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Response to ThatPoetGuy (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:44 PM

15. I think an ad as described would be a wasted effort...

I'm not an advertising expert, but I fail to see the point of such an ad. How about an ad that shows a comparison between the average lawful gun owner and the average illegal gun owner? or an ad that graphically shows and describes what prison life is like for those who choose to pursue a life of crime involving illegal use of guns?

I don't have definitive answers, but I'm certainly willing to explore options and opportunities. I have long been an advocate of hands on instruction for appropriately aged, stable and mature kids. It has been my experience that this is one way of demystifying guns, and seldom leads to negative effects. Over the years I have taught hundreds of kids about gun safety as well as coached a Junior rifle team for several years, including one young man that progressed all the way to Olympic tryouts.

I don't think we will ever find an answer that makes everyone happy. But, I do think that solutions that can have a dramatic impact on our society as a whole are out there. It is up to all of us to explore possibilities and find them.

JW

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