Uprising: A Confusing
From: "Benjamin Cashner"
Date sent: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 18:32:37 -0600
[I recently sent this out to NBC.
I am eagerly awaiting their reply. -author]
I thoroughly enjoyed your recent original movie "Uprising". I hope
that NBC will continue to show quality, entertaining programs such as this in
the future. However, I am confused on several points and perhaps you could help
me to understand. "Uprising" showed the valiant struggle of the Warsaw
Ghetto Jews against their Nazi oppressors, a battle of armed civilians against
legitimate government authorities. This is where I get confused.
The message I have been able to
gather from your news shows (such as Dateline NBC) and other programs on your
network is that civilian gun ownership and use is a dangerous and frightening
prospect, bordering on absolute evil. Further, that only governmental agencies
should be able to keep and use firearms since they will use these arms exclusively
for good. Yet the true story in "Uprising" would seem to contradict
Which of these conflicting messages
is indeed the correct one? Is civilian gun ownership bad or does it depend upon
the morals and motivation of those wielding the firearms, whether civilian or
governmental? If you believe that defense against genocide is a "special
case" in which civilian gun use is actually permissible, is it the network's
position then that private gun ownership should only be legalized by governments
that intend to exterminate large segments of their population?
Your clarification on this issue
is very much appreciated by myself and on behalf of the members of the Second
Amendment Internet Task Force.
Manager, Second Amendment Internet Task Force (2AITF)
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