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    Gun Appreciation Day

    http://gunappreciationday.com/

    It's not just January 19th, it's Gun Appreciation Day! A brand new...holiday...I'm not sure what that is. Anyway, 2nd amendment supports, gun people, and those sort have declared the 19th to be the official Gun Appreciation Day.

    Of course, it's just prior to Inauguration Day for President Obama's 2nd term. Coincidence?

    It's also 72 hours before MLK Day.

    So poor planning or do you think they forgot about MLK and how he died?

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    It's also 72 hours from the anniversary of Roe vs Wade, and on the very anniversary of Klaus Barbie's surrender, Cuba's recognition of Israel and Rouen's surrender to Henry V. These days I try not to read too much into stuff. If it is meant to coincide with the inauguration, it's to be a political show of support for gun rights. I'm no double-barreled gun rightser nor gun grabber, but I really, really doubt there was much more thought going into it than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whistlelock View Post
    http://gunappreciationday.com/

    It's not just January 19th, it's Gun Appreciation Day! A brand new...holiday...I'm not sure what that is. Anyway, 2nd amendment supports, gun people, and those sort have declared the 19th to be the official Gun Appreciation Day.

    Of course, it's just prior to Inauguration Day for President Obama's 2nd term. Coincidence?
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    I'm officially calling this "Hold your gun and cry" day. "Waaaaa, don't take away my gun. Mama told me I could have my gun forever, and that there'd always be a white president. Now everything's all messed up!" Waaaaa, waaaaa, waaaaa.
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    This seems at odds with the "guns don't kill people, people kill people" mantra. Are we only appreciating guns when then kill bad guys or save lives? Or we also appreciating them when they take out a room of five year olds?

    Would make more sense to call it "responsible gun owners appreciation day" and use it to teach about gun safety and awareness, etc etc. But no, that would be too practical.

    Anyway, according to the site in the OP, they deliberately planned it to coincide with inauguration. Tacky.

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    Guns owners are not in any real danger of more restrictions, anyway. Nothing will pass in the House, and anything with substance will get filibustered in the Senate, and ultimately, not even brought to a vote. Possibly the only thing that would even have a chance is to close the ridiculous loophole on background checks at gun shows. And I doubt that could pass this Congress.
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    I'm sure the parents of the Sandy Hook victims will be appreciatin' right alongside them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by missesdash View Post
    This seems at odds with the "guns don't kill people, people kill people" mantra. Are we only appreciating guns when then kill bad guys or save lives? Or we also appreciating them when they take out a room of five year olds?

    Would make more sense to call it "responsible gun owners appreciation day" and use it to teach about gun safety and awareness, etc etc. But no, that would be too practical.
    I agree. I could get behind a responsible gun owners appreciation day. But gun appreciation day is strange and a little silly.
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    And what do you know, it's also put your gun in the bin day!
    http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/...d.php?t=262157

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    At least they didn't declare it "Take Your Weapon to Work" Day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crunchyblanket View Post
    I'm sure the parents of the Sandy Hook victims will be appreciatin' right alongside them...
    Now that is what I find most insensitive. 20 children and several adults killed recently. So let's appreciate the weapon of choice that put them in the ground.
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