View Full Version : Should we comment on News stories on the paper's website?

05-11-2010, 7:24 AM
I have a problem with confidence so I have to ask this question.

The Stanford paper had a little article today about No fly list and gun control. Having gone to school at Cal I couldn't let the obvious mistakes and blatent lies stand. Sorry, I just couldn't keep my big mouth shut

So I wrote a little point by point critique and provided a few supporting facts.

I've often thought of this as "Spreading the Word" or "Shining the light in the Darkness of the Lies"

So my question is: Should a fella that's basically a broken down Construction Laborer be doing this? :hammer:

Or should I leave it up to the NRA-ILA and CALGUNS? :confused:

05-11-2010, 7:47 AM
You can't make gun owners look any worse than the papers already do, especially if you're commenting on the Bee. I don't think too many people reading the comment section of the papers really care what the other comments are. Would you be swayed by a very compelling anti-argument? I don't think you'll be doing any harm by posting corrections to inaccuracies in the article.

05-11-2010, 8:32 AM
As long as you don't rant on and make gun owners look stupid, go ahead. Your post above is reasonably constructed and has reasonable standards of grammar and spelling, I would expect your comments in response to an article to be similarly acceptable. Try to be calm, logical and factual. Avoid ad hominem attacks and emotional outbursts. Avoid refering to 2nd Amendment "rights." We know you have them, but it makes the anti's wild.

For those who aren't able to construct reasonably proper sentences with reasonably accurate spelling, I would hope that you would leave it to others to speak for you.

Finally, if there's a link that you can post, post it, then we others can join in in your support.

05-11-2010, 8:45 AM
“If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.” Mark Twain

"The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference. They deserve a place of honor with all that is good. When firearms go, all goes. We need them every hour." - George Washington in address to the 2nd session of united States Congress.

"The right of self-defense is the first law of nature; in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. Wherever standing armies are kept up, and when the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any color or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction.” Henry St. George Tucker, in Blackstone's 1768 “Commentaries on the Laws of England.", Judge of the Virginia Supreme Court & U.S. Dist. Court of Virginia

"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man." - Thomas Jefferson, quoting Cesare Beccaria

"The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government." - Thomas Jefferson Papers, 334 (C.J.Boyd, Ed., 1950)

"All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

"For the first time in history does a nation have complete gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient. The world will follow our lead in the future." - Adolph Hitler, 15 April 1935, in address to the Reichstag

Nuff said!

Rock on!

05-11-2010, 1:39 PM
Thanks for the suggestions.

Here's the website:


I'm the fella that repeatedly corrects them on machine guns

05-11-2010, 2:11 PM
There were two responses that went into depth about the NFA, but both were very well written, clear arguments. Which ever one was yours, I'd say you passed with flying colors.:thumbsup:

05-11-2010, 3:12 PM
Finally, if there's a link that you can post, post it, then we others can join in in your support.

+1. I post there and here. There to get into to the fray early and then here to bring the 'mostest' to paraphrase Confederate general NB Forrest.

05-11-2010, 3:54 PM
its called free speech, if you want to exercise it ...do so...that said to imply it came from a group or organization, such as calguns, snipershide, 24hour, etc, etc is not cool

here's the deal, you exercise it...you own it
pretty simple

05-11-2010, 4:12 PM
I work at Stanford and saw that opinion piece in the print version of the Daily today. It is awful.

The comments all appear to be well-written, factual, calm and level-headed.