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Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:49 PM

Pro-Gun Groups Plan ‘Gun Appreciation Day’ For Inauguration Weekend

Source: TPM


EVAN MCMORRIS-SANTORO 12:39 PM EST, MONDAY JANUARY 7, 2013

A coaltion of pro-gun groups is calling for a nationwide "Gun Appreciation Day" for Jan. 19.

Details from the Washington Post:

The group is emulating the anti-gay marriage activists who made the Christian fast food chain Chick-fil-A into a national conservative cause with “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.”

The group is asking supporters to turn out in droves at gun stores, gun counters, gun shows, and gun ranges to protest what they see as government overreach in the wake of the Sandy Hook elementary school shootings.


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Link to WaPo article:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/01/07/gun-appreciation-day-planned-close-to-inauguration/?wprss=rss_election-2012

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Reply Pro-Gun Groups Plan ‘Gun Appreciation Day’ For Inauguration Weekend (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 2013 OP
Kingofalldems Jan 2013 #1
upaloopa Jan 2013 #2
pipoman Jan 2013 #4
maddogesq Jan 2013 #9
TheCowsCameHome Jan 2013 #3
onehandle Jan 2013 #5
Remmah2 Jan 2013 #8
kyeshinka Jan 2013 #6
marble falls Jan 2013 #7
DavidWD72 Jan 2013 #10
samsingh Jan 2013 #11
liberal N proud Jan 2013 #12
NYC Liberal Jan 2013 #13
AtheistCrusader Jan 2013 #14
Volaris Jan 2013 #15
Javaman Jan 2013 #16
obama2terms Jan 2013 #17

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:49 PM

1. Look out, here they come...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:53 PM

2. Time to appreciate and snuggle up to

your nice warm cuddly gun.

What do you do say "thank you gun"?
I don't know about using the word appreciate about an inanimate object.

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:55 PM

4. I appreciate my car starting on cold mornings..

and I appreciate good food.

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 01:40 PM

9. As usual, I am reminded of scenes from movies.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:55 PM

3. I hope someone posts pictures here afterwards.

The "People of WalMart" vids get boring after a while.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:58 PM

5. Who pays for the lube? nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 01:30 PM

8. Nice innuendo.

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 01:11 PM

6. Birds of a feather

 

Is this like Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, where people take three hours of vacation time to spend in line with other chubby, mullet-haired nobodies to spend money on yet another thing they don't need?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 01:28 PM

7. As a gun owner I cannot imagine anything dumber or more insensitive or provocative. Include me out.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 01:49 PM

10. How about gun responsibility day?

I'm for responsible gun ownership. It would be a better day spent teaching the responsibility of gun use and ownership in the United States. This is about our rights as American Citizens. We have the responsibility of advanced citizenship in this country. Those that deny the responsibility we carry. Make this a day of safety and education to make it clear that we not only have these rights, but also continue to earn them by being smart citizens.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 02:08 PM

11. stupid people

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 02:44 PM

12. This has disaster spelled all over it

Some gunnut will lose it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 03:27 PM

13. From the "What could possibly go wrong" files...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 03:27 PM

14. From a gun owner

I gotta say, this plan is tone-deaf, and insulting.

Does nothing to further the idea of law abiding gun owners as responsible, mature adults.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 03:35 PM

15. "...to protest what they see as government overreach...

...the wake of the Sandy Hook elementary school shootings."

WHO'S politicizing a national tragedy?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 03:42 PM

16. gun sales go up. Gun manufacturers laugh all the way to the bank...

proving once again that fear and stupidity are their best selling tools.

Notice that it's happening again in the early part of the year to get rid of their old inventory.

so amusing.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 04:35 PM

17. It will be like people of Walmart but gun nuts instead

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