Received this morning.
It’s from Dan Hull, the guy who sent us an angry missive a while back that was a big hit with our readers.
We thought he waved the white flag about a week afterwards.
Hello Mr. Boch, I never thought I would be sending you more mail but I had to check out if you posted story about shooting in club in Chicago when gun free zone was in description and of course you didn’t disappoint. But I saw you missed a few stories from non gun free zones. 1)Nashville,Tn, 10 month old killed by father “Accidentally” with gun used for protection while working in Nashville! 2)Pennsylvania, 7yo killed by father”Accidentally” outside of gun store 3)5 people “Accidentally” shot at gun shows in,North Carolina,Ohio and Indiana. Where were all the conceal carry people to stop this? 4) Oh! Conceal carry gentleman was in Alaska. Disabled man draws two pistols and shoots Wal-mart manager for telling him to leash his dog in store. All “legal” guns wielded by responsible gun owners. Also, your progun fact of the day was incorrect. You cherry picked the total number and put your own spin on it. That number include all homicides, suicides and accidental shooting deaths since 1968. Just to be Factual! Only one more item to take care of: our last go around I was admonished to read the Federalist Papers so I went back and reread them! I bring to you the following Quotes for your perusal #1”No man is allowed to be a judge in his own cause, because his interest would certainly bias his judgment, and, not improbably, corrupt his integrity” #2” The inference to which we are brought is, that the CAUSES of faction cannot be removed, and that relief is only to be sought in the means of controlling it’s EFFECTS. If a faction consists of less than a majority, relief is supplied by the republican principle, which enables the majority to defeat it’s sinister views by regular vote”.(unless a lobbyist spreads enough money around to greedy politicians to vote against majority wishes) “It may clog the administration, it may convulse the society; but it will be unable to execute and mask its violence under the forms of the Constitution” #3 “ Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of men will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice, without constraint,” The three men who wrote these papers were as worried about internal factions as external threats. They were concerned that some factions could not abide by the rule of law when they didn’t get their way and would try to disrupt all course of normal proceedings. In modern day terms they were worried about domestic terrorists hiding under the protection of the Constitution. See Timothy McVea. His groups views were rejected and his answer was to blow up a government building and kill a bunch of people(kids included) to show how right their cause was. Now I see on your website people talking about “armed rebellion” when the regulars(?) come for your guns. Are you actually advocating killing your fellow citizens if you feel threatened whether it’s true or not? I realize that this mail to you will never see the light of day on your website unless you cut and paste things out of context and order or cannot find cute little pictures to label it with. I look forward to seeing the PBS piece about your warm and fuzzy family organization, except I asked if they were actually monitoring your website and not just listening to prewritten sound bites and diatribes and they assured me they were! Have a nice day, Dan
Paragraphs should be your friend, Dan.
Stories have now been reported, thanks to you.
I will say that liberty is not without risk.
Cherry-picking accidental deaths as a siren song for limiting liberty is a recipe for tyranny.
And surely Dan, you can do the research about the deaths sustained at the hands of tyrannical governments in just the last century alone.
And let’s not forget America’s past of using gun control to keep blacks disarmed and vulnerable to attack by racist white folks.