Thursday, June 28, 2012

NTYDTTRD attracts anti-gun attention

On June 24, the Sun Sentinel (Central Florida) columnist Gary Stein wrote an anti-gun piece that mentioned NTYDTTRD. I guess we have hit the big time! LOL

“Of course, gun nuts always come up with ludicrous ways to promote weapons. Just recently — again, I am not making this up — gun fanatics were agog over National Take Your Daughter to the Range Day. Kind of makes your toes tingle, doesn't it?”

I did, in fact, email Mr. Stein, very politely, and mentioned that the number one objective of the event was safety education and the number two was family time. I suggested that if he tried target shooting he might understand that some of us find it fun. He responded, equally polite, but made it clear that he “abhors” guns and the NRA. Mmmm??? So much for non-biased journalism?
 
In skimming the comments I came across this one. I considered responding and decided that this kind of close minded thinking would never be phased by simple facts or anyone else’s opinion. (name withheld to protect the foolish)


XXXXXXXX at 11:19 AM June 25, 2012
“I completely agree with the author.
Guns owners are disrespectful of authority. A failure to rely on authorities is an invariable sign of improper and overly independent attitudes. The mere fact that they gather together to talk about guns at gun shops, gun shows, shooting ranges, and on the internet means that they have some plot going against us normal people. A gun owner has no right to associate with another gun owner.
Therefore, to help ensure our right to happiness and safety we must ban and seize all guns from private hands, and forbid NRA-based criticism towards people who are only trying to help. Searching the homes of all NRA members for any guns and pro-gun literature will go a long way towards reducing crime.
Common sense requires only uniformed soldiers, police, and other agents of the state have access to firearms, and think of all the money we can save by just taking away the guns from private owners and giving them to the military and police. No person should be able to challenge this by writing to Congress or the President. If they do they should be forced in court to admit to it and then fined a hundred million dollars for each time. Subjecting them to torture will probably change their minds.”

Wow…I, as most lawful gun owners do, have a true respect for the law and for doing the right thing. I also respect the constitution that allows me to not only own firearms but have free assembly. Apparently Mr. X doesn’t realize that most armed criminals are probably not NRA
members, nor are the criminals likely to be gathering to chat at gun shows or ranges. He also doesn’t seem to realize that the “authorities” are reactive, usually arriving after a crime has been committed. Good luck with that.
This was the first time I’ve really come across such vehement anti-gun sentiment. It set me back on my heels a little. I do not understand why someone thinks they have the right to decide that I’m wrong when I am acting responsibly and within the law? And torture for disagreeing? Isn’t that a bit Marxist? There is an old line, but very true, “If guns are illegal only criminals will have guns".

Safe Shooting!

15 comments:

  1. I won't live in the US anymore if our safety is left to law enforcement and solders alone (and this is coming from a military family all the way)!!!!!

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  2. Mr. X's comments are a clear example of the ignorant world we live in. It's SCARY!!! But, he gives a clear example of why NTYDTTRD exist. Safety, proper education, and of course fun can keep the ignorance from spreading.

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  3. So does anyone else want to beat Mr.X with a coffee pot so he can go rant about something else?!?!?!?!

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  4. I just keep coming back to this post, I'm absolutely astounded.

    Wow.

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  5. Yep, hard to imagine that someone would write that. But, I copied and pasted the full comment.

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  6. It just gets better. You see, Mr. Anon added an addendum to his comment:
    "and furthermore...

    Making it mandatory that church ministers preach against guns or else they can't get licensed will certainly force the church folk onto our side.

    People who don't like all this prove they are on the side of the killers with the guns and should be put in jail along side all the gangbangers and other gun nuts. Letting them sit in jail for a few years before they are charged will give the government plenty of time to find something wrong in their lives. Anything they say, write, or express should be held against them to prove their guilt. We should bring all of them here to Chicago to be tried by former Mayor Daly as judge, and we should allow only mothers who have lost children to gunfire to be on the juries. Any attorney who tries to defend them should be arrested also. If we don't get the right verdict the first time we can just keep trying them until we do.

    No woman needs to protect herself from rape, assault or murder and should just leave crime prevention to the Police who are properly equipped to investigate following the crime's completion. Women using a gun in self-defense interferes with and makes the attempted crime a "non-event," which unnecessarily complicates the Police investigation. Any woman who does this should be put in jail for interfering with an investigation."

    You see, us little women-folk, we got the big, bad po-lice folk to keep us safe.

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    1. Remember when seconds count law enforcement is only minuets away!!!! I will never live in a country where I do not have the right to protect and defend myself or my loved ones.

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  7. Can we get that asshat a psych eval?? Soon ??

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  8. apparently Mr X went on to post even more, but I had read enough that I didn't want to read more. I just can not understand that philosophy and arrogance to dictate to someone else what they can and can not do within the law. Oh well. I knew they were there, I just hadn't run headlong into it.

    Thanks all!

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  9. Any chance that Mr. X is using extreme sarcasm to make a point about the absurdity of the author's views?

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    1. I hope so, but I just don't know. If he was, ot was so extreme as to be lost on a lot of people.

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  10. Seems more like extreme sarcasm than someone who actually supports those positions.

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  11. I would have to agree, her posts appear as extreme sarcasm to me however unfortunately so. God bless America and our Second Amendment.

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  12. How can it be "EXTREME sarcasm" if everyone thinks that it is for real?

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