guns? And the police might not be able to control these people? What's that all about? "... a gun ban was recommended to keep control." Oh my- a gun ban? I thought those were fighting words. You can carry your guns every place else but don't bring them to a political rally because they could be too dangerous. Is this common sense or what?