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Response to gejohnston (Reply #80)

Mon Apr 9, 2012, 08:12 PM

87. Why do I always end up having to do your research for you?

So here's an AP article from 1986 that actually directly quotes that Office of Technology Assessment report.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1696&dat=19860409&id=ovAaAAAAIBAJ&sjid=XEcEAAAAIBAJ&pg=3359,1958894

"From our investigations, it appears that the materials technology does exist to produce non-metallic firearms whose only metal components may be some small springs," the study said.

Those guns "would be difficult to detect with metal detectors and X-ray machines now in operation at most airports," the report said.


So there it is. You are totally and completely wrong. A congressional study in 1986 concluded that "the materials technology does exist".

But there is a lesson in all this. There's a reason the same pattern keeps coming up. You make a claim, I ask you to back it up with evidence, you come up with some gun blog, and then I finally go and find some real evidence that proves you wrong.

It's because there is so much misinformation out there about guns that people like you can really live in a bubble fantasy world. There are enough gun blogs that you never really have to confront the truth. You just find one gun blog that cites another gun blog that cites another gun blog and so on. The propaganda perpetuates itself, to the point where even people like you, who aren't nearly as clueless as most pro-gunners, and really should know better, can remain fully convinced of every loony NRA talking point.

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