Classified ad in today's paper


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Justin
February 21, 2003, 03:26 PM
I was reading the classified ads in today's paper, when I came across the following ad:
BROWNING Single shot, falling block, 7mm mag, with 3x9 Leupold scope $900; Eagle Arms AR-15 with 3x9 Bushnell scope, 800 rounds $950; .22 Ruger Mark II Target, 10 Barrel $250; .38 SandW Snugnose $250; French Army Rifle, never fired...Dropped once. Call for details 390-xxxx

The paper is the Colorado Springs Gazette.
www.gazette.com

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answerguy
February 21, 2003, 03:27 PM
...they snuck one by the editor.

Justin
February 21, 2003, 03:34 PM
Given the slant of the Gazette, I would imagine that the editors actually found it as amusing as we do.

10-Ring
February 21, 2003, 03:40 PM
You'll find editorial comment everywhere now! :D

JohnDog
February 21, 2003, 04:29 PM
Yeah - it cracked me up when I saw it.

To continue it could have said...

After being dropped, it was repeatedly stepped on by a running crowd!

JohnDog

TheFrontRange
February 21, 2003, 04:59 PM
I bet even Rich Tosches (sp?) might have gotten a grin out of that ad! :D

Standing Wolf
February 21, 2003, 08:53 PM
I've always wanted a snugnose.

Zundfolge
February 21, 2003, 08:58 PM
I bet even Rich Tosches (sp?) might have gotten a grin out of that ad!

Naw ... Torches would have been all upset that someone might kill a chipmunk with it :rolleyes:

Stephen Ewing
February 21, 2003, 09:00 PM
Darnit, I wish people would get that straight:

"Only dropped once, never fired in anger."

Gotta get the whole jibe in there. :D

Steve

Kahr carrier
February 21, 2003, 09:04 PM
SNUGNOSE I wonder if it catches colds.:neener:

seeker_two
February 21, 2003, 10:48 PM
snugnose

What my wife likes to do on a cold winter's night...:evil:

Mad Man
February 21, 2003, 11:43 PM
The paper is the Colorado Springs Gazette.

Good for them. I'm glad to see that at least one newspaper in this state still believes in freedom of speech.

I notice that the guy is selling an AR-15.

Back in the early 1990s, the Denver Post (http://www.denverpost.com/) and the Rocky Mountain News (http://www.rockymountainnews.com/) stopped accepting classified ads for "assault weapons."


A few years ago, they sort-of-merged in some type of "joint operating agreement."

Last year, they announced that they will no longer accept classified ads for firearms from private individuals.

The Colorado State Shooting association has more info at http://www.cssa.org/news.html#NEWSPAPER

Zundfolge
February 21, 2003, 11:58 PM
The Colorado Springs Gazette is the coolest newspaper in the country. :D

Clearly run by libertarians ... for jeebus sake they run Dave Kopel's and Thomas Sowell's columns in the editorial page!! :what:

The only obnoxious bit of liberalism in the paper is Rich Tosches' column ... and I think they keep him because he makes liberals look stupid (kind of like Allen Combs does on Fox ... ironicaly Rich looks a lot like Allen) :neener:

http://www.gazette.com/


Here's their parent company...
http://www.freedom.com/

and here is their parent company's Values statement (a must read!)
http://www.freedom.com/company/values.html

DAL
February 22, 2003, 04:46 AM
...I think they keep him because he makes liberals look stupid...

That surely must be the reason, because funny Tosches ain't.
DAL

P.S. The C/S Gazette is also one of the few papers in the country to run Vin Suprynowicz's VERY freedom-loving column.

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