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Bill St. Clair

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My Guns Article on Medium
« on: October 24, 2015, 03:39:19 am »

I started perusing Medium.com a week or so ago. Got their iPhone app. Added them to my daily browser visits. I've been doing mostly tech blogging of late, and mostly tech responses on Medium, but this morning I was for some reason motivated to write about guns.

https://medium.com/@billstclair/i-ve-been-mostly-avoiding-political-discussion-of-late-d3aac7bcb6aa#.9hmemsn0e

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I didn’t mention it explicitly above, but you should have figured out by now that I also believe that the Second Amendment’s “shall not be infringed” means exactly that. The government shall not restrict manufacture, sale, purchase, possession, carry, or defensive use of weapons. Ever. At all.
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Re: My Guns Article on Medium
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2015, 05:00:20 am »

I started perusing Medium.com a week or so ago. Got their iPhone app. Added them to my daily browser visits. I've been doing mostly tech blogging of late, and mostly tech responses on Medium, but this morning I was for some reason motivated to write about guns.

https://medium.com/@billstclair/i-ve-been-mostly-avoiding-political-discussion-of-late-d3aac7bcb6aa#.9hmemsn0e

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I didn’t mention it explicitly above, but you should have figured out by now that I also believe that the Second Amendment’s “shall not be infringed” means exactly that. The government shall not restrict manufacture, sale, purchase, possession, carry, or defensive use of weapons. Ever. At all.
Very nice. I'm interested to hear the responses. Can you keep us updated on that? I want to gauge the feel of the site before I sign up. Thanks.
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Re: My Guns Article on Medium
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2015, 08:31:38 am »

I'll report back if I remember. So far no evidence that anybody has read it. But it's still early in the morning.
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Re: My Guns Article on Medium
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2015, 08:41:09 am »

Medium is very well done, technically. Beautiful site. Very easy to use WYSIWYG editor. All accessible from the iPhone app, and likely the Android app, though I haven't tried that one. Probably more hoplophobe sentiment than not, but you choose what you see. Before this morning, I've been following only technical tags, so I haven't seen politics. I'd wager I'll soon get tired of the "ban our guns so the bad guys can't hurt us, oh gods in DC" and back off to only technical stuff. But I'm not a gambling man.
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Re: My Guns Article on Medium
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2015, 08:43:21 am »

read your blog this morning.

I feel you stated your point very well.

I agree 100%
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Re: My Guns Article on Medium
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2015, 09:57:43 am »

Well said Bill! Too bad more folks don't say what they feel about the subject of "so called" gun control

read your blog this morning.

I feel you stated your point very well.

I agree 100%
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Re: My Guns Article on Medium
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2015, 07:05:00 am »

“Tell me,” I was once asked, “What do you think about gun control? Give me the short answer.” To which I replied, “If you try to take our firearms we will kill you.”  -  Mike Vanderboegh

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Re: My Guns Article on Medium
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2015, 01:30:18 pm »

So far no replies whatsoever on Medium. A bunch of reads from Facebook, thanks to Alex R. Knight, but no comments.
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Re: My Guns Article on Medium
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2015, 03:03:36 pm »

I don't want to "sign up" for anything, thanks. :)

I like what L. Neil says here:  They want to take our guns because they want to do things to us that we won't allow as long as we have guns...
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Re: My Guns Article on Medium
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2015, 01:40:50 pm »

Here's another kudo to add to your stack. Pile? Can you stack kudos? I don't think I've ever seen one. They're yellowish in color right?  :rolleyes:

Do try to remember to let us know what the responses are ... maybe?

Well Done Bill. :thumbsup:
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Re: My Guns Article on Medium
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2016, 01:26:44 pm »

The best method I've found so far for changing peoples minds on guns and gun control is to invite them out to the range with me. Carefully walk them through the various safety and best practices while keeping it light and relaxed. So far I've created at least three gun hobbyist this way. I think there's something here about people being paranoid at the preconceived power someone else might have over them that seeds this anti-gun mindset, but I might be reaching here.

Maybe the next exercise will be an attempt at making individuality just as attractive. :D

Thank you for sharing this Bill; I think this is very well written article that I will be sure to share around.
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