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Time to start canceling those newspaper subscriptions

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by GingerGuy, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. GingerGuy

    GingerGuy Well-Known Member

    Do not support a newspaper that doesn't support our rights. Here's an article full of bias about DC guns. Newspapers just keep firing at our rights...:cuss:

  2. doc2rn

    doc2rn Well-Known Member

  3. TexasRifleman

    TexasRifleman Moderator Emeritus

    Except for going to a doctor.....
  4. ctdonath

    ctdonath Well-Known Member

    Newspaper? what's that?
  5. husbandofaromanian

    husbandofaromanian Well-Known Member

    Doctors. Another group that needs to get nocked off of their pedistal. Seems like every time a group is overpaid for their profession (actors, singers, politicians) they immediatly become experts on every subject they've never studied.
  6. FCFC

    FCFC Has Never Owned a Gun

    It's just an article reporting what some guys said. It's pretty well written, actually. What do object to in the article?

    Which newspaper was it in, by the way?

    I love that phrase. What imagery!
    I gotta think that Scalia is a handgun owner.
  7. MaterDei

    MaterDei Well-Known Member

    All together now... DUH!!

    This is precisely what makes a gun such a fine tool for self defense.
  8. Dope

    Dope Well-Known Member

    New England Journal of Medicine has long been home to the worst anti-gunners around. Nothing new there. Luckily, no one gives a crap what doctors think about guns. Just like no one gives a crap what gardeners think about helicopters.

  9. Old Fuff

    Old Fuff Well-Known Member

    I have noticed that in crowded urban areas if the number of motor vehicles is substantially increased the number of accidents is also likely to go up. The solution of course is to pass more restrictive laws to that fewer people can get a driver’s license. With fewer drivers we will all be much safer as we walk to the supermarket, our jobs, a school or restaurant, whatever. :uhoh:

    Of course if the price of gas keeps going up, laws may be unnecessary… :neener:
  10. gretske

    gretske Active Member

    You could cancel your subscriptions, but it is not likely to have much of an impact. Newspaper subs are on the decline anyway. Maybe a better strategy would be to send frequent letters to the editor, explaining the importance of gun rights. If they have blogs on their websites, which many now do, go on there and give the pro-gun story.

    Just a suggestion.
  11. FCFC

    FCFC Has Never Owned a Gun

    That's wishful thinking. LOTS of people care what docs think about guns and health issues. And some are decision-makers.

    Just saying that docs (and NEJM) are bad, bad, bad doesn't make it so.

    Gun rights advocacy is one thing. Unnecessarily underestimating the opposition is another.

    I agree with gretske: write to the media and espouse the pro-gun rights position.
  12. Geno

    Geno Well-Known Member

    Patient: Doc, what's wrong with a gun...I can't get the gun-lock off the safety.

    Doctor: How the Hades would I know...I'm a doctor, not a gunsmith!

    Newspaper: Doctor, what is your professional opinion about guns and safety?

    Doctor: Guns are dangerous. It is impossible to make any gun child-proof, even with a safety.

    Patient: I thought you didn't know anything about guns?!

    Patient: Mr. Editor, cancel my subscription. Doc, cancel my prescription. I'll be doin' business elsewhere.
  13. Phil DeGraves

    Phil DeGraves Well-Known Member

    Duplicate thread...
  14. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Well-Known Member

    That is the legislative angle that was started during the Clinton administration I believe. Trying to shift guns to being a health issue.

    What newspaper was this? Newpapers do choose what they want to print regardless of the source.
  15. Rugerlvr

    Rugerlvr Well-Known Member

    More akin to what gardners might think about gophers. They see the damage they can create. However, they never ever get to see the up-side.
  16. Dravur

    Dravur Well-Known Member

    It is also far easier to go to the Doc, get a bad diagnosis or bad prescriptions and croak off due to that.

    and in New York, if you happen to fall on your face while in a mental ward, you have a decent chance of people ignoring you..... I think the hospital involved hired all of Kitty Genovese's neighbors.
  17. usmarine0352_2005

    usmarine0352_2005 Well-Known Member


    Dr's. the leading cause of death in the U.S.

    .........No, really.

  18. kingpin008

    kingpin008 Well-Known Member

    1. It'd help if you told us which newspaper printed the story, so we could take appropriate action without having to guess.

    2. Oh wait, it's a Reuters story, which means that they got it from a newsfeed service, and it's not the original work of the newspaper in question - therefore making a subscription cancellation pointless.

    Sorry for being so blunt, but if people are going to propose boycotts or protests of companies or services based on their percieved views on a subject, they should really try to understand who and what they're dealing with first. Otherwise, we as a group tend to come off as ignorant, reactionary hotheads who can't put two and two together.

    And...that's gonna be added to my sig line. :)
  19. Grey_Mana

    Grey_Mana Well-Known Member

    Harvard is a seriously lefty medical school, you have to take anything they publish with a grain of salt. They stay flush with cash by getting alumni into govt jobs, and funneling govt grants to Harvard.
  20. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Well-Known Member

    No there will just be a shift. Fewer innocent victims killed and injured, more bad guys.
    They quoted Kellerman. Cue the slide whistles and clowns.

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