Thursday, February 02, 2006

Control This! II

Yesterday, I linked to The War on Guns' effort to get gunbloggers to deluge a "pictures for peace" petition.

Of course, they won't post the pics.

So this morning, I'm going to try a different tack. Subtle irony.

I submitted this photo with the following message:

"You can't hug the children with small arms. Mmmm...children."

and tried again with

"Small arms don't help evil men - their presence in civilian hands deters them. Would you rather only the tyrannical have small arms?"

Needless to say, neither has appeared on the site as of yet. Too obvious? I'll keep trying. Dammit, I just realized I should have said "tyrannous", not tyrannical.


I got this in reply:
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to upload a photo of your face - simply return to the Million
Faces Petition and enter the same name and email as last time
and add your photo like last time. It will be screened and
you'll receive another confirmation email.

Thanks for being one in a million who are getting tough on arms.

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