Offensive advertising on LRH
I don't post a lot here on LRH but I do very much enjoy reading what folks around the country and occasionally from other parts of the world have to say about everything related to hunting, shooting, reloading and anything related. I also see that number of ads on the website are relative to one's location thanks to 'computer cookies' and IP addressing. For instance, in my case here in NY State (I'm about 75 miles north west of NYC), there have been ads for property and vacation getaway destinations in upstate NY for the past couple of weeks. Since my wife has been buggin' me about getting away somewhere, I've actually looked into something through these ads. These are not what what has bothered me.
What does break my trigger is a new ad showing up on my screen in the last couple days advertising for the NYPD entry exam. While I couldn't give a hoot about who takes the test or otherwise, what does bother me is this organization and particularly its leadership, including the police commissioner and the Mayor of NYC are one of the greatest threats to our rights as hunters and firearms owners. Before I continue, let me say I have nothing whatsoever against law enforcement and the officers around the Country who do the job everyday without question. The leadership within the department and the city, the backward laws NYC insists on enforcing and twisted way they interpret existing laws has my attention. I could also rant a little about The State Legislature and such but I'll reserve that for another time.
For those who may not be aware, NYC Mayor Bloomberg provides the money and leadership for an organization called MAIG, Mayors Against Illegal Guns. This Mayor is extremely outspoken for complete gun control. He sees no difference between the hoodlum with a stolen gun and the law abiding citizen who owns firearms legitimately. This same mayor recently expressed his 'outrage' as to why police around the country don't go on strike unless his visions of gun control are put in place. I don't know about elsewhere in the country but here in NY, The Mayor is suggesting the officers do something illegal to meet his agenda. Within NYC any gun ownership is severely restricted without a mountain of red tape for anything including air guns, IF you could get it at all. Don't even think about travelling through NYC and carrying your legitimate firearms as permitted by Federal law. If you are stopped and they are found, you will be unpleasantly detained.
I find it ironic that the NYPD is advertising on a site such as this, considering their background. I'm also now of the mindset to be a vocal as possible about the assault on our individual rights. Afterall, this is a tactic used by many to promote other agendas, now they can listen to my point of view. This is why I feel the need to write this today.
Is there a way to block a particular ad from one's computer yet still be able to see everything else on the site? As a law abiding owner of firearms, I'm going to take offense to having to pay for the electric power consumed in displaying this type of content. I take offense at the source of the advertising and the way they have apparently slipped in the back door. A better solution would be to have the advertising removed, period. I would very much like for LRH to be about hunting, shooting, the outdoors and everything related. Thank to all who have worked to this end.
Thank you for hearing me through.