Re: [GUNS] Re: a comment

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Mon, 7 Jun 1999 14:38:16 -0700 (PDT)

> > >There is an article in the July issue of Playboy about a squad of
> > >Chicago cops masquerading as bikers and gang members and
> > >asking to buy guns with which to commit crimes. The firearms
> > >dealers were most helpful, and in just two months, the police had
> > >purchased 171 weapons for $65,000, all for the explicit purpose of
> > >aiding in the commission of criminal acts.
> >
> > Now your source of scientific evidence is Playboy? Sorry, even as
> > a subscriber I can't agree. ;)
> I was trying to be open minded in not pointing this out...

Actually, I would rate the journalistic integrity of Playboy higher than most other publications on the market, including Wall Street Journal and Scientific American. They do have an editorial point of view, but they are honest about it rather than trying to hide behind a pretense of objectivity, and their facts are better checked and more reliable. They also have editors who know what a sentence is supposed to look like.

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