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Possibly the most Pro-Gun Article Ever

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by MikePGS, Aug 8, 2007.

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  1. MikePGS

    MikePGS Member

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    I may or may not be in the twilight zone (and theres definitely a chance i'm reposting this, but I didn't see it so please forgive me if i am) but on MSN.com right now there is an article accompanied by a picture gallery that is possibly the most pro-RKBA article i have ever seen. You'd think it was from the front pages of Guns and Ammo or something.
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20178856/site/newsweek/?GT1=10252 (thats the gallery)
    http://lifestyle.msn.com/mindbodyan...rticlemc.aspx?cp-documentid=4799146&GT1=10323 (thats the article titled "I got a gun and loved it!" about a young woman's love towards firearms)

    The gallery is amazing, it not only shows what weapon people have, going so far as to naming them, but even goes out of its way to break stereotypes, showing a man who calls himself a liberal democrat who is shown wielding an AK-47 with his pet mouse on his shoulder, and showing young persons holding weapons as well, without even suggesting that this is wrong or anything like that. Just like it should be. Who would've thought that such an unbiased article would be put on the front page of microsoft? If i weren't so supermanly, i just might choke up... but alas, i am supermanly, and therefore in no danger of doing such a thing:)
    I attribute the spread of articles like this directly to Mr Oleg Volk and others like him who spread the message that guns aren't things to be feared, but rather tools that can be used to secure your liberty, life and property. Thank you all for your efforts towards making gun ownership unremarkable.
     
  2. TexKettering

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    About time!


    Edit: That comment was before I read the entire article and I changed my opinion if it... See below for explanations. :D
     
  3. springmom

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    Did you read the whole article???? She ends up being an ANTI. Here's her last paragraph:

    Not my idea of a pro-gun article. MInd you, the Newsweek gallery is awesome. But the article itself is a miserable failure at the end.

    Springmom
     
  4. MikePGS

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    drat, i didn't read the last paragraph. I looked at the gallery and in my excitement only read the first page of the article.
     
  5. kcmarine

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    Ha ha...we've all been there Mike... don't worry.
     
  6. MikePGS

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    Just look at the gallery then and ignore the article... its what i did!:)
     
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    I wonder if she feels the same way about seatbelts, fire extinguishers, home insurance, etc as far as her exceptions to "It's better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it" goes*grumble*
     
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    Hey, some people find it easier to put their fingers in their ears and go "la la la la la" rather than accept that life is unpredictable and sometimes dangerous... if that makes 'em feel better, fine with me, as long as it doesn't affect my options.
     
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    Not quite...
     
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    That last paragraph is somewhat less than pro-gun.
     
  11. MikePGS

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    haha yeah like i said in my excitement i didn't read the second page... still, the gallery of pictures is pretty good still.
     
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    She doesn't mention ever being more than a witness to crime, so it's easy for her to make that last statement. Hopefully nothing happens to her that forces her to amend her naive world view.
     
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    It's msnbc and its not totally anti-gun
    and shows some gun owners as we are,
    and not the typical anti-gun stereotypes
    of gun owners. It is a small change.
     
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    If you have the police with you 24/7, sure.
     
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    I think I'll pass on that too.

    What she's talking about is a world where no one seeks to use force against others, and I just don't see such a thing ever existing, and if by chance it ever does, well, there'd be nothing to fear from people carrying around RPG's and machine guns(or portable nukes :evil:).

    I guess ignorance is bliss... that is, until reality sets in.
     
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    I wouldn't call her an anti, at least not in the same league as the gun-grabbers.

    The gun experience she wrote about was on the positive side, and she just thought she has outgrown the need for guns. As much as we may disagree, that's her freedom and she didn't try to tell us what to think, either.
     
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    I carry around RPGs and machine guns...
    :uhoh:
    I've even got my cargo pants set up to be able to carry 40mm loads.
     
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    I gave the article a quick read. At its end I felt happy for the author. She seems to have reached a state of something like inner peace and contentment with who she is. She wasn't so stable earlier. She needed a gun "to feel powerful" and she lived "in perpetual, agitated anticipation — and dread at maybe having to put a bullet into someone."

    Perhaps some day she might develop an integrated personality in which she doesn't define herself by external factors: guns for sure, but also boyfriends and husbands and social factors that so strongly influence her thoughts and feelings. In Texas she was one person, in Manhattan she is another, and if her life takes her to somewhere else or someone else she might become yet another person entirely. Growing up is hard to do but developing one's own personality is hardest of all.

    For now, though, she is content and--most reassuring to me--she doesn't have the need for a gun to make her feel powerful and doesn't live in perpetual, agitated anticipation while she has one. That's scarey stuff and truly revealing.
     
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    I'm just confused with the being vaunerable making you stronger. How exactly does that work?
     
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    True. OTOH, I'm uneasy with the idea that guns are a thing to be outgrown. Makes us all sound like kids with the latest Transformer toys or something. After you read the whole article, go back and re-read from the viewpoint of where she's going. It looks a lot less benign to me.

    Antis will LOVE this article. :(

    Springmom
     
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    good gallery :)
     
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    I actually feel pretty darn safe and secure at home. I don't think I'd feel so comfortable living in a place where I wasn't allowed to have the best tools to defend my family available legally. :scrutiny:
     
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    GAH! That's EXACTLY what I wanted to do: portraits of american gun-owners in their homes to show their normality.

    Ekk....someday I'll get an original idea and execute it before someone else. Some day.
     
  24. Nolo

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    It's not being vulnerable that makes you stronger, it's the assertion that you don't need that six-chambered death machine to go toe-to-toe with someone.
    Think like this:
    "If I'm this strong without a gun, think how strong I'd be with one!"
    By the way, "six-chambered death machine" is my pet name for revolvers, it has nothing to do with their killing capability.
     
  25. Picknlittle

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    I don't see the problem. The writer prepared a detailed, even positive presentation that she did not altogether agree with and expressed a personal opinion at the end or the article. If it was meant to be slanted, you'd have seen the anti slant through out.

    Surly to goodness we can appreciate the professionalism necessary to do a good job of telling one story while not contaminating it with personal views. At the end, she expressed what was clearly an opinion. A personal view, nothing more.

    When was the last time you read or viewed anything by an anti that wasn't negative from the outset? I think the same can be said fro most pro articles. Rarely are they balanced or unbiased.

    Just my $.02
     
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