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Re: “A modest proposal

This is a pearls-before-swine moment, but the allegations need to be answered.

The bravely anonymous "plainjim" writes: "Looks as if the NRA has all its members using their free visit to hit the like button on the comments. They obviously have no sense of humor, which is something I have always said about gun nuts."

On the contrary, neither am I a member of the NRA nor am I particularly beloved by them. In fact they hate my guts. In the Fast and Furious scandal story which I broke along with my partner-in-thought-crime David Codrea, the NRA at first ran away from the revelations as if their hair might catch fire and they had to be dragged kicking and screaming to it by their rank-and-file members. (See Sharyl Attkisson's book Stonewalled, Chapter 2, and you will find our names there. We not only broke the story, but linked up the ATF whistleblowers -- who entrusted us with the their lives -- with the Senators and then with Sharyl. Not bad for a couple of "gun nuts.") My latest story on the NRA exposed a deal that they were about to be hornswoggled on that caused Chris Cox to personally attack me at the NRA annual meeting.

Indeed, your use of dehumanizing language such as "gun nuts" betrays you. You speak from ignorance about people you neither know nor understand as if ad hominem attacks are all you need to defend a logically indefensible position. In other places, people of your collectivist ilk refer to us as "gun queers," "fanatics," "insurrectionists," "traitors," and "barrel suckers," and the currently fashionable "ammosexuals." It is not far from that to referring to us as "traitors," "vermin," "cockroaches" and "rats," all words used by collectivist butchers -- from Nazis to communists to tribal murderers such as those in Rwanda throughout history to justify genocide. This fact is not lost on us. So it is not a matter of us not having a sense of humor. It is rather a case of you having a case of historical amnesia. Oh we understand you far better than you understand us. But even so, we do not (unlike you) deny you a sense of your common humanity.

As I long ago taught my daughters, a socialist is a communist who has not yet found his AK-47 and the will to use it, whereas a communist if a socialist who has discovered his Kalashnikov and is perfectly willing to kill you with it. Like all criminals, common or constitutional, the only difference is one of perceived opportunity, not of principle.

Mike Vanderboegh

48 likes, 94 dislikes
Posted by Hanover Fiste on 06/12/2015 at 9:14 AM

Re: “A modest proposal

Agree with commenter above. My right to arms is not hostage to your anti-firearm, hoplophobic neuroses nor to the urinary incontinence it apparently causes in your editorial board's britches. Try Depends. I understand they work.

Mike Vanderboegh

124 likes, 161 dislikes
Posted by Hanover Fiste on 06/11/2015 at 10:03 AM
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