UPDATE: Title changed from 'Gun Owners' to 'Gun Rights Advocates' since it's really the advocacy crowd I'm addressing here. Changed in response to the first couple of comments.
Could'ja keep the lunatic, sociopathic, terroristic fringe of your movement in other words, the ones who are actually DRIVING THE GUN DISCUSSION AND SHAPING POLICY) in check?
Don't criticize me yet--you need to look at the comment thread here:
Please--do what you can. Those of us on the other side have no influence here.
I went to the comment section on WTIC (Connecticut's local CBS affiliate) to see what people were saying about Starbucks' (completely normal, civil, and human) decision to close their Newtown store so as to not have to entertain a gun-right carnival right down the street from where twenty 7-year-olds and their teachers were shot to death.
Being a normal human being (and not, say, a member of the Taliban or Westboro Baptist Church or Michelle Bachman), I figured that there might be a few comments praising Starbucks, some pushback from gun-rights advocates, some loons, etc.
All loons, all the time. Advocating for the extreme militarization of every elementary school (hell--I hope they extend it to parent-child classes and nursery schools too!)
I address 'RKBA' people because--it is YOUR responsibility to speak out against the nutjobs, the sick fucks, and the Wayne La Pierres who have completely hijacked the second amendment in the name of 'Extreme American Exceptionalism'; -- in other words the rewriting of our constitution to no longer constitute a framework to mutually better oneself and society, but as a license to 'greedily do whatever the hell I want to get what ever the hell I want, and the society I live in be damned straight to hell'.
The second amendment is here to protect the 'security of a free state'. Not to turn all the rivers to blood.
This is YOUR chance, gun owners. We on the other side of the debate, who want to limit these things (in a manner that is reasonable, fair, and in accordance with the 2nd (and the Supreme Court cases concerning it-including heller) can not get through.
You have to do it.
You can start by posting on the CBS local page--in the name of gun rights owners with common sense.
Expect to be down-rated, insulted, and pushed back upon. Hard.
Better than being massacred in school.
Please realize that this is a condemnation of insanity and an appeal--I am NOT here to condemn gun-owners--not in the least. I hope I've presented this in a civilized manner so that you can recognize this.