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    Without a doubt they're biased. They want failed gun control measures to come back. This is ironic because according to the Bureau of Criminal Justice Statistics, there were more violent gun crimes during the assault weapons ban (from 1994 - 2004) than there were since 2004 when that ban expired. So that tells me the "mainstream" media wants more mass casualties to occur (must be a ratings grab thing)....
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    Every type of media be it print, TV, radio, is dependent upon their audience. If the audience doesn't like what they hear they change the station. The media favors gun control because the majority of the country does. Simple economics
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    Murder is "news", and the media is in the "news" biz. Given that the mainstream media is losing customers on every front, they will do anything, however abhorrent, to try to grow their audience. Mainstream journalists like to present themselves as altruistic defenders of the common man, somehow above the fray. But that is BS. They know they are an endangered species, and they are running scared. By and large, they are not above driving the news if that is what will save their jobs.
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    @woodtick57 Whether there was more or less "assault weapon" violence is irrelevant. Murder is murder and the ban from 94-04 did nothing to curb it, in fact statistically there was more gun violence during that period. I think that many people believe that because of that ban it removed that style of weapon from the general public. That is not the case. Any owner of a weapon described as an assault weapon was not required to relinquish it.
    Lastly, some of the most infamous mass murders in our lifetimes took place during that time with assault weapons. Jonesboro Arkansas and Columbine are the first two that come to mind.
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    Just political propaganda as usual. The government with the UN agenda would like nothing more than to have us dependant on them for our protection. It would make us easier to control.
    Just take example from Australia.
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    Yes, this far left wing socialist media has an agenda.
    They are no different than Hitlers ideals.
    He also removed guns from people, Then he took over and killed them.
    NO Differance here, These Marxist Socialists have the same agenda against we the American people.
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    So you're saying the leftist in the US want to take guns so they can round up the jews and gays ? your 'logic' always gives me a laugh, Vance...
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    @Vance1 What a perfect example of right wing self-victimization. You lose the popular vote in 5 of the last 6 elections but compare yourself for the Jews being persecuted by the Nazi's. Boo Hoo Hoo.
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    @woodtick57 My thoughts exactly. Hitler took the guns. Hitler's "army" would kill anything/everything Hitler commanded! Does anyone believe our US forces would attack their own people? Maybe a few, but the rest would (most likely) turn and attack those "few". Now, to get this right, I do not want "guns" taken from the US public. But, I want some responsibility in that gun ownership. The biggest question is "How do we preserve gun ownership why adding more responsibility"?
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    Yes, mainstream media is connected at the hips to the left, whatever Obama wants they will push, we all know it, it's ok with half the country though, the state run media is all they will listen to, all they want to know is what the state decides they need to know, if they don't report it then it didn't happen!
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    No. Polls show that the American public want reasonable gun control. The media is just reflecting that. Unfortunately the NRA has too many politicians in their pocket for things to change any time soon.
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    While I agree and the public wants reasonable gun control (like no missile launchers or 500-round magazines) that is NOT want the MSM is pushing. They are straight up pushing all guns are bad, forced buyback/grab or a course of action that removes legal firearms from those whom legally own them. They are advocating that jokers such as Morgan and Moore are part of mainstream America and both men are ultra leftists and are far out of touch with the rank and file American.
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    USA Today/Gallup poll released Thursday also found that American support for stricter guns laws is at its highest since 2004, but that blanket bans on some guns would remain a political challenge.

    The Gallup poll of 1,038 adults, conducted Dec. 19-22, found 47 percent of Americans now favor passing new gun laws rather than simply ramping up enforcement of current law, a 12-year high. Fifty-eight percent of Americans would like to see stricter gun laws, a 15-point jump since October 2011. The poll had a 4 percentage point margin of error.
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    The "media" is actually a "ministry" for propaganda.

    Sadly that also includes some of the "writers" on staff here.

    It's become so pervasive that it is often unnoticed. An article about crime includes a graphic of a gun, regardless whether a gun was involved or not. The Article about the response to the NRA recommendation for solving the school shootings included a graphic with a comment about "blood on the NRAs hands"

    These graphics send subliminal messages where people come to equate crime with guns and the NRA with evil.

    We have no journalists in the "biz", just personalities who have replaced knowledge and integrity with the ability to get the numbers.

    Is the media biased in favor of gun control? Is the Pope Catholic?

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    Perhaps it isn't a subliminal message at all, but the culture of the US. Look at the knee-jerk reaction to brign more guns into the public to solve the problem of public gun deaths...
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    @woodtick57,
    Rather, the thoughtful, sensible, prudent, proposal (to employ armed oppostition to armed homicidal maniacs) was put forth in response to the "knee-jerk reaction" of hysterically blaming the good, peaceable, law-abiding, American citizens (because they own guns).
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    @bambi33 No putting more armed people out there is a knee jerk reaction and just promotes the culture that creates these mass public shootings in the first place. Those that support this crazy idea would just make the situation worse.
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    @woodtick57
    "No putting more armed people out there is a knee jerk reaction and just promotes the culture that creates these mass public shootings in the first place."

    Interesting... Tell me... what would YOU recommend to resolve the problem.

    Please don't tell me about another ineffective Assault Rifle Ban; we know how well they work considering the first of the School Massacres (Columbine) occurred DURING the Clinton Assault rifle ban.
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    @Sharpshooter

    Changing the Us culture that makes people think more guns in public is the answer to our public gun violence problem would be a start. That is the same culture that creates thise shootingsand some people want to perpetuate it.

    Knee jerk and absolutely wrong
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    While the sheep of Amerika were being taught that gun owners are racist, terrorist, & dangerous over the holidays by the CONTROLLED media, me and my family went to our local range and wasted a couple thousand rounds!!! Oh, might I add that nobody was hurt or injured during our holiday tradition like your brainwash machine would have you think.... We had fun, and was to teach our young ones on how to properly use firearms!! Oh no!!!! I did what?!?!? Yeah, that's right!!! My kids were shooting those dangerous firearms!!!!

    While nobody at our family event was hurt by a firearm, in CA alone there were 39 people killed by drunk drivers... I think it's time to ban cars... Go fig...
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    @woodtick57

    Oh, might I add that gun owners, like myself, in NY are being treated as if they're some type of sexual predator!!!

    Link:
    https://www.google.com/url...

    You see the people who want our guns will go to every extent to get the sheeple of Amerika to give up their guns!!! The controlled media is doing nothing to help gun owners, but only exploiting the ideas of the communist liberals in Washington to take our guns away!!! They tend to use labels like a "national registry of firearms"... But what they really want is to be able to locate the owners for future Agenda 21 confiscation... Oh, the sheeple probably doesn't know anything about that...
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    @Malitia_Man So is that a recant of your lie that the media is teaching that gun owners are terrorists, racists etc, etc?
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    @Malitia_Man Oh no, the tin foil hat people have pushed this imagianry agenda 21 conspiracy so far everyone knows how messed up they are on that issue.
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    The tv media is 90-95% extreme left...Fox News is the ONLY Conservative News on television. That is why NPR
    and the other leftist programs want and are trying to shut them down. The media knows they are biased and anyone with half a brain knows it too, the left will deny it, but what's new...FOX NEWS # 1 for 11 consecutive years!
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    @mimi57 Why do you think NPR is leftist? Because soeoe told you it is? Have you ever listened to it? Why is their listener makeup a perfect mirror of the political makeup of our nation if they are so leftist?
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    @mimi57 So you say that because soeone told you it is so, but you really have no idea if it is true or not...Funny metric for establishing the bias of a news source....
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    why is the media attacking the head of the NRA when a caller to the Rush Limbaugh show just called in to call attention to the fact that Clinton initiated funding for guards in schools during his administration?
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    I would explain it to you, but I learned a long time ago that nothing demonstrates a hatred for reality then listening to that chubby pill head.
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    Some schools need guards for a variety of reasons.

    the idea of putting armed guards on every school in the US I so far beyond the pale as to be laughable.

    of course, it was a good PR move for the NRA. Any thing they do from there will look saner and more rational by comparison.
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    @woodtick57 As long as there is a child in any school it is more than enough reason to have armed security. It's not just "some" schools. Perhaps you see some kids as valued differently than others. That would be the only reason why some deserved armed protection and others didn't. When our leaders drop their paid, armed protection at our expense than they can come talk. Let them lead us forward by getting rid of their own armed protection and turning in all CCW permits and firearms. Lead by example.
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    @Cheenoguy
    The Facts about Gun Shows
    http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/f...

    incase you do not read it
    Despite what some media commentators have claimed, existing gun laws apply just as much to gun shows as they do to any other place where guns are sold. Since 1938, persons selling firearms have been required to obtain a federal firearms license. If a dealer sells a gun from a storefront, from a room in his home or from a table at a gun show, the rules are exactly the same: he can get authorization from the FBI for the sale only after the FBI runs its “instant” background check (which often takes days to complete). As a result, firearms are the most severely regulated consumer product in the United States — the only product for which FBI permission is required for every single sale.
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    I believe the media is actually portraying what real ppl want instead of promoting the agenda of the NRA.
    A recent poll shows that 74% of NRA members favor closing the gun show loophole and requiring ALL gun sales only after background check.
    It was funny to watch that weasel Grover Norquist, an NRA board member, squirm last Sunday on George stephanopoulis when presented with that info. It has been quite obvious that the NRA no longer represents the gun OWNERS but rather the gun MANUFACTURER.
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    @mtkopf You know I am a gun owner and I'm not giving up my guns to anyone. But I don't belong to the NRA. I have no interest in any group that refuses to compromise. We should not restrict guns to law abiding citizens but we should make every effort to ensure proper gun safety. That mother of that shooter in Newtown was about as lax as I've ever seen a gun owner be. She knew that kid wasn't right. She paid with her life. If there is one person in the entire Newtown tragedy I don't feel sorry for it's that mother. I've know literally dozens of irresponsible gun owners in my lifetime. Assholes who sit around drinking and playing with their guns. I just leave when someone is like that today. But they're everywhere. It's almost as though about half the gun owners say "the constitution gives me the right to be a complete idiot with a gun".

    I know I'm a responsible gun owner. But I also know the idiots on the far right, the NRA and the far left will never stop making people like me out to be the problem. And that's the telling situation right there. Both the far right and the far left make a responsible gun owner the bad guy with their lies and distortions and agendas. Just wrong.
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    Who is it that claims our 2nd amendment has no footing in constitutionality?(or was that just useless hyperbole?)
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    Never on any MSM outlet have I ever seen or heard anyone speak intelligently or in an unbiased way on the subject of guns. Even Fox News is just as terrible as the rest on this one. I don't think any of them employee anyone who has ever owned or shot a fire arm. It's amazing.
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    When you ask is the media biased toward gun control, I must control myself from responding in way that would get my post censored. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? The media is biased towards every single Liberal policy there is. It is no secret, even honest Liberals admit it. They are corrupt to the point of controlling our elections. The tax payer no longer has a say in who we elect. The media and those living off the government now control our elections. I refuse to waste my time debating anyone who dares claim the liberal media is not biased towards Democrats.
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    If people are as brainless as you say they are (zombies that only vote as the "liberal media" tells them to) why would you want them to vote, at all? In reality, "the media" does not have a liberal bias. Reality does.
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    Prior to opening my own business I worked for 10 years (some overlapping with both) for a newspaper. I know what goes on. They sit in the meetings (god I hated meetings) and debate about what will get people worked up. Back in the days before the internet people got 30 minutes of local news and about 30 minutes of national news on the TV and half of that was commercials. So a newspaper wielded far more power back then than today. The same kind of power as the internet at large today and even more than cable news shows. Entire cities were politically shaped by their local newspaper. Which is too bad since those newspapers had meetings to decide which things would incited the public to.........buy more newspapers. Lawyers told them if they could get away with it and then the crappola began in earnest. It's not about media being liberal or conservative. It's about profit. Always. Most media is owned by Conservatives. But they don't care about their personal politics as they care about profit. They know they can bait the right wing into screaming to high heavens over the most trivial of things. So they do. Follow the money, always follow the money.
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    @AceLuby I agree.....BUT.....the way the media is "blitzing" the gun thing and the way the public is, we never know what will happen. The one thing I (now) know for certain, people are not smart and are not getting smarter! Sorry for that observation.....just what I've seen in the last 55+ years!
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    @stepped_in_it My point is that just because one wants gun regulation does not mean they are anti gun, if you agree why do you keep spouting about gun elimination?
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    @AceLuby HMMM "spouting about gun elimination". Can you please point out one, just one post where I "spouted about gun elimination". Would love to go back and re-read what I said.
    Ace, my worries is the "stupid" of this country will believe this media blitz and lean more heavily toward that elimination. Way too many now have become "city" folks (see results of our last election to prove that fact) and only know guns as a weapon, not a tool. They don't understand them, are afraid of them and would rather rid the world of them (which you and I know is a dream, as the "idea" of the gun....the invention is there forever). When the majority "wants" something, it will start to happen....
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    Beware of any Commentary piece that contains the phrase "The elite media" and "CNN" - as though the two have anything to do with one another.
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    you know, if all media would just promote the whole truth equally, we the sheepels might all have a different understanding of what is really screwing this country up?
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    You only need to go to cnn or msnbc to see the bias. CNN.com has a front page opinion piece last week titled "not man enough? get a gun".
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    biased is too mild a term. there has been a full court press to advertise every gun crime or incident as much as possible, except in places that already have extreme gun control and the resultant high crime (i.e., Chicago, Baltimore).
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    Funny how you don't see the media visiting towns in Texas where it's legal to carry a gun in public and discover they have practically zero crime rate.
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