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Duh! Guns & Ammo Editor Supports Gun Control Based on Misinterpretation of 'Well Regulated Militia'
NewsBusters ^ | November 5, 2013 | P.J. Gladnick

Posted on 11/05/2013 7:21:38 AM PST by PJ-Comix

If thou art privy to thy country's fate,
Which, happily, foreknowing may avoid, O, speak! ---Hamlet.

Quick! Someone get in touch with the editor of Guns & Ammo magazine, Dick Metcalf, and let him know that "happily" as used in the early 17 century by William Shakespeare does not mean "happy" but "perhaps." And perhaps (happily) Mr. Metcalf won't make the same ridiculous error again when he completely misinterpreted the 18th century meaning of "Well regulated militia" in the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution to mean government regulations as a justification to call for gun control.

Bryan Preston of the PJ Tatler points out the blatantly obvious which went completely over Metcalf's head when he wrote a gun control column:

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol
A contender for the Moron of the Year Award.
1 posted on 11/05/2013 7:21:38 AM PST by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

Hey,A$$H*LE,What Part Of”Shall NOT Be INFRINGED”Don’t You Get???????????????????????????????


2 posted on 11/05/2013 7:26:57 AM PST by bandleader
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To: PJ-Comix

There is NO WAY the gov’t can do anything “well”, much less regulate the militia.


3 posted on 11/05/2013 7:28:57 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: PJ-Comix

You might think that the editor of “guns and ammo” might be against gun control, but this is not necessarily true. His goal is to sell magazines, and he’s in reality a media person. Look at that moron Dumbo Zumbo who opened his mouth and stuck his foot in a couple of years ago. Gun writers aren’t necessarily for freedom, just for getting a big fat paycheck.


4 posted on 11/05/2013 7:29:12 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: from occupied ga

I predict he will be selling fewer magazines now.


5 posted on 11/05/2013 7:31:45 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog
I predict he will be selling fewer magazines now.

One would hope.

6 posted on 11/05/2013 7:33:25 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: PJ-Comix

I can’t help but notice that when there is black mob violence, there is no militia around to counter it. And often, the police don’t do much either. Much better to have armed citizens in the absence of a “well regulated” militia.


7 posted on 11/05/2013 7:35:23 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: PJ-Comix

Well, I for one have never cared for the bald headed some-beach anyhow. Really a pompous ass. Funny thing, he is the main reason I stopped watching GUNS AND AMMO’s TV show(s). Like Juan Williams and Bob Beckel, when Dick Metcalf shows up I leave the channel. Or the room. Once again, Mother was right.


8 posted on 11/05/2013 7:36:40 AM PST by Tupelo ( Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. An old Republican Tradition.)
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To: Tupelo

Metcalf is a lefty (left handed). Never trust a lefty. My ex-wife was one.


9 posted on 11/05/2013 7:38:07 AM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Dalberg-Acton
OK Dalberg-Acton, Now you have done went and made me mad. Us southpaws resemble that remark. /S
10 posted on 11/05/2013 7:41:33 AM PST by Tupelo ( Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. An old Republican Tradition.)
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To: PJ-Comix

I suspect he’ll do for Guns and Ammo what John Meacham did for Newsweek.


11 posted on 11/05/2013 7:42:25 AM PST by Fido969
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To: PJ-Comix

Another Zumbo...


12 posted on 11/05/2013 7:44:44 AM PST by elteemike (Light travels faster than sound...That's why so many people appear bright until you hear them speak!)
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To: PJ-Comix

Must have been studying from my son’s magruders American government book


13 posted on 11/05/2013 7:47:21 AM PST by LadyBuck (Yippie-Ki-Yay)
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To: PJ-Comix

TIME TO DEEP SIX THIS PUBLICATION.


14 posted on 11/05/2013 7:48:17 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: Dalberg-Acton

Although I failed Latin in high school, I still remember “sinistra”. I think that is the way it is spelled.


15 posted on 11/05/2013 7:56:45 AM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: PJ-Comix

“Oh Honey that’s a nice dinner you’ve prepared. Would you mind if I take my plate into the bathroom. I have an urge.”


16 posted on 11/05/2013 7:59:20 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: PJ-Comix

Metcalf must be a subscriber to the “living document” whose meanings change with the culture. If the meanings change, why even bother to write them down and ratify them? Doesn’t that essentially mean that the Bill of Rights means nothing and you can just make up things as you go along?


17 posted on 11/05/2013 8:05:31 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the.tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Well, the individual militiamen brought their own weapons (they owned them). The state govt did not issue the weapons.


18 posted on 11/05/2013 8:21:06 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Tupelo
Funny thing, he is the main reason I stopped watching GUNS AND AMMO’s TV show(s).

Had to look up his picture, once you posted the above. I agree, I like watching the show, can't stand that guy, though.

19 posted on 11/05/2013 8:29:11 AM PST by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: Enterprise

“Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance: They are the people’s Liberty’s teeth.”
— George Washington —


20 posted on 11/05/2013 8:33:44 AM PST by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

One part of his writing talks about “political and civil rights” being regulated. I don’t think hie understands the meaning of the word “right.”


21 posted on 11/05/2013 8:43:59 AM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: PJ-Comix

The guy may be an uber-liberal mole or plant, sent solely to reek havoc and smear an otherwise good publication. Like that hasn’t happened before? Divide and conquer is a well known tactic of leftists, one which people fall for every time, because leftists are masters at manipulating emotions for their own ends.


22 posted on 11/05/2013 8:57:51 AM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: PJ-Comix; All

I canceled my G&A subscription yesterday and encourage others to do the same.

This is not just one person.....several people read and approved this anti-2A piece of garbage.


23 posted on 11/05/2013 9:16:57 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: PJ-Comix

guns and ammo are soros owned and controlled through front companies like Greenway Acquisitions etc.


24 posted on 11/05/2013 9:40:50 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: SC_Pete

TIME TO DEEP SIX THIS PUBLICATION.

Maybe this is the point - to kill the publication!! ??


25 posted on 11/05/2013 9:44:30 AM PST by BigOrangeI (The Constitution says "promote the general welfare" NOT provide the general welfare.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Misinterpret = mass cancellations!!!


26 posted on 11/05/2013 10:29:14 AM PST by ontap
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To: PJ-Comix

No more purchase of Guns ‘n’ Ammo here.

Never again.


27 posted on 11/05/2013 12:54:43 PM PST by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: BigOrangeI

There are plenty of other publications with real Americans running them—and new ones can be born.


28 posted on 11/05/2013 1:09:59 PM PST by SC_Pete
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To: from occupied ga
You might think that the editor of “guns and ammo” might be against gun control, but this is not necessarily true. His goal is to sell magazines, and he’s in reality a media person. Look at that moron Dumbo Zumbo who opened his mouth and stuck his foot in a couple of years ago. Gun writers aren’t necessarily for freedom, just for getting a big fat paycheck.

Do not forget "brown" rifle advocates are not the same breed as "black" rifle advocates.

In my experience, the brown rifle types tend to be even more delusional than outright gun grabbers.

The grabbers know they're lying about their goals and motivations, but brown rifle types seem to actually believe them.

29 posted on 11/05/2013 1:20:53 PM PST by papertyger ("refusing to draw an inescapable conclusion does not qualify as a 'difference of opinion.'")
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