Liberty wrote:I understand that there is still a lot of antigun sentiment, But I believe we have we have come a long way, and that while we saw a lot of signs go up, Some have come back down after they have met with customer disapproval or education. Just because a few places put up signs doesn't mean that most people aren't understanding of our cause, the vast majority of retail allow guns.Papa_Tiger wrote:I would probably disagree with that statement. At least in the dense metropolitan areas. That is why the number of 30.06/07 signs went through the roof this past year. My opinion is that posting 06 indicates an attitude of "Icky guns! why do you need that?!?" and 07 indicates "I don't care, I just don't want to see it for my sake or for the sake of my other customers."Liberty wrote:Most people in Texas are comfortable with an armed public, and this is why we have come so far.
This doesn't mean that we should rush into things either, We need to mitigate negative responses before we actually pass laws. Education is the answer; Maybe we can get TV ads like NRA produced for the Trump campaign. Maybe we need more facts and figures.
That could work.
I know there seems to be a lot of gun store/gun range/ LTC class commercials both on TV and radio. I think that there is a large contingent of people, who may be interested, in learning to shoot, or obtaining their LTC, but they are not educated about guns, and may feel intimidated about asking questions, for fear of being ridiculed or denigrated. I know some of these ads try to appeal to these people especially among women, but I don't think most people feel confident enough to go in and ask questions. If there could be ads for classes, just for people to obtain general knowledge about guns, firearm laws, LTC, etc.. that weren't trying to sell guns, or even promote their use and carry, especially if it emphasised safety, it might help bring in more people. JMHO