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This is great. There might be several old stickies that could be un-stuck and replaced with this.
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Marlene wrote:This is great. There might be several old stickies that could be un-stuck and replaced with this.
Did that once, now its a press primer on the site. Trying to update it and repost, last update was Feb :)

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Take a look in General Discussion, and you will find threads about several old articles stickied there. The pile of stickied threads at the top of that forum is YUUUUUGE and could perhaps be reduced.
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Marlene wrote:Take a look in General Discussion, and you will find threads about several old articles stickied there. The pile of stickied threads at the top of that forum is YUUUUUGE and could perhaps be reduced.
Thought I had already done that. Fixed, and linked above for reference.

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Nice work!
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Nice. Some much needed housekeeping- thanks Quiz
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I want to say I am missing something from Al Jezeera...

Also, this needs curated, probably with a blurb and the story date for each story listed.

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first one i tried was "page not found".

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Oh yeah- you are missing the video from Al Jazeera. But it looks like the link is now dead- Was cut pretty short anyway IIRC, not sure how happy we were with it.

http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/show ... range.html
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BBC News: Why US liberals are now buying guns too

Lara Smith, national spokesperson for the Liberal Gun Club, says her organisation has seen a "huge" rise in enquiries since November's election and a 10% increase in paid members. Some of the new members are reluctant first-time gun owners, says Smith, concerned that isolated acts of aggression against minorities could escalate into something more violent and that a Trump administration will dismantle key constitutional rights, leading to a "more fascist rule than the US has ever had". The club, which has nine chapters and members in all 50 states, aims to provide a forum for people whose political beliefs do not fit the traditional right-wing gun enthusiast stereotype.

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-38297345

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groundhog wrote:BBC News: Why US liberals are now buying guns too

Lara Smith, national spokesperson for the Liberal Gun Club, says her organisation has seen a "huge" rise in enquiries since November's election and a 10% increase in paid members. Some of the new members are reluctant first-time gun owners, says Smith, concerned that isolated acts of aggression against minorities could escalate into something more violent and that a Trump administration will dismantle key constitutional rights, leading to a "more fascist rule than the US has ever had". The club, which has nine chapters and members in all 50 states, aims to provide a forum for people whose political beliefs do not fit the traditional right-wing gun enthusiast stereotype.

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-38297345
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we have a subforum where people can introduce themselves
http://www.theliberalgunclub.com/phpBB3 ... m.php?f=37
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Looks like this article from McClatchy Newspapers is a rehash, they do quote Lara from the BBC article.
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politic ... 97849.html

McClatchy was a small CA newspaper chain that bought additional papers when the Knight-Ridder chain was sold off; so in addition to the Sacramento, Fresno and Modesto Bee newspapers some of the other papers they own: Charlotte Observer (NC), Kansas City Star (MO), Miami Herald (FL), News & Observer (NC), Olympian & The News Tribune (WA), Fort Worth Star-Telegraph (TX) etc.
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shinzen wrote:Oh yeah- you are missing the video from Al Jazeera. But it looks like the link is now dead- Was cut pretty short anyway IIRC, not sure how happy we were with it.

http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/show ... range.html
That link seems dead now...

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Terrific stuff. The recent interviews are wonderful additions.
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Updated with recent stuff


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Paco wrote:Terrific stuff. The recent interviews are wonderful additions.
Time for another update. I have the new Trace article but there have been others in the last 6 months.


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Stumbled on this, it may be a dupe or reprint. East Valley Times, Tempe, AZ dated 9/16/2017 Lara and Brandon are interviewed.

http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/news/l ... 06dbc.html
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http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/2017 ... achusetts/
But as the number of Massachusetts firearm licenses continue to grow and as more people continue to gravitate toward the Weston Shooter’s Women’s Nights, the Liberal Gun Club, and the Pink Pistols, the tendency to view gun owners as a conservative monolith can be dangerously shortsighted. Gardner, who canceled his membership with the NRA years ago, insists that there’s room in the gun debate for compromise, but if the left insists on framing it as a matter of identity politics, they’re only going to alienate more people. “It would be nice if some on the left would be inclusive of many different views and the entirety of the Bill of Rights,” he says. “We make a big deal around the Fourth Amendment, and the First Amendment, and the Fifth Amendment. It’d be nice if we applied the same lens to all of them, not the least of which is the Second Amendment.”

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https://www.politico.com/magazine/story ... 017-215784
Since its founding in 2007, the Liberal Gun Club, has served as a refuge for a group of people who occupy a lonely no man’s land in the middle of the nation’s gun wars. They wince at fellow liberals who seem to want to ban everything—guns, ammunition, bump stocks—but don’t know the first thing about how guns work. But they’re disgusted by the paranoid, left-baiting rhetoric pumped out by the NRA. Mostly, over the years, they’ve kept to themselves.

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