what "media" article re: guns can you most not forget ?


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oldfool
October 15, 2010, 10:07 PM
probably a poor choice of topic, too easily derailed re: politics and such
but will throw it out there and rely on the mods to shut it down as needed
I think it probably does qualify as "gun related"

no political rant or other such implied... not for me.. just "frustration factor" of the worst sort, because you know you cannot change attitudes, maybe in some part why I sometimes cannot help but think that 'we' are our own worst enemy... "they "are not nearly as hard to know how to deal with

many years ago, smallish southern city, more rural in outlook than urban, daily columnist in small local newspaper, not the NYT or WSJ, not Fox or MSNBC (neither of which was even on air at that time anyway)
nice fellow, good family values, wrote about life on the farm, casual friendly chat of the sort that does not inspire "hot button" passions, just a quick pleasant read, nothing life changing, casual mode, obviously well educated enough to write well

one day he leaps off the edge, Zumbo fashion, many years before Zumbo did it to himself

me, never could develop any personal fondness for ARs, AKs, Glocks
not a disrespectful thing, just "not my thing", prefer my peanut butter smooth not chunky style, but never thought anybody was crazy or unpatriotic for preferring chunky style

this guy goes right off the edge one day, right off the map, totally "Zumboed"
(had never so much as even mentioned forearms before)

launched into the speech about evil EBRs, notably the much dreaded, wildly wicked AR-15, a smallbore semi-automatic rifle, at that time chambered almost exclusively in a real popular varmint round, not even legal in this state for hunting the notably smallish whitetails common to south Georgia (but pert-near-certain death for yotes, undisputed fact)

said things suggesting he really didn't know the difference between the IRA and the NRA.. you get the drift
but hastened to note that he himself was a gun owner, had no issues with people who owned firearms, so long as they owned suitable (sensible) hunting firearms like he did.. and, being an honest person, named his own

whaddya' think... ??
maybe a nice Italian custom fit or high grade Browning O/U 12 gauge or sweet 16 ??
(south Georgia be quail country)
nope.. not even close
a proper whitetail rifle, for a proper southern gentleman shooter

Browning 30-06 BAR

(ain't no Grizz or moose in south Georgia, but if you wanna' shoot 175# bambi w/ 30-06, ok by me, pretty sure it's gun enuff)

must be 15-20 years ago, but that's the one still sticks in my mind, not politico X or Y or Z stuff

top that, if you can, without getting into class warfare, politics, or religion
(weird, the stuff that sticks in your mind, there being no shortage of weirdness readily available)

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taliv
October 15, 2010, 10:38 PM
my fav 'media' article was the popular science article on the rem700 etronx

Ky Larry
October 15, 2010, 11:13 PM
In 1976,IIRC, Dan "What's the frequency,Kenneth," Rather did a CBS TV story called "The Guns of Autumn." Without a doubt, this was the worst piece of antigun-antihunting propaganda in the history of television. I have loathed the man and CBS ever since.

oldfool
October 16, 2010, 12:12 AM
my fav 'media' article was the popular science article on the rem700 etronx

ok, I confess, I had to google that one
("just when you thunk it was safe to go back in the water" ???) :what:

bigfatdave
October 16, 2010, 08:14 PM
There was a moronic and sensational article about the alleged Times Square bomber's ownership of the deadly pistol-caliber folding carbine with "a mouthful of a name, the Kel Tec sub-rifle two-thousand".

The writers (I remember it took two) were unsure whether to be most scared of the folding capability, the fact that it could shoot pistol ammo from a rifle, or the evil blackness of it. They were quite sure that a pistol-caliber firearm requiring no pistol permit was a very dangerous thing, not realizing that grandpa's 30-30 (or anything firing a rifle round) has far more destructive potential than a PCC.

It was so fascinatingly ignorant that I ended up researching and ultimately buying myself a Kel Tec sub-2000 in 9mm that accepts Glock mags. I searched and searched for the article, wanting to thank the authors for their pathetic attempts at research informative article, and to show them a picture of my sub-rifle (get it? like a sub-machine-gun) folded and poorly hidden on my person, with a few evil black 33-round Glock mags loaded up with HP ammo. (maybe I could get some Black Talons, or paint some random cheap steel-case ammo black?)

Sadly, I have been unable to find the article since, anyone who remembers it or who could find it would be doing me quite a favor, as I'm still willing to write up the "thank-you" note and take some pictures, in an open letter to the rag that published the breathlessly alarmist article.

Old krow
October 16, 2010, 10:46 PM
It doesn't count as an "article" and I'll only remember it because it was so funny. The MSNBC Live interview with Representative Carolyn McCarthy from NY and her explanation of what a barrel shroud is.

ol' scratch
October 17, 2010, 12:08 AM
Not everyone who writes for a newspaper is anti. I used to work for a small daily as a reporter. Not only do I own AR's, I build them. I left the field because the money wasn't there. It is pretty bad when you envy a teacher's salary.

One of the biggest problems in media today is a loss of objectivity. The owners also hire the lowest common denominator. Many of the people I worked with didn't understand that reporters are supposed to be objective. Most didn't even have degrees in journalism. I was one of only two in a staff of 17, not counting the editors. So many people think journalists should change the world. I have always been of the mindset that journalists should just report the changes in the world and let the public make an informed decision.

Nugilum
October 17, 2010, 12:18 AM
Great Vid: :D

Da Barrel Shroud (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rGpykAX1fo)

Bonesinium
October 17, 2010, 01:08 AM
Great Vid: :D

Da Barrel Shroud (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rGpykAX1fo)

"I think it's the shoulder thingy that goes up."
"No."

Ahaha!

I kept thinking someone was going to jump in and say "Do a barrel roll!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv5qzMtLE60&feature=related

But anyways...

This.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYKQJ4-N7LI

How they talk about these "white people showing up with guns" and say it is because they are racist, while referring to their cropped video of someone with a gun. Cropped to hide that he is black...

That's the one I remember.

Kim
October 17, 2010, 09:47 PM
When CNN did a very anti-gun piece during the AWB era. The Police from some place in Flordia ( I think it was Miami and the guy used to be boss in NYC) switched to a real machine gun in their demostration. I think CNN finally corrected their misleading story.

the iron horse
October 17, 2010, 10:22 PM
Ky Larry posted:

In 1976,IIRC, Dan "What's the frequency,Kenneth," Rather did a CBS TV story called "The Guns of Autumn." Without a doubt, this was the worst piece of antigun-antihunting propaganda in the history of television. I have loathed the man and CBS ever since.


I agree.

When I first read this thread "The Guns of Autumn" was my first thought.

DoubleTapDrew
October 17, 2010, 10:35 PM
From a TV news show in the 80s, the famed Glock pistol, that was invisible to airport x-rays. Of course they didn't actually run one through an X-ray they just took the word of the airport security folks and some anti-gun group (probably the bradys).
Then of course it was referred to again in Die Hard 2- Lie harder.

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