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    I wasn't sure whether or not to post the NY Times article first or the Slate Article. I'm going with Slate because 1) they can use the exposure and 2) you can get to Times article from the Slate article.

    The findings of NYT investigation are, needless to say, troubling. The gun industry has invested a lot of money and time into researching child-centered marketing, while also pitching the idea to their already existing customer base that getting your kids to start playing with guns at a young age imparts important life lessons. And yes, "playing" is the operative word here. When it comes to marketing guns to kids, gun industry spokesmen don't just shy away from reminding potential customers that guns are weapons, but sometimes outright deny it, as did Andy Fink, the editor of Junior Shooters magazine.
    The gun industry wants to sell your kid an AR-15: The New York Times investigates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahso! View Post
    I wasn't sure whether or not to post the NY Times article first or the Slate Article. I'm going with Slate because 1) they can use the exposure and 2) you can get to Times article from the Slate article.



    The gun industry wants to sell your kid an AR-15: The New York Times investigates.
    Shocked, just shocked.

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    Next up - hand grenade shaped pacifiers.
    It's a sick sad world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tude dog View Post
    Shocked, just shocked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahso! View Post
    Do you ever grow tired of appearing idiotic?
    I suppose I should apololgize.

    Just cracked me up that both you and me don't see any difference between Slate or the New York Times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tude dog View Post
    I suppose I should apololgize.

    Just cracked me up that both you and me don't see any difference between Slate or the New York Times.
    That's an astonishingly misinterpretation of what I wrote, though I'm beginning to expect it from you. I hope you don't feel obligated to respond to my posts or participate in threads I initiate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahso! View Post
    The gun industry wants to sell your kid an AR-15: The New York Times investigates.
    Kids can't buy fire arms. Only adults can. The best time to learn proper respect of a fire arm is when you're young, imo.

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    There's no denying children are going to be conditioned into one behavior or another. I look at all the potential lying around the ground lining up targets or dipping their line into the water and think about how much potential of human resource is being wasted on learning sh!t that hasn't mattered for, oh I don't know - at least a century or so - under the guise of self-defense and survival.

    The species needs all the help it can get in order to prevent self-annihilation and too many of the offspring are being taught to fear one another. This is just counter productive, imo.
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    As a child I was never injured by a toy gun but I almost lost an eye to a toy bow and arrow. Like most kids in the UK I was brought up on a diet of war comics and commando books - even the beano glorified violence in a way maybe the problem with america is batman and superman comics kids grow up with the delusion they are superman and everything has an easy solution just use your super powers or an assault rifle on people who are annoying you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahso! View Post
    There's no denying children are going to be conditioned into one behavior or another. I look at all the potential lying around the ground lining up targets or dipping their line into the water and think about how much potential of human resource is being wasted on learning sh!t that hasn't mattered for, oh I don't know - at least a century or so - under the guise of self-defense and survival.

    The species needs all the help it can get in order to prevent self-annihilation and too many of the offspring are being taught to fear one another. This is just counter productive, imo.
    Is anatomy important? Ecology? How about biology or the interdependence of biomes? Mechanics? Geometry? Psychology? Sociology? Impact of our actions on others? Conservation? Pollution?

    Yeh, none of that has mattered for at least a century.
    You don't know sh!t, you pompous numskull.

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