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originally posted by: Peeple
a reply to: neo96
Thank you. You saying that means I'm on the right track.
The only hijacking is from a vocal minority that puts the 2A before all the other Constitutional rights and the functionality of our society.
originally posted by: knoxie
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan
using tide pods as an excuse not to listen to these kids is lame. lol
In one breath we are talking about not letting 18 year olds buy guns. In the next breath we are saying that kids under 18 should help determine gun policy.
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan
How else would they organize better? They got assistance. That doesn't mean it was from the media. Lobbying groups and anti-gun groups probably helped too.
So what I'm now confused about is that you are suggesting that these kids, in order to be credible to you guys, had to have organized and implement their protests all by themselves without any outside help from other entities that align with their positions? How about you guys argue without the NRA talking points?
I have no idea what the NRA is saying.
What i am saying is that it was alleged by a participant that he was being handed scripted questions to ask. Not being coached, not having a forum for them to organize their thoughts in. He was being handed someone else's questions to ask.
Someone else's questions. Not his. Someone elses.
You think that this is what our media should do? Employ these kids acting services for free to read their scripted questions? Do we at least get a disclaimer at the end of the broadcast so we know that the questions weren't from the kids themselves? Or shall we allow a childs face mixed with a thought stuffed in their hands by media professionals be projected as a true image of what is going on in Parkland?
Of course, if someone can do anything to cast shadows of doubt on that kids story, it might help restore some faith in the media. But given what i know about Smith Mundt, i have no faith in media.
originally posted by: kosmicjack
a reply to: network dude
The only spin is from the gun mafia.
The only hijacking is from a vocal minority that puts the 2A before all the other Constitutional rights and the functionality of our society. And from greedy gun and ammo manufacturers that put money before lives and common sense. And from inept, unethical politicians who put political aspirations before their constituents and their civic duty.
The kids and their supporters will accept any overtures. They have said time and again that they get that change will be incremental and that they are not trying to threaten the 2A.