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CNBC AR documentary this thursday

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by jamesjames, Apr 22, 2013.

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  1. The_Next_Generation

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    I can't believe how much they pushed the "window into America's gun culture" line! That is not what America's "gun culture" is, in fact I don't even think there is any kind of "gun culture". There are people who own firearms and that's it. Some train, some collect, and some just like to go to the range for a Sunday afternoon after church and go through a few boxes of ammo with the guys.

    An equal representation, this was not :fire:

    For those of you that missed the airing on primtime, here is a YouTube channel that has uploaded the entire documentary: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheJagman1971/videos?flow=grid&view=0

    Also, at the end of the documentary the narrator says, "Its something more than a rifle designed for recreation, self - defense (etc. etc.)..its something more, a weapon originally designed for the fields of war." Yeah, way to go CNBC..after that closing statement there is no way I'm going to watch any NBC-affiliated programming again.
     
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  2. Bruno2

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    Has Piers Morgan left the country yet?
     
  3. Blackstone

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    We fobbed him off to you guys for the long term :D
     
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    I would be interesting to get a response from the OP or CNBC rep, but I doubt that will happen. They don't want honest, rational debate. They want emotional, rhetoric. In other words, lies.
     
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    I'll trade you one Piers Morgan for one Dianne Feinstein. We'll ship her FedEx Air at no extra charge.
     
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    Like it or not, every firearm can trace its heritage to the fields of war. Every. Single. One. Some just have a closer relationship than others.

    Every firearm is designed to kill. Some people accept that fact, some people are appalled by it. But denying it puts a person squarely in the Fudd camp, saying foolish things like "They won't ever come after my deer rifle or duck gun.", and "Nobody needs an AR-15. Buy a shotgun... buy a shotgun.".

    But, the fact that the producers chose that particular quote to punctuate their program is a clear sign that they never intended this to be anything other than a political statement, an opportunity to continue the demonization of a scary looking tool.

    The scary thing is, they're getting pretty good at it. To the casual observer, this was probably viewed as a balanced investigative piece, even though it obviously had an anti-AR tilt.
     
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    I didn't bother watching. CNBC only looks centrist next to it's socialist brother MSNBC. I knew it was going to be crap from the beginning. I'm not sure why so many are surprised.
     
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    and if anyone wants a real history of the AR...watch "High Impact:M-16"
     
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