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Posted: 9/15/2004 2:28:42 PM EST
Does your local network, like mine, show the street-sweeper type shotguns when reporting about the AWB expiring? Dumbasses.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 2:30:45 PM EST
No. Mine shows SF AKs and a guy with a Glock 19 and a 33rd mag. Constantly.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 2:30:51 PM EST
The reporting on the AWB (or lack thereof) won't die for a while. Perhaps a week or two. If it continues, I'd be surprised.

And yes, the local affiliates are butchering the story as much as the national networks.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 2:51:06 PM EST
The media here is focused on the hurricanes. The AWB is old news.


Colt_SBR
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 2:53:19 PM EST
The streetsweeper thing is really buggin me...

OK... AKs by name are banned, as are Uzis (under the assumption that domestically manufactured ones arent REALLY Uzis and AKs)

but the sweepers are NFA goddamnit. They need to stop showing that shit

- BG



/rant
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 2:53:49 PM EST
Frankly, I'm still in a state of either euphoria or denial that the federal ban on Semi-automatic "Assault Weapons" is history. Of course, it doesn't really help me a whole lot, given the state I live in.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 2:56:54 PM EST
My dumb bastages show NFA weapons.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 3:00:03 PM EST
Don't watch local news.

While we were in the midst of SoCal burning last year (fires were visible from my house) one of the local stations took a break "To bring you updates on important news happening elsewhere".

Like what, your VIEWERSHIP BEING BURNED OUT OF THEIR HOMES INSN'T 'IMPORTANT' ENOUGH"?!?

What were the first two stories covered?

The Scott Peterson muder trial and the showing of the tape that Harris and Klebold did before they shot up Columbine.

Yeah, that was REAL EARTH SHATTERING "NEWS" FOR PEOPLE SCARED SHITLESS THAT THEIR HOMES ARE ABOUT TO BURNED TO THE GROUND.

I thought I couldn't have cared less about the local news hacks before that but I discovered that I actually could.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 3:07:42 PM EST
Our local news here in Indy showed the party they were having at Pops guns. The talking they did was largely correct, but the whole time they showed the FA Uzi and UMP45. Guys doing bursts on the range. It kind of pissed me off. Then I had to listen to a deputy rant about why the ban expiring was so bad. Blah. Work.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 3:54:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2004 3:59:49 PM EST by Glox]

Originally Posted By BUCC_Guy:
The streetsweeper thing is really buggin me...

OK... AKs by name are banned, as are Uzis (under the assumption that domestically manufactured ones arent REALLY Uzis and AKs)

but the sweepers are NFA goddamnit. They need to stop showing that shit

- BG



/rant



Exactly my point, BG. The networks just won't stop the bullshit
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 10:31:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2004 10:31:58 PM EST by fritzthecat]
Ironically enough, the best report on the end of the AWB I've found so far is on the german ZDF newspage (video):
www.zdf.de/ZDFmt/mediathek/0,3496,MT-2192234,00.html

Main page:
www.zdf.de/ZDFde/inhalt/21/0,1872,2192757,00.html

Quick translation:
AWB ends, sturmgewehrs available again
only cosmetic features & mag capacity
full auto still illegal
Bush did't call for renewal
Kerry whining
Police Chiefs want ban
LaPierre: not about hunting, it's about weapon ownership rights
2nd Amendment change - not a chance in hell

Showed semi AR-15, no UZI, no Streetsweepers, no full auto stuff


Whodathunkit

Fritz
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 10:32:46 PM EST
Not watching the local news at all here.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 10:54:21 AM EST

Originally Posted By Taxman:
Not watching the local news at all here.




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