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Combating Illegal Guns

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by camacho, Jun 8, 2008.

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  1. camacho

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    Below is Editorial from the NYT:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/06/opinion/06fri3.html

     
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    That's shocking, hey:barf:
     
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    Another fine job of yellow journalism.

    I really hate the press. :fire:
     
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    For decades NYC has been trying to blame other states, dealers, and gunmakers for their problems with crime. This is just the latest episode.
     
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    I wonder if MB has stock in NYT.

    BTW, I don't think that's yellow journalism. If those quotes appeared in a regular news report, it would be, but this was an editorial, where editors have almost free rein to rant and rave at their leisure and pleasure if they so desire --barring libel and calumny.

    But I also wonder if any of the Hearsts have stock in NYT.

    By way of explanation for that last wisecrack, I am given to understand that William Randolph Hearst's newspapers had a major role in fomenting the Spanish-American war and gave rise to the expression "yellow journalism."

    I believe the quote, "My pretty little war," was attributed to Hearst in reference to that conflict.

    Google "yellow journalism" and "remember the Maine."

    Many, many papers now follow the Hearst Model of journalism.

    Too many, many.

    --Terry
     
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    I wonder how the editors of that so-called "newspaper" would appreciate having federal monitors oversee sales of their propaganda rag. I bet they'd yell and scream and hop up and down about the First Amendment for all they're worth.

    That's different, right?
     
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    Illegal guns should be fired.

    Without jobs, maybe they will go back to where they came from.:D
     
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    That's a fine point Standing Wolf. Most attacks on Second Amendment rights usually CAN be effectively countered by bringing in the First.

    A point which is usually rebutted with "Don't try to change the subject, guns have nothing to do with the First Amendment..." :rolleyes:
     
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    Mayor Michael Bloomberg will of course attack the car industry next, and sue them for providing cars that drunks cruise around in :rolleyes: and then the baseball bat industry for all the wrecked knee caps... :rolleyes: and so on and so on. When is it time for the people of NY to sue Mayor Michael Bloomberg for burning tax dollar on nonsense? :banghead:
     
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    When the female presidential candidate was here recently she said something to the effect that she didn't think that states like Montana needed the same sorts of registration/restrictions that states like NY did. I wonder how that would work in a federal law? Not well I imagine. Of course the newspaper people thought it was wonderful, but I've got to wonder how they'd feel about their "right" to blather away being registered/restricted. :eek:

    Maybe "shall not be infringed" means something different to the 'experts' who are called journalists.
     
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    "illegal guns."

    Except for an NFA violation or a filed serial number there's no such animal. Oh, you can have prohibited persons with guns. But that doesn't fit with the "no personal responsibility" of socialist doctrine. The whole purpose of the phrase is to make all guns sound like contraband. And even people legally in possession just happen to legally possess this contraband by some "loophole" in the law, like a gun show.
     
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