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Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by snerd, Jan 22, 2013.
Put 'em outta business, they're obsolete anyway ...
It's not about newspapers or journalsim - what do those top 20 papers have in common? Major cities or staffs in major cities (for national ones like USA Today).
I am becoming convinced that the gun control battle is actually a battle between city people and country people.
In the city (including suburbs), you expect to be part of the herd, be taken care of, rely on the police who you see every 5 minutes to protect you and you spend your life being afraid of all the people crowded all around you. Fear + the expectation of government caretakers = anti-gun.
In the country (including small towns), you use a gun for fun, food and safety. You know the police aren't going to prevent a crime at your house and if you have never, in your entire life, seen a police car drive by your house, you don't think that is strange. You may live where there are exactly zero 24-hour police officers and where the nearest neighbor can't hear you shoot, much less scream. You may not be able to use a cell phone - I've been to places near here, within the last year, where there was no cell phone service for anybody with any provider and I literally drove about 25-30 miles and walked to the end of a boat dock in a lake to get enough signal to send one text after a few tries (not enough for a voice call, at all). Your only protection is yourself (and you probably like it that way, or else you'd move to the city).
That's why the herd animals in the cities and the people in the country can't udnerstand each other - the things they fear most are the things that protect us.