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      Racist Anti-Immigrant Discussion Form at Shotgunworld.com
      From: jpdhi@...
      Saturday, February 28, 2009 4:56 AM

      There is a public forum called Shotgunworld.com that is continually promoting racist, hateful, and dangerous language on it's site.  If you go to the site and scroll down to the forum called "Off Topic" there is a thread called " Operation Wetback".  I have asked the moderators to take it down, and asked the other posters to speak out against it, but to no avail.
      On this forum there have been other anti Mexican immigrant threads started that are just as racist and vile as this one.  Again, I have tried, but I'm only one guy. 
      I find it particularly disturbing that a shotgun site would promote violent language and ideas about Mexican immigrants.  It feels very scary and dangerous to me that firearms and violence toward a people are talked about.
      I know you organize a lot of protests on the streets, but how about one on the internet.  I am asking that you send out an email to everyone on your list to protest this site by both emailing the owners of the site, and actually posting responses to these racist remarks on shotgunworld.com.  in the "Off Topic" section of the forums.  The internet is no different than a public park.  If someone is promoting dangerous and hateful ideas and language in a park while also talking about firearms, I feel they must be stopped. 
      I would love to log on to the site and see that hundreds of caring but militant protestors have also logged on and told these racists what they think.
      There are almost 50,000 members to this site.  I think a great deal of them need to know they can't promote hatred on a Public website and get away with it. 
      Please send out a mass email to everyone on your email list to log onto this site, and demand they stop using hateful, dangerous, disgusting, and violent ideas, and words in a public forum. 
      Thank you. 
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