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Why People Fear Guns

Discussion in 'Legal' started by jimpeel, Jan 3, 2004.

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  1. jimpeel

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    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,107274,00.html

     
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    Interesting article. How about adding all the times guns are used safely for hunting and recreation. Ooops! Just read a story of three men being arrested in Philadelphia for shooting guns into air on New Years Eve, and taping themselves. Go figure!:rolleyes:
     
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    Boy was I surprised when I saw that article on the front page of foxnews.com. Oh how I hope for the day it would be front page on CNN, MSNBC or I'd even take ABCnews.
     
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    Does anyone know where we can find a copy of this report.
     
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    Some fun quotes from that Time article:

    If they're so into firepower, why are there so many .380s, and even a .25 on the list? I thought the super mega evil S&W .500 Magnum was supposed to be the ultimate in firepower?

    I'm not sure I've ever seen a Bryco, but I seem to remember that every time someone starts a 'scariest looking pistol' thread on here, big bore revolvers seem to lead the pack, not small-bore semis.

    Watch out...they'll be coming for everything short of T/C single shots soon.
     
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    and

    and

    This supports the call for only police and military to have guns.

    finally

    Red states, I presume.

    The left controls the media. We know that. When "busy" people listen to brokaw/jennings/rather to get the "truth" they are being spoon-fed an agenda. The CNN story with the Broward County Sheriff using a full-auto AK47 was yellow journalism. When called on it, they retracted it, but the images are already etched into the sheeple's minds.

    :fire:
     
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    Don't think of pink elephants!:D My kind, The Dark Clan [lighting, thunder, women weeping], call CNN's stunt an "evidentiary harpoon." Attempting to get inadmissible evidence in front of the trier of fact knowing that it will be objected to and sustained but still before the jury.

    The media lies. Yes, we know that lying is the most effective and most used weapon of socialism that the media espouses.

    How do we counter it is the question. :scrutiny:
     
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    That is the $64M question. Or is it $64B?

    The internet is powerful but voices like Oleg's are lost in a sea of information. A-Human-Right is an excellent tool for information. There are many others. But sheeple have to find it, which requires initiative.

    Fox news was good, but is being diluted.

    Talk radio is still effective, but the soccer moms and sheeple rarely listen.

    The deck is stacked against us, the oppressed minority. For all of our good arguments, it just takes one person with an evil assault rifle to self-immolate.
     
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    John Lott has put out several editorials recently on this issue of media bias against guns ... they are all clipped out of his book The Bias Against Guns which I am in the middle of reading. I highly recommend it, because in the course of an entire book he hammers home the points made in his editorials, only ten times harder (with more data and lots of charts and such).
     
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    Essay Contest.

    A few of us non-PC types up here held an essay contest at a SUNY unit three of them taught at. The subject one year was "The Damage Political Correctness Does." Another time the topic was something about how to repair the damage Multiculturalism does to somebody and I forget the exact title, etc. We pooled out resources and gave a $100 bond as the prize. It got all the anti-liberty whiners to blubbering.

    Why not have a high-school research project and/or essay contest in which defensive uses of guns are searched out and explained by kids? But, then, the question: Who does it? Who judges? etc?

    Would one lone soul on this site or RKBA, etc., be able to create much of a stir with such a thing?? How would the word get out?

    I personally would like to see the constitution and liberty successfully defended without calling in the 2A, but I have my doubts that it can be done.

    rr
     
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    A possible answer to the question of Why People Fear Guns might be found in the following.

    The vast majority of people tend to get their "information" from openly antigun sources, and in addition are to lazy or dumb to look round the edges of the deluge of lies, half-truths, deletions of fact and slanted presentations that are the hallmark of our so-called "free press" and general "media". Seems that they would rather be "spoon fed" pap, than "eat meat", which at times includes some bone and gristle.

    If you doubt the nature of the sources, read the 14 page section beginning at page 185, of Bernard Goldberg's latest book, Arrogance, I believe, is the title.
     
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