Commercial Shows What REAL Gun Owners Look Like; Stark Contrast To Media Sensationalized Caricatures

While the gun haters/controllers try to paint those who choose to exercise their right to keep and bear arms as vigilantes, cowboys and wannabe cops in order to try and marginalize the more than 80 million gun owners in America, there are others who actually like to promote little things like, you know, the truth.

And the truth of the matter is that gun owners, by and large, are just regular folks going about their business and understanding that when the moment comes, they are on their own to protect themselves.  Sure, the police can come later and file a report or make a chalk outline but the chances of an officer being present to protect an individual personally are slim at best.

Think about it.  How many rapes are stopped by police intervention?  How many home invasions are PREVENTED due to an officer being there by happenstance?  How many mass shootings are PREVENTED due to police?

Sure, the police can arrive and stop its continuation, or take a report and investigate and search for the culprit, but as far as STOPPING crime, that is not what the police do.

That IS what regular citizens can and have done.  And they don’t have to be former military special forces or retired cops in order to protect themselves with a gun.  I recently wrote an article entitled “Old and Bad-Ass” that detailed a half dozen instances where private citizens in their 60’s, 70’s and 80’s who used a firearm to PREVENT a crime being taken place.

Now these octogenarians aren’t some vigilante gun happy cowboys going out of their way to shoot someone.  They were just regular people living their lives and understanding that their protection was in their own hands.

That notion is what makes the following commercial so good.


These are the faces of people who carry.  They come in all types, old and young, those with kids and those who are single, different races, different incomes from high to low.  These are the people who carry.  Just normal people.  They open carry, the carry concealed, they carry to protect themselves, they carry to protect their children.

Too often the gun hating media sensationalizes a negative in order to try and cast a shadow over all the gun owners and carriers in the nation.  If that is all people are being fed eventually they will think that what is reported is actually the truth.

Fortunately we, as gun owners, have begun to wage our own campaign in order to let those uniformed about guns know that the people who carry are their neighbors, their friends, their co-workers.  That carrying a firearm is a normal thing and that it shouldn’t be vilified, stigmatized or ostracized.

And it seems to be working.




Obligatory plug that I believe in Constitutional Carry and do not think it justified that law abiding American citizens have to ask permission in order to exercise their right to keep and bear arms by acquiring a Concealed Carry Weapons Permit.

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