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Sun Dec 30, 2012, 07:19 PM

The Journal News has hurt any hope for gun reform. [View all]

MadHound put a post up that should make us think about the damage that The Journal News has done.
You can read it at http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=2096787

If you do go to read it I want you to think about what he is saying. Many have yet to see it.
This is my post in that thread, remember this is written by a person that does not own a gun and is very pro gun control reform. I was thinking I should have rewrote it, but it says everything already.
How many, after what The Journal News did, is looking at the same thing? The law does not make people in certain places register their guns if they have been acquired as MadHound has his. How many will now not do so, even if the law is changed, due to this type of attack?

We post register sex offenders, people who have broken the law, in this manner. We are now treating Law Abiding Citizens the same way? That is a BAD precedent.

Now let us look at this from the propaganda way. The NRA will use this stupidity on the side of THAT PAPER to strengthen their weak arguments (plural). Remember how the Bush administration used 9-11 as the answer for everything? Well here is the NRA's 9-11 answer! And do you really think the teaparty will let grass grow under their feet on this? Our side will take a pounding on this. The fight for better gun control has now hit a big problem, we just don't know how big at this time.

And let's take this to the nightmare point. How many gun sales will now be under the table due to people not wanting the world to know their business? Have we opened a bigger illegal market with this? Only time will tell on this, but the nightmare has a foothold.

So now what? The jinn is out of the bottle. I can assure each and everyone of you that the other side will fight to keep it out!


So there is the problem. We all know the NRA and others have some of the best Propaganda People money can buy. This has already started to knock Newtown out of the news. We are losing people to the other side that are law abiding because of this. We have a wound that is still bleeding. How are we going to treat it?

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