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Guns and Ammo Editor Supports Gun Control in Editorial Feature for December Issue
The Free Patriot ^ | November 3, 2013

Posted on 11/03/2013 12:54:47 PM PST by BulletBobCo

Time to cancel your subscriptions, Guns and Ammo Editor Dick Metcalf has penned an editorial for their December issue that will be leaving fans in shock; he’s supporting gun control. Metcalf claims there is a large difference between regulation, (well-regulated militia) and a direct infringement of civil rights, he has made this distinction the premise of his claims.

“I bring this up,” he wrote, “because way too many gun owners still believe that any regulation of the right to keep and bear arms is an infringement. The fact is that all Constitutional rights are regulated, always have been, and need to be.” Facepalm moment anyone? Now that Metcalf is no longer in a fit mental capacity to be left alone, someone should send Adult Protective services over for a welfare check.

“Many argue that any regulation at all is, by definition, an infringement. If that were true, then the authors of the Second Amendment themselves, should not have specified “well-regulated.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: autogoal; banglist; cancelthem; diabn; dickmetcalf; fiduciaryresp; guncontrol; gunsandammo; obamavoter; secondamendment; trojanhorse
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1 posted on 11/03/2013 12:54:47 PM PST by BulletBobCo
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To: BulletBobCo

It looks like the regime might have found some skeletons.


2 posted on 11/03/2013 12:56:58 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (All your health decisions should be between a provider bean counter and the IRS - Obama)
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To: BulletBobCo

The militia was supposed to be subservient to the people “well-regulated” but the right of the people to keep and bear arms “shall not be infringed”.

If asking for a driver’s license infringes on someone’s right to vote, then registering guns and requiring background checks certainly infringes on someone’s 2A rights.


3 posted on 11/03/2013 12:58:21 PM PST by willyd (I for one welcome our NSA overlords)
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To: BulletBobCo

Well-regulated in that context means “well-trained or well-maintained” not controlled by government.


4 posted on 11/03/2013 12:58:29 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: BulletBobCo
The gov't rarely does anything well.

Even with the new meaning of "regulated", that the gov't is involved in the regulation precludes anything becoming "well regulated".

5 posted on 11/03/2013 12:59:49 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: BulletBobCo

Never buy their mag again.....


6 posted on 11/03/2013 1:00:05 PM PST by stockpirate (It appears good men have decided to do nothing, so evil is prevailing......)
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To: BulletBobCo
The fact is that all Constitutional rights are regulated, always have been, and need to be.

Obviously, he doesn't understand the Bill of Rights and why they were given to us. Not by his government but by the Founding Fathers of this country. He may need to go back and take a refresher civics course.

7 posted on 11/03/2013 1:00:05 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (All your health decisions should be between a provider bean counter and the IRS - Obama)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

NSA to the rescue!


8 posted on 11/03/2013 1:00:37 PM PST by Black Agnes
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To: BulletBobCo
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3087028/posts
9 posted on 11/03/2013 1:01:28 PM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: BulletBobCo

“The fact is that all Constitutional rights are regulated ...”

The preamble to the Bill of Rights hold that the Bill of Rights regulate the rest of the Constitution.


10 posted on 11/03/2013 1:01:32 PM PST by odawg
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To: Black Agnes

Exactly.


11 posted on 11/03/2013 1:02:05 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (All your health decisions should be between a provider bean counter and the IRS - Obama)
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To: BulletBobCo

Perhaps an IRS audit is in the works.


12 posted on 11/03/2013 1:02:47 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: BulletBobCo
we'll see what the stockholders have to say...
13 posted on 11/03/2013 1:03:00 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: BulletBobCo

This Government under Obama and the fools he is associated with are not thinking of regulation, but confiscation.

They want the weapons so they can control us the way all regimes before have controlled the unarmed.

If this man who writes this publication cannot see that then he is a fool and no one should continue to read his tripe.


14 posted on 11/03/2013 1:05:48 PM PST by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: BulletBobCo

I remember reading a post a while back that pretty much all of the outdoor/gun media were being bought up by a leftie billionaire. Related?


15 posted on 11/03/2013 1:07:48 PM PST by Hugin
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To: Yo-Yo

Thanks for the heads up. I just searched the title as written. I’ll ask mods to remove this dupe.


16 posted on 11/03/2013 1:09:10 PM PST by BulletBobCo
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To: BulletBobCo

Lots of folks are ‘acting weird’ lately.

Maybe NSA found photos of him in a compromising position.

That’s how Marxists roll.

Keep in mind folks, the USA government has been captured by Moslem Communists.

We’re in uncharted territory.


17 posted on 11/03/2013 1:10:18 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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18 posted on 11/03/2013 1:11:59 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Chode

The advertisers are the real issue. These days, gun companies understand how important the second amendment is and will react swiftly.

Not going to be pretty.


19 posted on 11/03/2013 1:13:22 PM PST by MediaMole
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To: BulletBobCo

Not a dupe. Just pointing out another thread of the same story by a different source.


20 posted on 11/03/2013 1:16:15 PM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: BulletBobCo

Sorry Dick,

My RIGHT to life was given to me by my Creator.

From that RIGHT comes my RIGHT to self-defense.

From that RIGHT comes my RIGHT to bear arms.

Period.


21 posted on 11/03/2013 1:19:54 PM PST by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and we "bury" Harry)
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To: NewJerseyJoe

P4L


22 posted on 11/03/2013 1:20:08 PM PST by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: willyd
The militia was supposed to be subservient to the people “well-regulated” but the right of the people to keep and bear arms “shall not be infringed”.

Exactly. "Well regulated" applies to the militia "shall not be infringed" applies to the whole people. You would think an 'editor' would have a better command of the written language.

23 posted on 11/03/2013 1:22:48 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: BulletBobCo

G&A has always been a little wormy. I quit reading it in the early 70’s.


24 posted on 11/03/2013 1:25:09 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (On the evening of 10/16/13, the ailing republican party breathed its last breath.)
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To: pfony1
In Obama's view, you do NOT HAVE a right to life.

The next few years will show you.

25 posted on 11/03/2013 1:25:33 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

I liked it when they had Bob Milek, Ross Seyfried, and Jeff Cooper writing. It’s not a quality publication anymore IMO.


26 posted on 11/03/2013 1:31:00 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: BulletBobCo

I got rid of ‘Guns & Ammo’ a long time ago.


27 posted on 11/03/2013 1:34:12 PM PST by real saxophonist (Rock, paper, scissors, GUN. I win.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Well everyone’s entitled to their opinion.

It’s not as if these things were set in stone.

Rights change, after all, over time, as governments change,

as people change,

as notions of ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ change...

I mean, honestly, that’s what the constitution is, right?

Living, breathing? Sometimes dying, changing?

LOL


28 posted on 11/03/2013 1:36:16 PM PST by golux
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To: Conspiracy Guy
Guns and Ammo is a rag that caters to the guys who like Fudd guns...

Elmer Fudds, that is...

Looks like Dick Metcalf is a Fudd too, but maybe he's just a Dick. Maybe it's not for me to say.

29 posted on 11/03/2013 1:37:46 PM PST by OKSooner
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To: MediaMole
true, i guess in a way that's my point, if the ad money drops off the stock holders might want to drop off the editor...
30 posted on 11/03/2013 1:42:12 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Obozo’s minions have found those photos of Metcalf wearing waders posing with that cute sheep in college. They were located in the underground vault containing obozo’s REAL birth certificate and college transcripts.


31 posted on 11/03/2013 1:47:56 PM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

It’s too long ago to remember why I got turned off all those years ago. There were some good writers but there was just something wrong with the publication.


32 posted on 11/03/2013 1:48:43 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (On the evening of 10/16/13, the ailing republican party breathed its last breath.)
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To: OKSooner

Agreed.


33 posted on 11/03/2013 1:49:31 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (On the evening of 10/16/13, the ailing republican party breathed its last breath.)
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34 posted on 11/03/2013 1:51:45 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: BulletBobCo

Stop buying Guns and Ammo magazine.

Cancel your subscription if you have one.

Write the magazine and let them know that you are cutting them off.


35 posted on 11/03/2013 1:51:54 PM PST by rdcbn
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To: BulletBobCo

Never heard of the magazine .... where do they sell it .... NYC, MD, CT, MA, etc.


36 posted on 11/03/2013 1:56:01 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (An Administration of communists, incompetents, and the corrupt ...reminds one of FDR's brain trust.)
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To: stockpirate

I won’t, and I wrote to them and told them why.

I wasn’t a subscriber, but over the years I have bought approx. 8/year at a newsstand.

Never again!


37 posted on 11/03/2013 1:56:26 PM PST by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: BulletBobCo

Wasn’t the guy who ran Smith and Wesson a gun control supporter that almost brought the company to the closing point because he felt the need express his feelings about it a while back?


38 posted on 11/03/2013 1:57:09 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: BulletBobCo
Metcalf claims there is a large difference between regulation, (well-regulated militia) and a direct infringement of civil rights, he has made this distinction the premise of his claims.

Sophistry.

39 posted on 11/03/2013 1:59:54 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I would like it better if Tamara Keel was one of their writers.

That they don’t pick her up shows their intent to suck its blood until it is dead.


40 posted on 11/03/2013 2:01:59 PM PST by donmeaker (The lessons of Weimar will soon be repeated.)
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To: BulletBobCo

At the time the Second Amendment was penned,

there were no government regulations or laws or restrictions concerning how a person’s gun worked, or mandating it had anything, or couldn’t have anything, attached to it, enhancing it, making it more accurate, more lethal, or more silent, or able to be reloaded faster, or ANYTHING of the sort.

The guns the people had were in the same class of weapon the regular British troops had.

I don’t have a subscription but I am sure as hell never going to start one.


41 posted on 11/03/2013 2:16:03 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: BulletBobCo

I hope gun owners don’t confuse purchasing Guns and Ammo with buying the myriad of other gun magazines.


42 posted on 11/03/2013 2:17:37 PM PST by School of Rational Thought
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To: 3Fingas

Yes, well-regulated in the context means WELL TRAINED. Not that their actual firearms were regulated.

If that were the case we’d have seen a reference to this in their Federalist Papers or someone’s recorded speeches. IT IS NEVER MENTIONED in the context of determining acceptable firearm characteristics, it is ALWAYS mention in terms of a trained and able militia in case they need to assemble and deal with a threat.


43 posted on 11/03/2013 2:18:09 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: BulletBobCo
My December issue of Guns and Ammo came with a renewal notice, “This Is Your Last Issue!” How prophetic.

When it comes to gun control, gun owners must hang together or they will hang separately. Metcalf has chosen to hang separately.

44 posted on 11/03/2013 2:18:29 PM PST by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: rdcbn
If you're receiving the American Rifleman, and you should be, then you don't need G&A.
45 posted on 11/03/2013 2:18:50 PM PST by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: BulletBobCo

I hope gun owners don’t confuse purchasing Guns and Ammo with buying the myriad of other gun magazines.

Frankly if this represents the thought of the magazine, one can only guess what other information they are getting wrong.


46 posted on 11/03/2013 2:19:03 PM PST by School of Rational Thought
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Here’s the story.

How Gun Maker Smith & Wesson Almost Went Out Of Business When It Accepted Gun Control

http://www.businessinsider.com/smith-and-wesson-almost-went-out-of-business-trying-to-do-the-right-thing-2013-1


47 posted on 11/03/2013 2:19:08 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim; Conspiracy Guy
I liked it when they had Bob Milek, Ross Seyfried, and Jeff Cooper writing.

That is about the era I was reading it in as well and stopped when they left. Have not read a copy in decades. The covers are usually over the top from what I see. They are after a different audience now.

48 posted on 11/03/2013 2:26:00 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: BulletBobCo

I subscribed to Guns and Ammo in the 60s and 70s then let it go until maybe 5 years ago when I re-subscribed. My subscription ends July 2015 or was at least scheduled to end then. I will cancel it Monday.

I will say I was getting a little tired of nothing but $3000.00 1911s, and $3500.00 ARs being the only thing they tested.


49 posted on 11/03/2013 2:28:25 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

After the avalanche of subscription cancellations and (probably) class action suit by subscribers, his jackass needs to be fired and sued for violating his fiduciary responsibilities, fraud, and anything else that will stick. Thanks BulletBobCo.


50 posted on 11/03/2013 2:34:13 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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