Dan Hull sent us a raving bit of hate mail earlier in the week.
We posted it here, along with some commentary. The comments have been priceless.
Here’s Dan’s missive:
In your newsletter it states the American Revolution started because guns were taken away. Absolutely made up like all your supposed facts. You must be a big fan of fox news as they are famous at making facts up to fit their needs. The revolution was about taxation and no representation for the colonists. In looking at the picture of your meeting all that was missing was the little SS badges on your collar points. Newtown was not just a madman who went nuts those were LEGAL guns that were used to kill kids. But you would kill many kids for your right to own machine guns, cop killer bullets and large capacity magazines so you can feel like men. Nothing can get done when reasonable people are attacked when their opinion differs from yours. The nra Gestapo makes sure you all stay in line and say Sieg Heil at the correct times.
Well, today he emailed yours truly again, raising a white flag of sorts.
My reply in bold.
On Thu Feb 28 10:38:43 CST 2013, Dan Hull <email@example.com> wrote:
Mr. Boch, I proved my point about name calling, Nobody likes it do they? So why do the people on your site take such joy in it? I did say some really outrageous things to get a rise and here your membership took the bait like a hungry bass. If we dropped all the flaming rhetoric and distilled down the issues I believe reasonable people could come to a concensus on the right path for the country to take. Mr. Guy Gibb impressed me as a very interesting person and also JoshM. I even offered to buy him a beer.
How kind. They will be at IGOLD next week for you to buy said beers.
Yes, mental health issues are also a part of this discussion and should be. So ask your legislators why funding for mental health is being cut drastically?
Not my problemo, sir.
We’re not discussing banning your right to own and drive a car because Bob the alcoholic drives his drunk.
You have to agree there some people who should not possess weapons.
Just as I believe some people should not vote. Or have children. Or live, for that matter.
But my beliefs don’t impinge upon their rights.
Would not thorough background checks weed some of these people out?
For the same reason we don’t have a poll test or literacy test before people cast a ballot or determine which church they can attend.
Also the gun show loophole you have the cash you get the guns. Should there not be a way to recognize straw men who are buying guns and selling them to the bad guys?
There’s already laws on the books that prohibit gun sales to “prohibited” persons. They work about as well as laws against homicide.
You’re still with us, are you not? See, they work.
Profits over morals. Okay, it’s been fun playing but your site would not let me answer any more questions. Please take my name and e-mail address off
Dan, dear, I haven’t put up your email address but I reserve the right to do so at any time.
And no, I won’t take the content down. You submitted it; you live with the consequences of your choices.
as It’s obvious we will never agree on anything. You sir could come back in my e-mail only. And just maybe I would show up at the IGOLD meeting Josh invited me to. I will have to think about that as I do not believe all would be as welcoming to say the least. Thank you, Dan Hull
I think you would be quite surprised by our civility.
It is you, I suspect, who would have issues with courtesy and decency.