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CNN with John Zarella hit piece "Gun Battle" on AW Ban
CNN broadcast 1:30AM EST | 5/15/2003 | John Zarella

Posted on 05/15/2003 10:41:09 PM PDT by Sender

CNN just aired a documentary piece by John Zarella titled "Gun Battle", subtitled "Assault Weapon Ban set to expire in 2004".

The piece featured Broward County Florida Sheriff Ken Jenne and deputies at a live firing range. The deputy demonstrated a "banned Chinese AK-47" on FULL AUTO, firing bursts into a stack of concrete blocks.

Sheriff Ken Jenne held up a semi-auto hunting shotgun in one hand and the illegal full-auto AK-47 in the other hand and stated that the full-auto AK was "the type of gun covered by the ban".

Sheriff Jenne used the phrase "these weapons have no place on the streets" approximately 57 times. Sheriff Jenne stated that he has no problem with "tools for hunters and sport" but that "this issue is WAY ABOVE THE SECOND AMENDMENT" because "no one has the right to own a weapon designed to kill", only for "hunting birds".

CNN John Zarella kissed butt of said Sheriff Jenne approximately 63 times, stating he was awed by the "incredible firepower" and destruction of the full-auto AK-47 because the concrete blocks eventually broke.

Sheriff Jenne also demonstrated how the full-auto AK made holes in a minimum-spec kevlar vest, which proves in his mind that "these weapons are killers with no place on the streets", implied that no other rifle could have penetrated the thin vest.

Sheriff Jenne states that with the ban "no one can own a 30-round magazine", only 10 rounds. 30-round magazines are "designed to kill police officers".

Sorry for the semi-vanity but I am so p*ssed off by this blatant, nationwide broadcast of disinformation. We're in for a lot of this before September 2004. Stay tuned.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: assaultweapon; awban; bang; banglist; lie

1 posted on 05/15/2003 10:41:09 PM PDT by Sender
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To: Sender
Not to mention ComedyCentral.com's broadcast tonight of Colin Quinn's "Tough Crowd" which called anyone who would own an assault weapon an "NRA cracker" who "sprays deer".

Did I mention that I'm p*ssed off? I've got to start sleeping at night and quit watching TV *sigh*

2 posted on 05/15/2003 10:44:21 PM PDT by Sender
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To: Sender
bump
3 posted on 05/15/2003 10:45:54 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: Sender
I've got to start sleeping at night and quit watching TV
Take a couple of asperin and call me in the morning . . .

You know perfectly well that CNN is propaganda; they admitted it. Terrified into silence--and worse--by Saddam, but brave to criticize individual Republicans and the party in general because they know we're not threatening anyone. How they sleep at night, who knows?

BTW while they were propagandizing for laws to ban what's already illegal and has been for the past 70 years, did they propose a ban on shredders, knowing what Uday did with one?


4 posted on 05/15/2003 10:56:17 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion
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To: Sender
Hey, man, you beat me to it. I was in an airport and CNN was all that was on and they were airing this show. They did not have ONE alternate viewpoint; all I could think was: no wonder they're losing viewers faster than the 3rd Army took Baghdad.

This was journalism actually WORSE than the NY Times.

Personal note: when I bought the Times at Kennedy airport (long flight to Long Beach) I asked the vendor if this was the fiction or non-fiction edition?

Thanks for posting; there was at least one other Freeper who saw it and was as p*ssed off as you!

5 posted on 05/15/2003 10:59:47 PM PDT by Pharmboy (.Dems lie 'cause they have to.)
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To: Sender
I see that CNN is still shoveling the crap at normals intervals.
6 posted on 05/15/2003 11:04:04 PM PDT by BearArms
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To: Sender
Everyone needs to remember it is not only what CNN says that is to be worried about. You need to look at what they are covering up.Remember they covered up for Saddam and the atrocities in Iraq so they could be insiders. They kept the story quite on Scott Ritter and his arrest, they did this in the name of promoting a lie and did not what his veracity questioned.Ever heard of the ends justifying the means.
Now along comes the New York Times and their showering of numerous lies to the public.
The so called "Mainstream Media" cannot and should not be trusted.What has come out in the open is just a minute amount of what is going on.
Me thinks there is a great left wing conspiracy going on in America and for it to survive the government must control everything and maybe even lower the expectations of our schools and bastions of higher learning.It is a sad day indeed when America is so close to being divided along liberal and conservative lines. We may just be one step away from becoming Socialist or even worse we may be taken over by a dictator.If the liberals can take away all our weapons and thwart our legislatures and Congress then it is not out of question that we could have a dictator in America.
Just think it can be done in the name of "The Rule Of Law"!
7 posted on 05/16/2003 4:04:27 AM PDT by gunnedah
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To: Sender; *bang_list
Posted to *bang_list
8 posted on 05/16/2003 5:15:46 AM PDT by Copernicus (A Constitutional Republic revolves around Sovereign Citizens, not citizens around government.)
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To: Sender
And they didn't once say that NRA members ate children?!?!

They are slipping.

9 posted on 05/16/2003 7:23:19 AM PDT by Lazamataz (In Soviet Union, all your us are belong to base!)
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To: Copernicus
bang
10 posted on 05/16/2003 7:24:27 AM PDT by JeepInMazar (www.answering-islam.org)
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To: Sender
Here is the way to stop this BS.
11 posted on 05/16/2003 7:58:35 AM PDT by TigersEye ( My doctor was the first one to put a gun in my hand. Thanks, Dad!)
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To: lowbridge
Sheriff Jenne states that with the ban "no one can own a 30-round magazine", only 10 rounds. 30-round magazines are "designed to kill police officers".

Sheriff Jenne is doing the public a great disservice by perpetrating these types of lies on such a mass scale. Leave it to the Commie News Network to help.

12 posted on 05/16/2003 8:11:34 AM PDT by HangFire
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To: Sender
illegal full-auto AK-47

Funny, but this gun is not illegal in CT. Now, a high-cap magazine may be , but not a full auto AK-47. In CT, it can be semi, or full auto, but not both (selective fire)

13 posted on 05/16/2003 9:31:18 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I will defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Sender
If AWB2 is passed, I will vote against Bush, and I hope he loses. I'd rather deal with Clinton/Schumer than lying Clymers who are selling our freedom one slice at a time.

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14 posted on 05/16/2003 9:44:09 AM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion
"did they propose a ban on shredders, knowing what Uday did with one? "

Locally here in Southern ca. a sherrif's deputy (Bruce Lee)answered a call a few days ago, a mom called saying her twenty some year old son was uncontrollable. The deputy was beaten to death by the druggie, either with bare hands or the baton of the officer.

The second deputy on the scene shot and killed the perp.

The deputies knew the druggie from many previous encounters. My point: many things can be used to kill but these libs can't see past their hood ornaments.

15 posted on 05/16/2003 9:46:59 AM PDT by Howie
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To: Travis McGee
I will just stay home! I don't own an "assault" rifle but if half of the shi_t in that bill becomes law we will be effectively disarmed! I won't help prepare my own hanging rope.

Everyone has a go-no-go scenario, passage of that law is mine. A "line-in-the-sand", if you will.

16 posted on 05/16/2003 9:51:34 AM PDT by Howie
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To: Howie
Exactly. And AWB2 is also my personal "line in the sand."

Jewish policemen in the Warsaw ghetto led Jews to the train station.

I won't be led by collaborating Republican "capos" to my disarmament.

17 posted on 05/16/2003 10:02:59 AM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Puppage
Actually I don't know if the select-fire AK used on CNN last night (they demonstrated both semi and full auto fire) was in fact "illegal" since the Sheriff had it and we all know that LE rules are different from our own.

But I bristle at them claiming that a select-fire NFA weapon is what the assault weapon ban is all about. Although you and I know this is untrue, this was all just scary eye candy for the uninformed voters to make them think that if the AW ban dies, machine guns go on sale at 7-11 next year.

18 posted on 05/16/2003 10:06:28 AM PDT by Sender
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To: Sender
Once again CNN doesn't let facts stand in the way of a PC statement.
19 posted on 05/16/2003 10:32:29 AM PDT by theDentist (So. This is Virginia.... where are all the virgins?)
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To: Sender
Oh, sure. It's all about FEELINGS. I FEEL this is dangerous, or I FEEL this is bad.If people choose to be defenseless, so be it. I (and you it would appear) choose otherwise.
20 posted on 05/16/2003 10:37:58 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I will defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Sender
What vanity? This should be placed under NYT bovine scattologies. CNN is to electronic media as the NYT is to training your puppy.
21 posted on 05/16/2003 10:39:51 AM PDT by Beck_isright (When Senator Byrd landed on an aircraft carrier, the blacks were forced below shoveling coal...)
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To: Sender
""this issue is WAY ABOVE THE SECOND AMENDMENT" because "no one has the right to own a weapon designed to kill", only for "hunting birds"."

He is just wrong. The founders had very little discussion about "hunting birds" but lots of discussion about keeping the citizenry armed to protect themselves against government.

The constitution says nothing about anyone in government having any right to decide why a law abiding citizen wants a gun. The citizen can have one just because he wants it.

Period
22 posted on 05/16/2003 10:49:24 AM PDT by JSteff (What part of "shall not be infringed" don't they understand?)
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To: Travis McGee
"If AWB2 is passed, I will vote against Bush, and I hope he loses. I'd rather deal with Clinton/Schumer than lying Clymers who are selling our freedom one slice at a time."

And how will electing a known gun grabber be any better? All you will do is to assist in the faster control of our guns.

Makes no sense to me.
23 posted on 05/16/2003 10:52:33 AM PDT by JSteff (What part of "shall not be infringed" don't they understand?)
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To: HangFire
Maybe in Sheriff Jenne's Broward County Florida they have so much gang violence and drug fighting that he has come to the point where he feels that LE is endangered by any sort of privately-owned weapon. That's his opinion.

But even so, he's outright lying about which weapons are affected by the AW ban, and he's outright lying about the intent of the Second Amendment being only about bird hunting. And he's clearly trying to scare up a frenzy among the soccer moms. Now I love soccer moms, but they don't know the difference between a banned Norinco sporter and a converted machine gun. We don't need them getting their education from dishonest jerks with an agenda.

24 posted on 05/16/2003 10:54:19 AM PDT by Sender
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To: JSteff
I would rather get on with CW2 while I am young enough to fight.

I will not vote for traitorous RINOs who will sell my freedom in pieces, until my freedom is gone.

25 posted on 05/16/2003 10:54:51 AM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Sender
Just think, millions of viewers were "amen-ing" every word.
26 posted on 05/16/2003 11:18:11 AM PDT by biblewonk (Spose to be a Chrissssstian)
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To: Sender
Now I love soccer moms, but they (most) don't know the difference between a banned Norinco sporter and a converted machine gun. We don't need them getting their education from dishonest jerks with an agenda.

My point exactly!

27 posted on 05/16/2003 11:21:56 AM PDT by HangFire
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To: HangFire

28 posted on 05/16/2003 12:25:25 PM PDT by Howie
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To: JSteff; Travis McGee
""this issue is WAY ABOVE THE SECOND AMENDMENT" because "no one has the right to own a weapon designed to kill", only for "hunting birds"."

He is just wrong. The founders had very little discussion about "hunting birds" but lots of discussion about keeping the citizenry armed to protect themselves against government.

The constitution says nothing about anyone in government having any right to decide why a law abiding citizen wants a gun. The citizen can have one just because he wants it.

Period.

If that moron can even read, I'll bet that he'd be shocked out of his socks to see what Madison wrote in Federalist #46. To conclude that the same people who had (less than 10 years before) just completed a vicious and bloody revolt against the most powerful central government in the world (which began, BTW, with an effort by that same powerful central government to implement gun control at Lexington and Concord), would waste any ink on modifying the most precious document in American history to protect the "right" to hunt is the most shallow, ill-considered, uninformed, anti-American opinion that one could imagine. Which explains why so many anti-gunners hold exactly that view.

It should also be interesting to see whether the USSC has the cojones to take on the Silveira case. A constitutionally proper decision there would nullify every gun control law on the books.

29 posted on 05/17/2003 11:35:49 PM PDT by Ancesthntr
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To: Ancesthntr
It's going to be interesting to watch this play out in the political process.

I just hope no jokers are dealt, such as a well-timed super Columbine to panic the knock-kneed RINOs.

30 posted on 05/18/2003 1:44:32 AM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: JSteff
It makes sense if you'd rather see an open revolt rather than incrementalism.
31 posted on 05/19/2003 8:12:10 PM PDT by Bogey78O (check it out... http://freepers.zill.net/users/bogey78o_fr/puppet.swf)
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