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Response to Straw Man (Reply #126)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 10:12 PM

128. Whether you admit it or not...

...there is a big difference between reporting from by a journalist like Rachel Maddow and the junk that shows up on gun blogs.

I have found Rachel Maddow to be very reliable and accurate on a wide range of issues, and I have no reason to believe that she is not factual on gun issues. gejohnston claimed that she said things that were "demonstrably false", but he provided no evidence, and the few minutes of googling I did backed up her claims. You made some claims about how "extreme stresses that would require a 'super-plastic'" but you also provided no evidence, and that 1986 study seems to contradict you by indicating that the technology was already available back then. Would it be prohibitively expensive? Maybe, but I'm not going to take your word for it, first because you seem to be just making things up as you go, and second because you have a severe ideological bias and dislike for Maddow.

I'm not a materials scientist, and I've never spoken to Glock about what they may have claimed in the 80s, nor do I intend to. But based on what I know about Rachel Maddow, and given the lack of evidence that you, gejohnston, and every other pro-gunner trying to demonize her has been able to come up with, I have no reason to doubt her. If she reported that Glock made a certain claim, my guess is that this report is based on something -- a staffer found a Glock press release, or a news article from the 80s quoting a Glock representative, etc. There's almost no chance that she would just make something like that up out of thin air.

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