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The best pro-gun editorial in a newspaper, ever!

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  1. Recoil1776

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    Thanks for posting, a most lucid read.
    Dan
     
  3. Blackbeard

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    Forget gun magazine. Someone needs to hire him at the Chicago Tribune.
     
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    Too bad he had to save all that pent up irritation for his last column.
     
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    Long read but an outstanding piece....considering the indoctrination and ignorance that frequently comes out of Iowa State University, this renews my faith in the next generation.

    The young man has real future ahead of him. I think I've met him once at the range in Ames.
     
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    Super fine!
     
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    I don't usually link to stuff but I was about to start a thread about this when I saw it had already been done. It's outstanding.
     
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    One, if not the very best, I've ever read. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    He makes valid points I put it on Facebook, recommend others doing the same, it's a rational explanation of everything in a nutshell.
     
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    Posted on FB....super article!
     
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    That title reminds me of the following analogy:

    Obama = Nero
    Media = Fiddle
    America = Rome
     
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    Because the article was long, I'll sum it up in one word: Seminal.
     
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    Outstanding editorial, probably the best I have read on the subject of guns and gun control. Only possible downside is that it's a bit too long but certainly covered all the bases quite thoroughly. Well Done.
     
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    I agree that this is a great article.
     
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    Here's a better quote, that really sums up a lot of what many of us feel.
     
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    Great read there. I sent the link to it around myself.

    And yes ChaoSS, I do indeed wish I was on one of those 911 flights with my .38. The outcome would have definitely been different. :)
     
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    Excellent read!
     
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    The young man's email is in the link so I sent him a thank you note.
     
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    This is the best editorial on the subject I have read. I too sent the author a quick note of thanks and encouragement. I've sent to link to numerous friends as well.
     
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    Very well articulated. Thanks for the link.
     
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    Jesus Christ, that was good. I wanted to be strictly 'shop talk' on this site, but that was outstanding.
    People who cherish the Second Amendment must stand together.
     
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    I liked it , but I agree with whoever said it was too long. A lot of people don't have the attention span to stay with it. However, the author claimed it would be his last article so I suppose he went all out.
     
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    Now if only my newspaper would publish my letters. I have written 5 or 6 since late December and have yet to see any of them published. Figured as much with a newspaper called "The Press Democrat".
    CApighunter
     
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    Good article, but the author starts to sound a bit unhinged by the end, talking of civil war, how the next one will be worse than the first (the bloodiest in all of US history). He warns people to stop with the anti-gun propaganda or there will be blood . . . I think he should've left that part out. While the gun debate can be very acrimonious, no one's talking about taking up arms against their fellow citizens or a revolution outside some extremist groups.

    He makes great points, but when he starts talking about civil war and the blood that'll result from it, he starts sounding like those hard core preppers who think the Gov't is about to break down their door and run Red Dawn fantasies in their heads.

    These are what I'm talking about - this kind of talk reeks of some of the crazed chatter you hear on survivalist boards (threads like "Is the time coming to revolt?" and "Where to hide your guns when they come for them?" - answers to these threads are usually along the lines of "Yes" and "In your foxhole, bring on the helicopters!!").

    Author would've done better to end the article sooner, after pointing out the hypocrisy, just end the article with something like "Until you acknowledge there are two sides to this debate, and that pro-gun people aren't moronic rednecks, that we love this country and want to preserve and cherish our Second Am freedoms as much as you want to preserve your First Am, there can be no end to this controversy" - instead he breaks down and shows some ugly colors from the fringe of the pro-gun side
     
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    It astounds me that any media outlet would let that go to press (or the electronic equivalent). Way too well written for most of them.
     
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