The Hidden Life Of Guns


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Old Fuff
February 14, 2012, 08:41 AM
Do you ever wonder why those who live around Washington DC often have anti-gun/pro-gun control views? Part of the reason can be traced to the Washington Post that feeds them the following propaganda. Many urban newspapers offer the same perspectives, in a way most of us never see. Never the less they are a major component in the war to advance domestic disarmament. Be sure to go over the whole page and click on the various stories to read them.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/nation/guns/part4.html

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tyeo098
February 14, 2012, 09:39 AM
Its weird because here in VA we're the exact opposite :D

Manco
February 14, 2012, 11:36 AM
I hadn't realized that guns had lives, and therefore are alive. Maybe they do kill people after all.... :uhoh: I mean, they still need people, but control their minds through the dark side of the Force or something similar to the One Ring. :eek::rolleyes:;)

I jest, of course, but there are sinister connotations in the use of terms such as "killed by guns" as opposed to "killed with guns," as well as using terminology that anthropomorphizes or gives life to what are in reality inanimate objects--one of a great many types of objects that people could and would and do use to kill other people, even if guns had never been invented.

Its weird because here in VA we're the exact opposite :D

On the contrary, I wouldn't be surprised if there were some added incentive to differentiate (and therefore, in a way, distance) yourselves from those living so nearby in DC. :)

Geneseo1911
February 14, 2012, 11:47 AM
Ugh. Makes me ill. There has to be a hundred anti-gun hit pieces there.

Then there is one story about an NRA trainer to make it a balanced report.

Yep...there's NO media bias....:rolleyes:

Standing Wolf
February 14, 2012, 01:01 PM
The spirit of the Russian communist Pravda ("truth") newspaper is alive and well in Washington, D.C.

tyeo098
February 14, 2012, 02:09 PM
On the contrary, I wouldn't be surprised if there were some added incentive to differentiate (and therefore, in a way, distance) yourselves from those living so nearby in DC. :)

Having friends who live in the city come out to shoot is just as exciting as it was to our French foreign exchange student!

Across the bridge, or 3000mi away. Everyone loves to shoot guns once in a while.

Old Fuff
February 14, 2012, 04:12 PM
I didn't mean to imply that everyone living in the greater Washington DC area was marching in lockstep to the Washington Post's tune, but at the same time they can influence a lot of people - including legislators.

I'm sure the same thing is going on in other large urban cities, and clearly I don't see how anyone could call this balanced reporting. Editorials are one thing, but these are what they call "news articles."

I don't know what we can do about it, but at the same time it's something we should be aware of. I suspect if the founding fathers had know'n what was down the road they would have... :barf:

AlexanderA
February 14, 2012, 04:18 PM
Everyone who reads the Washington Post regularly knows that it's on an obsessive anti-gun crusade. (It has been since the former publisher, Philip Graham, killed himself with a shotgun in 1963. His widow, Katherine Graham, laid down the fixed anti-gun editorial policy.) Knowing this, regular readers have learned to ignore anything the Post says about guns.

Manco
February 14, 2012, 05:14 PM
I didn't mean to imply that everyone living in the greater Washington DC area was marching in lockstep to the Washington Post's tune, but at the same time they can influence a lot of people - including legislators.

I didn't either, actually, which only goes to show the power of words, even with unintended connotations and implications. Now look at what biased professional writers with an agenda, such as many who work for the Washington Post, deliberately do with words.

I'm sure the same thing is going on in other large urban cities, and clearly I don't see how anyone could call this balanced reporting. Editorials are one thing, but these are what they call "news articles."

I don't wish to throw a blanket insult on all reporters, but the goal for many of them is unabashedly to change the world or improve humanity's state of affairs (as they see fit)--this is why they got into journalism, not the excitement of covering events or the satisfaction of providing accurate, unbiased information to the public. When you give people too much power, they will abuse it, and in this case it takes the form of shaping the views of the public through a biased, unbalanced, and just plain deceptive campaign of misinformation (much like politics)--often combined with a subtle but cumulatively effective use of words.

I don't know what we can do about it, but at the same time it's something we should be aware of. I suspect if the founding fathers had know'n what was down the road they would have... :barf:

The founding fathers knew and explicitly warned about a great many mortal dangers to liberty, such as national debt, for example. They also knew that they only had the citizens of the country to rely upon to uphold and fight for the principles that they had set forth. It is up to us to make sure that we and our children are not so ignorant as to be fooled by those who aim to take away our rights and freedom.

So besides being aware, what can we do? Aside from what we're doing now to preserve our 2nd Amendment rights, I don't know, but the way things have been going, eventually we'll have to come up with real leaders and vote for them instead of the political cronies and puppets that the two established parties force on us. Unfortunately, things will probably have to get pretty desperate before anything like that would ever happen.

coloradokevin
February 16, 2012, 01:56 PM
Weird how they would run a story to say that a person was "killed by guns", whereas in a case where an individual was struck and killed by a vehicle driven by a drunk driver the headline would almost certainly read: "Washington area man killed by drunk driver", as opposed to "Man killed by car".

bhesler
February 16, 2012, 02:52 PM
Looks like the stories are from late 2010/early 2011. Maybe they abandoned it when F&F came to light. One of the later articles discussed Carter's Country being under investigation.

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