When canadians fear people with guns - and they're POLICE, theres a problem


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dukeofurl
May 6, 2004, 10:50 PM
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1083795010638&call_pageid=968256289824&col=968342212737

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Atticus
May 6, 2004, 10:55 PM
"I do see a sexual tone to it. To me it is provocative. Personally, I would have preferred to see them in police uniforms."

I agree....where can I buy one? :D

Hkmp5sd
May 6, 2004, 10:59 PM
http://www.thestar.com/images/thestar/img/040506breastcancerposter250.jpg
"There they are sporting guns as if it's a fun thing to do," said Dawn Reynolds, a family therapist in Guelph who is offended by the poster
Do you mean it's not fun?:)

buy guns
May 6, 2004, 11:13 PM
its canada, you know how they are :rolleyes: :D

Preacherman
May 6, 2004, 11:20 PM
I've e-mailed the Community Relations sergeant at the Guelph PD, and asked him where these can be bought. I'll post details here as soon as I have them.

CZ 75 BD
May 6, 2004, 11:31 PM
:D

Warren
May 7, 2004, 12:12 AM
I want one as well.

Standing Wolf
May 7, 2004, 12:19 AM
Guns are what kill women. They are not a good thing.

Bad guns. Bad, bad, bad.

strambo
May 7, 2004, 12:37 AM
Hmmm, a fundraiser for breast cancer and that wacky lady says "guns are what kill women":confused: :uhoh: :rolleyes:

Wow, I've never seen such sexually provacative and explicit...sundresses before!:rolleyes:

Frohickey
May 7, 2004, 12:50 AM
I'll take two!!! :D :D
These are better when they come in pairs. :what:

dukeofurl
May 7, 2004, 12:55 AM
See, just by me posting this they're raising more money.

Perhaps I'm some kind of equally bad person now.

SoCalGeek
May 7, 2004, 12:55 AM
Perhaps it's just the American in me, but i didn't get the memo about dresses down to the knees being provocative :uhoh:

Nickotym
May 7, 2004, 04:08 PM
It sounds like this lady would like them to be more provocative:

"It's a very unusual image. It's not obvious these are police officers for starters, and they are not showing breasts — they're showing guns," she said."

Once again, there is so much wrong with the protrayal of shooting in the article it is not even funny.

kernal_panic
May 7, 2004, 05:30 PM
She says they are overwhelmed with orders. the phone number is 1-519-824-1212 for the police dept. spoke with her for about 5 minutes. they are taking down peoples email addys and phone #s and getting back to them for their order. cost is $10 Canadian for the poster. They had no idea the poster was going to such a HUGE hit. They expected it to be a small local affair. I told her someone had posted a link to the Star's articale on the "firearms related" forums down here. Real freindly lady!

telewinz
May 7, 2004, 05:57 PM
Is Rodney King a common name in Canada maybe?:D

Preacherman
May 7, 2004, 07:17 PM
Received the following from Guelph PD:
The contact person is Lynda Edwards of our purchasing department. She can be reached at 519-824-1212 ext 254, or lynda.edwards@police.guelph.on.ca
I'm in for a couple - let's make their fundraiser a success and buy lots of them! Just remember to mention THR to her... :D

duckfoot
May 8, 2004, 12:21 AM
I'm in for three

jfh
May 8, 2004, 08:33 PM
so maybe we should wait for Preacherman's information.

Jim K
May 8, 2004, 09:24 PM
Several years ago, an Englishwoman was a spokesperson for (then) Handgun Control. In a TV interview, she declared, in her plummy voice, that when she saw a gun in a police officer's holster, she had to turn away because otherwise she would throw up.

I bet she is heaving all over the place if she saw that poster.

Jim

Hkmp5sd
May 8, 2004, 09:55 PM
I guess that's only fair. When I see a spokesperson for handgun control, I have to turn away or I would throw up. Let's see, Rosie O'Donnel, Diane Feinstein, Hillary Clinton, Sarah Brady, Carolyn McCarthy, Barbara Streisand....'scuse me, gotta go.

ShaiVong
May 8, 2004, 10:08 PM
Guns are what kill women. They are not a good thing.

hahahahahah... ahhhhh ahahahaha!


Idiots! :neener:

Ukraine Train
May 8, 2004, 10:18 PM
"... It's not obvious these are police officers for starters, and they are not showing breasts — they're showing guns"

Would she prefer they show their breasts?? Unreal.

I'll be ordering a poster.

CrudeGT
May 9, 2004, 12:21 AM
Guns are what kill women. They are not a good thing

Sooo... If we abolished guns... Women would never die... ?

uh huh...


Those silly canooks...

:D

Perhaps it's just the American in me, but i didn't get the memo about dresses down to the knees being provocative

Who knows, maybe they're amish...

chaim
May 9, 2004, 01:54 AM
"I do see a sexual tone to it. To me it is provocative. Personally, I would have preferred to see them in police uniforms. Then the guns are in context." Umm, what context? That only police should have guns?!:banghead:



"Guns are what kill women. They are not a good thing. I regret hugely that this was done, especially for such a worthy cause as breast cancer."

Christine Koserski, spokesperson for the Canadian Cancer Society, wouldn't comment except to say, "These will certainly get a lot of attention. It will probably be a successful fundraiser. Obviously they feel strongly about breast cancer."

Koserski said the disease kills about 5,200 Canadian women annually.

5200 Canadian women are killed by breast cancer yearly, but it is guns that kill women.:rolleyes:

Incidentally, I find it interesting that the first quote is from someone objecting to the poster who claims to find breast cancer to be an important issue. Apparently, her politics are more important to her than cancer though. The second quote, from someone concentrating on how this poster will do for breast cancer research says she expects it to be successful and regardless of her anti or pro gun politics keeps on the right issue (for this poster). I guess the first person would perfer a less successful, but more politically palatable (to her) poster, which raises far less money. The idiocy of some of the anti-gunners who's bigotry overrides everything else:fire:

BTW- I don't care what the poster is. Buy as many as you can. My grandmother died of breast cancer when I was a child. I hate this disease. The fact that my grandmother died of it means both my mother and aunt are at much greater risk than average of developing it. I want to see a cure ASAP!

artherd
May 9, 2004, 07:27 AM
Dianna Schreuer, president of the network, was not upset when she saw the police poster.

"This is what they are," said Schreuer, referring to the gun-toting officers. "If they were holding bananas, that would be silly.

"To me it implies a fight and that's exactly what breast cancer survivors do — we fight it."

This one gets it!

Outstanding message, for an outstanding cause.

PS: Is that an 'evil baby-killing' AR she's holding? I like.

artherd
May 9, 2004, 07:41 AM
Dianna Schreuer, president of the network, was not upset when she saw the police poster.

"This is what they are," said Schreuer, referring to the gun-toting officers. "If they were holding bananas, that would be silly.

"To me it implies a fight and that's exactly what breast cancer survivors do — we fight it."

This one gets it!

Outstanding message, for an outstanding cause.

PS: Is that an 'evil baby-killing' AR she's holding? I like.

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