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Wounded Warrior Project faces fallout after snubbing ‘Gun Talk’
Examiner ^ | November 14, 2012 | David Codrea

Posted on 11/14/2012 2:10:52 PM PST by AAABEST

In a development that shocked veteran talk show host Tom Gresham of the nationally-syndicated Gun Talk Radio program, the Wounded Warrior Project “declined an interview request on Gun Talk Radio because it's a firearms-related show,” the program reported yesterday on its Facebook page.

“I'm stunned at your email saying that the WWP doesn't participate in an interview or activity related to firearms,” Gresham emailed the charity’s public relations director, Leslie A. Coleman. “Inasmuch as there are 90 million gun owners and most of them support wounded veterans, I think they would be shocked to hear that they are, by way of their hobbies, somehow not worthy of helping with the Wounded Warriors Project.”

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KEYWORDS: banglist; gun; talk; talkradio; warrior; wounded; woundedwarriors; ww; wwp
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But they'll gladly give interviews at the Playboy mansion. They're on video at the link doing so.

I'm not done supporting vets, but I'm done with WWP - an organization helped a great deal in the past.

I'll give my money to other disabled vet NGOS.

1 posted on 11/14/2012 2:11:05 PM PST by AAABEST
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To: AAABEST

Boy, I’m glad we had a 2-Day charity Sporting Clays shoot for them last weekend.


2 posted on 11/14/2012 2:13:24 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: AAABEST

Strange, very strange. why would they do that?


3 posted on 11/14/2012 2:14:45 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: AAABEST

I would not donate because of the Playboy thing.


4 posted on 11/14/2012 2:15:49 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: AAABEST

“Wounded Warrior Project “declined an interview request on Gun Talk Radio because it’s a firearms-related show,” “

So....they won’t go on a show that is firearms related but will gladly accept money from people who actually own firearms.
Looks like a PR nightmare for WWP.


5 posted on 11/14/2012 2:37:40 PM PST by texaschick
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To: AAABEST
Classic example of NGOs starting out with the right goal, taking over by activists (stealthily or not), run the NGO to liberals’ causes.

The excuse (firearm-related) is not acceptable.

6 posted on 11/14/2012 2:39:31 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: AAABEST

Wow....looks like WWP just shot themselves in the foot.


7 posted on 11/14/2012 2:42:58 PM PST by Donkey Odious ( Adapt, improvise, and overcome - now a motto for us all.)
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To: AAABEST

The WWP may have to give their management a “come to the woodshed moment”.

Time will tell.

All groups must be eternally vigilant against creeping socialism.


8 posted on 11/14/2012 2:43:17 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: mylife; Clint N. Suhks; smokingfrog

Gun Talk - WWF Ping...


9 posted on 11/14/2012 2:46:47 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: AAABEST

Unfortunately, you must be very careful in supporting many of these “Warrior or Veteran” charities that have popped up recently. Many are scams and rip offs run by progressives. Check them out on their web pages and charity rating organizations. Several that I thought of supporting I declined after reviewing their web pages and their spending support histories.


10 posted on 11/14/2012 2:47:27 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
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To: driftdiver
why would they do that?

Politics, the re-election of Obama and the new talks about a new Assault Weapons Ban (AWB).............

It's advantageous to reap the benefits of a giving gun rights society when the whitehouse is in no position to malign them but now that Obama is back, they feel emboldened to attack the firearms owners once again........thus the change in attitude from the Wounded Warrior Project.....

11 posted on 11/14/2012 2:50:26 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Joe Brower

ping


12 posted on 11/14/2012 2:54:24 PM PST by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: carriage_hill

Stick that PC crap in your pipe and smoke it, WWP.


13 posted on 11/14/2012 3:00:07 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: AAABEST

While I’m disapionted that WWP has taken this stance, I will still support them. When the VA was giving my son the run-around they stepped in and got things done. WWP takes care of Veterans and they do it well. Bash them all you want, it still won’t change the fact that they do what they say they are going to do. On a scale of 1-10 I give WWP a 10 as an organizatin.


14 posted on 11/14/2012 3:00:21 PM PST by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: AAABEST

SIWP

Self Inflicted Wound Project


15 posted on 11/14/2012 3:01:53 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans. Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: smokingfrog

Just a monumental, stupefying WWF response to an interview request.


16 posted on 11/14/2012 3:05:41 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: driftdiver
Strange, very strange. why would they do that?

Political Correctness.......With the re-election of Obama and new talks about anti-firearm legislation, they now think firearms owners are in the minority and thus they no longer have to appeal to them.......

17 posted on 11/14/2012 3:23:12 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

I could say a few things but I won’t.

I am biased but it you want 97 cents of your dollar to go directly to where you want it, the wounded, ill, injured and dying of our Armed Forces check out the Silver Star Families of America.

www.silverstarfamilies.org


18 posted on 11/14/2012 3:50:15 PM PST by Steve Newton (And the Wolves will learn what we have shown before-We love our sheep we dogs of war. Vaughn)
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To: Hot Tabasco
So the WWP is now PC and supports a new AWB?

FUBO!
19 posted on 11/14/2012 3:50:28 PM PST by CaptSkip
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To: AAABEST
the WWP got just a bit too mainstream sleezy.....

enough of it....

20 posted on 11/14/2012 3:56:36 PM PST by cherry
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