We as shooters/gun owners need to clean up our act.
To often at the ranges I visit I see people dressed in military clothes, those tee shirts without arms, covered in the "cold dead fingers" kind of slogans, dirty jeans and general poor personnal hygiene. This reflects badly on the majority of gun owners who are not like this.
Recently a local TV station did a piece on CCW in our state and visited a range that I was at with a couple of my friends. We had just come from the office and where dressed in pants, polo shirts, jackets, basic business casual. Also at the range were a bunch of people as described above.
Guess who made it onto the local news, not us, but they showed a couple of guys, torn jeans, shirts with the stupid slogans, long hair, baseball caps firing large calibre hand guns.
Needless to say the news portrayed people who are interested in guns and/or CCW as low income, uneducated trash.
you're blaming the wrong people (the ones who dress in a manner that you
the fault there lies squarely/purely on the media
which I'd guess you'd agree always tries to portray all gun owners this way.
I don't dress like a camo-clad sog tactical swat wannabe,
nor do I dress like a neo nazi,
but I believe in everyone's right to dress for the most part how they want
The fact that the media picks the nastiest/crappiest looking people to show on the news is exactly the media's goal.
Ad campaigns for one candidate will show ugly mean-faced pics of the other candidate.
And polo shirts & kakis that you
choose to wear?
welp, that's your
choice to wear that CRAP.
I hate kakis and I totally hate polo shirts.
I wear jeans, denim shirts, dickies shirts, t-shirts with guitars (but not nasty rock slogans).
I wear what I want. You need to let others do the same, please; don't step down to the behavior of the freedom-robbing antis; and don't judge people by their clothing alone, take into account much more their behavior.
However as for doing a "rant" on the forum, please do continue to do so, this IS the place for such a thing so it can be discussed.
Sadly this particular forum appears too anal to allow NORMAL
discussion of one's feelings about a topic, so rants here may not even be allowed sometimes.