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Old February 17, 2013, 01:27 PM   #1
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I live in the DFW TX area and was watching the CBS local news last night. They had a suprisingly pro gun segment about the extreme rise in gun sales and the free handgun training being offered at local ranges. Nothing but positive images and interviews with both the range owners & new weapon owners. I was shocked and amazed.
I wish I was computer savy enough to provide some sort of link but I'm not there yet. I do believe that they will be my new regular news channel. Very refreshing to say the least.
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Old February 18, 2013, 12:33 AM   #2
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ARs for dummies....

Lauren Rowe, the local Emmy winning main newscaster of the CBS TV station in Orlando Florida; www.ClickOrlando.com did a media item with the Orange County Sheriffs Office; www.OCSO.com .
Rowe's news report was okay but had a few errors. She said she had little or no knowledge about firearms or 2A issues.
A rangemaster/sworn deputy showed her a full auto M-16a1 5.56mm & a semi auto only Bushmaster M4 5.56mm(which I think the OSCO issues to sworn law enforcement).
Rowe was also "surprised" that people could own class III firearms but many citizens don't because they are expensive.
She ended the report by saying that full auto rifles & SMGs(sub machine guns) are no longer manufactured in the USA. Is that true?

I considered sending Lauren Rowe a detailed email & explaining to her that central Florida has a few decent gun & 2A related resources; Mark Serbu, www.serbufirearms.com KAC, Knights Armament Corp near Cocoa Florida & author/legal expert Jon Gutmacher Esq, www.FloridaFirearmsLaw.com .
Rowe asked for viewer input & information about firearms too.

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Old February 18, 2013, 03:15 AM   #3
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She ended the report by saying that full auto rifles & SMGs(sub machine guns) are no longer manufactured in the USA. Is that true?
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Nope, she's probably confusing that with the closing of the registry. To own NFA guns (those controlled under the National Firearms Act) like full-auto you must fill out paperwork, get approved and pay for a tax stamp. The gun has to be registered also. The registry was closed (defunded I think) in 1986. This is why they are rare and expensive. They are still made for law enforcement and the military, but we common folk cannot own the new ones because there is no way to register them. That's about it as best I can recall, and anyway someone will be along shortly to correct me even if I did get it right.
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Old February 18, 2013, 04:34 AM   #4
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Thanks!....

Thank you for the message.
I'm not well versed on the NFA stuff & all the legal/private ownership of full auto/select fire weapons by private citizens.
I know the military and sworn LE can still buy the brand new, unused automatic firearms.

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Old February 18, 2013, 05:41 AM   #5
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arch308, no mention of the actual TV station or a link to the story?
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Old February 18, 2013, 02:09 PM   #6
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It was Channel 11 in the DFW region. Like I said I don't know how to provide a link. I was simply so flabergasted to see such a pro gun segment I had to commend the station.
Sorry for being of little help.
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Old February 19, 2013, 05:13 AM   #7
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Here's the station's web site. I was unable to locate the story.

http://dfw.cbslocal.com
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Old February 19, 2013, 06:35 AM   #8
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To contextually misparaphrase Darth Vader, "The internet force is not strong with you guys." Here is the story.

http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2013/02/15/g...arms-purchase/

If you search their website, using search phrases such as "gun classes," "gun store," "gun sales" etc., you will actually find numerous pro-gun stories. For example, here is one about a church having a gun class, ALSO from this month. http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2013/02/09/t...license-class/

Here is one from 2011 reporting on gun activists pushing for concealed carry in schools by teachers. http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2011/01/21/s...uns-on-campus/

There should be no surprise that there are positive gun stories. The media is after attention, something that looks interesting and that will help keep their ratings. Controversial subjects do this on BOTH sides of the gun issue, but also on both sides of many issues. For example, you will see a lot more stories about a police officer getting injured in the line of duty and hospitalized, especially if there is graphic dash cam footage such as of an officer getting hit by a motorist when writing a ticket to another, then you will about the officer's outstanding recovery and leaving the hospital. This isn't because the news is anti-officer safety or pro running down officers. The story of the injury and hospitalization will carry more or all of the air time compared to a story about recovery because the former is a lot more interesting or exciting than the latter. If there is a controversial component, it may air that many more times as well.
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