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Jonesberry
January 13, 2011, 12:35 PM
Saw a great interview re: gun rights/law. The interviewers were trying to persuade the guy to agree that tighter laws were needed but he did a GREAT job responding to their questions. The guy's name is Alan Korwin. Maybe you've heard of him (I hadn't). Turns out he writes books about gun law. Man, not only did you understand the concept behind our Constitutional right, he was actually encouraged discussion on it. When the interviewers realized they'd lost their footing they shut him down. EVERYONE SHOULD SEE THIS. Here's the link http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2011/01/11/exp.ps.gun.laws.ammo.cnn?iref=allsearch Tell me what you think. Happy New Year, Ya'all. -- Jonesberry

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CoRoMo
January 13, 2011, 12:43 PM
Thanks for the link!

It was mentioned in this thread, http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=566301 but a link to the video was not included. The interview was awesome. Reminds me why I don't watch CNN.

Eliot didn't even realize that, as he was getting in the last word, he was destroying his own argument that magazine capacity should be limited by law. He said that, what's dangerous is that, only the criminals will have the high capacity magazines. Yep, if the legislation he favors were to limit magazine capacity, those who would not follow these laws in the first place, will out gun the law abiding.

Whiskey11
January 13, 2011, 01:14 PM
I was at work during this interview and managed to be priveleged enough to watch it while sitting at work. I got a good chuckle out of the arguments put forth by the CNN crew. It really is deplorable that people still believe that the tool is the cause of the problem.

Criminals are criminals for a reason, they do not follow the law. Much like the gun locks that come with firearms these days, they keep the honest people honest and not a dang thing more.

avs11054
January 13, 2011, 01:47 PM
Spitzer was in law enforcement?????? And the majority of the people he saw using the hi-cap mags were bad guys? That's because the countless number of people who go to the range every day/week/month/year and use hi cap mags aren't the ones that make the news. That was a great video though. Thanks for sharing

milq
January 13, 2011, 01:51 PM
Very well spoken and calm fella! I especially liked his comment about a "providing a culture of marksmanship". I have always hated the term "gun nut" and had read an article a few years back that recommended that we refer to ourselves as marksman, makes sense to me.

He did toss out a bit of a jab near the end when Eliot said he (I'm paraphrasing) "respected his views and law abiding sentiment" and Alan responded with "How so?"

wishin
January 13, 2011, 02:29 PM
Thanks. Good material and advocate.

Ryanxia
January 13, 2011, 04:07 PM
Pretty good video, he definitely had his thinking cap on to be able to answer so smoothly :D

neoknight88
January 13, 2011, 04:18 PM
I really enjoy being called a criminal. Spitzer was saying that he had never seen a law abiding citizen using a 30rnd mag. At the face of it, it does sound like he was saying that only criminals will have high capacity mags. But he was saying that he had only seen criminals use high-cap mags.

ThePunisher'sArmory
January 13, 2011, 04:32 PM
Very well handled. And if that male reporter was ever really in "law enforcement" then I am the "King of the World." CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News are all a joke. Yes even Fox News. Media needs to pump its brakes and only report the FACTS and not 100% opinionated slander.

Shopping A Round
January 13, 2011, 05:41 PM
Very well handled. And if that male reporter was ever really in "law enforcement" then I am the "King of the World." CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News are all a joke. Yes even Fox News. Media needs to pump its brakes and only report the FACTS and not 100% opinionated slander.It upset me greatly when that male reporter said those things as if they were facts in order to "inform" us, the viewers, of how it really is in the last few seconds of the run.

Gouranga
January 13, 2011, 08:02 PM
It upset me greatly when that male reporter said those things as if they were facts in order to "inform" us, the viewers, of how it really is in the last few seconds of the run.

He HAD to do that. He got his hat handed to him by his guest.

elgin111
January 13, 2011, 08:53 PM
If so, he was - technically - in Law Enforcement as the attorney general for NY State. Of course, that was before he was kicked out of the Governor's office for patronizing high-price prostitutes.

I guess that counts as "being in" law enforcement, but somehow I never imagined him aligning himself with street cops.. :confused:

Ed

Caliper_RWVA
January 13, 2011, 10:00 PM
Man, not only did you understand the concept behind our Constitutional right, he was actually encouraged discussion on it.

Wow. That guy really impresses me.

killchain
January 13, 2011, 10:13 PM
If so, he was - technically - in Law Enforcement as the attorney general for NY State. Of course, that was before he was kicked out of the Governor's office for patronizing high-price prostitutes.

I guess that counts as "being in" law enforcement, but somehow I never imagined him aligning himself with street cops.. :confused:

Ed
Yes, that's Eliot Spitzer, the prostitute-buying New York governor. Real example of character to be following when it comes to "law-abiding."

Korwin slaughtered him.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eliot_Spitzer

Dulvarian
January 14, 2011, 01:11 AM
Alan Korwin seemed very intelligent, well reasoned. And Spitzer made bile rise. The female reporter did a decent job, though it seemed like the words about her own experience with guns was pulled out of her with pliers. Can you imagine finding it difficult to even talk about responsible gun ownership and gun rights?

The "How so?" comment was particularly great. Second would have to be the (paraphrasing here) '...when seconds count the police are only minutes away. And then they parade around for days with firearms that were of no use at the scene.' His take on limiting ammo purchases was very sound. And I liked it that he compared felony purchase of firearms to the purchase of cocaine, on a typically far left leaning news outlet. Maybe someone heard and was enlightened. One can only hope.

I have a certain admiration for the turn of phrase he used 'culture of marksmanship'. That one will have to go into the back pocket. His point about someone being able to return fire was spot on. If someone had returned fire, there is/was the possibility for fewer casualties. The fact that an unarmed woman made the attempt to disarm is true heroism. That act, not police presence or government legislation, kept the number where it was. Had he finished reloading, it would have been worse.

sonick808
January 14, 2011, 04:07 AM
Thanks for the link.

"culture of marksmanship" indeed. I too am keeping that one.

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