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The JR-15 and outrageous media spin

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posted on Feb, 19 2022 @ 08:35 AM
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Any avid firearms enthusiast who practices safety and loves the long-held tradition of father to son bonding time in the outdoors and plinking, has known ALL ABOUT .22 long rifle (rimfire ammunition). For some of us, we grew up knowing what it was before we could fully put together sentences.

Yet, the media think's all Americans are stupid. They think we dont know what .22 long rifle actually means. They prey on the (admittedly) naive and ignorant wave of younger people who have no working knowledge nor the nuances of firearms technology.

It absolutely incenses me when the media uses terms like semi-automatic to infer a firearm that discharges non-stop. They never say it directly, but again they are preying on the relative ignorance of their audience. Now, they're doing it with the .22 long rifle as being the next newest "evil".

(In full Tony Stark mode) I give you, the JR-15 - styled after the AR-15 to look and feel just like their guardians. But make no mistake, for all intents and purposes, this is a Marlin .22 (my comparison) with an AR look and feel.....and that's IT! I'm sorry i haven't exactly seen the media running headlong into demonizing the Marlin, has anyone else?

I mean if a kid is going to grow up thinking the one goal in life they have is to mass murder people with a firearm, the style of the weapon they have as a youth really wont matter. A psychopath / sociopath will always be a psychopath / sociopath.



California Gov. Gavin Newsom called the weapon "vile" prior to announcing a slate of new gun control measures.


So Newsom needs to
and get educated and stop pushing a populist agenda.



The .22-caliber long rifle was unveiled last month at the 2022 SHOT show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The shooting and hunting event was sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), a trade association for the firearms industry, according to British publication The Independent.

Newtown Action Alliance, a gun safety group, is one of several organizations to criticize the launch of the weapon.

"The callousness of the National Shooting Sports Foundation to promote a children's version of the same type of assault rifle that was used in a horrific mass shooting of 20 first-graders and six educators in our shared community is just the latest proof that the organization, and the gun manufacturers it represents, will do anything in pursuit of continued profits," said Po Murray, chairwoman of Newton Action Alliance, in a statement on Wednesday, per the Independent.


Note to Business Insider - Please learn terms before reporting

See the framing there? "The .22-caliber long rifle was unveiled"...... an attempt to give their audience the perception that .22-long rifle is something new and evil and the world at large should clutch their pearls.


What's really vile, is this pseudo journalism and feigned outrage at something that's existed before (likely) ANY of these "journalists" were even an itch in their daddy's pants.
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posted on Feb, 19 2022 @ 09:20 AM
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a reply to: alphabetaone

This is a rant, however I agree, it sucks to become old
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posted on Feb, 19 2022 @ 09:21 AM
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"The callousness of the National Shooting Sports Foundation to promote a children's version of the same type of assault rifle that was used in a horrific mass shooting of 20 first-graders and six educators in our shared community is just the latest proof that the organization, and the gun manufacturers it represents, will do anything in pursuit of continued profits," said Po Murray,

I'd have cut the quote shorter but these wind bags seem to have no shortage of wind.
One, I'd like to see a source for this mass shooting.
two, I want to know what firearm was used...
three, why... does this matter, at all?

Hey, someone got chewed up in a combine harvester last week. this was the same type of combine harvester sold to thousands of farmers all across america! we can't keep allowing equipment to be sold to humans. we must create a law that prohibits the manufacture and distribution of combine harvesters.

the whole drunk driver thing- why do we keep manufacturing vehicles that can be used by the drunk people? I know- lets make vehicles that drive themselves. That way when one goes and plows down a crowd, we can blame the car, instead of a person.

Grow up, get a rifle, learn to shoot!



posted on Feb, 19 2022 @ 10:30 AM
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originally posted by: alphabetaone
"The .22-caliber long rifle was unveiled"


... in 1884.

Wonder which terrible new technology will make news next. The longbow?



posted on Feb, 19 2022 @ 06:20 PM
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originally posted by: gb540

originally posted by: alphabetaone
"The .22-caliber long rifle was unveiled"


... in 1884.

Wonder which terrible new technology will make news next. The longbow?


The French don’t like Longbows.



posted on Feb, 19 2022 @ 07:08 PM
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Guess we shouldnt tell them about the S&W MP 15-22 or the Mossberg .22


Or the myriad of mods for Americas beloved 10/22!!


Ive always been a fan of the Nylon 66 myself. Thosell eat anything.

In a nation with a 2nd ammendment im always astounded at the level of ignorance to even the bare basics of firearms (ala Alec Baldwin).



posted on Feb, 20 2022 @ 07:39 AM
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originally posted by: JinMI
In a nation with a 2nd ammendment im always astounded at the level of ignorance to even the bare basics of firearms (ala Alec Baldwin).


Yea for real. Me too!

It also becomes exponentially worse when what should be non-ignorance is on full-display as intentional mischaracterization.



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