Personal Attacks By Another Blogger
Based on my last post, another blogger called, "The Real Gun Guys" has a lot to say about me.
Check this out:
This person then goes on to basically cite my whole entire post and bold certain areas he thinks are particularly ridiculous.
"Say, do you find this poster offensive? Do you think it’s something little kids shouldn’t be exposed to? Are you a hoplophobic parent living in Los Angeles who was robbed at gun point eight years ago? If you answered yes to any of the previous, you might write a blog called Los Angelista’s Guide To The Pursuit Of Happiness.
I stumbled upon this blog recently and the latest post contains so much PSH it’s a surprise the local megamart isn’t sold out of Depends."
Don't you just love when people who don't know you disagree with your views and then feel the need to personally insult you to prove their point?
I don't think people have to agree with everything I write. You have a differing view? That's fine. I have no problem with that. But there's no need for the insults. Just because I don't think it's alright for my FOUR YEAR OLD to see a sexualized picture of Angelina Jolie holding a gun, now I'm hoplophobic, which is a nice big word that means I supposedly have a fear of firearms.
Actually, no, I don't have a fear of firearms. I have a very real and legitimate concern about people who choose to use firearms in inappropriate and dangerous ways.
I have no idea where the writer of The Real Gun Guys lives. His "about" page says,
"Counteracting the counterfeit, we strive to bring you the honest, logical truth about guns and gun control without the emotion and hyperbole that often color this subject."My honest, logical truth is that I live Los Angeles where sometimes it seems like pretty much EVERYBODY has a gun and uses it in more places than a friendly, follow-the-rules shooting range.
I wonder if The Real Gun Guys has ever had to lay on the floor of a classroom during a "code yellow" because shooting is going on around a school?
I wonder if The Real Gun Guys has ever had to teach a child who's only alive because he hid behind a couch as his parents were being shot, execution style?
No, it was not fun getting my wedding ring stolen by some gangsters who stuck a gun in my chest, especially when I know that if you can see a nervous suspect's face, they know you can identify them in a photo lineup, which means they are more likely to pull the trigger. Hell yes, the situation was absolutely terrifying and I think ANYBODY would be scared in that circumstance. So go ahead and pass the Depends around because if you don't piss your pants when you're getting robbed by two MS13 members, you're not human.
And what's wrong with emotions? I'm not one of those people who believes that a lack of emotion is a good thing. Hasn't The Real Gun Guys ever heard of emotional intelligence or your emotional IQ? I'm supposed to think emotion is a bad thing? Well, I don't. Sorry.
What really amuses me though is that nowhere in my post did I say that I'm against gun ownership or the right to bear arms. In fact, the writer of that blog has no idea whether we even have a gun (or guns) in our house, whether I know how to shoot, whether my husband knows how to shoot, and whether my sons, particularly my seven year-old, have been taught the four rules of firearm safety.
Yeah, I'm sure The Real Gun Guys has some interesting points, but I have a hard time absorbing them through the insults. Too bad, maybe we'd learn something from each other.