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Popular Mechanics' new gun-stereotype cover image

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Manedwolf, Jan 13, 2006.

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  1. Manedwolf

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    Lovely. Article is about identity theft, so the cover is a circuit board made to look like a gun, like guns mean criminals...ha ha. :barf:

    Anyone want to write to them?

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  2. Crosshair

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    We MUST ban these Computers.......Oh, wait.:rolleyes:
     
  3. birddog

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    Maybe I'm getting old, but this just doesn't bother me.
     
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    I'm only eighteen and I can't quite work up an appropriate amount of indignation about it.

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  5. zahc

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    I think someone is being over sensitive. Guns are tools of violence. Take it.

    Besides, PM is a very progun mag and run lots of gun ads.
     
  6. Bartholomew Roberts

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    Popular Mechanics is very pro-gun. The editor even published a letter to subscribers telling them that they could bitch about Popular Mechanics covering guns all they liked; but that this coverage would not change.

    So I doubt this is as big a deal as you are making it...
     
  7. Hk91 Fan

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    Hey now,

    I usually never post, yet, I feel that it is necessary for me to reinforce what Mr. Roberts has mentioned. Popular Mechanics is run by folks that are on our side. I have read the editorial that Mr. Roberts spoke of. I would leave this one alone.
     
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    I thought that "Glock" on the cover was sorta neat.
     
  9. Manedwolf

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    Well, I'm just thinking from the perspective of "blissninnys, sheep, gun phobics and those more apt to follow that line of thinking see this on the newsstand shelf"... and it further reinforces their negative stereotype. Gun = thing bad people use = bad.

    Now, if it they had done a composition using the circuit-board gun (which is cool) in a way that emphasized that it represented YOUR defenses against the identity-thieves...such as putting the SS card behind the gun instead, and having the gun facing a page-edge fade into nebulous "internet threat" abstractions, and place the "how to fight back" in a way that indicated that's what it represented...then I'd say it'd be a better message. My opinion.
     
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    Wasn't the Glock the firearm of police units? Sends a mixed message to try to imply it's only used by criminals. I think they could have gotten their point across with a different image, though.

    jmm
     
  11. HighVelocity

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    Is that a Glock foty? :eek: :D
     
  12. Justin

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    *yawn*
     
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    I should point out that in this month's issue, there's an excellent rundown of the XM-25 ... umm, cannon-thingy in there, along with the SOCOM S.C.A.R. (That just sounds bad-ass ^_^)

    And that they run such articles frequently.

    Besides, I think the circuit-glock looks kinda cool.
     
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    It's Popular Mechanics, dude.

    Change your panties, they're too tight.
     
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    :D +1 on that. Making a lot out of nothing.
     
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    Exactly.
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    I thought Glocks weren't that complex. :)

    That thing on the cover doesn't need a gunsmith so much as a computer engineer.

    Mike
     
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    Actually, I thought that was Glock's entry into the "smart gun" market.

    Ryan
     
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    I was hoping

    it was going to be about a new smart gun.
     
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    Neat Art

    I may have to dig some old parts out of the trash, I mean spare parts bin, and do one up in a 1911 pattern. Integrate a Motrola Razor into the frame and youd have a neat "conversation" piece.
     
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    What do guns have to do with identity theft other than to imply that gun=crime?
     
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    D'oh!

    Robbery without a gun - kind of like taxation.

    Ditto on the
     
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    It's a GeForce fo'ty! I hear that if you overclock it, it'll shoot .45 ACP, too!

    :D
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    I win.
     
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    Thats FUNNY :D :D :D
     
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