Letters, Phone calls and Faxes

Once false studies have been spread in the media, they create the illusion of scientific accuracy. Once rooted in the public perception, they are difficult to change. For example the manipulation of public opinion through the misuse of polls is a serious threat to the South African democracy and to the freedoms of its citizens.

The claim that public opinion polls show strong support for stricter gun legislation is incorrect. Many of these highly politicised polls are fraudulent.

Every media and website poll has shown strong support for firearms ownership.

The only way of changing the false public perception created by media reports is to challenge the data presented and the media for publishing unchecked factoids.

Good points in writing to the media.

The South African Firearm Forum has a number of good letter writers and much experience that you can draw on. They would be only to happy to help you.

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