Gun Control Programming Manual

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posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 06:55 AM
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It's essentially a "how-to" guide for manipulating popular opinion.

Entitled: "PREVENTING
GUN VIOLENCE THROUGH EFFECTIVE MESSAGING".

PDF Here

On page 10 begins the break-down of "key principles."


#1: ALWAYS FOCUS ON EMOTIONAL AND VALUE-DRIVEN
ARGUMENTS ABOUT GUN VIOLENCE, NOT THE POLITICAL
FOOD FIGHT IN WASHINGTON OR WONKY STATISTICS.

#2: TELL STORIES WITH IMAGES AND FEELINGS.

#3: CLAIM MORAL AUTHORITY AND THE MANTLE OF FREEDOM.

#4: EMPHASIZE THAT EXTRAORDINARILY DANGEROUS, MILITARY-STYLE WEAPONS ARE NOW WITHIN EASY REACH ACROSS AMERICA.

#5: EMPHASIZE THAT AMERICA HAS WEAK GUN LAWS
AND DON’T ASSUME THAT PEOPLE KNOW THAT.

#6: CHALLENGE THE NRA ON YOUR TERMS, NOT THEIRS.


So wave the bloody shirt hard and dont bother with stats or figures. Just drive home the emotion and irrationality as best you can.

Following this awesome list is a list of proper newspeak terms that should be use listed in a "say this not that" manner including such gems as: DO talk about "preventing gun violence" DONT talk about "gun control."

This thing was put together by two communications firms and a political analyst firm to be used by the media, gun-grabbing pols and their various PAC's.

Should be pointed out that the existence and use of such a manual goes well beyond gun control or any single issue. It's another piece of physical proof that the people are being and have been manipulated into political pockets for a long time now:


The research drew a vivid portrait of the attitudes and opinions of a number of key audiences and offered clear messaging guidance for those advocating more vigorous efforts to build public support for critical gun violence prevention measures.


I wonder sometimes if people really believe in what they think they believe in or if they've just fallen into a comfortable pocket made just for them.
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posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 07:02 AM
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Manipulation by messing with emotions has always been a favourite and effective method.

Pictures of children trick most people very easily, so expect them to use that.



posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 07:27 AM
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Originally posted by NuclearPaul
Manipulation by messing with emotions has always been a favourite and effective method.

Pictures of children trick most people very easily, so expect them to use that.


It's in the book:

TELL STORIES WITH IMAGES AND FEELINGS.





It’s not just about words. Powerful and emotionally-engaging images are vitally important reinforcers of strong messages. For example, intimidating images of military-style weapons help bring to life the point that we are dealing with a different situation than in earlier times.


Straight from the manual "scare the morons with evil rifle pictures"



posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 07:41 AM
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#1: ALWAYS FOCUS ON EMOTIONAL AND VALUE-DRIVEN ARGUMENTS ABOUT GUN VIOLENCE, NOT THE POLITICAL FOOD FIGHT IN WASHINGTON OR WONKY STATISTICS. #2: TELL STORIES WITH IMAGES AND FEELINGS. #3: CLAIM MORAL AUTHORITY AND THE MANTLE OF FREEDOM. #4: EMPHASIZE THAT EXTRAORDINARILY DANGEROUS, MILITARY-STYLE WEAPONS ARE NOW WITHIN EASY REACH ACROSS AMERICA. #5: EMPHASIZE THAT AMERICA HAS WEAK GUN LAWS AND DON’T ASSUME THAT PEOPLE KNOW THAT. #6: CHALLENGE THE NRA ON YOUR TERMS, NOT THEIRS.


Why is it that these six just scream of Sandy Hook? It's like somebody read the manual for Gun Control, before plotting out an event like that.

1) Emotionally driven arguments of "It's our children in danger!!!"

2) All the picture shown of the incident, "CHILDREN"!

3) Obama, fake crying

4) The false argument that an AR-15 is more deadly than any other .22 semi-automatic rifle.

5) "Mental health argument" "Anybody can get a gun even if they aren't meant to" arguments.

6) Ted Nugent vs. Diane Feinstein....


Yeah, totally ripped out of a Gun Control playbook...



posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 07:45 AM
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WONKY STATISTICS.


Yep, never let facts stand in the way of your agenda...Typical but what would you expect from those of their mindset.....They will never give up no matter what..... there is always a worm in this barrel no matter how many times it is washed....



posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 07:45 AM
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The copyright for the manual is 2012. I wonder if it was published in the final weeks of 2012 or before Sandy Hook.

That would be a conspiracy right there.



posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 07:53 AM
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Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
It's essentially a "how-to" guide for manipulating popular opinion.


On page 10 begins the break-down of "key principles."




#4: EMPHASIZE THAT EXTRAORDINARILY DANGEROUS, MILITARY-STYLE WEAPONS ARE NOW WITHIN EASY REACH ACROSS AMERICA.

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This is my favorite. Like spooky man! They are NOW within reach.



posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 08:25 AM
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This thing is loaded with gold. Going through some of the point/counterpoint stuff now and there isnt a fact to be found. Just a lot of name-calling and hyperbole.

Here are a couple of choice options for countering carry reciprocity:


DRAW ATTENTION TO THE MOST OUTRAGEOUS EXAMPLES OF THE KIND OF PEOPLE A STATE WOULD BE FORCED TO LET INSIDE ITS BORDERS WITH A LOADED WEAPON.


And if exaggerating and focusing on the anomaly doesnt work:


IF THE FACTS DON’T FIT YOUR STATE, CONSIDER AN ALTERNATIVE LINE OF ARGUMENT.


Make something up!


And again:

An emotionally-driven conversation about what can be done to prevent incidents such as the one at hand is engaging. A dry conversation about legislative process and policy is far less engaging.


Dont let reason drown out emotion.


Don't let lack of information of facts prevent you from acting on that emotion:

So, the smartest thing to do is avoid linking our message and arguments to any one set of partially-revealed facts. We shouldn’t assume the facts.
But, we also shouldn’t argue ourselves into inaction while we await clarity about details.


This thing is more like an overall playbook of how to be an inept idiot than it is about pushing one agenda.
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posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 08:41 AM
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Originally posted by Logarock

Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
It's essentially a "how-to" guide for manipulating popular opinion.


On page 10 begins the break-down of "key principles."




#4: EMPHASIZE THAT EXTRAORDINARILY DANGEROUS, MILITARY-STYLE WEAPONS ARE NOW WITHIN EASY REACH ACROSS AMERICA.

.





This is my favorite. Like spooky man! They are NOW within reach.








Dallas: is that a Z-140?
Deviated Titanium.
The new charge assault model.

Mugger: Yeah.
Yeah?





In my opinion the only things dangerous,
are ignorance married to emotionality.







Not like this girl.
This is some top notch gun control.















And remember,
emotionality can be used both ways.
This comedian says "We don't need gun control.
we need bullet control."


MIke



posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 08:48 AM
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That manual is right out of the Cloward-Pliven playbook with a smattering of Rules for Radicals.

Emotion got us our current POTUS. (Of course, stupidity would have gotten us McCain or Romney)

Rational critical thought is almost dead in the USA.

I may have to take a break from ATS until school starts again as I feel that I am entering my angry phase again. Because you know there will be idiots who will say that this manual makes sense.



posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 09:20 AM
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S&F Thisguy. This is the playbook for duping the uninformed, written by those with no concern for the facts.



posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 02:22 PM
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These are common tactics used by disciples of Saul Alinsky, and can be found in general form in "Rules for Radicals". They have been tailored for this specific cause, and can be fitted to any topic. Take out "gun" and insert "abortion" or "immigration".



posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 10:28 PM
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This is straight mind control.
The methods are far more refined and in practice on us every day.....the media is full of this type of bull#.
They sell you everything from gun control to sanitary napkins, over and over the mantras repeat.....
Its very hard to defend your person from such a barrage of intrusive drivel......
If they cant make you a disciple, they simply roll over you with a wall of never ending bull#!.....





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