Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Gun Maker Fires Back...

Got this in e-mail yesterday:

Apparently Remington took offense to a hit piece that NBC did on a court case where a plaintiff alleges that a Remington 870 was defective and fired without pulling the trigger. They include of the "expert" for the plaintiff attempting to duplicate the misfire - and failing. It's the same BS about "there are more regulations on the manufacture of teddy bears than firearms" - never mind that there are numerous government agencies devoted to the regulations on firearms.

NBC apparently feels that it's the job of the media to keep an eye on the gun industry. Judging from the hit piece they did on this issue, it appears that the folks behind the GMC truck gas tank riggings and/or "fake but accurate" have found a new home. But then again, what would you expect from the media? They want the government to use "consumer protection" as a method for regulating firearms - which is precisely the reason that I cannot buy a new Glock from a MA FFL.

Maybe if that 870 had a shoulder thing that goes up this never would have happened?

That is all.


Anonymous said...

Well, it was either run a hit piece on Remington or finally get around to an apology to Toyota over the whole "stuck accelerator" thing that was user error...

DaddyBear said...

I think they were running that on a loop on a large monitor at their booth. Too bad they can't get NBC to do a 'counterpoint' broadcast that lets them bring up their facts and arguments.

Bubblehead Les. said...

"NBC: Nothing But Communists. Vote Obama!"

Remember, this is the Same Outfit that set up an Official Obama Campaign Headquarters inside the Lobby of 30 Rock.

Pay No Attention to the Man behind the Curtain.

North said...

(Posted on AGirl's blog)

The gun can have 30 safeties, or zero safeties. If the primary safety - the brain of the user - is not engaged, id doesn't matter what features the tool has.

The guy was hurt. Unfortunate. But he didn't unload his weapon and placed it in a precarious position. Treat all weapons as if they are loaded ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY ARE! Do not rely on a safety as they are mechanical devices and any mechanical device can fail. I learned these simple facts in a hunter safety class. I'll bet they are taught in his class, if he attended.

He was dumb and wants to blame someone else. It was his fault that he leaned a weapon against a tire. Stupid move.

It is said that you need to be at least 10% smarter than the machinery that you operate. He should hunt with a blunt object.

turtle said...

Why do you think they're called the Malfeasant Media?

Because they've Earned it.