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NBC News ignores Gunwalker, continues anti-gun propaganda agenda
Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 10 February, 2012 | David Codrea

Posted on 02/12/2012 6:35:15 AM PST by marktwain

“The gunwalking story has never been mentioned on either NBC Nightly News or the Today show,” Geoffrey Dickens reports in a Feb. 8 Media Research Center “Reality Check” piece.

Perhaps that’s not quite fair. After all, MSNBC’s “Politics Nation” with Al Sharpton gave Rep. Elijah Cummings unchallenged time to make his case that the congressional Fast and Furious investigation is an “election-year witch hunt” against Eric Holder by Republicans, gunwalking was George Bush’s fault, and the real problem is we need more gun control.

So leave it to “Today” to send “national investigative correspondent” Jeff Rossen to Phoenix of all places, and rather than say word one about Gunwalker, instead perform the same sham straw purchase media stunt that’s already gotten no traction when unabashed anti-gun activists pulled it. And note they always do it where it’s nice and safe, and no real illegal transfers actually get recorded, as opposed to going undercover where they’ll meet real “dangerous criminals” and terrorists, like on domestic urban gang turf, or better yet, in Ciudad Juárez.

The truth of the matter: There are no “internet gun sales.” Sure. people can advertise there, just as they can in newspaper classified ads, but the transactions take place in person and federal law already states prohibited persons can’t buy guns, prohibits interstate sales without federal firearms licensees processing transfers, and if a private seller knows or has reason to believe a buyer may not legally purchase a gun, they may not lawfully proceed with the sale. It’s right there in U.S. Code.

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If anything ever showed the Pravda-like nature of the MSM, this does.
1 posted on 02/12/2012 6:35:28 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

The concept that the government could or should only “allow” certain people to buy guns stands the very concept of American jurisprudence on its head. It presumes that the government knows all, controls all, and should be doing so. It is wrong and ineffective. It is the opposite of preventing criminals from possessing guns.

It is crazy to set up a huge expensive bureaucratic system, require everyone to jump though hoops and prove that they are *not* criminals in order to try, ineffectively, to prevent the few individuals who are not responsible, from having legal access to guns. This is a failed paradigm, and it should be abandoned. To accept the idea that the all gun sales should be monitored by the government, and only allowed to those it deems satisfactory is fundamentally wrong.

The entire idea of the enterprise has always been the death of a thousand cuts, where the restrictions on who can buy, and where, and how and what are continually increased until the number of gun owners is reduced to political insignificance.


2 posted on 02/12/2012 6:37:01 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

NBC - Nothing But Crap


3 posted on 02/12/2012 6:42:19 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ...

Enemy action PING!


4 posted on 02/12/2012 6:43:53 AM PST by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: marktwain

The left makes a foolish plan. They get caught doing it. They they continue like no one saw them doing it. Then Congress sits there with only one or two saying it is a crime.


5 posted on 02/12/2012 6:54:35 AM PST by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: marktwain

Why not? Our elected Republican congressional “leaders” are all but ignoring it themselves...


6 posted on 02/12/2012 6:56:12 AM PST by bigbob
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To: marktwain
NBC News ignores Gunwalker, continues anti-gun propaganda agenda

Wow! Now that's a real surprise. The 0bama worshiping anti-gun media continues to spew out lies. Who would have guessed?

7 posted on 02/12/2012 7:12:12 AM PST by from occupied ga (It'S a plot device like his self awre computer)
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To: bigbob
Our elected Republican congressional “leaders

When did anyone ever get the idea that Republicans were pro gun? They're not. Even the much touted Reagan signed anti-gun legislation into law.

8 posted on 02/12/2012 7:17:12 AM PST by from occupied ga (It'S a plot device like his self awre computer)
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To: blueunicorn6

As part of the crony capitalism with General Electric...NBC was promised as an Obama prapaganda outlet. Jeff Immelt gets a pass on sweatshop labor in China...Obama gets his version of Fox.


9 posted on 02/12/2012 7:26:00 AM PST by kjo
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To: kjo

I work with some Rats who constantly claimed that F&F or something like started under Bush. Anyone have any links/articles that a) show what enables them to make that claim,& b) What refutes that claim?

I want to be able to point to basic sources.


10 posted on 02/12/2012 7:31:27 AM PST by Reily
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To: Reily

Wide receiver was very different. No guns ever crossed the border and there were tracing protocols. There was never a deliberate policy to lose guns.

Fast n furious was a deliberate policy to lose guns over the border.

Another difference is that under wide reciever we worked w Mexico. In fast n furious we never told Mexico

Many many many differences, don’t let the demo commies fool you.


11 posted on 02/12/2012 7:35:17 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks marktwain. Partisan Media Shills ping.


12 posted on 02/12/2012 7:48:50 AM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Do you have any sourcing?
I won’t be believed without sourcing I can point to!


13 posted on 02/12/2012 7:59:40 AM PST by Reily
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To: GlockThe Vote

Do you have any sourcing?
I won’t be believed without sourcing I can point to!


14 posted on 02/12/2012 7:59:58 AM PST by Reily
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To: GlockThe Vote

Do you have any sourcing?
I won’t be believed without sourcing I can point to!


15 posted on 02/12/2012 8:00:08 AM PST by Reily
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To: GlockThe Vote

Do you have any sourcing?
I won’t be believed without sourcing I can point to!


16 posted on 02/12/2012 8:00:16 AM PST by Reily
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To: Reily
Try this, from Attorney General Holder's testimony on the hill .
17 posted on 02/12/2012 9:48:55 AM PST by relee ('Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away)
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To: LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; Josephat; Prince of Space; ...

See no nothing ping.


18 posted on 02/12/2012 10:05:44 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: marktwain
When I as a boy it was perfectly legal to purchase guns through the mail. Sears, Wards and other catalog outlets sold them freely. There was no more crime then then there is now. The difference is that law abiding citizens may not exercise their god given rights to purchase weapons for self defense.

It wasn't until after JFK was shot, supposedly with a mail order rifle, that mail order sales were banned. There was no decrease in the amount of murders, armed robberies or other crimes in which guns were used, but that didn't stop the government from enacting more and more gun laws in order to disarm the law abiding.

Thankfully, despite the effort of the anti-gun MSM and others, we are making inroads on getting many of those rights restored.

19 posted on 02/12/2012 11:11:35 AM PST by calex59
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To: Reily
Bush had a program, but his program required that the guns actually be tracked in order to nail the cartel members buying them. When it was found out that tracking them was impossible the Bush administration called a halt. They did NOT let thousands of guns go across the border and into the cartel's hands. This is a typical dimwit trick, take something similar that the Republicans did and try to put the blame on them.

Even if Bush had done a gun walking program, which he didn't, it wouldn't make the one Bozo's crew was doing ok.

20 posted on 02/12/2012 11:22:47 AM PST by calex59
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To: calex59
Yes I know all of that.
Me saying it to the dems I work with would carry no weight.
Showing a link or evidence they can read on their own is better. These people are dems by habit, but not inherently bad. You know the type “ my daddy was a dem, his daddy was a dem, etc yada yada!” If say it its partisan, if they read it on their own they might not interpret the information on its own merits.
21 posted on 02/12/2012 1:43:48 PM PST by Reily
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To: Reily
The Department of Justice ’ s Operation Fast and Furious: Accounts of ATF Agents

That would be a good start. Four ATF field agents testify under oath that they "never even heard of intentionally letting guns "walk" before F&F."

‘Wide Receiver’ CI: ‘It had nothing to do with Bush or even DOJ’

New Documents Highlight Differences in Bush-Era, Obama-Era Gunrunner Investigations

Operation Wide Receiver vs. Operation Fast and Furious

You might also find this useful.

Mexico's Gun Supply and the 90 Percent Myth

22 posted on 02/12/2012 5:02:17 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Reily

Just type it in a google search. It’s all out there. Wide receiver was NOTHING like fasten furious


23 posted on 02/12/2012 6:15:52 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: TigersEye
thanks
I will pass this to those dems and see cognitive dissonance develop!
24 posted on 02/12/2012 6:25:37 PM PST by Reily
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To: Reily

Videos! I want to see videos. lol


25 posted on 02/12/2012 6:38:49 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: MestaMachine

Thanks for the ping.


26 posted on 02/12/2012 6:45:35 PM PST by GOPJ (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: Reily

Look up a video from 2009 w assistant AG David Ogden. He made it very clear that they were going to go well beyond wide receiver.


27 posted on 02/12/2012 6:52:38 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Joe Brower
"NBC News ignores Gunwalker"

NBC is just a small part of 0bama's cheering section.

Be Ever Vigilant!

28 posted on 02/13/2012 9:34:31 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: MestaMachine

bump to the top


29 posted on 02/13/2012 11:24:44 AM PST by GOPJ (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: marktwain

Bombshell: cartel kingpins targeted by Feds were FBI informants

Continue reading on Examiner.com Bombshell: cartel kingpins targeted by Feds were FBI informants - National Conservative | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/conservative-in-national/bombshell-cartel-kingpins-targeted-by-feds-were-fbi-informants#ixzz1mUktYpSj


30 posted on 02/14/2012 3:27:22 PM PST by KingNo155
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