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Mon Jun 16, 2014, 04:52 PM

 

Why Does The NRA Keep Comparing Women To Guns?

Noir -- a weekly program aired by the National Rifle Association as part of its efforts to reach a younger audience -- has run two segments that fetishize an assault weapon as an attractive woman.

Over the past year the NRA has launched a number of initiatives to engage with women, minorities, and younger Americans. Noir, a Sunday web series hosted by popular gun blogger turned NRA News commentator Colion Noir, is packaged for a Millennial audience, although the show has been widely mocked by critics as a phony and out-of-touch attempt at messaging.

A segment during the June 15 edition of Noir opened with a black-and-white scene of a stylishly-dressed woman standing in an alley. Doing voice-over work, Noir appeared to describe the woman, ranging from her clothing ("Her Jimmy Choo's can't be comfortable, but you'd never know it", to her intellect ("Chess, yeah it's a men's game, but when she plays, men pay", to her actions ("Flirts more than you can handle too. She's the kind to tell the bartender how to make her drink".

In the final shot, the woman is seen holding a Heckler & Koch MR556 assault weapon and Noir reveals he was talking about the firearm the whole time:

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/06/16/why-does-the-nra-keep-comparing-women-to-guns/199743

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Reply Why Does The NRA Keep Comparing Women To Guns? (Original post)
SecularMotion Jun 2014 OP
gejohnston Jun 2014 #1
blueridge3210 Jun 2014 #2
Duckhunter935 Jun 2014 #3
krispos42 Jun 2014 #4
Eleanors38 Jun 2014 #5
krispos42 Jun 2014 #6
Eleanors38 Jun 2014 #8
HALO141 Jun 2014 #7
Packerowner740 Jun 2014 #9
ManiacJoe Jun 2014 #10

Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Mon Jun 16, 2014, 05:25 PM

1. So, Noir speaks for all NRA members?

So MM assumes that one person does something, that applies to the other 5 million people?

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Response to gejohnston (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 16, 2014, 06:24 PM

2. What does the OP think about this issue? (nt)

 

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Mon Jun 16, 2014, 07:19 PM

3. care to comment?

 

It would be nice for you as a host to respect the SOP of this group that you should discuss the posts you make.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Mon Jun 16, 2014, 07:38 PM

4. Light weight, moderate recoil, adjustable length-of-pull...

...sounds like good reasons for a woman to consider an AR-15 as a home-defense weapon.

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Response to krispos42 (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 16, 2014, 08:20 PM

5. Damn, it DOES sound sexy.

 

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Response to Eleanors38 (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 16, 2014, 10:10 PM

6. But I forget...

...some people in this country don't want the gun to be adjustable to individual shooters. They want people of short stature to grapple with a gun that is oversized for them, because that makes us all safer.




I get the distinct impression that the only gun that some people want to be legal weights 30 pounds, is six feet long, an ergonomic nightmare, and is simultaneously under-powered (after all, high-powered guns are bad, right?) AND has a viscous recoil.

And it's wrapped in barbed wire.

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Response to krispos42 (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 16, 2014, 10:52 PM

8. Shot a Romanian AK, customized for all main adjustment

 

"dimensions." Took it out on an empty Bud can. Damned gun AND can hardly moved, and wondered why I missed. Checked it later and saw 4 holes through it, all with open sights. Proper fit makes a difference.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Mon Jun 16, 2014, 10:50 PM

7. Why???

Just... Why? This article makes no sense and I can find no reason for it having been written except that (and I accept this as a severe stretch of logic) perhaps the author was looking for another, "fresh" angle from which to slander pro-firearms spokespersons. Must suck to be an editorial writer and be so ideologically bankrupt. shrug Given the preceding, why on Earth would the poster go to the trouble of starting this thread?

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Mon Jun 16, 2014, 11:04 PM

9. As much as I dislike guns, is it any different than a car?

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Response to Packerowner740 (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 16, 2014, 11:37 PM

10. You were not supposed to notice that.

Sex sells. It does not matter what the product is. The the cases of the two ads presented by MediaMatters, these gun ads were done better than many car ads.

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