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i8mtm
September 15, 2007, 12:43 PM
Did you guys see this article?

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20070914/D8RLFAQO0.html

I searched for the little twerp’s AP email to write a personal reply to his anti-gun “article” and could not find it. But I *did* find his friendster page where he is looking for friends. I guess he needs them. Here is his friendster page if any of you care to do the same:

http://profiles.friendster.com/934250

Here is my personal email to my new “friend” Matty:

Hey - I would much prefer to have emailed you at your Associated Press work email, but since that is apparently kept top secret, I decided to reach you here.

My email was prompted by your article for AP regarding the tragic shooting in Miami by Shawn Sherwin Labeet. It is a horrible thing for a policeman to be killed by a criminal, of course on that we can agree.

The real problem I saw with your story was it seemed less like news, and more as a clumsy and cartoonish effort to demonize guns. Can we agree that guns, like cars, wrenches, kitchen knives and hammers are inanimate objects made of metal that have no morality of their own and can be used for good or evil?

Can we further agree that GUNS, unlike cars, wrenches, kitchen knives, and hammers are SPECIFICALLY PROTECTED BY THE SECOND AMENDMENT OF THE US CONSTITUTION?

Now, I don't really care what your personal feelings are regarding the legal ownership and use of firearms. To write such utter falsehoods in your story such as "(the guns)can be ordered by mail for under $200." displays an incredible amount of ignorance on your part, OR you are not "writing a news story" but simply "taking dictation" from the anti-gun crowd." First of all, 10 seconds of investigation would reveal it is illegal to purchase firearms through the mail. If a criminal were to set up a mail order business, I can't imagine it would be very difficult for the BATF to find and prosecute the person when he came to collect his gun orders from the mailbox! You can "buy" a gun online through services like gunbroker.com In that case, you agree to buy a gun through an online auction, you send the seller a copy of your local licensed FFL dealers paperwork and he sends the gun to your local dealer. The local dealer then conducts the background check and verification that you are legally allowed to purchase the gun.

Spreading the kind of lies and disinformation you did in your article makes you look naive and foolish and it makes the Gestapo gun-grabbing crowd all that more rabid. Stop it. Stop spreading lies.

Is there an Illegal gun trade? Yes of course, just as there are illegal trades in drugs, cars, sex, you name it. But when you blur the distinction between how criminals get their hands on firearms versus how law-abiding citizens do, you are effectively taking a dump on the bill of rights and that is not very nice. Oh did Mr. Labeet purchase his AK-47 legally? Did he have prior felony convictions that would have made it illegal for him to EVER purchase a gun legally? Gee I don't know, BECAUSE YOUR ARTICLE NEVER ADDRESSED THIS.

Furthermore, playing into the "Evil Assault Weapon" Hysteria such as publishing quotes like this: "These bullets are very powerful: they go through walls, they go through cars, and if you just spray the general vicinity you're going to get innocent bystanders," Acosta said. "A shooting that might have been an injury previously is now a death." Really is a disservice to your readers. The AK-47 weapon Mr. Labeet used fires an "intermediate" round, the 7.62x39mm cartridge. This round is MUCH LESS POWERFUL than the typical deer rifle used throughout the country. Do you understand why this is important and you cannot spread propaganda about the "power" of assault weapons? In this case, if the ignorant lawmakers say "We must ban these "powerful" weapons" it will in fact outlaw many more thousands of types of firearms "accidentally" because they have MORE power than the AK-47 round. Stop it. Stop lying. Educate your self to the facts on this important issue. Report the news, do not become the unofficial and unpaid spokesman for Handgun control and Sara Brady.

I hope you receive this email in the spirit in which it was intended, and further more, I hope you will read some history books regarding the horrors that have befallen a population unarmed by their own Governments. Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, all agree that "Gun Control works!"

Cheers,

Richard

"Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized: In the first it is ridiculed, in the second it is opposed, in the third it is regarded as self-evident"
Arthur Schopenhauer (German Philosopher, 1788-1860)

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Robert Hairless
September 15, 2007, 02:39 PM
Matt has a good point.

The situation in the United States is so bad that the police in cities like Miami are incapable of standing against criminals who are better armed than they are and need rescue by making assault weapons illegal. When assault weapons are illegal, criminals will not use them because they won't want to break the law and risk being considered socially unacceptable. God bless the Miami police for doing the jobs they can't do. It must be rough.

It's not only rough but also really bad. The mayors of our greatest cities are incapable of controlling crime there and need rescue by making all firearms illegal. Once all firearms are illegal the mayors will be able to control crime in their cities because criminals will not have guns. It would be illegal for them to have guns so they wouldn't.

In Washington, D.C., it is illegal for anyone except law enforcement officers to have functioning guns, which is why Washington, D.C., has only twice the violent crime rate of any state in the nation and only criminals and the police have guns. Washington, D.C., police know that if law abiding citizens were allowed to have functioning guns for their own defense and other reasonable purposes the entire situation would get out of hand and the police would get confused by so many guns. The police in Washington, D.C., are easily confused.

The police in New Orleans, Louisiana, didn't want to be confused and Mayor C. Ray Nagin wanted to help them not be confused so the guns of law abiding citizens were confiscated when they might want to defend themselves against roaming criminals and rogue police. That decisive action by the city of New Orleans kept everyone from being confused because only the criminals and the police could have guns. This is why there is no violent crime in New Orleans and why the city is noted for its safety if you are a criminal or a law enforcement officer. Many ordinary citizens don't seem to be interested in returning to New Orleans, though, perhaps because they don't like being excluded from the game. Spoilsports.

Matt's point, although he hasn't yet understood it himself, is that adult life is a game of cops and robbers in which only viscious people and incompetents are entitled to play.

Matt is correct because Matt is not only a journalist but also "Matt is the best thing ever!!! Everrrr. He is my undercover sercret agent that I like to keep in my lingerie drawer," as his friendster Anita said. Matt knows life and has lots of friendsters who are as sophisticated and sharp as he is. I'd bet that they even know what an "assault weapon" is: an "assault weapon" is what should be banned. They be superior. They be cool.

DontBurnMyFlag
September 15, 2007, 04:35 PM
18mtm, I understand your frustration with this "Matt's" views. I feel the same way.

However, this is just some journalist with a knee-jerk reaction to a tragedy.

It is hardly the worst anti-gun article I have ever seen. It at least draws numbers and statistics, rather than making them up like most of the antis haha.

BullfrogKen
September 15, 2007, 05:15 PM
Read the Rules for Activism before posting. There is no "Political Rant" section on THR.

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