Lately, it seems that there have been some negative stipulations regarding the “pro-gun” crowd. I have heard a few guys lamenting the fact that girls seem to be scared off or uninterested after finding out that they have a love for guns. Caught off guard, these guys often don’t know how to respond with a compelling argument for why one should date a “pro-gun” guy. While the default response of “‘Merica!!” might work at a bonfire out in the country, when placed in an urban environment, the “pro-gun” guy must appeal to logic and reason if he is going to stand a chance of convincing his crush otherwise.

Therefore, my purpose in writing this piece is two-fold; first, I want to help my “pro-gun” buddies to formulate logical arguments for why a girl should date them, and their love for guns. Second, to convince any girls out there who may be hesitant, to give the “pro-gun” guy a shot. I will approach this task by simply appealing to the arguments as if I were trying to convince a girl to date a “pro-gun” guy.

So ladies, hear me out for a minute. I promise to keep this short and sweet.

Most “pro-gun” guys aren’t the stereotypical dirty overall wearing, tobacco spittin’, dumb rednecks you see them portrayed as in the movies. In fact, quite the opposite is true. Most “pro-gun” guys are articulate and educated. In the face of constant attacks on their 2nd Amendment rights, they are well read and are quite capable of defending their “pro-gun” stance, but aren’t equipped to do so in the face of a pretty gal such as yourself. Most attacks on us “pro-gun” guys are rather aggressive, and therefore our response is programmed to be aggressive. We don’t want to come off as a zealot in our first conversation about guns, so often the first response is something along the lines of how fun shooting is.

While this emotionally based argument may seem a little weak, he’s not wrong. So here’s what you outta do: get him to take you shooting! I guarantee he will be excited to do so, and 99.9% of the time it will be an awesome experience. (Fellas, take note–don’t screw up the shooting trip. No deer rifles. No slugs. Avoid magnum loads. Start ’em off with a .22, work your way up from there. Don’t make them do anything they would be uncomfortable with. Bigger isn’t always better when you take a girl shooting for the first time.)

If the “pro-gun” guy has already taken you shooting, you are probably at the crossroads of deciding to proceed or not. You had a great time and appreciate the fact that the “pro-gun” guy would literally share a piece of his heart with you. On the other hand, there is that voice in the back of your mind wondering if this guy would be a stable and reliable partner. I get it; the whole gun thing is new to you.

So, here are 10 things you should know the “pro-gun” guy:

  1. He’s probably a stud.
  2. He’ll make you feel safe.
  3. He’s pretty adventurous.
  4. He’s a straight shooter. Always has been, always will be.
  5. His financial management is on point. The “pro-gun” life ain’t cheap.
  6. He knows how to treat a girl right. The first rule of firearm safety is to “always treat a gun like its loaded.” The same respect is shown to women.
  7. He is responsible. The second rule of firearm safety is to “never point a gun at anything you aren’t willing to destroy.” The “pro-gun” guy won’t point a finger of blame at you, he knows that would mean total relationship destruction.
  8. He isn’t hasty. The third rule of firearm safety is to “keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.” He’ll pull the trigger when he’s ready.
  9. He thinks things through. The fourth rule of firearms safety is to “know your target and what is beyond it.” He’s thinking ahead before he takes any shots.
  10. He’ll get you a big ole ring. “Pro-gun” guys know how to shop, and aren’t afraid to drop some serious cash on precious metals.

If this list doesn’t convince you to at least date him for a while, I don’t know what will. Don’t let the guns keep you from giving the “pro-gun” guy a shot.