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GUNS Magazine March 2010 - Page 6
THE FINEST IN THE FIREARMS FIELD SINCE 1955 CROSSFIRE GUNS MAGAZINE JANUARY 2010 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Thomas von Rosen, CEO; Thomas Hollander, Randy Moldé, Marjorie Young Editor Jeff John Managing Editorial Assistant Stephanie Jarrell Editorial Assistant Kerin Van Hoosear Art Director/Staff Photographer Joseph R. Novelozo Art Assistant Jennifer Lewis Advertising Sales Director Anita Carson Advertising Sales Assistant Dana Hatfield Production Manager Linda Peterson Web Site Manager Lorinda Massey Promotions Coordinator Elizabeth O’Neill PUBLISHER Roy Huntington LETTERS TO GUNS GUNS Magazine® welcomes letters to the editor. We reserve the right to edit all published letters for clarity and length. Due to the volume of mail, we are unable to individually answer your letters or e-mail. In sending a letter to GUNS Magazine, you agree to provide Publisher’s Development Corp. such copyright as is required for publishing and redistributing the contents of your letter in any format. Send your letters to Crossfire, GUNS Magazine, 12345 World Trade Dr., San Diego, CA 92128; www.gunsmagazine.com; e-mail: email@example.com Stop Military News! I’m glad you printed the letter from Mr. Leon Linderwell in “Crossfire” in January. It may come as a total shock to you, but some of your subscribers don’t support the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. I think every American life lost, and every drop of American blood shed in these two wars is utterly wasted. I know firsthand what it’s like to serve in our armed forces. I have expressed my opposition to these wars at the voting booth by voting Libertarian in the last two presidential elections. I subscribe to GUNS and American Handgunner because I like the gun reviews, 2nd Amendment rights, Clint Smith and John Connor. In my opinion you should drop the “copy and paste” military propaganda, and use the space for alerts to threats to our gun rights. Daniel K. Lapp NRA Life Member & Subscriber No More Tactical Guns What’s up with all these articles on tactical guns, and self defense? I have been a subscriber for several years and have no interest in reading about snipers, cops, or self defense. I get your magazine to read up on the latest in guns for hunting and target shooting. I also like to read about classic guns from yesteryear. I was in the military for 24 years, so enough of that. Ray Wilson Chesapeake, VA CONTRIBUTING EDITORS FIELD EDITORS John Taffin, Holt Bodinson, Dave Anderson, Clint Smith, Massad Ayoob, Mike “Duke” Venturino Sam Fadala, David Codrea, John Morrison, Glen Zediker, John Sheehan, Jacob Gottfredson, Mike Cumpston, John Barsness, Dave Douglas FMG PUBLICATIONS shootingindustry.com Publisher & Editor: Russ Thurman Advertising: Anita Carson, 866.972.4545 email: firstname.lastname@example.org americancopmagazine.com Editor: Suzi Huntington Advertising: Denny Fallon, 800.426.4470 email: email@example.com Delano Amaguin, 888.732.6461 email: firstname.lastname@example.org americanhandgunner.com Publisher & Editor: Roy Huntington Advertising: Steve Evatt, 800.533.7988 email: email@example.com gunsmagazine.com Editor: Jeff John Advertising: Andrew Oram, 866.903.1199 email: firstname.lastname@example.org fmgpublications.com Editor: Sammy Reese Advertising: Scott McGregor, 800.553.7780 email: email@example.com TEL: 888.651.7566, FAX 858.605.0205 firstname.lastname@example.org NATIONAL ADVERTISING: 12345 World Trade Dr., San Diego, CA 92128, TEL: 866.972.4545, FAX 858.605.0211, email@example.com SPECIAL EDITIONS Codrea Wrong It seems to me GUNS and the larger shooting sports community are poorly served by the faulty logic on display in the January “Rights Watch” column by David Codrea. After establishing MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow likes to shoot and encourages others to do so he quotes her as saying “I like making liberals shoot guns. I just don’t think we should be allowed to bring them home.” He then labels this position as being “not far from one of the gungrabbers dreams.” “Not far from” is a long way from being the same as “identical” — it is the rhetorical trick of linking someone to Hitler because he wears a moustache. Codrea then claims, “What Maddow is talking about is nothing less than the complete evisceration of the Second Amendment.” He makes this assertion based on no evidence whatsoever, merely his disapproval of someone storing a weapon at a range in Manhattan. Shouldn’t a goal of this magazine be to encourage participation in legal gun use by anyone who so chooses? Not every shooter is going to be making a lifelong commitment to the sport, but they should be encouraged to engage at whatever level they choose, not be subject to a litmus test of “purity.” In his last line, Mr. Codrea seems to be skating pretty near the legal edge of making threats of violence. Regardless, he might try to be a little more welcoming to new shooters. Rock on Rachel, and keep them heading downrange! Justin Wolf Spartanburg, SC Keep Military News I have never written to any magazine ever, however, I felt compelled to write once I read the “Stop Military News?” letter in the January issue. I am sorry, but Leon is all wrong. This is one of the reasons I read your magazine. I have never skipped any of those articles. This is the only way to even begin to understand the trials and tribulations our brave men and women face on a daily basis. Not only does the mainstream media not tell these stories, but no other media I have read or viewed covers these stories. It is great to hear about how bravely and honestly those in the armed forces handle themselves in the most extreme conditions. Without these stories we could easily forget that our comfortable lives are paid for by their sacrifices. Leonard Meyer via e-mail The responses for keeping the military news ran 4 to 1 over stopping. Thank you all for taking the time to respond. 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