Hiding behind cars, too? Really? (Update: more on the incident here.)
Meanwhile, pro-gun-as-they-come Dick Metcalf writes an opinion piece in Guns & Ammo calling for “mandatory training for gun owners” and suffers the wrath of the gun fetishists:
Robert Farago, who maintains a blog called The Truth About Guns, started the ball rolling by linking to — and denouncing — Metcalf’s “diatribe.” He went on to describe the article as a “bone-headed, uninformed, patently obvious misinterpretation of the Second Amendment.” Other bloggers piled on. On the Guns & Ammo Facebook page, subscribers demanded Metcalf’s head, even as they canceled their subscriptions.
Finally, according to a blog post Metcalf wrote, two major gun manufacturers told InterMedia Outdoors that they would pull all their advertising if something wasn’t done. That’s all it took. Within 24 hours, Metcalf was permanently banned from the company’s publications. And the longtime editor of Guns & Ammo, Jim Bequette, who was planning to retire at the end of the year, was pushed out as well.
I’d feel sorry for Metcalf and Bequette except clearly they have spent years amongst the foamy-mouthed Second Amendment loons and had no idea how extreme this crowd has become. Anything that strays even a millimeter away from the viewpoint that all gun owners are the most wonderful, perfect, awesomest Americans ever is not allowed. These aren’t sportsmen, they aren’t patriots, it’s a cult, plain and simple.
People who are truly empowered aren’t threatened by moms meeting to discuss gun violence or a writer suggesting that maybe every gun owner isn’t responsible with their firearms.
That these things threaten them tells us everything we need to know. This is the kind of threat that no amount firepower can alleviate. Their problem is a psychological one. Maybe they’ll be able to get some mental health services under Obamacare.