Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    SuckLead's Avatar
    SuckLead is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    2,353

    Some People Are Easier to Wake up Than Others

    I was rather proud of myself today. I spoke to a woman who was curious about my t-shirt, it's the "This is my Glock" t-shirt. She saw the emblem on the front while ringing up a purchase I was making and asked what it meant (the "Gunny Approved" part). I showed her the back to explain and told her I work in a gun store. She talked about her brother who hunts a lot and then added, "Guns scare me a little. They just really scare me." I smiled and said to her, "Well, ma'am, my guns are sitting at home doing pretty much nothing right now. You don't need to be afraid of the gun, you just have to worry about the person holding it; if he's untrustworthy with a gun, he's just as untrustworthy without it. The gun doesn't make the man, he does."

    She stared at me for a second and then said, "Ya know, I never thought about it like that before." She decided to come see me at the shop in two weeks to learn to shoot. She was interested before, but her fear kept her away. So here's hoping she drops by and starts learning a new skill.

  2. Ads
  3. #2
    Baldy's Avatar
    Baldy is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Port St.John,FL.
    Posts
    6,741

    Thumbs up

    That's the people we need to reach and help them out. Most just need a little direction and they get over these fears of guns. Good luck.

  4. #3
    PanaDP's Avatar
    PanaDP is offline Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Hollywood
    Posts
    406
    Quote Originally Posted by SuckLead View Post
    I was rather proud of myself today. I spoke to a woman who was curious about my t-shirt...
    Nicely done! I think it is doubly effective to be able to talk "woman-to-woman" about something that is so often considered a guy thing.

  5. #4
    SuckLead's Avatar
    SuckLead is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    2,353
    Quote Originally Posted by PanaDP View Post
    Nicely done! I think it is doubly effective to be able to talk "woman-to-woman" about something that is so often considered a guy thing.
    Yeah, the sad thing is that I think many women don't shoot because it is too "manly." Most people I deal with daily think I'm a lesbian, and that's something I think many women can't handle. I couldn't care less, of course.

  6. #5
    DJ Niner's Avatar
    DJ Niner is offline HGF Forum Moderator
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    North-Central USA
    Posts
    4,275
    Quote Originally Posted by PanaDP View Post
    Nicely done! I think it is doubly effective to be able to talk "woman-to-woman" about something that is so often considered a guy thing.
    +1000

    To be able to talk about this highly emotional subject rationally and intelligently is a highly desirable combination, in ANY person. Good job, SuckLead!

  7. #6
    BeefyBeefo's Avatar
    BeefyBeefo is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    CO
    Posts
    2,873
    Awesome!

    -Jeff-

  8. #7
    Todd is offline Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by SuckLead View Post
    "You don't need to be afraid of the gun, you just have to worry about the person holding it; if he's untrustworthy with a gun, he's just as untrustworthy without it. The gun doesn't make the man, he does."
    Very well put.

  9. #8
    Mike Barham's Avatar
    Mike Barham is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Arizona, baby!
    Posts
    5,081
    Well done!
    Employed by Galco Gunleather - www.galcogunleather.com / Veteran OEF VIII

    Donate to the Christian and Stephanie Nielson Recovery fund: http://www.nierecovery.com/.

    All opinions, particularly those involving politics and Glocks, are mine and not Galco's.

  10. #9
    MLB's Avatar
    MLB
    MLB is offline Supporting Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Buffalo, NY
    Posts
    971
    The quote that Todd pulled out is the one that struck me too. I don't think you could have worded it better.

    Kudos.

  11. #10
    tony pasley's Avatar
    tony pasley is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    clyde n.c.
    Posts
    2,077
    1 Gold Star , 2 Brownie Points to you!!

  12. #11
    gmaske's Avatar
    gmaske is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    1,071
    Thanks Girl!
    Most of us "Guys" would not have been able to reach her in that way. We'd have most likely been ignored as MALES. Here's hoping she follows through!

  13. #12
    niadhf's Avatar
    niadhf is online now Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Rural New York
    Posts
    1,193
    VERY well Done. I think Various groups (NRA and GOOA) should hire you as a good will embassador

Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

why are some people easier to wake up than others

Click on a term to search for related topics.