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Trump's Victory Has Fearful Minorities Buying Up Guns (Original Post) JSup Dec 2016 OP
Wonder how long SoCalNative Dec 2016 #1
Nothing more scary... JSup Dec 2016 #2
Wonder How Long Before The Great Orange Hunter Starts Talking About.... global1 Dec 2016 #3
Hmm... JSup Dec 2016 #4
It's pretty terrifying to me. Are you trying to get us all killed? stone space Dec 2016 #13
Killed by who? Marengo Dec 2016 #22
When there are dead prominent GOoPsters. . . DinahMoeHum Dec 2016 #9
I suspect their tune won't change that much el_bryanto Dec 2016 #16
I thought the NRA was all about gun sales for the manufacturers they represent. Don't think they jmg257 Dec 2016 #23
So, it has come to this. More guns guns guns! riversedge Dec 2016 #5
The Right shouldn't have all the guns... BlueProgressive Dec 2016 #6
The electoral process has come apart to the point of Trump being president-elect. Paladin Dec 2016 #7
Bravo! Nwgirl503 Dec 2016 #8
Get some usage and safety instruction, if you've never handled firearms before. Paladin Dec 2016 #11
Absolutely Nwgirl503 Dec 2016 #12
Seriously? It took you only 8 posts to go low? stone space Dec 2016 #17
??? Nwgirl503 Dec 2016 #19
Another newbee trying to incite us into a civil war? stone space Dec 2016 #15
Actually... Puha Ekapi_2 Dec 2016 #18
That's just my opinion, sport. BlueProgressive Dec 2016 #20
Post removed Post removed Dec 2016 #21
The "Pink Pistols" is a LGBTQ organization. . . DinahMoeHum Dec 2016 #10
Post removed Post removed Dec 2016 #14
Sometimes safety pins just aren't enough. nt jmg257 Dec 2016 #24

global1

(25,405 posts)
3. Wonder How Long Before The Great Orange Hunter Starts Talking About....
Sat Dec 3, 2016, 05:43 AM
Dec 2016

confiscating guns? That's when it will hit his supporters that they've been conned.

JSup

(740 posts)
4. Hmm...
Sat Dec 3, 2016, 06:11 AM
Dec 2016

...maybe if liberals want gun control we should buy guns? I'm pretty sure the idea of an armed left is terrifying to some people.

 

stone space

(6,498 posts)
13. It's pretty terrifying to me. Are you trying to get us all killed?
Sat Dec 3, 2016, 09:20 AM
Dec 2016
Hmm...

...maybe if liberals want gun control we should buy guns? I'm pretty sure the idea of an armed left is terrifying to some people.


el_bryanto

(11,804 posts)
16. I suspect their tune won't change that much
Sat Dec 3, 2016, 09:31 AM
Dec 2016

they already believe that armed black people are threat - they think the way to deal with that threat is to kill armed black people.

Not much of a change except it will give them excuse to ramp up the paranoia

Bryant

jmg257

(11,996 posts)
23. I thought the NRA was all about gun sales for the manufacturers they represent. Don't think they
Sun Dec 4, 2016, 01:11 PM
Dec 2016

care if there is a race-based arms war.


Anyway - if people feel threatened, as apparently tons of people now do (we have lots of threads about it just on DU), then who can blame them? Sometimes safety pins just aren't enough.

 

BlueProgressive

(229 posts)
6. The Right shouldn't have all the guns...
Sat Dec 3, 2016, 06:31 AM
Dec 2016

Democrats, liberals, minorities, all should be well-armed.

I've felt that way since the Bush administration...

Paladin

(28,393 posts)
7. The electoral process has come apart to the point of Trump being president-elect.
Sat Dec 3, 2016, 07:32 AM
Dec 2016

The arming-up of the likely targets of a Trump regime seems logical and justified to me. And I say that as a gun owner who has been an open proponent of gun control for decades. Trump's national victory tour is already drawing apt comparisons to Hitler's Nuremburg rallies; his base is filled with violent types, intent on harming members of various minority groups. We're damned fools if we don't prepare for the worst, because it's pretty obvious that the worst is upon us, big-time.

Nwgirl503

(406 posts)
8. Bravo!
Sat Dec 3, 2016, 07:56 AM
Dec 2016

This is not the "they go low we go high" time. Shit is real and it's gonna get way worse before it gets better. I've never wanted a gun for leisure, and certainly never wanted to live anywhere where I felt one was necessary for protection. Now? I'm getting one. With the "silent majority" being so prevalent, I don't feel like there are any safe places.

Paladin

(28,393 posts)
11. Get some usage and safety instruction, if you've never handled firearms before.
Sat Dec 3, 2016, 08:40 AM
Dec 2016

Important point: Don't share your political viewpoints or reasons for acquiring a gun with anybody at the acquisition point, firing range, inquisitive neighbors, etc. If pressed, mumble something about "home security" or something like that. The gun industry and most gun enthusiasts have been part and parcel of the far right wing for many years. Nobody needs to know---and so far, nobody is entitled to know---the reasons for your choosing to arm yourself. The irony in all this is inescapable: for decades, the pro-gun movement has been propelled by paranoia of a left-wing government restricting firearms ownership, and one of the pro-gun movement's primary talking points has been that the 2nd Amendment is meant to preserve the public's ability to rise up against a tyrannical (and always presumably a left-wing) government. And along comes a radically right-wing government, by way of NRA wish fulfillment! Gotta love it, even in the midst of all the current danger. Stay safe.

Nwgirl503

(406 posts)
12. Absolutely
Sat Dec 3, 2016, 08:56 AM
Dec 2016

Instruction is a no-brainer. I'm smart enough to know what I don't know.

As for announcing why I'm buying, I don't walk around spewing my political ideals. If anyone thought to inquire why I was buying, my response would be similar to any other inappropriate question: and that's your business why? I'm not a mumbler. Lol!

You stay safe too. I appreciate the info!

 

stone space

(6,498 posts)
17. Seriously? It took you only 8 posts to go low?
Sat Dec 3, 2016, 09:47 AM
Dec 2016
This is not the "they go low we go high" time. Shit is real and it's gonna get way worse before it gets better. I've never wanted a gun for leisure, and certainly never wanted to live anywhere where I felt one was necessary for protection. Now? I'm getting one. With the "silent majority" being so prevalent, I don't feel like there are any safe places.


Nwgirl503

(406 posts)
19. ???
Sat Dec 3, 2016, 10:33 AM
Dec 2016

I'm a single female who lives alone in a red part of a very blue state. A cop was just killed two nights ago 10 minutes from where I live by a guy whose last words to his boss who'd fired him hours before the shooting were "God is good".

So ya...if going low means arming myself as a means of protection, the bar cannot be low enough.

 

stone space

(6,498 posts)
15. Another newbee trying to incite us into a civil war?
Sat Dec 3, 2016, 09:23 AM
Dec 2016
Democrats, liberals, minorities, all should be well-armed.

I've felt that way since the Bush administration...


You came to the wrong site.

Puha Ekapi_2

(69 posts)
18. Actually...
Sat Dec 3, 2016, 10:01 AM
Dec 2016

...availing yourself of the constitutional right to self defense is very progressive. Your hatred for firearms is not relevant to the discussion.

My people (Native American) are perhaps the most reliable Democratic voting bloc in the nation, and we are also more heavily armed than southern rednecks. Damn near every household here on my rez has at least one firearm. We learned long ago the dangers of being forcibly disarmed. We won't make that mistake again.

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