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Newsweek article: "Obama gets gun-shy"

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by grimjaw, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. grimjaw

    grimjaw Senior Member

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    Online now, but to be published in the 20 April issue. Sorry if it was already posted elsewhere. Of course the author seems to lament that the government just isn't doing what's needed to ban guns.

    http://www.newsweek.com/id/193589/output/print

     
  2. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

    Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow member

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    Two things: The underlying message pre-supposes that so-called gun control measures would actually HELP, not hurt, in curbing crime (which is the opposite of reality as we know).

    Anyone who gives a lame excuse as to why they won't join the NRA has now had their lame excuse revoked, when the White House says they don't "want to tangle with the NRA". Lest there be any doubt as to the NRA's power - and joining will only make them stronger than they already are!
     
  3. highorder

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    Can someone shed some light on this? I was not aware that anything had changed from 1989.

    Do people really think we just keep them in a "pile?" It must not sound as good to say:

     
  4. Carl

    Carl Member

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    When will someone learn that the term "semi-automatic assault rifle" is an oxymoron in its finest?
     
  5. floods

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    It implies that owning 15 guns is deemed "excessive." Some readers are easily led.
     
  6. Ben Shepherd

    Ben Shepherd Senior Member

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    What's up? Professional politicians aren't stupid. That's what's up.

    The tone of the article(predictably) makes me want to :barf:.
     
  7. fireman 9731

    fireman 9731 Senior Member

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    Silence may be the sound of progress...
     
  8. dobrzemetal

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    Yeah and hopefully they will keep silent, but who knows with all these antis pushing their agenda by focusing on stories like this :barf:, I almost think they like to hear about things like this, it gives them more ammo.
     
  9. outerlimit

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    As far as I'm aware nothing has changed and things have actually gotten worse because of the Norinco ban enacted by Clinton and continued by Bush. And also, because the ATF went after parts kits a few years back. In addition, AK, FAL, AR & HK clone prices are higher than ever.

    The author doesn't cite anything to support his statement and so as a result it is a statement typical of anti-gun rubbish articles that have no basis in fact.
     
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  10. camslam

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    -Let me be clear, I'm more than thrilled that idiots like the following in no particular order have had to as much as admit defeat for now.

    -Obama (Won't touch guns with a 10 foot pole)
    -Clinton (Other than Mexico crap hasn't said boo)
    -Emanuel (Really running the show and is keeping peoples mouths shut)
    -Holder (Has been reigned in and told to shut his damn mouth) Love that!
    -Durbin (60 minutes clip showed him admitting absolute defeat)
    -Feinstein (Admitted defeat for now, on 60 minutes)

    I would love to see the rest of the gun banning crew have to say the same things, but for now, I will humbly accept what we've gotten.

    Make no mistake, if they thought they could GET AWAY with it, they would be after the guns ASAP.

    -Thank you NRA for having the clout, resources, and focus to influence Congress correctly on this issue.
    -Thank you every other 2nd amendment group that fights on the local, state, and federal level. Your efforts are needed and make a difference.
    -Thank you to everyone that has educated, influenced, or introduced shooting and the 2nd amendment to someone new.

    Let's keep fighting people, but you have to admit the last 3 months you have never seen as many frustrated, unhappy, reporters and stories, regarding the 2nd amendment.

    Got to love it.
     
  11. fucema

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    The problem is that given enough time and pressure, popular opinion may change -- and swing the favor over to those who would impose heavier legislation against private gun ownership.

    More needs to be done to educate and inform the public about the lies and misstatements in many of these types of anti-gun articles.

    Things like: gaping gunshow loopholes, mexican's armed with US guns, lethal assault weapons ...

    You're average citizen that has zero experience handling a gun or carrying one for even self-defense will more likely be swayed by these false and often emotionally backed anti-gun arguments.

    On my end, I try to discuss these issues openly with friends and family who are not as gun-saavy in order to provide some counter balance that seems to be missing in the media. I wish there was more articles and news in the popular public media that could provide a more balanced view on the issue.
     
  12. markfh

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    Just think if that "combat war vet" had his own "assault rifle" he could have engaged the bg and possibly saved lives.

    Some years ago an officer was shot in my neighborhood. While his partner and my neighbor were attending to his stomach wound and before other police could arrive my wife and I took up positions to cover them in case the bg came out of the house he had shot the officer from.

    I was armed with an M4 and my wife with a .45 Glock. We were both more than willing to engage the bg to protect the two officers and our neighbor had he come out of his house.

    After the event was over the commander of the swat team that was there came to our house and thanked us for helping.

    The bg had killed 5 members of his family including his 3 little kids. He committed suicide with "two" shots to the head. :evil:
     
  13. ServiceSoon

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    Now if we could only get Congress to do the same on all of the other "issues"...
     
  14. Prion

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    Newsweek article AK ID?

    What kind of AK is pictured in the latest issue of Newsweek? I can't get nice looking AK's like that in my area. All are really crappy looking next to that one. What are the nicer brands, where can they be purchased and what is the cost for a nice one? Thanks guys:)
     
  15. sharkhunter2018

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    I haven't seen the latest issue.

    A picture would be real helpful.
     
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    Have at it...

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  18. Cannonball888

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    This isn't surprising. Barry wants to win a second term. If he succeeds then we're really screwed because then he'll have nothing left to lose. If he wins the hope is that any Dems in Congress will still be afraid of losing their jobs.
     
  19. SpecialKalltheway

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    go around your area and take pictures of AK's and then develop the pictures in black and white and presto you have nice looking Ak's in your area! :D
     
  20. cbrgator

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    Ugh, that article DRIPS with anti-ness. It makes it sound like the gun control legislation that has been debated the last few months is a blatanlty obvious answer to our problems. And also throws in little parentheses remarks to further quip at gun rights advocates. I really just can't take it anymore.

    And nope, don't know what that AK is.
     
  21. ezenbrowntown

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    "You're average citizen that has zero experience handling a gun or carrying one for even self-defense"

    Not here in Texas! LOL. :)
     
  22. Justin

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    Duplicate threads merged.
     
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    AK ID - Looks like a Chinese AKS
     
  25. Prion

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    Yeah, it was clearly anti. Expect nothing less from Newsweek. I read it because it's good to read both perspectives, 'keep your friends close, your enemies closer' kinda idea. Anyway, AK in article ID? Everything around here is CAI. All AK's can't possibly be that bad.
     

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