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    My 16 year old son posted this picture of himself helping to teach my 6 year old how to shoot a 22. MYSpace removed the picture. Can anyone tell me what the problem is with this picture.

    Notice he is OCing. My 11 year old daughter is to the left of them in the orange shirt, and I am to the left of her in the blue shirt. A nice family day at the range.

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    Myspace needs to get over their paranoid anti-gun bias. Guns do not inherently equate to violence, nor do they promote it.

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    None of us wear eye protection.

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    Alaskan Shooter wrote:
    None of us wear eye protection.
    Why not? You only get one set of eyes.

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    I suspect that a fair number of people who are more or less neutral or moderately friendly toward guns would be horrified at the thought of allowing such a young child to handle a loaded gun under ANY circumstance. In my opinion, it would be wise to keep such pictures strictly within strongly gun-friendly circles. Many liberals would be fully capable of calling Child Protection services on the basis of such a picture.

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    brboyer wrote:
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    None of us wear eye protection.
    Why not? You only get one set of eyes.
    Couple of reasons, I never even heard of shooters glasses until about 10 years ago. We just didn't grow up with them. I tried them a few times and even had the kids wearing them one summer when my son was younger. Problem is that we shoot all year long. In the winter we pull off the scopes and shoot until it gets to 30 below zero. We shoot a full mag and then get in the truck to warm up and reload. The glasses ice up every time we get in and out of the truck.

    Thats why in the winter we shoot with the iron sights and not the scope. Also you don't want to try and adjust a scope in those temperatures because the inside freezes up and shatters.

    I have several pairs of safety glasses in my shooters bag along with the head sets. Two of the kids and my wife wear them, but me and the other three kids who shoot don't like them.

    So I guess the short answer is that it is just my choice, maybe not a good one from some points of view, but still my choice.

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    Alaskan Shooter wrote:
    None of us wear eye protection.
    "Tell you what though, [that is the] last time I ever shoot without the glasses on!"

    http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/view_to...mp;forum_id=52



    Also, I notice the little guys does not seem to have hearing protection.

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    I suspect that a fair number of people who are more or less neutral or moderately friendly toward guns would be horrified at the thought of allowing such a young child to handle a loaded gun under ANY circumstance.* In my opinion, it would be wise to keep such pictures strictly within strongly gun-friendly circles.* Many liberals would be fully capable of calling Child Protection services on the basis of such a picture.
    Up here, by the time a kid hits kindergarden most of them have shot some kind of small animal with a 22 or even a 410.

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    Alaskan Shooter wrote:
    My 16 year old son posted this picture of himself helping to teach my 6 year old how to shoot a 22. MYSpace removed the picture. Can anyone tell me what the problem is with this picture.
    It's a very nice pic. (Except for the eye protection absence, a big mistake.)

    If MySpace did remove it, what was the basis? Did they cite a reason? Maybe the pic got snagged in some automatic censoring process....

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    The only reason was "it violates MySpace policy"

    I really love this forum, because you get great advice from a lot of like minded people. I know not everyone agrees with me on the no eye protection and I will think about it (at least during the summer month).

    I just like the fact that people here are willing to speak up, and most are willing to listen and not take it personal. Thanks for the advice.

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    Alaskan Shooter wrote:
    The only reason was "it violates MySpace policy"

    I really love this forum, because you get great advice from a lot of like minded people. I know not everyone agrees with me on the no eye protection and I will think about it (at least during the summer month).

    I just like the fact that people here are willing to speak up, and most are willing to listen and not take it personal. Thanks for the advice.
    When shooting in the winter, I leave the safety glasses outside on the hood of my suburban when reloading. That way they don't fog/frost up going between the warm vehicle and the cold air outside.
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    Yooper wrote:
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    The only reason was "it violates MySpace policy"

    I really love this forum, because you get great advice from a lot of like minded people. I know not everyone agrees with me on the no eye protection and I will think about it (at least during the summer month).

    I just like the fact that people here are willing to speak up, and most are willing to listen and not take it personal. Thanks for the advice.
    When shooting in the winter, I leave the safety glasses outside on the hood of my suburban when reloading.* That way they don't fog/frost up going between the warm vehicle and the cold air outside.

    That sounds like good advice, thanks.

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    No question about it -- child abuse, straight-up. Whoever said children could be exposed to such concepts as personal freedom, self-reliance, responsibility? Why, they could grow up to be the kind of people who would tell a liberal government bureaucrat to go piss up a rope and we certainly can't have that. It is SO not part of the new paradigm.

    Thank you Myspace for recognizing that free speech must be severely controlled.

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    Alaskan Shooter wrote:
    The only reason was "it violates MySpace policy"

    I really love this forum, because you get great advice from a lot of like minded people. I know not everyone agrees with me on the no eye protection and I will think about it (at least during the summer month).

    I just like the fact that people here are willing to speak up, and most are willing to listen and not take it personal. Thanks for the advice.
    I have a whole album on Myspace titled "Things that go BANG" with a bunch of hunting/target shooting pics and haven't had any problems with it. I wonder if the only reason was because there were little kids in your picture, which of course is ridiculous. Don't forget, Myspace is based out of Commiefornia.

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    Myspace.com, and LOTS of other websites, and other Private Companies do not understand, nor do they appreciate the Culture in Alaska.

    Unfortunately, there are many different places in this Country that would shriek in horror if they saw a Pistol, and two Rifles, in the hands of Children not more than 16 years old.

    The picture does not bother me though, I shot Pistols and Rifles since I was 5 years old, and you are welcome to post this picture as many times as you want.

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    Alaskan Shooter wrote:
    The only reason was "it violates MySpace policy"

    I really love this forum, because you get great advice from a lot of like minded people. I know not everyone agrees with me on the no eye protection and I will think about it (at least during the summer month).

    I just like the fact that people here are willing to speak up, and most are willing to listen and not take it personal. Thanks for the advice.
    I just read through the Terms & Conditions on the MySpace website.

    The only thing I found that applies would be:

    7.1 MySpace may reject, refuse to post or delete any Content for any or no reason...

    So if you were to write "I would love to tell Myspace what to do with thier policy..." they could delete some words so that it says "I love Myspace".


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    Alaskan Shooter wrote:
    The only reason was "it violates MySpace policy"

    I really love this forum, because you get great advice from a lot of like minded people. I know not everyone agrees with me on the no eye protection and I will think about it (at least during the summer month).

    I just like the fact that people here are willing to speak up, and most are willing to listen and not take it personal. Thanks for the advice.
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    I still have a hunch that the pic is not really violative of MySpace's policy, whatever it may be, about gun depictions. Could be some low-level clerk or some ninny anti or some automatic program flagged and removed the pic.

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    All I can say is that they have not removed any of my gun photo's and I now of several gun groups that show guns and things like that but that is my two cents worth
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    This picture of my wife has been on herFacebook page for quite a long time,I don't think they care over there. Maybe switching to Facebook would be the thing to do.




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    Nice picture. Where is the range in Anchorage located? I get down there 3 or 4 times a year and would love to check out the range.

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    That was taken at the Birchwood range. Heres a link to their site.

    http://www.brspclub.com/

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    Yooper wrote:
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    The only reason was "it violates MySpace policy"

    I really love this forum, because you get great advice from a lot of like minded people. I know not everyone agrees with me on the no eye protection and I will think about it (at least during the summer month).

    I just like the fact that people here are willing to speak up, and most are willing to listen and not take it personal. Thanks for the advice.
    When shooting in the winter, I leave the safety glasses outside on the hood of my suburban when reloading. That way they don't fog/frost up going between the warm vehicle and the cold air outside.
    Use a nice pair of tactical glasses or goggles which don't fog up, there are plenty available. I've a nice pair I use every day.

    Wearing eye protection is like wearing a pistol, you don't need them until something happens.
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    insane.kangaroo wrote:
    Yooper wrote:
    Alaskan Shooter wrote:
    The only reason was "it violates MySpace policy"

    I really love this forum, because you get great advice from a lot of like minded people. I know not everyone agrees with me on the no eye protection and I will think about it (at least during the summer month).

    I just like the fact that people here are willing to speak up, and most are willing to listen and not take it personal. Thanks for the advice.
    When shooting in the winter, I leave the safety glasses outside on the hood of my suburban when reloading. That way they don't fog/frost up going between the warm vehicle and the cold air outside.
    Use a nice pair of tactical glasses or goggles which don't fog up, there are plenty available. I've a nice pair I use every day.

    Wearing eye protection is like wearing a pistol, you don't need them until something happens.
    I had an incident with a brand new rifle, firingfactory rounds produced by the same company that made my rifle, Have you ever seen a 30-06 come apart at the breech? It is ugly! Loud! and veryPainful!

    Only becuase I had eye protection on, am I still able to see after that incident. Although I do have somewhat reduced vision in my left eye because a piece of metal bounced up from the shooting bench and penetrated my eye. Under my eyes I have little bumps that are scar tissue from the powder burns, and the ER doctor also removed powder residue from both my eyes, used 2 sutures to close the wound above my upper lip after pulling out some metal, and got an opthamologist in to get the metal out of my eye. It was very difficult fixing a shooting flinch after that incident!

    Get some protection on those kids, even though it is doubtful a .22LR is ever going to come apart, someone down the line at the range may have a catastrophic failure that could send shrapnel outwards. They guy next to me got hit with some debris but was not injured from the incident.

    Oh, and screw facebook!! there is nothing wrong with that picture! you are enjoying you god-given rights to shoot.

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    MySpace is owned, through several layers, by Rupert Murdoch. Specifically, MySpace is owned by Fox Interactive Media, which is owned by News Corporation, of which Rupert Murdoch is the founder, chairman, and CEO.

    There are also other pictures of people shooting real guns and real guns by themselves on myspace. Searching images for "guns" mostly brought up people flexing their muscles, but searching for "shooting" brought up more people shooting guns; even a few kids doing so.

    I'd contact myspace to ask them what happened to your picture.

    http://faq.myspace.com/app/home
    Select "Contact MySpace" on the right-hand side of the page.

    I don't know what to tell you if that doesn't get you anywhere... try inquiring with their parent company.

    In the mean time, I'd keep putting the picture back up.

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    Some liberal probably saw it and freaked out. I've had libs tell me that teaching kids how to shoot is child abuse... idiots.

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