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I would make sure that this persons opinion was made public

by contacting the local news outlet. Remind them that you are a law abiding citizen and feel that you have as much right to own your guns as she does to have an opinion to the contrary, and find it interesting that though your firearms have never presented this person with any danger whatsoever, the propaganda against the law abiding is certainly working with the close minded and uneducated.

If the news media or paper decides to interview this individual it will certainly make the case for gun owners because the one thing I have found with these people are their ineptness to admit when they are wrong, to a point of making themselves look ignorant. While the anti gunners in media sit and wait for someone to make a comment they can spin to their favor, this anti gun nut given the camera time would certainly make a fool of herself and show how ignorant people are towards the law abiding. Above all else always remain calm and let the anti gunner go nuts showing their true colors.

In the end statement I would make it clear that you are accepting of people who do not want to own guns, and would never consider forcing them to own one, and note how it appears just the opposite when individuals attack you for your beliefs that have nothing to do with them yet they attack you with put downs and act as simpletons to get their points across.

Always remember:
"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." ~ Samuel Adams
If they hate us for our freedom, they must LOVE us now....

Stay IRATE, remain TIRELESS, an

If I knew who wrote it,my

If I knew who wrote it,my response would simply be:

Why do you judge me and call me a lunatic?

James 4:12

There is only one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?

Many more here:

http://www.openbible.info/topics/judging_others

MORE NRA STICKERS

First step, trade the cherokee for a wrangler ;)
Second step, load that bad boy up with as many NRA stickers as you can find!
Third step, 4" lift, 33's and lock it!

crumble it up

leave on neighbors porch.

case closed

His name is Edward Snowden

What is Capitalism?
http://youtu.be/yNF09pUPypw

I would put up a sign in my front yard

"Would the person who left the note on my car please come over for coffee and discussion?"

If they didn't have the courage to meet you face-to-face like a neighbor, and discuss, then I'd just ignore them.

“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.”
― Albert Camus

Landscape would be

A Lawyer or someone printing garage band telepole flyers in their moms basement.

Pastor Chuck Baldwin

Pastor Baldwin offers a Christian response to this

http://libertycrier.com/front-page/chuck-baldwin-the-law-of-...

Miamisburg, Montgomery County, Ohio

Astounding point Pastor Balwin makes here;

The “higher powers” of Romans 13 do not constitute the “highest” power. All the laws of men are subject to the greater laws of God: the natural laws that were innately given to man at creation. Think about it: if the Law of the Sabbath, a law that was instituted by God, Himself, was inferior to the greater Law of Necessity–the natural law protecting and preserving life–how much more inferior is any law made by man?! To suggest that the Apostle Paul, in Romans 13, was demanding that Christians submit to every man-made law, no matter how contrary it ran to the divine Law of Necessity borders on blasphemy. And the pastors who teach such an absurdity are nothing more than modern-day Pharisees.

you know

i guess i'm growing up. my first instinct would be to go out and buy m4 airsoft guns and have a mandatory family militia training in the front yard every day around 5pm in over-alls, no undershirt, straw hats, barefooted with the young-in's in their birthday suits. i'd blare some nuge too.

but now, if you can stomach it, just talk to them. calmly. without getting heated or being rude or judgemental. understand where they're coming from and help them to understand where you are.

in the long run, it will be far more productive and you may actually GAIN a neighbor instead.

Is Open Carry legal in your state?

If so, I'd wear the biggest handgun I could find every time I walked outside.

...let it not be said that we did nothing.
-Ron Paul

Open Carry

Even if open carry isn't legal in your state like here in Illinois where I live, as long as you are on your property you can open carry. Do what Danin suggests and strap that Desert Eagle on openly every time you get the trash, the mail, or when you take a casual stroll (I call them security checks) around your yard. I know it's respectable to be a good neighbor. But as legal firearm owners we've been pushed to much and to far already. Draw a line in the sand against these anti's because WE are in the right, and the laws and constitution back up our argument. Their argument is rooted in falsehoods and backed by nothing but the whims of a frightened uneducated people.

I'd use it as a way to advance the cause of liberty

I'm guessing that people who care about stuff like this are far more likely be be willing to debate these kinds of topics. In other words, you apparently live next to a concerned citizen. To me, that's an opportunity to do your best to spread the concepts of liberty. Just be prepared with answers for the likely questions. Your neighbor probably watches Piers Morgan and believes everything he/she is told by the MSM.

letter

I got one of those letters too. Mine was about some signs that are in my back yard and they over look a major HWY.They are political in nature.(first one was Ron Paul 2008) The letter was addressed to "Idiots at address" It went on to say we were stupid and we should do what they say. So we decided to take down the signs and are putting up new ones. Keep things interesting.
Of course on return address.

Not save-able...

Your brainwashed church-going neighbor cannot be reasoned with nor turned to logic. The church has taken care of that...no more thinking for yourself! If you do, you're a heretic! If you question the "official story", that's blasphemy!!
I would strap on every weapon you can physically carry, sit in your front yard in a lawn chair and talk to yourself. That way, all of your neighbors will leave you the hell alone!!!

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BC
Silence isn't always golden....sometimes it's yellow.

"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them." - Patrick Henry

It may be unpopular

But I completely agree that this person is un-reachable... Come on you people! read the letter again... she shows NO SIGN of being a reasonable person...

"Lunatic who owns guns!" - are you kidding me people.

"Red-neck Hillbilly Nut!" - Yeah this is a real "Christian"

Stop giving this guy advice about trying to reach this woman... at best you will only confirm her paranoia and embolden her position.

People like this need to be politely, yet very firmly, reminded to mind their own business and to keep all of their great "Well intended" ignorant letters to themselves.

Be amicable, but un-waivering... Don't start talking about the NDAA or Totalitarian Governments... your brainwashed neighbor is too far gone and NONE of it will make any sense to a senseless person.

Sincerely,
Victor Escobar

Really?

"Cannot be reasoned with or turned to logic?"

As a Christian myself, I'd definitely want to discuss it with him using logic and reason.

So much for stereotyping Christians as unreasonable and illogical.

“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.”
― Albert Camus

In my personal experiences...

I have never met a reasonable christian. I have lots of family that are, family friends of many decades...none are open-minded about anything that doesn't come from "the church". These are the same folks who believe everything on FOX, voted for Romney because Obama is a muslim and there was no other choice; these are the same people who just KNOW the Muslims hate us because we're a "christian nation" and want to kill us all...that drone strikes are wonderful!! "We have to kill them all before they come over here and kill us! After all, they did 9/11!". THIS is what christians have become: followers, not thinkers. If you are different than those I know, that's terrific! I applaud your questioning of the 'official stories' and willingness to think outside of the box!

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BC
Silence isn't always golden....sometimes it's yellow.

"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them." - Patrick Henry

So just because YOU

never met a reasonable Christian, then it's safe to assume that all Christians are unreasonable and illogical?

Sorry, I know quite a few logical and reasonable Christians who don't watch Fox News and who aren't closed-minded, and who don't herd people into groups and condemn the entire lot of them because of a few ignorants.

Stereotyping is collectivist. And I don't think I'm the only Christian on this site who is a little bit fed up with it.

“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.”
― Albert Camus

You've clearly

never met anyone from my church, where discussion and debate are the order of the day (I even got a few hardcore Republicans there to vote Paul!).

Heck, my dad runs a Sunday school where roughly half of the material involves critically examining subjects and reasoning out conclusions about Biblical doctrine. The leaders of my Bible study have outright stated that they have taught falsehoods unintentionally before, and make sure that we realize that their words are not infallible.

Please, don't let your experiences color your perception of all Christians.

You most definately need to teach them Christianity

1 Timothy 5:8
New King James Version (NKJV)
"But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever."

^Does this not include safety and security of your household and family or those their responsible for?

As being a Christian means taking care of yourself, your family, and others. This includes protection, is scripturally sound. I would recommend these sermons by Chuck Baldwin as education to start with:

Start here:
Called To Liberty - Sermon by Chuck Baldwin on Jan. 20, 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yRzCPsHzUs

and here:
Christ's Law of the Sword - Sermon by Chuck Baldwin on Jan. 13, 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL95OoKzcFA

Also here:
Christian: Don't Flinch From Battle - Sermon by Chuck Baldwin on Jan. 27, 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_Dsgm52SSw

This is also a GREAT one from Christians to learn from:
Slaves To Fear - Sermon by Chuck Baldwin on Feb. 3, 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlZMym5-m98

These should get you prepared for the argument that God WANTS us armed.

If the neighbor signed this

If the neighbor signed this letter, I'd probably write them back nicely and explain the importance of the Constitution and why we should never back down from our freedoms. I'd mention the 1st amendment, 2nd amendment, and 4th amendment for sure. Then I'd explain how (with proof) our rights are being taken away. Someone who doesn't understand what is happening in this country might think a law-abiding gun owner is a problem. Once you take the scales off your eyes, it all makes sense. I'd mention the NDAA and how President Obama said he'd never sign it nor anything like a year ago but after Sen. McCain spearheaded a group to put the indefinite detention provision back in, Obama quietly signed it on his Hawaiian vacation in January. Explain what the indefinite detention is and that it ends over 700 years of habeas corpus rights started in the Magna Carta. Tell them this isn't just a Democrat/Republican problem. Tell them that in the fiscal cliff deal, the Obama administration insisted on putting the Baucus bill in that didn't make it into a passing bill August 2012. This bill was to give tax breaks to the big uber rich banks like Goldman-Sachs. Not only did the Obama admin. want it in, they wanted those tax breaks permanent but I don't think that part made it in. Tell them that Obama's #1 campaign contributor was GS in 2008 and Romney's #1 campaign contributor was GS in 2012 so it would've mattered not which one got in the White House. We still would've had a banker-funded president only interested in helping those who are stealing from the American people through inflation by the Federal Reserve bank. Usually I have to explain inflation too; some people really don't understand how it affects them personally and how the big banks and D.C. benefit from it. Explain how if people don't learn history, history repeats itself. How many times has a tyrant disarmed their people only to persecute or murder them later? If they scoff at that, then say these gradual changes to take away our Constitutional rights didn't start with Obama nor Bush but each president is chipping away a little bit at a time. If Obama doesn't become a tyrant, all the executive orders and unconstitutional precedents he is setting will make the next tyrant that much worse. Bush set up the stage for Obama to do the things he's doing such as running all over our privacy rights and now even killing American citizens with no due process. What is the next president going to do? This is why it is necessary to retain our 2nd amendment rights because it protects all the others. Put a founding quote about how it wouldn't be needed unless the government tried to take it away. If this person doesn't get it, that's their problem. Politely tell them you will continue to exercise your right to free speech and gun ownership and that if anything ever happens such as a break-in in their home and you can do something about it, you will most certainly do everything you can to help them.....weapon or not. Have a nice day!

The letter just doesn't make sense.

Seems to me that if someone is a "strong Christian" (stereotype), then they would be on the other side of this issue. For the few who wouldn't be, I doubt they would appeal to the Christianity angle.

Go GOA and educate.

I would go to him in person and return his letter. Maybe take him a bit of GOA information. Don't go armed. ;-)

I would definitely do a literature drop to educate him and the other neighbors on the 2nd amendment. Target the whole neighborhood instead of just him. Keep his name out of the literature. Most times its not the person you're dealing with who's a target in a response but rather the people around you.

Then I'd probably sign him up for a guest subscription to the GOA (not the NRA) newsletter or just leave a few for him to read. Love your neighbor and treat him as you would want to be treated.

The night is far spent, the day is at hand.
And those who have not heard shall understand.

i would

remove the NRA sticker and replace it with a GOA sticker.
a much better organization.

is this for real?

or a hypothetical joke?

put up this sign:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-OkciKWcnPxA/TZO-MeCFaOI/AAAAAAAAC-...

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Good one!

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1st Amendment

As long is it's in your own yard facing the other, why not, lol?

That's like the three birds with one stone approach.

Josie The Outlaw http://www.josietheoutlaw.com/

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

OK, my gut response is a "F-U" type answer, but...

I think the better way to go is to out-Christian them. What would Jesus do? He would go take them a plate of cookies, ask them to sit and visit with you a while and let them get to know you better so they understand that your presence in the neighborhood makes THEM safer. Have a DVD of a couple of choice example, Susan Hupp, for instance, to leave with them.
Or, move to my neighborhood, where you would be considered a responsible citizen!

This is the article that got my posting privileges revoked:
http://bklim.newsvine.com/_news/2013/05/12/18212165-dr-stan-...

Just don't be a b-hole

Whatever you do. Be like rp and jc. Calm cool and collected. If you lash out or respond in a obnoxious way, you give this person fodder for telling all her friends and neighbors how "crazy" you are. Respond if at all very tactfully and respectfully. That's my opinion. Make her/him feel like the b-hole.

"Hello neighber: Since you clearly have no respect for...

my life, liberty or property, why should I respect yours?

Sincerely,"