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This is yet another reason why Gunatics has become my favorite gun owners forum (!).

I've made posts at CombatCarry that either singularly have been adjusted if not outright deleted by mods, as well I've seen recently an entire thread just wholesale deleted. Why? Because the post or subject matter was not inline with the flavor of conservative Kool-Aid being served up by the majority.

At CombatCarry I saw a guy post about how he felt those of us gun folk who continue to wave and get behind the Confederate battle flag are being backwards, devicisive, unAmerican (!), and ultimately help to setback our cause in so far of all inclusive firearms ownership.
I personally happened to agree with that dude and thought his post was sage & accurate while being directly relevant to the thread overall.
His post was deleted in less than 5 minutes time. So fast in fact that no responses were even made toward what he'd said because it went away that quick. Poof! As though he had never said a word.

Today over at SigForum for the second time in a row, in the same thread, I've made a post only to as an autmated response have the site state the following;

Thank you for contributing to this forum. Unfortunately, your post will not be displayed until after it is approved by community administrators, because one or more trigger words were used in your post.

If and when the community administrators approve your post, it will appear in the forum.
What the fuck is that?!

For those curious my posting was the following...
Originally posted by Fly-Sig:

...A person who considers himself a Democrat but pro-2A will have to come to grips with a couple of issues...you will start to see that the Democrat party likes to work to subvert not only the 2A, but many other parts of the Constitution. The other is that if you agree with the Democrat world view that the Constitution is merely a set of suggestions, then you have to live with the idea that your 2A RKBA doesn't mean much and your party of choice will be working to take it away from you.
Fly-Sig,

That does not at all jibe with history past or present and it has been conservative republicans as of late who have been promoting and supporting legistaltion that acts to subvert the Constitution, as a whole.

Republicans & cinservatives (they were not always one in the same) throughout history past have supported and sponsored laws state and federal that have been strongly anti 2A dating back to the very beginning of our countries history.

Liberals do not at all have an exclusive hold or history on acts, legislation, and intitiaves that counter that of the second ammendment or for that matter the Constituion overall, contrary to seemingly popular belief.
As well the in play HR1022 is currently sponsored by just 33 of the 435 total members of the House, and those persons largely represent states that have for some time now have been tough on firearms ownership (CA (7), MA (5) & NY (4)) making up nearly half of its sponsors overall none of which are a surprise to anyone, even we pro-2A supporting liberal minded voters.

- Janq

http://sigforum.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/140601935/m/758105498
I've seen this at other gun forums as well.
Now I've never complained about this at places like NASIOC because I figure the mods and it's owner are entitled to do and allow whatever they please. Besides, it's just a car forum.
But jeebus these gun forums are supposed tobe promoting the support of the constitution...assumedly all of it, including free speech!?

Censorship at a gun forum to me makes zero sense at all, especially considering most all of these sites are supported by supposed conservatives who comonly bemoan so called 'political correctness'.

Well hello what the fuck, censorship of member posts...what the hell is that!?

- Janq felt like ranting

P.S. - I do not post nor have I ever had a policy or intent to post anythign anywhere about any subject just for the sake of stirring up trouble. I don't roll that way IRL nor do I do so online, although there are people who do do this and I've had others state to me that they've figured/assumed I do/did same similar. If I agree with something I'll generally say yea and I disagree I'll offer a nay, usually with a detailied explanation of my reasoning and/or position. I cannot understand why at of all places a gun forum would be actively censoring peoples posts.
 

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Exactly. I think about that(lets call them rhinos for lack of a better term) all the time. Supposedly wave that flag of conservativism around yet censor something because they're either ignorant or afraid of it. Damn man, the truth will set you free every time. Censorship because something doesn't fit your view is as communist/fascist/evil as it gets. That totally flies in the face of what we should all be striving for.

This could go on about my total disgust of liberalism but I won't go there. Agreed, be open minded, listen to both sides, and stick to your guns. :p If nowhere else, but on a gun forum. heh
 

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The reason I started Gunatics was because of the dictatorship Nazi message boards out there... It's all a joke really.

Here, you are free to voice your views, you can talk about whatever you want to talk about, as long as its relevant to the specific forum, and that’s it. Simple as that.
 

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OK, serious cat post.

I wonder what the fuck the "trigger word" was. I've never been to sigforums, but if they were blatantly anti-political, and they didn't want any political discussion, then fine, a political post should rightly be deleted. But if not, it looked like a good post to me.

Combat carry same way. I've had mods slap me for being a bit too loose with my language (hint: they don't like the word "asshole") and for my avatar being too risque (same avatar as here).

Most of the gun boards have a depressingly common knee-jerk reactionary population which is disheartening... they obviously aren't thinking. Ran across an artice a week or so ago about a daycare that banned legos because they promoted ownership or some such nonsense, and only let the kids play with them again if they built structured that could be shared by the whole community.

Now I agree that this is idiotic, but you should have seen the board's members go off about teachers, education, statism, etc. etc. while totally losing sight of the fact that it's a bloody daycare, not school! Parents voluntarily sent their kids there, and pay for it. You don't like it, find a different daycare. No one could see that, they were so wrapped up in their spittle-flecked rage against education.
 

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Agreed Jamz...it's sadly common at alot of gun-fu boards.
I'm getting kind of tired of CombatCarry and SigForum and have found myself spending less eyeball time with them in specific than I have in times and years past. The so called Gun blogs are largely just as bad,

Gunatics is a rare & welcome place and censorship at a support freedom site is total BS.

- Janq
 

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yeah but most of the people in our mid sized community share similar views. we all think most of the world if full of morons and our country is headed for the shitter and gun laws are too strict in Cali.
 

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I think we need to go a lot farther to snap back. We have got it SOOOOOO good that its gonna take a bit to get us to changes things for (much) better.

Unfortunately.
 

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I thought combat carry was allright at first, (except for the stupid name) but never posted there too much. Then I realized that there is a lot of tight-assedness and mindless rhetoric passing as thought. And this is coming form me, who is pretty damn fevrent about 2nd A, but I also like to think and reason and take my time to get all sides of an issue before coming to judgement on it.

I pretty much get reloading and legal info on THR, local goodies from northeast shooters, (local shoots, etc) and everything else from here. :)
 

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Janq... definately join NES alot of good local info

But back on point. While I don't agree with the censorship. It is a privately owned board and the owner is entitled to do what they choose, 1st amend is for the government only...There is no conflict of supporting one part of the consititution and not the other in this case as there are no rights on a private board
 

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Of course Duc you are correct.

Even still though it just seems, to me, to be unseemly and for that matter unfair to readers/viewers/members as well as the poster.

- Janq
 
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