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CNN: Even With Obama Gun Control Agenda, Gun Owners 'Might Even Be Paranoid'
NewsBusters.org ^ | 3/30/2009 | Matthew Balan

Posted on 03/30/2009 9:35:32 AM PDT by Pyro7480

Jeffrey Toobin, CNN Senior Legal Analyst; & Campbell Brown, CNN Anchor | NewsBusters.orgDuring a segment on Friday’s Campbell Brown: No Bias, No Bull program, CNN tried to perpetuate left-wing stereotypes about gun owners, and sent mixed messages about whether or not President Obama and his administration is pushing for gun control. Correspondent Sean Callebs interviewed two Texas professionals who owned guns and concluded, “A nurse, an attorney -- not the usual portrait of Second Amendment diehards.” After asking a gun store owner if he was “profiting on this fear” of new gun control measures, Callebs expounded on the concerns of gun owners: “In fact, it may not be rational at all. It might even be paranoid. But one thing is certain. Many gun owners believe this president is somehow out to curb their rights and they’re stocking up just in case.”

Both Callebs and CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin tried to assure their viewers that gun control was “way off the agenda right now” of the Obama administration, despite the fact that a graphic on the news crawl stated plainly that President Obama “wants to make expired Assault Weapons Ban permanent.”

The CNN correspondent traveled to Tyler, Texas, “one of those places all over America where a kind of quiet call to arms is getting louder and louder,” as he put it. Besides interviewing the lawyer and the nurse, he visited a local gun store, where he skeptically asked one of the employees of the store, “Why would someone own a semiautomatic weapon like this? I mean, is saying it’s my right, is that enough?”

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KEYWORDS: agenda; bang; banglist; bho44; bhobanglist; cnn; cnnlies; enemedia; guns; lapdogmedia; mediabias; msm; obama; obamedia; pravdamedia; timeliesturner
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More MSM anti-gun bias at work...
1 posted on 03/30/2009 9:35:33 AM PDT by Pyro7480
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To: Pyro7480

Stae run media, wrong as always


2 posted on 03/30/2009 9:39:05 AM PDT by devistate one four (Cw II on the way! Stand by. TET68)
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To: Pyro7480

“way off the agenda right now”

Yeah, sure, and I believe in the Easter Bunny too.


3 posted on 03/30/2009 9:39:12 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Pyro7480
way off the agenda right now

We're just staying ahead of him...

4 posted on 03/30/2009 9:39:57 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: Pyro7480

>“Why would someone own a semiautomatic weapon like this?

Because I like shooting.

>I mean, is saying it’s my right, is that enough?”

If that isn’t enough is it a right?


5 posted on 03/30/2009 9:41:05 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Pyro7480

Do these people even realize what they sound like?


6 posted on 03/30/2009 9:41:18 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Pyro7480
...gun control was “way off the agenda right now

Yeah, give Obama six months, or watch Obama's minions start administratively enacting things.

7 posted on 03/30/2009 9:41:27 AM PDT by Obadiah (Party - my house - on December 22, 2012!)
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To: Pyro7480
“In fact, it may not be rational at all. It might even be paranoid. But one thing is certain. Many gun owners believe this president is somehow out to curb their rights and they’re stocking up just in case.”

Lessee, with mandatory embedded markers being placed in bullets starting in July, I don't think it's paranoia . . . . . . I think it's justifiable under the growing totalitarism of the Obamoron.

8 posted on 03/30/2009 9:41:56 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: Pyro7480
Interesting side note - the cardiologist who owns the Lock and Load also took the infamous photographs of the Space Shuttle Columbia when it disintegrated over East Texas.
9 posted on 03/30/2009 9:44:38 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: Pyro7480

Er....Obama’s “gun control” agenda has nothing to do with the sales bump......it’s all the other “control” agendas.


10 posted on 03/30/2009 9:45:38 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (ALSO SPRACH ZEROTHUSTRA)
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To: Pyro7480

Fine. But just because you’re paranoid, doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you.


11 posted on 03/30/2009 9:46:15 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage...)
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To: DustyMoment
with mandatory embedded markers being placed in bullets starting in July

Huh?

12 posted on 03/30/2009 9:46:42 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: Pyro7480
Both Callebs and CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin tried to assure their viewers that gun control was “way off the agenda right now” of the Obama administration, despite the fact that a graphic on the news crawl stated plainly that President Obama “wants to make expired Assault Weapons Ban permanent.”

Some fine reporting there from the fools at CNN.

Even during their stupid agenda piece, on their own channel, the truth still crawled across the bottom of the screen.

13 posted on 03/30/2009 9:47:33 AM PDT by SIDENET (President Obama's teleprompter has issued a stern warning to corporate executives)
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To: Pyro7480

Just because we’re paranoid, doesn’t mean they are NOT out to get us.


14 posted on 03/30/2009 9:47:55 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (The only time I want a Republican reaching across the aisle is to smack a liberal.)
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To: Pyro7480

I saw a tag-line once that read:

“In 20 years we may look back on this and laugh...or we may be too busy fighting.”


15 posted on 03/30/2009 9:48:11 AM PDT by ItsOurTimeNow ("But there were some who resisted...")
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To: Pyro7480
During a segment on Friday’s Campbell Brown: No All Bias, No All Bull program, . . . .

There, now it's accurate.

16 posted on 03/30/2009 9:48:31 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier presently instructing at Ft. Benning.)
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To: grobdriver; DustyMoment

Yeah. Huh?


17 posted on 03/30/2009 9:48:35 AM PDT by Obadiah (Party - my house - on December 22, 2012!)
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To: Pyro7480
CNN has revivified the "Fear and Paranoia" meme that I thought for a few days we were finally over. It actually amounts to the argument that anyone crazy (or fearful) enough to want a gun is too crazy (or fearful) to be allowed to have one.

And yes, exercising a right is sufficient justification. It isn't the Bill of Needs.

18 posted on 03/30/2009 9:48:41 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Pyro7480

For many, it’s a wise investment. Your dollars are being devalued and the stock market has worse days to be had. Why not invest where the payoff seems most likely.


19 posted on 03/30/2009 9:49:35 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT 2006; now living north of Tampa Bay)
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To: Pyro7480

Deep thoughts: A paranoid, a person who knows more about what is going on then the rest of us care to admit.


20 posted on 03/30/2009 9:49:36 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (01-20-2009 : The end of the PAX AMERICANA.)
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To: DustyMoment

What are you talking about? Embedded markers?


21 posted on 03/30/2009 9:49:48 AM PDT by Double Tap
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To: ItsOurTimeNow

“In 20 years we may look back on this and laugh...or we may be too busy fighting.”

Thought that motivated the Red Dawn movie.


22 posted on 03/30/2009 9:51:20 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT 2006; now living north of Tampa Bay)
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To: Pyro7480

Call me paranoid but I still own guns and plan to keep them..I have owned guns for years and no one will take them away from me..every member of my family own guns none of us have ever been arrested for killing or shooting someone..Yeah i am paranoid when it comes to the clowns we have in Washington..As a matter a fact I along with husband will be going to the rang this Wednesday to practice..I advise everyone to get a gun except for criminals..but make sure you know how to use it and care for it..


23 posted on 03/30/2009 9:51:52 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Pyro7480
Do they need to be reminded that the 2nd isn't about target practice, competition and or rich mans trophy hunt safari ? As to the comment on typical Second Amendment backers etc .....the MSM chooses representatives to further their agenda. That has been a proven FACT for decades ! MSM is bought and paid for bunch of presstitutional punk ass posers !

It's about making sure the foundations of the constitution , our republic (shock , we're not a democracy ) and American traditions and values of being free remain that way regardless of tyrannical forms of government (see Nov 4th 2008) that bribe the silly sheeple voters and gain power.....

Aside the AWB is about cosmetics not weaponry ......black, plastic, clone look alike of select fire military issue weapons etc .....

Criminals didn't follow laws yesterday and they won't tomorrow. That alone is why this socialist and his handlers will not get my firearm.

Even if they pass this AWB ....I can wait till adults are back in charge and revoke it .......AGAIN !

Stay safe !

24 posted on 03/30/2009 9:52:13 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Pyro7480

**** you mr balan... you had better be ready to give your life if you come for my guns!

LLS


25 posted on 03/30/2009 9:53:25 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my President... NEVER!!!)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Or, “I’m paranoid, but am I paranoid enough?”


26 posted on 03/30/2009 9:53:52 AM PDT by genetic drift
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To: DustyMoment
That bill has been filed but has no cosponsor.

LLS

27 posted on 03/30/2009 9:54:43 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my President... NEVER!!!)
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To: chris_bdba

Should get the out-takes from the Clinton News Net seg @ Lock n Load, knowing LnL they probably got told where to go real fast.

Obviously, the lefties really understand the run on guns and ammo ain’t got nothing to do with “exporting to Mex”.

Come and Take It!


28 posted on 03/30/2009 9:56:21 AM PDT by dusttoyou
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To: Pyro7480
“Why would someone own a semiautomatic weapon like this? I mean, is saying it’s my right, is that enough?”

Nobody should ever fall into the trap of having to justify owning a certain gun.

Throw the question back at the person who asked it. For instance:

"Why shouldn't I own a weapon like an AR-15? You seem to have an opinion. You tell me."

"Why would my rights disappear when it comes to firearms that look different from hunting rifles?"

29 posted on 03/30/2009 9:57:59 AM PDT by SIDENET (President Obama's teleprompter has issued a stern warning to corporate executives)
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To: Pyro7480
'Might Even Be Paranoid'

Good reason to have a gun!

30 posted on 03/30/2009 9:59:01 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault ( Obama, you're off the island!)
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To: grobdriver

Yeah, I want to know about this too. This hasn’t be proposed in the US congress and shot down EVERYWHERE at the local and state levels.

Besides, I like shooting, it’s fun, and some of us think that when the SHTF, I just might need these tools to protect myself.


31 posted on 03/30/2009 9:59:41 AM PDT by fightinbluhen51 ("MOLON LABE")
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To: Squantos

That’s a very clever use of the resistor symbol. My compliments.


32 posted on 03/30/2009 9:59:42 AM PDT by VR-21 (Will work for IMR 4064.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Huh? Why do you think the author is out for your guns? He writes for a conservative blog.


33 posted on 03/30/2009 10:00:15 AM PDT by Pyro7480 ("If you know how not to pray, take Joseph as your master, and you will not go astray." - St. Teresa)
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To: LibLieSlayer
you had better be ready to give your life if you come for my guns!

I'm with you.

On another note, I believe that Mr Balan wrote the Newsbusters piece exposing the idiots at CNN.

34 posted on 03/30/2009 10:00:24 AM PDT by SIDENET (President Obama's teleprompter has issued a stern warning to corporate executives)
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To: Pyro7480

Any time I see moccassins around I get a little paranoid. I can count on them to bite!


35 posted on 03/30/2009 10:04:14 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: VR-21

Credit goes to freeper Tomkat !

I have made a pocket stamp of it as well......lots of socialist crap gets some ink when I find it !


36 posted on 03/30/2009 10:06:28 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Pyro7480

“Both Callebs and CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin tried to assure their viewers that gun control was “way off the agenda right now” of the Obama administration.. “

Yeah, sure. Like any intelligent person would take anything this leftwing stool pigeons say seriously.


37 posted on 03/30/2009 10:07:49 AM PDT by ZULU (Obamanation of Desolation is President. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: Pyro7480
(sound of chambering the first round)

"I don't hunt with this or shoot paper targets. Any questions?"

(sound of news van rapidly departing)

38 posted on 03/30/2009 10:10:37 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Well, you live on the edge of a wetland in Florida. Water mocassins are to be expected there! I’m sure you give them the proper treatment. ;-)


39 posted on 03/30/2009 10:11:34 AM PDT by Pyro7480 ("If you know how not to pray, take Joseph as your master, and you will not go astray." - St. Teresa)
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To: Pyro7480

Precious metals come in many forms.


40 posted on 03/30/2009 10:14:38 AM PDT by Fireone (Prosecute all who voted for the illegal stimulus fiasco.)
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To: Pyro7480
The DIHMs know any gun control measure is a sure loser for them. 2010 is not that far away and too many of them are in fear for what is happening now affecting their re-election chances.

Throw ANY gun control measures out there and they are done, and they know it.

41 posted on 03/30/2009 10:15:10 AM PDT by Pistolshot (The Soap-box, The Ballot-box, The Jury-box, And The Cartridge-Box ...we are past 2 of them.)
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To: Squantos
Do they need to be reminded that the 2nd isn't about target practice

No, because they don't acknowledge that the Constitution is valid. The "living Constitution" as they envision it will have no 2nd Amendment. Even though our sham President cynically swore to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States," he's a liar. Before the election he proudly declared himself to be a "citizen of the world" in front of a German audience, code for socialist world government under U.N. control. Obama and his homies secretly laugh at those of us still "dumb" enough to believe in traditional American government and the rule of law.

42 posted on 03/30/2009 10:15:19 AM PDT by Bernard Marx (Free California from public employee union rule!)
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To: Pyro7480
Both Callebs and CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin tried to assure their viewers that gun control was “way off the agenda right now” of the Obama administration

Two CNN employees speaking on behalf of the Obama administration?

Nice.

43 posted on 03/30/2009 10:17:57 AM PDT by SIDENET (President Obama's teleprompter has issued a stern warning to corporate executives)
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To: grobdriver; DustyMoment; fightinbluhen51
...with mandatory embedded markers being placed in bullets starting in July,...

I just got off the phone with ATF. They know of no such thing.

44 posted on 03/30/2009 10:17:59 AM PDT by Obadiah (Party - my house - on December 22, 2012!)
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To: DustyMoment
with mandatory embedded markers being placed in bullets starting in July

What's this?

45 posted on 03/30/2009 10:18:44 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (Happiness is a choice!)
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To: Obadiah
I wonder if he was confusing the micro-stamping law in CA with a national law.
I don't know when, exactly, that law takes effect in CA.
Poor bastards.
46 posted on 03/30/2009 10:22:38 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: Pyro7480
Many gun owners believe this president is somehow out to curb their rights and they’re stocking up just in case.”

If they believe, they are lacking mental fortitude and just refuse to see the truth.

47 posted on 03/30/2009 10:26:40 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, Question everyone else)
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To: Obadiah

Try buying ammo.

Many stores are sold out because folks are stocking up in anticipation of the mandatory markers.


48 posted on 03/30/2009 10:30:23 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: DustyMoment
Try buying ammo.

Trust me, I have. I know what's happening.

49 posted on 03/30/2009 10:35:58 AM PDT by Obadiah (Party - my house - on December 22, 2012!)
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To: Squantos
Do they need to be reminded that the 2nd isn't about target practice,

Depends on what the targets are.

50 posted on 03/30/2009 10:40:56 AM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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