Immediately after the election, I vowed to never ever bring anyone who voted for Obama to the range with me. They had voted for the most anti-gun candidate ever, a man who said "yes" to the question "Do you support state legislation to ban the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns?" so I decided I would not allow a liberal to touch my guns or use my ammunition. The protection of the Second Amendment was clearly not an issue they cared about - they were dazzled by hope! and change! despite all warnings that perhaps what they would end up getting would be the opposite of what they wanted - so I clung. Bitterly.
Time passed, I calmed down and for a while now I've wavered. I've thought that perhaps I could convert them somehow through my love of shooting, gently bring them into the fold, show them that being a free person means being able to take care of yourself. I vacillated, thinking that perhaps I'd take them to the range if they asked and paid their own way. I was willing to compromise.
But today, I woke up to this video. It was posted on almost every gunblog I've read so far this morning.
I'm done compromising.
*Am I on the list? Are you? Also, recently overheard at a gunshow : "Why does the government assume that they are the only ones with a list?"