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In Topic: Newspaper watch

Today, 11:07 AM

Don't know about the papers, but ITV news didn't mention the CC final at all. It did have time for some RU friendlies though.

In Topic: Shootings

28 August 2015 - 04:07 PM

The coverage the French incident did get was on the BBC. Which shows the enduring value of the BBC.


Other media probably covered it too, but at the bottom of page 14 under "Foreign news"


The father of one of the victims is being interviewed a lot about his desire to campaign for gun control now with the help of the media who lost "two of their own". Maybe some of the media may briefly jump on the bandwagon, but I doubt if Fox News or the likes of Rush Limbaugh will follow suit.

In Topic: Shootings

28 August 2015 - 01:52 PM

Actually if everyone else in my town had a gun I would probably move out.


I think only 1 of my work colleagues in the US office owns a gun and he hunts deer with it. The others don't feel the need to do it, and they live in the Detroit area.


I've stopped caring about America's gun culture - if they are stupid enough to want that level of death rate to preserve their alleged freedom that's up to them. I would have thought that knowing there were any number of people wandering around with guns would inhibit your freedom rather than enhance it.

In Topic: Shootings

28 August 2015 - 12:32 PM

That's like saying 'if you don't lock your front door, you're less likely to be burgled'.


No it isn't.


The chances are that if someone is going to shoot you, they'll already be better at it than you are and it won't help. Second, someone who doesn't have a gun gets hold of yours before you do and shoots you with it. Third, your child or grandchild shoots you with it. Fourth, you get involved in stuff you would otherwise run away from.


It also means that a close family member is far more likely to be shot. By you or another family member.


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In Topic: Shootings

28 August 2015 - 08:44 AM

If I lived in America, I'd buy a gun for my own protection.


I think that would make you more likely to be shot.