With all the kerfuffle over the OCT guys toting long guns into Chipotle, etc., I humbly submit that they’ve lost track of the goal. The idea is to make people COMFORTABLE around firearms, and you don’t do that by waving them in their faces. As other people have noted, this:
share a common meme – “We’re not going away, get used to us!” But waving guns in the face of the public really isn’t any more effective than waving genitalia. However, as Teresa Nielson Hayden put it so well several years ago,
Basically, I figure guns are like gays: They seem a lot more sinister and threatening until you get to know a few; and once you have one in the house, you can get downright defensive about them.
It’s that “getting to know a few” that we need to keep concentrating on. THIS is how we keep winning:
It’s “The Smile.” You ALWAYS get The Smile.
Scares the hell out of the anti-gunners, that does.