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Tue Jan 8, 2013, 02:30 PM

'Gun Appreciation Day' Planned for January 19th by Conservative Coalition

Source: Huffington Post

A conservative coalition has scheduled the first-ever "Gun Appreciation Day," calling on gun activists around the nation to rally in support of the right to bear arms.

Gun Appreciation Day is set for Jan. 19. Gun activists are asked to turn “out en masse at gun stores, ranges and shows from coast to coast" in an effort to rally against President Barack Obama's “post-Sandy Hook assault on gun rights," according to a press release on the group's website.

"On 01.19.13 go to your local gun store, gun range or gun show with your Constitution, American flags and your 'Hands Off My Guns' sign to send a loud and clear message to Congress and President Barack Obama," the site's landing page urges visitors.



Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/08/gun-appreciation-day-january-19_n_2431509.html?utm_hp_ref=business



During the weekend celebrating the birthday of Martin Luther King, prince of non-violence, himself killed by a gun.

What a typically -- and disgustingly -- inappropriate move by the gun rights lunatics.

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Reply 'Gun Appreciation Day' Planned for January 19th by Conservative Coalition (Original post)
tgnyc Jan 2013 OP
klook Jan 2013 #1
Shadowflash Jan 2013 #6
DrewFlorida Jan 2013 #26
nolabear Jan 2013 #2
valerief Jan 2013 #4
nolabear Jan 2013 #7
rightsideout Jan 2013 #9
SirRevolutionary Jan 2013 #11
nolabear Jan 2013 #16
olddad56 Jan 2013 #41
valerief Jan 2013 #3
Pale Blue Dot Jan 2013 #5
Warpy Jan 2013 #8
sinkingfeeling Jan 2013 #10
JohnnyRingo Jan 2013 #12
nolabear Jan 2013 #17
JohnnyRingo Jan 2013 #22
Paladin Jan 2013 #31
graham4anything Jan 2013 #13
sweetapogee Jan 2013 #21
Walk away Jan 2013 #14
JohnnyRingo Jan 2013 #23
Walk away Jan 2013 #25
JohnnyRingo Jan 2013 #37
Hoyt Jan 2013 #15
dothemath Jan 2013 #18
SoapBox Jan 2013 #19
nolabear Jan 2013 #20
JohnnyRingo Jan 2013 #24
Permanut Jan 2013 #27
locks Jan 2013 #28
Kenneth.Chapin Jan 2013 #29
obama2terms Jan 2013 #30
LiberalFighter Jan 2013 #32
PatrynXX Jan 2013 #33
stevec7717 Jan 2013 #34
okaawhatever Jan 2013 #35
PADemD Jan 2013 #36
Brigid Jan 2013 #38
PADemD Jan 2013 #39
Brigid Jan 2013 #40
JohnnyRingo Jan 2013 #44
ZombieHorde Jan 2013 #42
Skittles Jan 2013 #43

Response to tgnyc (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 02:32 PM

1. Coming soon: "Guns at Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day"? (n/t)

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Response to klook (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 02:35 PM

6. I was just thinking that.

I can only imagine there is a huge overlap in participants.

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Response to klook (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:07 PM

26. Coming soon, toy guns Chick-fil-A kids meals!

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Response to tgnyc (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 02:33 PM

2. You have got to be fucking kidding me. What next, Take Your Gun to Work Day?

The fetishizing of guns these days would be fascinating if they couldn't cause any fool on the street to fire metal into my body. Good Lord...

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Response to nolabear (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 02:34 PM

4. I can see a new line of guns--Maternity Guns: so your fetus can stand its ground.

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Response to valerief (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 02:36 PM

7. "Okay Bugsy, we're bustin' outta here!"

I'm sort of laughing to keep from screaming.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 02:40 PM

9. ROFL

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Response to nolabear (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 02:49 PM

11. Personally, I'm waiting for one of them to stand up and say

"guns are people too my friend".

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Response to SirRevolutionary (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:02 PM

16. If guns are people and guns don't kill people, people kill people, then...

my head hurts.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 06:58 PM

41. guns are surrogate penises.

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Response to tgnyc (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 02:33 PM

3. The day the lunatics celebrate DEATH. nt

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Response to tgnyc (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 02:35 PM

5. Let's all aprreciate instruments of death.

Hooray! We can all own things that only exist to kill or threaten to kill! Isn't that great?

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Response to tgnyc (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 02:38 PM

8. It's also close to the inauguration. Coincidence? HELL NO

Notice it's a rally in support of manufacturers, dealers, and firing range owners.

It's all about making more money by selling more guns and ammo.

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Response to tgnyc (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 02:49 PM

10. Think I'll not leave my house that day. When's "Love a Nuke Day" this year?

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Response to tgnyc (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 02:52 PM

12. I have guns...

...and I've been derided over my ownership by some of the less tolerant here, but this is the stupidest thing I've heard in quite a while. This is dumber than Sweetest Day and Boss Appreciation Day combined.

What the hell does one do on "gun appreciation day"? Is it a day of worship, or does one just take his Beretta out to lunch? Maybe you have to buy your gun something like a new holster.

This reeks of desperation. I have some friends who are in all the way on the 2nd, and I'm going to ask what they have planned to hear what they come up with.

Could be a source of great amusement.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:05 PM

17. Thanks. I'm counting on you to act as go-between.

Don't know you but although I really dislike guns I'm a pragmatist. I hope the reasonable faction in gun ownership will help manage the lunatic fringe, because there's some real exploitation going on here and I fear the outcome.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #17)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:36 PM

22. If the CC is trying to make a point....

...that gun owners are mostly responsible adults who depend on guns for home protection and sport, they failed miserably on this one. For those less tolerant on gun ownership, this is a gift. Enjoy this moment of stupidity courtesy of the Conservative Coalition. If the CC defines themselves as a "think tank", they must have a severe shortage of Mensa members.

The vast majority of average gun owners should ask that the CC please stop helping.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:57 PM

31. Thanks For The Clear Thinking On This. (nt)

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Response to tgnyc (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 02:54 PM

13. Let's take pictures and names and licsence plates...this sounds like a coup'd'etat planned

 

these people have nothing to hide they claim, so let's get it all on record

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:33 PM

21. this is LBN?

Up until just now I thought my life was boring.

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Response to tgnyc (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 02:55 PM

14. The time is ripe for this. I hope they come out in droves!

America needs to see these idiots and their gun out in the street. I think it will wake people up as to who "appreciates" gun!

You know who it will be don't you? Not the quiet "one hand gun in the home locked up for protection" crowd. Not law enforcement officers. Not many serious hunters. No....it will be the Gungeon folk and their like. America needs to get an eyeful of these folk carrying their semi-automatic weapons. I'm sure it will go over big in the Burbs!

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Response to Walk away (Reply #14)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:40 PM

23. Certainly more harm than good.

The CC is projecting an image that the average gun owner is a drunken yahoo who worships their weapon like a heavenly icon.

I imagine many wish the CC would please stop helping, but for those less tolerant about gun ownership, this is a gift. Enjoy the day.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #23)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:04 PM

25. I think when you subtract "single gun" owners and police and military....

the lion's share of the rest of the gun owners in this country fit that description to a "T"!

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Response to Walk away (Reply #25)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 06:32 PM

37. Even worse...

These will be the people who feel the odd compulsion to display their guns in public. There won't be hunters, sportsmen, or collectors there, just a gathering of the lunatic fringe. Those people are more prone to accidents because they have to show them off, chamber rounds, and twirl their pistols.

I hope the CC hires a fleet of ambulances, or they may be legally negligent.

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Response to tgnyc (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 02:55 PM

15. The gun culture is a callous bunch.

I'm sure a Gungeoneer or two will remind us that Dr. King applied for a permit - - although he never got it, there is no evidence he ever carried, and he damn sure had enough treats to himself and family to warrant one unlike today's gun cultists.

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Response to tgnyc (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:06 PM

18. not enough guns. maybe.

 

315 million people. 275 million guns. See the problem? 40 million more guns would be a
start, but 630 million guns would be better 945 million guns should get us well on our
way to eliminating - check that - reducing gun deaths.

I am the NRA and I approve this message.

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Response to tgnyc (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:06 PM

19. ...sick perverts.

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Response to tgnyc (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:07 PM

20. "Show us your guns!"

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Response to nolabear (Reply #20)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:42 PM

24. I forgot about this vid.

Hilarious, especially when the cop can't find his. Well played.

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Response to tgnyc (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:18 PM

27. From the movie "Shane"..


"A gun is a tool, Marian; no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that."

So I'll be expecting to see a lot of tools on the 19th; oh, and their guns, of course.

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Response to tgnyc (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:51 PM

28. The Onion is weeping

Sometimes I wish The Onion would copy the articles like this one straight into the paper and we'd all say LOL You all didn't think this was for real did you?

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Response to tgnyc (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:53 PM

29. I'm all for responsible and reasonable use of handguns, but . . .

If we care, we must take stand. Now.
Many of us are suffering. Suffering from grief over the needless deaths of the innocent---children, loved ones, neighbors,
friends. Over the deaths of those in fire protection and in law enforcement who have given their lives to protect the rest of
us. Suffering from fear as we wonder who will be the next victims of unnecessary violence. Suffering from anxiety
produced by undependable and inadequate public safety generated by political, economic, and social systems that have
broken down.
Above all, we are committed to building and transforming our Nation, so that it embodies this vision we share:
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with
certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
We are committed to the position that one way to accomplish this end, one way to further promote this vision conceived at
the establishment of our Nation, is the best, reasonable and most effective application of the Second Amendment to our
Constitution in ways that result in "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness." We are certain that reasonable, responsible
and effective legislation that accomplishes dependable and adequate public safety is essential to accomplish this end.
We know that many who own guns, including ordinary members of the NRA, share this vision and favor effective legislation
that will ensure safety, security, and protection for themselves, their families and their friends. We all want to curb violence
and enhance public safety. We all want to reduce the unnecessary grief and loss that has resulted from the lack of effective
legislation.
Those few who oppose legislation of any kind claim that guns do not kill people, that people kill people. They are, of course,
correct. However, easy accessibility of weapons for convicts and those suffering from severe mental illness, lack of
background checks in every venue of those who want to own a gun, availability of military weapons and massive
ammunition clips to our civilian population, have resulted in a culture of fear and mayhem. We all live with the fact that,
innocent as we may be, we may be the next victims of random violence and murder.
As a result of the demands of those who control the NRA and some of those who manufacture, distribute and sell guns, and
as a result of their successful lobbying and coercion of our elected representatives, our nation has been forced to go the
way of either inadequate or no legislation. Those who control the NRA create profiles of our elected representatives
("score" them) and use these to attack and remove from office ("primary" them) those representatives who do not kowtow to
NRA blackmail. This results in prevention of legislation that could advance significant improvement in public safety with
regard to handguns and other weapons. As a result, our nation suffers hundreds of times more handgun deaths per year
than our sister nations. Because of the demands of and manipulation by a few, the rest of us have wept as the innocent fell
and bled and died in the course of their daily lives and those who were murdered in mass slayings of ever increasing scale.
Those of us who support the American Dream have had enough. We have talked with those who resist effective legislation,
pleaded with them, argued with them, and listened to them, but they remain opposed to reasonable and responsible
legislation. The facts and the evidence do not support their point of view.
Those of us who truly long for and want "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness" for all, demand action, and we demand
it of our elected representatives, now. The time has come to move beyond talking, pleading, arguing and listening.
Perhaps it is time for the rest of us, millions of us who vote, to start doing the scoring, and to campaign for and elect those
who support responsible and effective legislation. Who will not be intimidated or coerced. Who will listen to what the
majority of their constituents want and demand.
If we care, we must take stand. Now.
Ken Chapin at Political.Gadfly.KenChapin@gmail.com

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Response to tgnyc (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:54 PM

30. So inappropriate

It was one thing to stuff your face with chicken sandwiches because some people hate that others should have equal rights, but seriously after 26 people were killed? That's just plain inappropriate and sick!

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Response to tgnyc (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:59 PM

32. What a racist piece of crap to organize.

Just before MLK day.

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Response to tgnyc (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:05 PM

33. Such appreciation days

back in the day were celebrated only one way and don't wanna be around with the bullets fall back to the earth..


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Response to tgnyc (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:26 PM

35. Disgusting!! The same day as Obama's 4th annual Day of Service and his Inagural Prayer Service. n/t

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Response to tgnyc (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 06:16 PM

36. Handouts

I wish some organization would supply a pamphlet we could hand out to the gun nuts.

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Response to PADemD (Reply #36)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 06:42 PM

38. I doubt that many of them can read.

Or read above first-grade level, anyway.

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Response to Brigid (Reply #38)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 06:54 PM

39. OK

Something with pictures, then.

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Response to PADemD (Reply #39)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 06:56 PM

40. That might work.

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Response to PADemD (Reply #36)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:06 PM

44. TV is better...

Because of the potential for a bizarre display, Every media outlet will send a camera crew. This will not go as well as planned, and it wasn't well thought out to begin with.

Putting the increased risk of accidents aside, this will make every "normal" gun owner look like a kook who just can't keep it in his pants (so to speak). In a deep way, it is indeed an odd perversion to want other people to see your gun.

I wouldn't doubt the NRA sends them a letter asking them to butt out and stop "helping".

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Response to tgnyc (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:26 PM

42. Perhaps we should have a Not-Getting-Shot Appreciation Day. nt

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Response to tgnyc (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:28 PM

43. they are SO fucking pathetic

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