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an AGCR hello from Portland

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AGCR, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. AGCR

    AGCR SE Portland Active Member

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    My name is Ross Eliot and I edit American Gun Culture Report which is an independent gun magazine mostly focusing on political issues relating to firearms, self defense and political violence since 2005. In that time I've published articles by libertarians, socialists, anarchists, feminists, *****s, punks and then some. The website is www.americangunculturereport.com
    My regular gun club is the Portland Pink Pistols, our local branch of the national *** shooting organization. One of my major goals is bringing gun owners out of the closet, so to speak, who don't identify with stereotypical NRA style politics. Running AGCR has been a lot of fun and a couple weeks ago I was even invited to the OPB radio studios here in Portland to discuss CHLs on their local morning show. My favorite rifle to shoot is a WWII era K98 Mauser carbine and as far as pistols go, my Sig 220 is what I like best.
     
  2. AGCR

    AGCR SE Portland Active Member

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    To elaborate on the censored material above: By ***s and *****s I mean "****sexual Americans" I'm a little unused to there being any hesitancy about such terms. I've obviously lived outside of straight society for too long. My appologies.
    Ross Eliot
     
  3. emanon

    emanon SE Portland, Oregon Member

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    Welcome! :)
    Moderators: Why is the word G*a*y censored here?
    Ross: What are the other words that got censored?
     
  4. AGCR

    AGCR SE Portland Active Member

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    Those would be q-u-e-e-r, and h-o-m-o-sexual.. I guess I can understand that while
    qu--r is a more or less liberated term, it remains offensive in certain circles. However,
    g-a-y and especially h-o-m-o-sexual are much more accepted and even clinical descriptions of human sexuality. I'm just amused people sometimes find it surprising groups like the Pink Pistols even exist. For crying out loud, I just got in the door from an evening out dancing and not an hour ago was being hit on by a g-a-y Marine, who unsurprisingly is into shooting.
    /Ross
     
  5. Mutoman

    Mutoman North Bend Active Member

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    Welcome!

    Do you have a link to the OPB show you did? I am interested in listening to it.
     
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    PosterGuy Hillsboro Member

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    I would assume that the use of those terms is banned more to prevent their abuse than to exclude anybody. Welcome,

    Nathan
     
  7. fingolfen

    fingolfen Oregon Member

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    Welcome aboard...

    Interesting censor program we have here... :confused:
     
  8. AGCR

    AGCR SE Portland Active Member

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    Mutoman North Bend Active Member

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    Thanks!
     
  10. BUZO71

    BUZO71 Emerald Valley, Oregon New Member

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    Welcome from Salem
     
  11. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Welcome :thumbup:

    The words are filtered due to potential abuse, but we haven't had that problem so far. I've gone ahead and unfiltered them :)

    Hope you enjoy the site!
     
  12. emanon

    emanon SE Portland, Oregon Member

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    Thanks Mr. Link! :)