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Discussion in 'Activism' started by coyote_jr, Aug 8, 2007.

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  1. coyote_jr

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    I would like this thread to deal entirely with firearms related articles in the media, and responses to those articles. This is pure activism, no discussion. My hope is that by having a thread devoted to posting articles from the web, both pro and anti, it will become a resource for members here, and will encourage members to respond to the articles. Another goal is that by seeing other members post their responses, they too are compelled to respond, and by seeing how several members respond to the same article, we learn more about how people think, learn ways to better organize and explain our arguments, etc.

    Also, I would like to see any responses from the original authors if they happen. The ideal set up would be this:

    Original article-THR member response (usually email)-response from original author (if any)

    It would be most effective when posting to include either all or most of the original article followed by a member's response.

    My hope is that there will be as little side discussions as possible in order to focus on the content of article/response. If you wanted to tell someone "nice job" or "excellent response" maybe you could just pm them.

    I think this will be effective in getting our voice heard a little louder because I know me personally, if I saw 20-30 members post their responses to a particular article, I would be less hesitant to do so. I would probably read through most of the responses to see if I could use anything in my own.

    Here's my example:

    http://www.thesunchronicle.com/articles/2007/08/07/columns/columns44.txt
    (That was my personal email reply)

    If any response from his side came back I would edit to add.

    Also, if other members in kind responded to this article with an email of their own to the author, please add all or part of the original article to your post to not get responses mixed up.

    I hope this catches on, I think it will encourage others to make their voices heard by seeing several members show that they responded. Again: article/response/response(if any) Try not to engage in discussion. I don't think this Activism forum is serving its intended purpose well and this is my attempt to get more active.
     
  2. coyote_jr

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    http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/Columnists/Robinson_Ian/2007/07/29/4377333-sun.html
     
  3. Gord

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    Was asked to post my response, and so I shall.

    Original article:
    http://www.thesunchronicle.com/articles/2007/08/07/columns/columns44.txt
    Response:
    Hopefully he'll respond, but I have a feeling he won't bother. :(
     
  4. AndyC

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    Very nice reply there, Ninja - you did the shooting-community proud with that letter :D
     
  5. springmom

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    Since Coyote asked, I'll add my response to the Las Vegas episode:

     
  6. Blackbeard

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    Here's my response to Mr. Zuck:

     
  7. coyote_jr

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    http://www.suntimes.com/news/washington/507772,CST-EDT-LAURA13.article

    I guess she couldn't come up with a solution?
     
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