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And the Newspaper wonder why their circulation is down...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Flame Red, Apr 30, 2008.

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  1. Flame Red

    Flame Red Member

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    Yet another reason I canceled my subscription to the Orlando Sentinel years ago...

    BULL CRAP

     
  2. Phil DeGraves

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    In NH, there is no training requirement. You are entitled to your constitutional rights without having to satisfy some bureaucrat's arbitrary standard.
     
  3. jrfoxx

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    So, this is being brought up by the paper becasue...what? Have there been a lot of permited ccw'ers involved in murders? bad shoots? spraying rounds randomly into crowds while defending themselves? hitting innocents due to the "poor training" they site? Cause, while I admit I dont live in FL, I havent read about any of the above being an issue, and I'm confident people here, especially members from FL, would be posting the articles if it were happening....

    anti-gun B.S. and fear mongering, as usual.

    While I pesonally think people who are going to CCW should get training, and practice A LOT,but it's common sense that one would want to VOLUNTARILY, if you want to be safe and effective, but it doesnt sound like thats the law there, and it doesnt sound like theres a problem. I think smart, safe people will and do get training and practice, and I think thats good, but, I dont think it should be REQUIRED, as the 2A, nor the law in FL, based on the article, says you HAVE to to execrcise your RKBA. If its a non-issue, then theres nothing to worry about....

    that simple.
     
  4. RoadkingLarry

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    OHMYGAWD! If we let people cary concealed weapons it will be just like the wild west with shootouts at every Circle K and the streets will run with blood!
    Oh wait, never mind that didn't happen either.
    Sounds like just another anti-gun rant brought to you by the brady bunch in an effort to stir up fear and loathing.
     
  5. BruceRDucer

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    Hey there FlameRed

    :)

    I cancelled my subscription to the Rocky Mountain News in Denver, a couple of years ago, for similar reasons.

    The editorial columns are written by people with whose views don't even come close to reflecting anything like the mainstream or the attitudes of the general population. The BIAS is so evident that I could no longer tolerate the "news".

    Anyway, newspapers are a dying medium. They are noticeably thinner. The classified ads costs are astronomical, at a time when we can post Buy/Sell ADS for free on the Internet, so I think its fair to say we are seeing a general failure of newspapers as an industry. The Internet is faster.

    Look at how Gun Advocacies and 2nd Amendment or RKBA (Right to Keep and Bear Arms) groups have the power of INTERACTION in the Intenet media. Why wait for a newspaper to suggest how I ought to think according to some bias?

    I can create and publish my own opinion. We have bypassed the dictatorial power of the newsprint media, if not in actual fact, the erosion of the dominance of newsprint is only a matter of time. :) It's a good thing, too!

    I am so tired of reading FEATHERHEADS with college degrees in journalism, telling me how to think about things. The American people are arguable more literate, more sensible, more keenly aware of fair handling, than any of the newsprint outlets.:) The American people are not as uneducated and illiterate as they are shown in film and press.

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  6. another okie

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    I don't understand why you're so upset at the newspaper.

    Are you upset because they are reporting something that's true and upsets you?

    Or are you upset because you believe that it's not true and that they're lying?

    The NRA was apparently upset enough at the "training lite" to issue an edict about it, which indicates it's not a "nothing" issue.
     
  7. TEDDY

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    training

    so I move to florida and apply for a permit,they give me an air soft gun to test me.do I know how to handle a firearm?how can you tell?I was a compeditive pistol shooter for 40 yrs.an NRA member since 1939.an AOM3C.I guess I dont know how to handle a gun.I dam well can shoot and handle a gun better than 80% of the police.how about the rest of you???:fire::uhoh::rolleyes::D:D:D
     
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    i'm must apoligize up front. i didn't see the anti gun tinge to the article. and i agree with Phil DeGraves, ccw applicants shouldnt have to jump through hoops or meet some politico's arbitrary accuracy requirement, but if a states laws require testing to some extent then shouldnt those tests be conducted with a real firearm?
     
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    The shortcomings they cited include training that allows firing bullets without gunpowder

    I am a little fuzzy about this one, if they get this part wrong how many of their other facts are just made up as well.
     
  10. Standing Wolf

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    When do we start making people pass tests before they can buy books and magazines and sign up for internet connections?

    Ooops! I wrote that sarcastically, only to realize there are probably leftist extremists in Washington, D.C. who are working on that very idea this evening.

    Aw, nuts.
     
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    what about weaponized airguns?

    They don't make many of them, but my FFL had a few.
     
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    I sent an email to the writer of the article questioning the validity. You guys should do the same.
     
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    So many errors here, since some can't see them I'll pick my favorite:

    NRA doesn't employ instructors, so they can't fire them. Pull their ticket yes. Fire no.
     
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