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  •  People should engage them. (7+ / 0-)

    Contrary to the diarist’s advice, I do think some engagement is needed. I’m conflicted on the approach though, because I’m torn between active shunning and intense mockery. I’m leaning towards mockery. Or maybe both mockery and ridicule.

    I think this particular brand of open carry gun nut is like a person who is very outspoken about their religion. They don’t just want to live their life as a Christian, they want everyone to know how Christian they are. Likewise, this gun nut doesn’t want to conceal their gun –they want everyone to see it so everyone will know what a superfly badass he is.

    Ergo, the proper response is to make sure the gun nut doesn’t get the reinforcement he is after. Rather than letting himself think he is a badass, everyone needs to go out of their way to let him know that he is a pathetic loser and a sad case of arrested development who can’t distinguish between what is and is not antisocial behavior.

    Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. - Groucho Marx

    by Joe Bob on Wed Jun 19, 2013 at 01:29:02 PM PDT

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