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This. If you managed to change their mind they were either neutral/disinterested (not a gun person) prior or they had an experience that warranted changing their mind from the other side. The only way to fix a statist is to basically existential crisis in which the government basically destroys their life or somebody immediately related to them.Nope. Fudds are statists at heart. There's no fixing that.
Well, you basically forced the existential crisis I mentioned above with how defeated he was and how dare you question him. Glad to hear you moved somebody though. It's really hard with some people in our community especially given the notion of just wanting to be left alone from a lot of people. Thank you for sharing.
My wife. She's British and always viewed guns as you would imagine but now she's 100% "Americanized" in a non fuddy way. She was never anti-gun, rather she was just ignorant about them. Now she's full blown freedom minded in every aspect, lol, shes more patriotic than a lot of Americans I know.
Not sure if I was successful, but I did point out to one Fudd that his pump shotgun was banned in the UK and Australia and that two of his bolt action rifles were illegal in several other countries because they were chambered for "military" cartridges (.308 and .223). I told him that a number of politicians are calling for Congress to enact anti-gun laws based upon Australia's example.Nope. Fudds are statists at heart. There's no fixing that.
yeah, you're right, i just took a moment to digest your comment. a large number of folks who have voiced an opinion to me personally regarding this stuff ARE republicans and/or staunch gun owners. yep, very surprising indeed.
I continue to be surprised by those who are staunch low-tax, small-government, "leave me alone!" conservative Republicans... until it turns out they live in Bedford NH and loooove restrictions on what people can do with their own property.
Thinking bump stocks are stupid doesn't make you a fudd. Edit: Not that I'm the final say here, but I think bump stocks are stupid too. It's all about how people handle the government and in this case Donald Trump sticking their nose in regulating something that makes them a fudd. In the entire time on here I don't think I've ever see you say that bump stocks should be banned or that who cares about bump stocks as long as I still got mine. That's what makes somebody a fudd in relation to bump stocks But to answer your question, yes owning shotguns makes you a fudd. Obvious broad sweeping joke aside, actually just got a beretta 1301 and love the hell out of it.Bump stocks are a dumb idea. They always were. They always will be. On the other hand, full auto and semi auto are very useful tools. On the surface you might think that my Remington pump 870 is a fudd gun, until you see that its a 870 police version, with no plastic parts, rifle sights and a factory extended magazine. It pairs nicely with my Mossberg Mariner 590A1, or my Benelli M1 Super 90. Does this make me a fudd?
If one thing is guaranteed to be true, its that every generation will have less rights and more laws than the generation before it.