Three cheers for thoughtful, intelligent, safe gun ownership! Gracie from PackingPretty.com lays the smack down about the stigma and the negligent behavior of some gun owners in this thought-provoking piece. Read the entire article and then chime in with your comments below.

 

There is a lot of bad stigma out there about gun enthusiasts. Everybody seems to assume that we are egotistical rednecks with an eagerness to shoot someone. The sad part is, this stigma came from somewhere (yes, a segment of the shooting community) , and many gun enthusiasts are not helping to correct it.

It’s really no wonder that he anti-gun people think we do not value human life. When so many people wear gun themed tee shirts with distasteful slogans, it in no way helps our cause to deflect this stigma, it instead deteriorates it.

It takes 37 muscles to frown, 17 to smile and only 3 to pull the trigger"  (from Cafe Press)
It takes 37 muscles to frown, 17 to smile and only 3 to pull the trigger” (from Cafe Press)
"Welcome to Florida Duck Mother F***er"  (from mosh-pitt.com)
“Welcome to Florida Duck Mother F***er” (from mosh-pitt.com)

 

"Kill 'em all, let God sort 'em out" (from tees_and_trinkets on ebay)
“Kill ‘em all, let God sort ‘em out” (from tees_and_trinkets on ebay)
"If you can read this, you're in range" from Cafe Press
“If you can read this, you’re in range” from Cafe Press

 

"This is my peace symbol" (from Cafe Press)
“This is my peace symbol” (from Cafe Press)
"Heavily armed and easily pissed" (from Cafe Press)
“Heavily armed and easily pissed” (from Cafe Press)

 

(from cafe press)
(from cafe press)
"Warning, Trespassers will beshot. Survivors will be shot again." (from Cafe Press)
“Warning, Trespassers will beshot. Survivors will be shot again.” (from Cafe Press)

 

"15 reasons to kiss my ass and one in the chamber" (from Cafe Press)
“15 reasons to kiss my ass and one in the chamber” (from Cafe Press)
"Too Many Assholes and Not Enough Bullets" (from Cafe Press)
“Too Many Assholes and Not Enough Bullets” (from Cafe Press)
READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE: http://packingpretty.com/2012/05/04/thoughts-on-the-popular-stigma-surrounding-gun-owners/