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No matter what side you're on, you have to admit this is funny:

By AnsuGisalas ·
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Republicans in California eagerly supported increased gun control. Governor Reagan told reporters that afternoon that he saw “no reason why on the street today a citizen should be carrying loaded weapons.” He called guns a “ridiculous way to solve problems that have to be solved among people of good will.” In a later press conference, Reagan said he didn’t “know of any sportsman who leaves his home with a gun to go out into the field to hunt or for target shooting who carries that gun loaded.” The Mulford Act, he said, “would work no hardship on the honest citizen.”
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazi[]ne/archive/2011/09/the-secret-history-of-guns/308608/2/#
And of course, the NRA supported it too - Apparently Ronnie and the NRA were really apprehensive about guns ... when it was the Black Panthers wanting them.
But god forbid angry white people be inconvenienced, huh?
If standards are good, double standards are twice as good.

But of course, it's just a coincidence that the NRA was formed the same year the KKK was branded a terrorist organization, correlation does not equal causation (but does count as a prerequisite for causation).

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Not to cry 'First!',

by CharlieSpencer In reply to No matter what side you'r ...

but I posted this about three weeks ago.

http://www.techrepublic.com/forum/discussions/103-399139-3732997

You even asked about my statements of possible bias. Just now getting around to reading it?

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I was inundated at the time. So sorry!

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Not to cry 'First!',

My question back then only regarded the claim of bias, since I find that the claims of media bias are usually unfounded.
Correlation of views is only bias if it is motivated. Otherwise it may simply be coincidence (specifically that the right just tends to be more wrong about some things )
For example, if 6% of scientists are Republicans and 55% are Democrats, then that's potentially evidence of a number of things, an academic bias is only one of them, and is no more plausible than the Republicans tending to believe things that are not true.

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