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Responses to Atlanta Journal's stance on AWB

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Raistlin, Aug 1, 2004.

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  1. Raistlin

    Raistlin Member

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    Well, you know the editors at the Atlanta Urinal-Constipation just had to put in their two cents on the AWB, but I'll bet they weren't expecting the response...

    The Atlanta Journal-Consitution
    Letters to the Editor
    Sunday, August 1, 2004

    http://www.ajc.com/opinion/content/opinion/letters/index.html (registration req'd).

    There were no letters supporting the paper's opinion. :D
     
  2. Tamara

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    Sometimes the people that voted for McKinney forget that they're almost completely surrounded by the people that voted for McDonald, Gingrich, and Barr, and that there are no fortified checkpoints at the various crossings of the 285 moat... ;)

    (Heck, I was able to infiltrate as far in town as Virginia Highlands, and remained there, undetected, for years! :D )
     
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    Raistlin-

    This response was authored by you? If so, bravo. This is the kind of stuff we need printed: to the point, easy to understand, factual yet containing powerful emotional language, 2A never mentioned (its not a compelling argument for nost people! Sadly!).

    I particularly liked this:

    Great stuff!

    316SS
     
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    Sorry, 316SS, but I can't claim credit - and that's the really great part! All these responses came from AJC readers. :D
     
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    It's lines like this that really frost me. That stupid writer can be thanked for reminding a large segment of the electorate the position they're supposed to take regarding gun control. The Bradys couldn't have done a better job.

    Substitute "gun control extremists" for "liberals" and it would have been a decent letter. If you are going to go about making us more enemies, please don't bother.
     
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    Malone LaVeigh, that sentence you quoted is factual. I guess I don't understand your quarrel with it.
     
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    I'm not seeing the problem with it either. Though "gun contollers" would have been much more precise.
     
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    There's no need to worry about leftist extremists' feelings: they're not only paranoid about them themselves, but completely oblivious to everyone else's feelings. Better just to tell the truth.
     
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    Then try hard. That's why we've been losing as long as I can remember.
     
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    Oh wait. Are you saying that not all liberals call the banned guns assault weapons? (Maybe you're a liberal?) Are you trying (unseucessfully) to make the point that not all liberals are gun grabbers?

    No matter.

    It still doesn't change the fact that it is factually correct that "Liberals call the banned semi-automatic rifles "assault weapons" to play on people's emotions while hoping the people remain ignorant enough to buy their line."
     
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    Actually, I know quite a few liberals who are not gun-grabbers.
     
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    And recall that "liberal" correctly means "forward thinking, progressive, open-minded." Liberals and Democrats aren't the same thing.

    Anyway, those newspaper responses are good reminders not to simply sit here and preach to the converted, but to write to editors, etc. and let our voices be heard too. Show the undecided people that RKBA advocates aren't some tiny wacko fringe but a large, politically active, and mostly normal group of regular citizens with a lot of facts and history on their side.
     
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