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How Reddit Became a Gun Market

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Reporter Mark Follman investigates how the online forum Reddit has become a gun marketplace. The article “How Reddit Became a Gun Market—and Authorized Its Logo on Assault Rifles” is in Mother Jones.

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Comments [3]

Dr Duh

Really? Explain how this is important.

Jan. 15 2014 02:14 PM
PeppermintAndCinnamon.com

The guest indicated that this investigation was an objective one of a surprising or unexpected activity that takes place on Reddit: however, his language and presentation of the matter on the show indicate that there is a bias against the possession, sale, and use of guns. The way he discusses Reddit's role or responses as something not right or something which should cause concern, is specious. With the appropriate intonation and phrasing one could make the following statements sound like they convey plausibly valid positions: it is striking that eBay is not concerned about cars which are purchased through eBay which could be used for illegal purposes, including by drunk drivers or drug dealers; it is surprising that Home Depot is not concerned that or have a position on the possibility that hammers or other dangerous tools which have a Home Depot brand logo on them could be used to cause harm. The guest is entitled to his point of view and the covering of his report on the show is an interesting topic: however, by not challenging his point of view (which he has) or his approach, the host was uncritical.

Jan. 15 2014 01:53 PM
genejoke from Brooklyn

Weird.

Jan. 15 2014 12:19 PM

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