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Tue Sep 19, 2017, 04:16 PM

Vote Democrat, Love Guns? Theres a Group For You, Too.

Vote Democrat, Love Guns? There’s a Group For You, Too.

Word had already spread at the Livermore Rod and Gun Club, about 50 miles east of San Francisco, that a group of self-described liberals were at the range.

“A liberal gun club. Isn’t that some kind of oxymoron?” cracked one of the shooters to another as he leaned back on a bench to rest between rounds. “Yeah,” said his friend. “I guess we could use some liberals who don’t hate guns.”

Members of The Liberal Gun Club are used to snarky remarks from other shooters. The club formed in 2009 as a loose community of gun owners who wanted to shoot and talk firearms, but were put off by the rhetoric of gun confiscation and the evils of Democrats that they often encounter at gun stores, shooting ranges, and in gun forums.

“When those people who weren’t fitting the stereotypical role would discuss firearms they’d get lambasted for their views,” says Lara Smith, the organization’s national spokesperson. “The club was started by people who said, ‘Hey, look. There’s this whole other group of people out there who shoot.’”

https://www.thetrace.org/2017/09/liberal-gun-club-firearm-geeks/

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Reply Vote Democrat, Love Guns? Theres a Group For You, Too. (Original post)
sarisataka Sep 2017 OP
bearsfootball516 Sep 2017 #1
safeinOhio Sep 2017 #2
sarisataka Sep 2017 #5
The Polack MSgt Sep 2017 #3
ileus Sep 2017 #4

Response to sarisataka (Original post)

Tue Sep 19, 2017, 04:25 PM

1. These people do exist, believe it or not lol

My cousin is as liberal as they come, but owns a gun and is very much for gun rights.

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Response to sarisataka (Original post)

Tue Sep 19, 2017, 04:39 PM

2. There are lots of Liberal gun owners

That support common sense gun laws, including me. I do not know of any that love guns. Registration of hand guns is something I support.
By the way, I once wore an Obama tee shirt to a gun show. Got a lot lot of evil eyes, but the only comments were in support of my shirt.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 20, 2017, 10:23 AM

5. I cannot say

I know anyone who loves guns, but that was the title.

I am all for laws which will have a positive effect. Unfortunately I have been push from support of any registration. There are too many groups and individuals calling for bans or demonstration of need, which added up would include a majority of guns.
Recent experience giving police broad power to collect guns is not confidence inspiring https://www.democraticunderground.com/1172204659

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Response to sarisataka (Original post)

Tue Sep 19, 2017, 05:08 PM

3. LGC is also a Citzens Marksmanship Program associated orginization

CMP membership is one of the requirements to purchase surplus WWII rifles.
Just saying.
If you want to get an M1 like grandpa used, you don't have to throw money at the NRA or any other right wing group.

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Response to sarisataka (Original post)

Tue Sep 19, 2017, 06:22 PM

4. It's not possible to be a true progressive and abandon the 2A.

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