So it’s disastrous… we’ve been outed. Now the entire interwebs knows our names. To what end? We’re really not sure. I think it’s supposed to make us feel inferior or them superior or something. It’s similar to when they discovered my blog after I started debunking the garbage they spew and passing it off as ‘facts’. For instance, if you are largely funded by the Violence Policy Center (how apt since their policies create violence,) you cannot with a straight face cite VPC studies as your sole source of statistics in your claims. Hit the ‘More’ link to read on…
This all seems petty, probably because it is. We have a goal. To maintain our second amendment rights as our forefathers created them. Pretty simple. They also have a goal. To remove those rights as much as they can because they believe that only the government should have guns. While their publicly stated goal does not specify this currently, this most certainly was their stance in the past. I see no reason to believe the leopard has changed its spots.
We’re going to have to take one step at a time, and the first step is necessarily — given the political realities — going to be very modest. . . . [W]e’ll have to start working again to strengthen that law, and then again to strengthen the next law, and maybe again and again. Right now, though, we’d be satisfied not with half a loaf but with a slice. Our ultimate goal — total control of handguns in the United States — is going to take time. . . . The first problem is to slow down the number of handguns being produced and sold in this country. The second problem is to get handguns registered. The final problem is to make possession of all handguns and all handgun ammunition-except for the military, police, licensed security guards, licensed sporting clubs, and licensed gun collectors-totally illegal.
Anything we do on blogs, in forums, etc is a furtherance to our respective goals. I expect the same from them, and I suppose that is my downfall.
As first written by Days of our Trailers, CSGV initially found my blog and accused me of child abuse. I made my kid eat a bite of chicken. He didn’t like it, he didn’t want to eat it, but he did as I said and chewed and swallowed a single piece of chicken, the size of 1/2 of a quarter. Now it’s changed so they’re releasing the real names of the pro-gun blogger community. Now, to us this isn’t a huge deal. If we wanted to hide, it would be far easier than we made it.
Some want a truce. I can agree with that… except we’re not the ones revealing personal information. I have no intention of stopping the fight vs the bigots that want to do away with our rights. However, it’s time for alternative warfare vs them. You guys SURE you want to open that can of worms? Once it’s open, it’ll be hard to close it again. (Thanks to @brokentrace on twitter for the can of worms metaphor!)
To be honest, it’s not something that we’re worried about at this point, but some things they do are patently offensive. It’s probably best put by Joe Huffman:
CSGV is having a powerful impact? It’s more like they are being made fun of as the village idiot.
Hard hitting work? I guess that would be finding out and reporting the real names of a couple of bloggers.
I say just ignore them. I’m sure all the politicians and courts do.
Joe’s a smart man. Normally I’d take his word almost as gospel because I’ve met him in person and while he’s quiet, it’s easily determined that the gears are ALWAYS turning. I think it’s a favor that he goes by his real name (Good luck outing him…) because if they did try to mock him and poke fun, they’d probably pull back a bloody stump. (I stole the bloody stump line from a fellow gunblogger, but I forget who. Hope you don’t mind!) I don’t plan on backing down on this for the time being. Where would the fun be in that?