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Posted: 5/7/2004 5:24:25 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/7/2004 5:28:02 AM EST by uxb]
Time to renew my subscription...

Link Posted: 5/7/2004 5:29:24 AM EST
Bravo Popular Mechanics!
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 5:29:48 AM EST
Beautiful!
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 5:30:10 AM EST
I just may have to subscribe to that mag.
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 5:33:32 AM EST

Originally Posted By Bob243:
I just may have to subscribe to that mag.



Absolutely.
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 5:36:14 AM EST
Nice!
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 5:37:24 AM EST

Originally Posted By Bob243:
I just may have to subscribe to that mag.



I will be buying the latest issue at the newstand tonight and filling out the subscription card when I get home!
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 5:38:13 AM EST
WAY TO GO!! That is what I call an editorial!

SGtar15
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 5:39:02 AM EST
Great Editor and Great magazine
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 6:01:52 AM EST
Excellent!

Below is the e-mail I sent to them:

On behalf of the 80 million gun owners in this country, I thank you, Joe Oldham, for writing the June '04 article, "Guns and Butter" regarding your magazine's coverage of firearms technology.

It seems the vast majority of mainstream media these days is controlled by Left-leaning, semi-socialists who have no appreciation for the true meaning of our precious Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Bravo, Joe!

chuckhammer
Jupiter, Florida

P.S. - Any chance of a historical/technical piece on Naval Artillery?
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 6:22:55 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/7/2004 6:23:41 AM EST by markm]
Typical Gun Nuts.
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 6:27:42 AM EST

Originally Posted By markm:
Typical Gun Nuts.





HEY ! I resemble that remark......
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 6:31:58 AM EST
Hail yes!

Really, I think that's a large part of the attraction to guns for me and many of us here: they are things of mechanical beauty.

As a kid, I didn't grow up with guns, but I was always fascinated with mechanical functionality and things that were well-engineered. Guns, I think, are merely the next natural step.
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 6:40:07 AM EST
Do "Gun-nuts" eat "Beer-nuts?"



Good editorial. Kudos.
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 6:52:47 AM EST
The only thing he could have done better is admit that he IS a gun nut. I am one and I'm very proud of that label!
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 7:08:40 AM EST
Well done P.M.
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 7:13:35 AM EST
time to subscribe!!!!
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 7:21:35 AM EST
Pretty good..

I'm suprised that some would expect a magazine dedicated to mechanical devices would ignore firearms. Most people with any mechanical interest knows that they are simply devices, just like a clock, or a sewing machine. To assign a label of 'bad' to them would be assigning emotional content to an inanimate object.

Link Posted: 5/7/2004 7:25:41 AM EST
Sweet!

And an interesting magazine to boot!

I enjoy PM
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 7:35:34 AM EST
Wow - I clicked on this thread fully expecting to read some left coast explanation of how guns are evil.

I'm very pleasantly surprised. I just might have to pick up a copy at the local news stand.
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 7:35:54 AM EST
Automobiles kill way more people than guns every year but you don't see people criticize articles about cars.
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 7:44:36 AM EST
My e-mail


I just read Joe Oldham's piece (June 2004) on PM's coverage of firearms. I figure you'll get enough grief from those that don't believe in a citizen's right to defend them and theirs that a few of us need to vote with our wallets. I just signed up for a subscription and look forward to your honest opinions on firearms and other subjects. It is so refreshing to see someone speak the honest truth political correctness be damned.

Continue to preserve your fine magazine and our fine American heritage.



Link Posted: 5/7/2004 7:46:59 AM EST
That's why I'm a suscriber. I've seen the Ed put this stuff down before in the rag. This month is an article on double shotties.

PM Rocks!
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 8:19:44 AM EST
Now if they's just get rid of that idiot Jim "Area 51 has moved" Wilson.
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 8:23:30 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 8:30:39 AM EST
That guy rocks. No wonder my grandpa loves that magazine.
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 8:34:26 AM EST
PM...

Good mag...

Back when I was in Jr High, we had an art assignment to do a charcoal drawing from a photo...

I chose PM's 'I fly the black jet' F117 cover (picture of a Nighthawk with the pilot standing in front
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 8:47:31 AM EST
Don't worry, thay have alot of anti writers too. I have several P.M.'s that have anti-gun articles in them.
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 8:51:51 AM EST
Quote from Pighelmet:

Don't worry, thay have alot of anti writers too. I have several P.M.'s that have anti-gun articles in them.



Is that since this guy has become Editor???
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 9:03:38 AM EST
I have had a subscription for quite some time now. They have posted alot of cool gun articles along with Military stuff.


They also show you the latest and greatest stuff and ideas.
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 1:15:52 PM EST
I think we should take a few minutes and email the editor to show we support him . popularmechanics@hearst.com

Or write a letter
Editor-In-Chief Joe Oldham
Popular Mechanics
810 Seventh Avenue,
New York City, NY USA 10019
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 1:20:42 PM EST

Originally Posted By Stoney-Point:

Originally Posted By Bob243:
I just may have to subscribe to that mag.



I will be buying the latest issue at the newstand tonight and filling out the subscription card when I get home!

+1. I am also going to include a note as to why I subscribed .This guy is going to get hit with a shit storm of flack from the flakes out there . We might want to let him know we apreciate him takeing a stand and puting it on the line to do so .
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 1:32:02 PM EST
Interesting. Posted something about this yesterday and not one response.
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 1:46:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By peekay:
Interesting. Posted something about this yesterday and not one response.


You are not popular is all.
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 1:50:14 PM EST
That's what I like to see!
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 2:13:26 PM EST
No shit. I knew I need another magazine.
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 2:20:56 PM EST
Fantastic!!! Went to their website and took out a subscription right now. Go there and receive a free issue for signing up. All ARFCOMer's should support anyone with those views.

KUDOS Popular Mech.
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 2:27:24 PM EST
i was at the barbershop a few months ago and picked up PM mag. i was suprised to see an advertisement for the new 500 S&W.

i thought it was interesting....

the article on the new Ford GT 500 was just as cool.
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 2:36:59 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lightfighter:
I think I need to make some Gun Advertisements in that magazine!


But than he'd be selling out to you.

Link Posted: 5/7/2004 2:51:36 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 6:31:53 AM EST
Drop him an email thanking him for a good magazine.
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 7:59:02 AM EST
The cover of the very first issue of PM--11 January 1902:

Link Posted: 5/9/2004 8:29:27 AM EST
I remember as a little kid reading the PM's that were in my grandfather's garage. I remember reading an ariticle about the M-16 and it stated what the MSRP was for a citizen to buy it. I remember thinking that I wanted to buy one when I was old enough and how cool it would be to own one. Who woulda thunk it?
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 8:31:27 AM EST
Popular Mechanics is a great magazine. It's good to read an editor talking about "the right to keep and bear arms". They always catch shit about the issues on new boats when they have girls in bikinis pictured with the boats.
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 8:33:22 AM EST

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
Do "Gun-nuts" eat "Beer-nuts?"



watch it, buddy.


Link Posted: 5/9/2004 8:46:14 AM EST

Originally Posted By 223-Buckaroo:

Originally Posted By markm:
Typical Gun Nuts.





HEY ! I resemble that remark......



Uh, me too. And proud of it.

Danny
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 8:54:43 AM EST
They do have small articles about certain firearms related topics every year. I can't remember all who have advertised in there, but Ruger has been the most visible advertiser in PM. They get anti letters all the time and sometimes print some of them along with the pro gun ones, (which far outnumber the anti ones).
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 9:14:41 AM EST
I think I'll be subscribing today.
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 9:36:34 AM EST
+1, mail sent
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 9:38:31 AM EST
Wow, I can't believe an editor of a large magazine would have the cajones to say that, but I'm damn sure glad he did. The time for passively standing by while we are criminalized is over. Its time to take back what is rightfully ours. Looks like I'll have to go get me a PM subscription as well
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 9:40:37 AM EST
PM is a great mag.

here is the email i sent.

Joe, just thought I would write you an email to protest your publishing of articles about cars. Cars have killed millions of people, and injured millions more. They will continue to kill until we finally ban cars. I'm particularly shocked about articles with fast cars, they are even more dangerous. Please dont publish any more articles on cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, skateboards, roller blades, and most importantly bathtubs.
Thank you very much, and please continue to include articles on firearms and military equipment. Both of which have kept our country free and safe for the past few hundred years.
Regards
Tim Paquin
PHX AZ
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