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The following topics are BANNED on this Board:
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2nd Amendment issues and causes can be discussed in the 2nd Amendment forum.

The following topics are restricted on this Board:
General NEWS links-
very rarely. If you need every news story about every subject every day, hit one or all of the news boards.
Reasonable news links about our military, first responders, or guns might be acceptable.
News concerning political gun issues is acceptable in the 2nd Amendment forum.
This forum does not function as the Internet Newsboard Index.
Bare Links starting threads without comment or discussion won't survive.
Don't post a bare link and say "You gotta see this!".
Tell us WHY we need to see it with at least a sentence or two. Provide enough comment to explain what the link is about.
I should know what it is about before I click it.

News links may be deleted at the sole discretion of the Staff. If your link is gone, it is gone- period.

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Bare Links starting threads without comment or discussion won't survive.
Don't post a bare link and say "You gotta see this!".
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Video links may be deleted at the sole discretion of the Staff. If your link is gone, it is gone- period.

Chain Emails- You know- those emails your buddy sends you. We ALL get them. Multiple times. Most are pure bunk. Don't post them.

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When it comes to pictures or videos the same basic standards apply. (obviously there is no word limit on your comments)
You must provide a link to the original host of the video.
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