November 10, 2015

WATCH: How to win the gun debate

Rebel Staff

"Token Libertarian Girl" Julie Borowski says: "Gun rights advocates have stats and facts on our side. Why then are some people just not getting it?"


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commented 2015-11-12 00:02:38 -0500
Honestly, if readers of the Rebel are interested in what this young lady has to say you just need to check her website:
commented 2015-11-12 00:00:03 -0500
So check it out, it is easy to find the link:
commented 2015-11-11 13:23:42 -0500
Hi I’m a ‘Canadian Texan’, and proud of it!
commented 2015-11-11 11:13:41 -0500
I applaud your outreach strategy Julie – I also agree it is pointless confronting gun-phobics with reason, fact and perspective – phobia by its very nature is an irrational fear. People with deep seated phobias will never be persuaded to confront them at a gun range. However if they ever did take advantage of the public open house days (like those that we stage at our shooting facility) they would see police and military shooting shoulder to shoulder with civilians – all enjoy the thrill of long range metallic silhouette comp, or the fast paced fun of IPSC shooting or the challenges of precision target shooting. If our range is any standard to go by, a large portion of the public who come to watch these events on an open house weekend, end up taking our safety training, passing their gun handling and range safety exam to become licenced and join the club.

That said, the vast majority of urban dwelling nebbishes are happy with their irrational fear of firearms, many of the more deluded sorts even wear this phobia like a status symbol or moral banner – oblivious that they have had this fear conditioned into them by distorted narratives and negative media misrepresentations. Most of these will never make the effort to educate themselves or confront their irrational fears – it’s easier to go with the pseudo-moralist castigating narratives than seek the truth and risk expulsion from the paranoid ignoramus cliques. But for those who do break away from this crippling conditioned phobia, the world opens up to new awareness and personal discipline – sport shooting is a relaxing and rewarding pursuit. It demands personal discipline and responsibility – 2 things that are in short supply in urban culture.

As for a “gun debate” there really isn’t one – guns save lives otherwise police would confront violent criminals with sarcasm
commented 2015-11-11 02:21:50 -0500
Drew, so check it out.
commented 2015-11-11 02:15:39 -0500
Jay Kelly , SO?
commented 2015-11-11 02:09:58 -0500
commented 2015-11-11 02:08:47 -0500
Julie Borowski is a highly-paid Washington-based lobbyist. Her website is easy to find:
commented 2015-11-10 22:46:57 -0500
I’m betting Jack’s never fired a gun, or been to a gun range in his life. Kinda the point she was making here, ennit?
commented 2015-11-10 19:25:21 -0500
Lefties will not blame their beloved criminals for gun misuse so they try to hang it on honest law abiding gun owners.
commented 2015-11-10 19:24:19 -0500
Jack Carter thanks for the compliment , you can go identify with anti gun people like communists and Hitler all you want. I guess you would consider them respected LMAO. Oh yeah you think Justin is respected , so i guess so.
commented 2015-11-10 19:13:31 -0500
Julie instructs us to take a Liberal to a gun range. Ok, Jack, I know a nice gun range up toward Batoche. C’mon out and we’ll go touch off a few rounds with the 1860 Henry. Kinda get you the feel of it…
commented 2015-11-10 18:39:08 -0500
Ban liberals, not guns!
commented 2015-11-10 18:27:53 -0500
Peter, my thoughts exactly.
commented 2015-11-10 17:51:40 -0500
Mancave, Jack Carter lives in the leftie world, which to him is the only reality that exists in this universe. Hence, anyone that has an opposing opinion to his opinion is worthy in his mind of being mocked and definitely hated and not allowed to voice their obvious (in his opinion) maladjusted opinion. This is the leftie’s version of free speech. “Free speech for me, but not for thee.”
commented 2015-11-10 16:01:00 -0500
Jack, can you please cite your source where Texans are not respected? Just curious to see where the hate for Texas and Alberta are coming from. You also mentioned the south is endlessly mocked and attacked by all sides. Who is doing the attacking and the mocking? With strong statements like you are giving, are you a “bot or a hater”?
commented 2015-11-10 15:04:02 -0500

Texans are respected? Where? The south is endlessly mocked and attacked by all sides.
commented 2015-11-10 14:35:50 -0500
Jack Carter thinks that calling Albertans “Canadian Texans” is an insult, but that only show how utterly stupid the lefties are in Canada.
commented 2015-11-10 14:33:36 -0500
Barry said, “Everybody owns a gun in Switzerland and it has one of the lowest crime rates in the world.”

And the states in the US that do not have anti-gun laws are also the lowest crime rates in the US.
commented 2015-11-10 14:32:34 -0500
I’d rather be considered a Canadian Texan than a Canadian socialist. At least Texans are respected by intelligent folk.
commented 2015-11-10 14:32:12 -0500
Everybody owns a gun in Switzerland and it has one of the lowest crime rates in the world. Hitler never invaded Switzerland, I wonder why? Cities like Chicago, New York and New Orleans are gun free zones and have some of the highest crime rates in the world. Have you ever heard of a mass shooting at a gun show?
commented 2015-11-10 14:31:08 -0500
Well, we don’t need to ask when some foolish Canadians started to fear guns, oh yea, the incredibly stupid socialist anti-gun twits.

Real Canadians support gun owners, only fools oppose gun ownership.
commented 2015-11-10 14:25:23 -0500
When did Canadians become gun loving yahoo’s.

Oh right – Alberta. The Canadian Texas.
commented 2015-11-10 13:51:30 -0500
Good idea!
commented 2015-11-10 13:34:33 -0500
The women in my family how to handle firearms and hunt, as do I.
Target practice is fun, relaxing and empowering.
Try it if you haven’t yet.
The first thing Hitler did when elected to power was to disarm everyone in Germany. Every hunting rifle was removed from private homes by the National Socialist party.
And the Jews were forbidden to ever own guns.
commented 2015-11-10 12:19:30 -0500
Why, indeed!
Holophobia is a scary thing.