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[*] Post 342328 posted on 15-7-2008 at 01:00 Reply With Quote
Baptist church in assault rifle giveaway



Never normally post in here, but came across this, and couldn't resist...! ;)

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/07/14/baptist_church_giveaway/
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[*] Post 342332 posted on 15-7-2008 at 01:59 Reply With Quote


I checked the church website to which the Register article referred and linked. It says
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a shotgun was donated last Saturday so that the competition could go on as planned.
No, not an AR-15, just a shotgun.

It cites two false statements made by a local TV station, which other news outlets parroted:
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False statements: 1) That a gun had been purchased for $800; 2) That the local TV channel intervened to keep us from giving away an AR-15.


The church also does volleyball, basketball, golf, ice skating, Christian education, evangelism, comedy skits, swimming, choir, and mud games at camp.

Why do you suppose the TV station and the Register focused on the target competition and on reporting falsely about the gun prize? Do you think it was . . .hmmm. . . a desire for sensationalism, rather than a desire to accurately portray the activities of this church? Did anyone make the logical connection that everyone in the competition would have a permission/release from a parent, and that all or nearly all would be experienced with firearms already? (Certainly whomever would win the competition would be an experienced marksman.)

When I lived in Oklahoma, I remember a car sales franchise that gave a free gun rack with every truck they sold. Shotguns, used properly, were common and no big deal.
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[*] Post 342340 posted on 15-7-2008 at 07:22 Reply With Quote


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The church also does volleyball, basketball, golf, ice skating, Christian education, evangelism, comedy skits, swimming, choir, and mud games at camp.

Why do you suppose the TV station and the Register focused on the target competition and on reporting falsely about the gun prize?


Possibly because it involves a weapon that kills and not a rubber ball, book or swimming aids?





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If Congress, back when our country was fighting for its independence could give engraved muskets to the fifteen or so eleven year old boys that their teacher, Mr. Akins, led into battle against the British, then we can give away a firearm still today, especially since our Supreme Court just re-emphasized our Second Amendment rights.


Hmm, we used to send children down mines way back then, but that dosn't justify doing it nowadays.
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