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What would you do if you got this letter?

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If it were me,

I would join the GOA if I wasn't already and put the sticker right next to the nra sticker. If they want to convey anything they can talk in in person.

Is this really a letter you found personally, or just something you found floating around the net?

“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” – Dresden James

do a good thing

I would start going to church.

Dear "Christian" Neighbor,

I DID "turn to God for guidance"

...and He told me that there are many parents who are grieving the loss of their "children" today

...because parents, politicians, teachers and offcials chose to leave their innocent children defenseless to be slaughtered.

OK. I'll bite... I like the idea of vehical wraps.

Legal signage for residential areas.
Some suggestions...
http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1462882

"The Strongest Reason For The People To Retain The Right To Keep And Bear Arms Is, As A Last Resort, To Protect Themselves Against Tyranny In Government" --Thomas Jefferson Papers p.334

And remember...

http://standupforamerica.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/police-...

Where in scripture does it say I have to be helpless?

Dear Neighbour,

Thank you for your concern. I can assure you that I am no lunatic. I am not stupid enough to think that I can rely on the police to arrive instantly if ever there were a home invasion or other occasion requiring instant action.
I am curious as to why you believe a Christian may not be armed, and why you think being unarmed makes you safer. I would appreciate receiving any convincing information you may have on this subject.

May God Bless you and keep you and your family safe,

Manus
Pro-Life, pro-family, pro-freedom, pro-worker, pro Ron Paul

Two thumbs up.

Great response :)

Too bad you don't know who to respond to.

Respond with this:

Hello neighbor,

It has come to my attention that you have a tendency to write letters using the horrid font known as Comic Sans. Though it is your right to express yourself using any font you choose, I do not appreciate the fact that I live in a neighborhood with someone dim enough to think Comic Sans is an appropriate font to use in a letter which is intended to be taken seriously.

I'm asking you to please stop using Comic Sans for the sake of everyone who you happen to bombard with your ridiculous written requests. Speaking of which, I am opting to decline your request, and I will continue owning all the guns and gun-related stickers I damn well please. Good day.

P.S. Don't send me awful letters written in Comic Sans, and I won't send you things you don't wish to read (not that ever did). Deal?

Thank you,

Your Neighbor

Humorous of course...

but obviously not the kind of letter you would send to a neighbor if you are trying to educate. Defense with sarcasm always tends to leave a bad taste in an opponent's mouth.

I don't think making the neighbor look foolish is going to do anything to make peace with him/her.

Bravo ! "Though it is your

Bravo !

"Though it is your right to express yourself using any font you choose, I do not appreciate the fact that I live in a neighborhood with someone dim enough to think Comic Sans is an appropriate font to use in a letter which is intended to be taken seriously."

Absolutely brilliant - this part in particular highlights the absurdity of the original request and would be a fantastic, intelligent and (almost) polite reply.

Get a bigger sticker.

Wait for them to come over and talk with you..

www.youtube.com/truefictions

I try to change people every day. Do You?

I would sit them down if I

I would sit them down if I knew who it was and have a respectable conversation with them about the 2nd Amendment and the importance of protecting your home and neighborhood.

- Brennan

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GOA all the way

Dude have to be reppin the GOA!!!

NRA is sub par and to big these days.

It is probably someone you know. family coworker neighborhood friend, be tactful on how you respond this could very easy be turned into a joke!

but seriously get involved in the GOA!!!!!

"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect" - Mark Twain

I myself...

...would just start really badly fucking with them, because this not someone who can be reasoned with. If I ever found out who they were I would say things like, "There's no God!" and "Satan is Lord!" just to piss them off. Obviously this isn't the best tactic for everybody. It's not a one size fits all solution, but it would fancy my palate.

I would say and do nothing

Someone who would put an anonymous note for you to find - saying that?

This is not somebody that is going to be reasoned with easily - or, if you tried - would be really hard to get anywhere with.

That's not only kind of a weird thing to do.

It's a weird mindset overall and a weird conclusion to come to overall.

Don't take off the sticker. Don't try to find them.

If they come approach you to talk, then talk to them.

Otherwise just go about your business and forget about it.

Definitely don't let it bother you. That's nuts.

PS

Or ...

Cover up the NRA sticker with a GOA sticker.

That will not only drive them nuts, you'll be in better company!!

On second thought that's probably what I would do lol.

Put up one of these signs?

http://patrick.net/forum/content/uploads/2012/11/neighbor-si...

"My next door neighbor wants to ban all guns!
Their house is not armed!
Out of respect for their opinions I promise not to use my guns to protect them!"

I'd try to defuse the situation

Retaliation will only escalate matters and assure the author feels justified in their actions.

But signing "Christian neighbor" to maintain anonymity makes talking to the person a little more challenging.

Therefore I'd probably make a non-confrontational visit to each of my immediate neighbors homes and ask if they wrote the note or know who did. Of course everyone will deny writing the note but it might help to identify who it was by their lying. In either case I'd ask if they were offended by my sticker. I'd make it clear I'm only there to listen and learn. If given the chance to explain my side great, otherwise no big deal.

At that point if I wasn't satisfied I found the person who did it I might keep a small sign covering my NRA sticker that read "LET'S TALK", but only while parked and only for a week or two if nobody comes forward. At least we'd both know who took the high road.

If men are good, you don't need government; if men are evil or ambivalent, you don't dare have one.

Yes

Retaliation might seem satisfying, but it does not lead to a more accepting attitude on the part of the neighbors.

Live a good life, be kind, be generous, be forgiving, and those scary guns won't seem so threatening.

No weapon forged against us shall prosper...

Have to say the activist/libertarian part of me loves your idea better than my own of throwing away the letter and forgetting about it.

Yours turns a negative into a positive. Why not meet your neighbors? When shtf you're going to end up meeting them anyway - might as well do it now over a relevant issue that may matter in the future.

It was probably the pandas

what the?...

How does he get "lunatic", "hill-billy nut" from a bumper sticker. The ignorance of some Americans...just...honestly, as if you go shooting random people around your neighborhood or something. (I have no advice to give, I'm honestly quite shocked on many different levels; the insults, the Christian thing, 2nd amendment...)

ignore it

The thing to do when faced with ignorance is to educate. When faced with such obnoxious and righteous ignorance, ignore the offender until they get over their petulance. Once they calm down, tell them about a bottom-up governance style that should be inclusive of all efforts for good citizens to fight crime and corruption at all levels using judicious use of all the tools available, even guns. Or ask them to oppose drone killings, deficit spending, corporate welfare, and unconstitutional over-reach by the federal government into health care, war making, and the like and you will get a gun safe and keep it locked at all times.

They think they are right, so show them a few aspects of how you are right and try to build a bridge.

Hand out U-Haul flyers to your neighbor

Since they "don't appreciate" living in a neighborhood where gun owners live, hand out U-Haul flyers to your neighbor and cordially offer them a few cardboard boxes.

Maybe they can pack up for somewhere that is safe and gun-free - like Sesame Street.

i would just about punch him

i would just about punch him in the face

I would...

I would put up a bigger NRA sticker and add a question to it.
Who do you trust to protect your children, your trustworthy politicians who never ever told a lie ever or would you rather protect them yourself?

Rep the NRA

Doing nothing and not have a reaction would be the best reaction. Just live like you didn't even take the time to read it. It will make their blood boil :)

President or not, the Revolution is happening and it grows at the local level.

http://www.leadershipinstitute.org/Resources/files/The_Life_...

You should be on the ballot for your local Republican Central Committee.

I think this calls for more

I think this calls for more guns and more stickers.

Change your license plate to the following...

LUVNRA

or

ILUVNRA

Get more stickers and put that on your car as well. And get a security camera and motion sensor lights as well. You're dealing with a delusional person that will scream up and down that there's no Bigfoot even if one took a shit on their car in front of their own eyes.

I would also make copies of that latter and hand it to everyone of your neighbors along with a statement of your own. You could touch up on the 2nd amendment, the connection between name calling and a true Christian, the NRA, etc.

Christian?!

One might also add that "judge not lest you be judged, in the same manner". But, as our government should do, an attempt at negotiation should be the first move. Try talking first, always!

If that failed I would, then, send a letter in reply. In that letter, I would be asking if they wanted you to put the sign in your yard, stating you are prepared to defend you property and family, with firearms. But, the neighbor does not have guns because they don't believe in the second amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

I, too, agree that if we are going to claim to be Christian, there is no acceptability in "cursing" our neighbors. That includes the "benign" words they used in the letter. (it is a sin as bad as murder) The Golden Rule was also ignored, by that neighbor. Point that out, as well! You might ask them if there is any way they can justify the name calling, pointing out that, as a Christian, you could not do the same. That neighbor forgets that the left has called all of us "hill billies" and "red neck Christians", if we own guns and/or are TEA party supporters. Many Christians do not know their Bibles, because they rely on being spoon fed, every Sunday, at church. Atheists could also be addressed by stating you follow the moral teachings of your Bible. But, with their behavior, you question their intent to live moral lives!

IMHO, anyway!