8 Ways the Media does't understand gun owners

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    8 Ways the Media does't understand gun owners

    8 Ways the Media does't understand gun owners

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    By Kyle Wintersteen, Guns & Ammo

    Published: 1:32 PM 04/27/2012


    .....I’ve learned something through this approach: Big Media does not understand gun owners. Their anti-gun stories range widely in subtlety, and could be categorized as lazy, intentionally anti-gun or unknowingly biased. The latest antacid-popper comes to us courtesy of The New Yorker and falls into the “unknowingly biased” category. Jill Lepore thinks she is a liberal crusader out there just trying to make a difference, which she has attempted to achieve through an unfair and condescending portrayal of gun ownership in America (She actually compares the ambience of a gun range to visiting a porn shop—what the hell?). Lepore’s story, while better written than some mindless anti-gun hit pieces, is undermined by a lack of empathy. There is a cavernous disconnect between liberal journalists (who don’t even recognize their own biases) and the plight of gun owners. Here are the top eight things anti-gun journalists don’t seem to understand about us.


    1. ‘Shootings Are Caused by Guns’

    2. That Is Not an AK-47

    3. There Is No ‘Gun Show Loophole’

    4. The Collective Rights Argument Is Over

    5. We’re Winning Because Shooting Is Fun

    6. Gun Ownership Is Not Declining

    7. Guns Save Lives

    8. The Brady Campaign Is Full of Lies

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    Don't Get Me Started On The Biased and Anti-Gun Media!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ANGLICO View Post
    Big Media does not understand gun owners. Their anti-gun stories range widely in subtlety, and could be categorized as lazy, intentionally anti-gun or unknowingly biased. There is a cavernous disconnect between liberal journalists (who don’t even recognize their own biases) and the plight of gun owners.
    For many years now I've contacted my local media (sometimes on a weekly basis), when I've seen/read misinformation when it comes to firearms.. ALL FOR NAUGHT!!

    I don't know how many times I've told them (as a example) NO!.. it's NOT a small black AUTOMATIC, but rather a Semi-Automatic (and have included links to web sites that explain the difference).. yet they spew the same garbage the very next day.

    The same thing goes for SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIALS (as another example). And once again, the same garbage later. (Even left a link that states.. "There is NO official definition of "Saturday Night Special" under federal law").

    I could go on and on, with similar examples, all with the same result.. the media REFUSES to tell what they know is true and correct, but would rather spew the same old anti-firearm rhetoric!

    Let's face it. In most cases the media is intentionally biased toward being anti-gun.. even after you've shown them their errors.

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    You forgot one. It's called a clip
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    Quote Originally Posted by rammerjammer View Post
    You forgot one. It's called a clip
    Is that the shoulder thing that goes up? Does a high capacity clip just go up more or does it accomidate more shoulders?
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    Intentionally anti gun is my take. One of the wrongs in America they think they are qualified to correct by telling the rest of us what to do. The people I know that have gone into "media" have been those that were at best middle of the road intellectually. Kind of wanna be recognized as someone on the ball, but never got there. The smart kids of my day are in professions and trades that contribute to society.

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    It's NOT guns that kill people...it's the bullets! Geez.
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    It's NOT guns that kill people....its husbands that come home early

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    The media is just stupid in general. Our local affiliates are always saying someone or place was "robbed" but then go on to explain their house or business was burglarized. If I rob you it is up close and personal. Burglary or breaking & entering is a property crime, not robbery. "Robbery" must sound more dramatic. Idiots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FireStar M40 View Post
    Anglico said in part..

    For many years now I've contacted my local media (sometimes on a weekly basis), when I've seen/read misinformation when it comes to firearms.. ALL FOR NAUGHT!!

    I don't know how many times I've told them (as a example) NO!.. it's NOT a small black AUTOMATIC, but rather a Semi-Automatic (and have included links to web sites that explain the difference).. yet they spew the same garbage the very next day.

    The same thing goes for SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIALS (as another example). And once again, the same garbage later. (Even left a link that states.. "There is NO official definition of "Saturday Night Special" under federal law").

    I could go on and on, with similar examples, all with the same result.. the media REFUSES to tell what they know is true and correct, but would rather spew the same old anti-firearm rhetoric!

    Let's face it. In most cases the media is intentionally biased toward being anti-gun.. even after you've shown them their errors.

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