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Types of Gun Owners According to Cracked

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by cleardiddion, Mar 11, 2011.

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  1. cleardiddion

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    http://www.cracked.com/funny-6719-gun-owners/

    It's interesting to see that in recent times how the general populous has gone from 'OMG GUNS' to more or less an accepting attitude towards them.

    Now, this isn't meant to be something serious as a lot of other websites or whatnot concering firearms but it is fairly even handed (at least in opinion, for a humor website) and an interesting trend towards views on ownership and use.

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    Uses some language that language you wouldn't want to teach small children.
     
  2. Claude Clay

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    cracked follows a better logic line than my CT legislators.....
    ain't that sad
     
  3. DammitBoy

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    I've posted about this befoire and got told that we shouldn't take 'cracked' seriously because it's a humor magazine for kids.

    I think this is exactly why we should be concerend as it directly applies to the group mind-think and the brain washing of our youth.
     
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    Or than a couple of technical mistakes, I thought it was pretty good reading.
     
  5. Hardware

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    The most even handed treatment on gun ownership I've seen in modern media. From a humor magazine no less.
     
  6. DammitBoy

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    Don't kid yourself - 'cracked' is not firearm or RTKBA friendly.

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    This magazine is an enemy of our RTKBA;

    http://www.cracked.com/article_19038...gn=new+article

    Did you know hunting is a war crime?

    warning: that was the least offensive part of the article...
     
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    Heehee. I laughed.
     
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    You do realize that it's a 2nd rate Comedy magazine right??
    lots of satire etc.
     
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    Meh if you can't laugh at yourself, you're wound too tight. I chuckled.
     
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    I found it funny, if you can't see the humor oh well.
     
  11. NavyLCDR

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    Considering most of the other anti-gun media is just plain ignorant, I found this article to be refreshingly well rounded :D
     
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    I can dig it.
     
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    I rather be playing with my guns than with my ...
     
  14. Sam1911

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    Any article that starts out...

    Ain't all bad! :)
     
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    I didn't think the article was too offensive at all towards gun-owners, I just took the article to be funny the way it was intended. No point in getting upset at them, if you spend any time on that site, you will see that they make fun of anything and everything. It was not a personal affront towards the gun community.

    BTW- I am a college student and have visited the website more that once, but I assure you it was purely for educational purposes :p
     
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    Cracked has many authors. As a result, their coverage of firearms has included everything from the above article, to citing the VPC on the TEC-9.

    They with some frequency utterly fail to understand whatever it is they're writing about. e.g. DARPA's guided bullets, which they seem to think can turn in mid-air to pass around a corner.

    It's a comedy site. Don't look to it for accurate information or guidance on anything.
     
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    funny pi chart. I like stuff on cracked most of the time. I didn't find it offensive to gun owners at all, I mean it is a comedy site.
     
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    it's a comedy site geared towards young males and most of their gun related articles are very gun owner negative. Negative like left wing propaganda kinda negative. That article notwithstanding.

    How do you think young minds get brainwashed? I can't think of a better vehicle.
     
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    hmmm...my comments keep disappearing....
     
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    This paints a better picture of gun owners than is actually the case. If this is their depiction of Normal gun owners, we're doing pretty well.

    True and clever, both.

    You'd almost think they were quoting some of the good advice given here!


    Yes, the picture of Charlton Heston as the "Scary Dude" is immediately annoying.
     
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    At first glance I thought the purple slice of the pie chart was mall ninjas
     
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    i like the pic of chuck heston. tarantino with a gun to his head.. not so much
     
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    For those of you who are saying Cracked is anti gun, heres the way the website works: You sign up for an acount, like here, and then you can make comments and post in the forums. Theres a specific thread over there where you can express an interest in writign for Cracked. You then get access to a hiden forum subset, where you post ideas for articles and brainstorm and write stuff up. So really, Cracked has hundreds, if not thousands of writers, and no, not all of them are pro gun, but thier not all anti gun either.

    Think about it, its just easier to write a funny article with an anti gun slant.

    I'm really glad they wrote that article, because it brings up something that I feel the shooting comunity needs to adress: The Scary Guy. (Mods, if you'd rather, just let me know and I'll move this part into a new thread)

    The Shooting comunity is made up of a bunch of different sub groups: we have hunters, professional soldiers, LEOs, Shotgun/Sporting Clays shooters, Action Shooters, Collectors, and Precision Bullseye shooters. So where does that put people who are liek a lot of the folks on this forum: We have guns for SD and HD, we go to actual training classes, we use phrases like "Condition Orange," "Slicing the Pie" "Failure to Feed" and Spam Can" without once refering to food.

    I know some people aren't into labels, but sooner or later, the public is going to give us one. It seems to me the prudent thing to do might be to take a bit of pre-emptive action. I'm not talking about the Mall Ninjas, but the guys who carry, can quote Massad Ayoob and Clint Smith, and stand in front of a mirror rehearsing "Officer, this man attacked me, I will sign the complaint. Evidence is over there, witnesses are...." (yes, I feel like there is a distinction there). I'm willing to bet that the general public can not tell the difference between guys like us, and Mall Ninjas. Wouldn't it be a good idea to develope some kind of term for us so that the civilian who gets training from Gunsight and Thunder Ranch isn't lumped in with Mall Ninjas under the blanket term "Scary Guys"

    Just my two cents, and of course, if this is hi-jacking, I'll be more than happy to move it into a new thread.

    Chris "the Kayak-Man" Johnson
     
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    Just so long as it isn't "Sheepdog!" :what:


    ;)
     
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    I think the majority of THR members would be classified under SCARY.

     
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