More 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.
He sends more love after his missive last week.
At least he’s not accusing me of selective cut and pasting any longer…
John, WOW! The tsunami of hostility, name calling and dime store psycho analysis was again overwhelming. But DLM did offer a valid and sobering thought. Behind all the statistics used by both sides are real people who have died or been injured. So this should be a cautionary tale for both sides. DLM you don’t know me well enough to offer an opinion on my mental health and besides the last time I suggested an in-depth background check to eliminate people with mental health issues I was told by your side that mental health was not your problemo. Right, John? I am no better or worse than you in offering my opinions as there is no higher moral ground on either side. We have all lost a piece of our humanity in this debate and diminished ourselves in the eyes of God. We have now played another episode of THE GUN RHETORIC GAME where neither side wins but the door prizes we go home to live with are SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS and PARANOIA. Thanks for playing! Two items for the record for once and all time; 1) I DO NOT HATE ANYONE ON YOUR SIDE DESPITE WHAT HAS BEEN SAID TO ME. Unless I get to know you and then form an opinion. 2) When this conceal carry law gets passed , as it will, I sincerely hope they have to be trained by people like you, John, before they throw a gun in their pocket. Now you can get out another picture of someone with a white flag and claim another win for your side. All of you have a peaceful and safe life!
John, I noticed that you didn’t post my last e-mail answer to DLM. Censorship? How government like. Your blurb on the t-shirt was funny! But you have to upgrade your put downs as you use the leg piddling one to much. Did you have a problem with this and got teased so you use it all the time? I have never been afraid of a picture or a saying on a shirt. Have you?
When did I call you a racist redneck homophobe? You said were married couldn’t handle a long term committed relationship? As a business owner do you pay a decent living wage to your employees? Do you supply decent medical benefits? Or do you have them depend on public healthcare and then complain about taxes? If you tell me the name of your company I can have the Central Illinois Teamsters Organizing committee stop by. Let me know.
I sleep very well at night because in the town where I live over the last thirty years there was 6 homicides and 1 home invasion, but that was people after drugs they knew were there. Now since I know you live in Central Illinois I know you cannot say that. This is why you cower at night inside your home holding a gun to keep the bad guys out. You’re the one who has problems sleeping obviously. Of course if I lived in the crystal meth manufacturing and use capital of the United States maybe I would be worried too. Maybe if your organization put more energy into eradicating this scourge by working with local police you wouldn’t have to be so fearful. The easy remedy would be to move rather than buy more guns so you could feel safe.
As to needing you to protect my family what a joke! What are you a comic book costumed vigilante of some type? I would be more worried about protecting them from you if you lived near me. Especially if we came to know each other because isn’t it true that over 70% of the people who are murdered or injured by gunfire KNOW their assailant? So much for the myth of roving, marauding gangbangers using illegal weapons attacking innocents where they live. Does this happen sometimes? Sadly, YES it does but not to the extent you portray. Going along with this I am not now or ever have been a lesser or inferior man to the likes of you. I am not the one who judges his self worth by the size of my weapons arsenal as you are. I judge my self worth by asking myself did I do everything in my life according to God’s commandments and did I do the best I could do this day for my family and all who I met and interacted with. This is what I taught to all the kids I coached over many years. Who by the way still keep in contact. If I was the person you portray me to be this would not happen. So this time I am really done with you. Amazingly, I still hope God keeps you safe.
I’m going to go play with the ferrets in the snow.
It’s a better use of my time and energy than to lead this donkey to water again.