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 Post subject: Boston Ridiculous
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 1:03 pm 
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The new look for the 250-by-20-foot billboard along the Massachusetts Turnpike near Fenway Park will feature a digital counter displaying the number of American children and teenagers killed by guns daily — a figure that will increase by 8 every day, based on the statistical average, according to John Rosenthal, founder of Stop Handgun Violence, a Newton group.

Andrew Arulanandam, an NRA spokesman, dismissed the billboard as misguided. “John should spend the money to put up a billboard calling on the Justice Department to prosecute violent felons and drug dealers who misuse firearms,’’ he said.


Is there anything more dangerous than guns that kills kids/teens everyday?

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 Post subject: Re: Boston Ridiculous
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 10:43 pm 
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Van Canna wrote:
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The new look for the 250-by-20-foot billboard along the Massachusetts Turnpike near Fenway Park will feature a digital counter displaying the number of American children and teenagers killed by guns daily — a figure that will increase by 8 every day, based on the statistical average, according to John Rosenthal, founder of Stop Handgun Violence, a Newton group.

Andrew Arulanandam, an NRA spokesman, dismissed the billboard as misguided. “John should spend the money to put up a billboard calling on the Justice Department to prosecute violent felons and drug dealers who misuse firearms,’’ he said.


Is there anything more dangerous than guns that kills kids/teens everyday?[/quote]

Yes, I believe there is. A society that allows violent people to flourish and constantly repeat their actions.


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 Post subject: Re: Boston Ridiculous
PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 4:08 am 
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Thank you Otto. Food for thought.

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 Post subject: Re: Boston Ridiculous
PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 9:44 am 
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As usual John Rosenthal walks the edge of misrepresentation.

His statistics use "children" from 0-19 years old. The number for 0-14 is ~400 per year and the rest are in the 15-19 year old range which includes the "gang banger" contengent. Also, his numbers include firearms deaths for all reasons... accident, suicide, homocide (even justifiable homocide). So... "technically" you can't go after him for false advertising. He isn't lying, he's just not telling the whole story... the parts that show the rest of the story. (With all due credit to Paul Harvey)

Also, Rosenthal's continued claims that he's just a concerned gun-owner are getting old. He has a shotgun... bought with a permit that is rarely given in Boston (he got it because he has the political connections) and no one has seen him at the range and no club has him on the roster... He also has said that it's only about handguns when using the tired old 1930's German line about "sporting use only". Obviously has no concept of the real purpose of the 2nd Amendment... But he sure knows how to push his 1st Amendment recognized Right.

This Billboard has been allowed a variance by the city of Boston for way too long. Rosenthal gets special treatment from the city because he puts out the message that they agree with. He never says anything about disarming the gang-bangers. It's not about guns, it's about control...

John Rosenthal... 'nuf said. :roll:

BTW, I don't trust the NRA either... They're the largest gun control organization in the country!


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