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DonP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 09:14 AM
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114. You left out one important point - she actually went to one.
That vast majority of people that show up here telling us how horrible gun shows are or how easy it is to buy scads of marginally illegal guns at a show to stock the local gang with, have never actually been to one. They are either working directly from pre-conceived notions, fostered by the Brady's et. al. or lying through their smugly held teeth.

The vast swaths of KKK. Nazi memorabilia and machine gun conversions kits they claim to have "seen for sale" at gun shows that we hear about are probably the best examples of the BS they try to pass off.

But! At least MommaPolitico actually went to one. Some of her impressions were confirming preconceived notions and that was done more out of her (small i) ignorance of firearm related things like "things that look like machine gun aren't really a machine gun and really can't be made into a machine gun without a machine shop" reminds me of my own sisters that held that view for years until our mother straightened them out. The fact that it was mostly white attendees at the show she went to could very well be based on the location rather than any built in prejudice. Another component might also be related to her own occasional admitted use of hyperbole to make the article more interesting.

But let's give her credit for challenging her own preconceived notions, even if we may not agree with where she came out on every point.

If she goes again she'll be a little bit smarter and after her range trips a little more educated on what she's looking at.
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