Posted 09 June 2005 - 08:16 PM
Right on Phil,
I see Skoda falling into the trap of thinking all the idiots are waiting for us to accidentally tell them how to take our guns.
As I said in an earlier post, they KNOW HOW and they will make every attempt to do so.
They probably even have SOP manuals with things which none of us have even thought of.
And if we don't have a forum like this one where we can all share our thoughts, then "they" have already won the battle by making us afraid to openly discuss the problem.
One of the keys for us is to expose our friends and acquaintances to our LEGITIMATE hobby/avocation in a positive light. The old adage "talking to the choir" comes to mind. As we all write back and forth to each other, what are we doing about trying to EDUCATE those people who have never been exposed to NFA? We need to RETAIN our present base, CONVERT THOSE from the opposition's base, and RECRUIT currently neutral and/or those undecided.
I've used the illegal drug comparison for years. When a friend says he didn't know you could own a mg, and he thought they were ILLEGAL, I ask him if when he reads about a drug bust in the newspaper does he call his local Eckerds Pharmacy to complain about them selling drugs? He says Of course not.
So I say, well mgs are like narcotics, you have those that are legally sold, controlled, and regulated and taxed (ie registered and transferred in accordance with the laws we must currently operate under) vs those that are ILLEGAL and UNREGISTERED.
It seems to help put things in perspective and has worked well for me in the past in trying to get my point across.