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Monday, February 26, 2007

The Gun Guys--confused as ever

I keep promising myself that I'm going to drop the Zumbo debacle (I actually believe that it's time to move on from bashing him), but new developments keep coming up, and I think they need to be addressed. This time, it's a blog post by my old nemesis, the Gun Guys.

Predictably, just like Martha Rosenberg, just like Pat Wray (as reported by the Washington Post), they present a version of events in which the NRA was supposedly the driving force behind the massive grassroots campaign of indignation directed at Zumbo and his sponsors.

As the Washington Post reports, the NRA and their minions are more like a pack of rabid dogs than even we knew– at the first hint of reasonable gun legislation, even coming from one of their own, they go for the throat.
As I (and others) have mentioned before, the NRA was slow to cut ties with Zumbo, and did so only after it became obvious that gun rights activists were demanding it.

The Gun Guys want to hear more from Zumbo (oddly, they didn't mention a word about the fact that he has said more since the fatal blog--and the gist of it is that he was dead wrong, and that the Second Amendment has nothing to do with hunting).
What we’d like to see is another column from Jim Zumbo, on what he thinks about all this. As we said, he was an ardent supporter of what the NRA is supposed to stand for– hunting and shooting sports– for years and years. And because of one comment (a suggestion already agreed upon by the majority of American citizens), they have eviscerated his career and his life. We’re guessing Zumbo probably won’t be renewing his NRA membership the next time it comes around.
The good news for the Gun Guys is that I believe they'll get their wish of more writing from Zumbo--the bad news (for them and their freedom-hating ilk) is that I strongly suspect that it will be extolling the virtues of rifles like the AR-15, and of tactical shooting in general.

Zumbo's fall from grace has nothing to do with the NRA, and everything to do with the tens of thousands of law-abiding, responsible owners of "scary" looking rifles who, oddly enough, took umbrage at being called terrorists. To acknowledge that, though, is to acknowledge that gun rights advocacy is more mainstream than they are willing to believe--and that we're tired of being pushed around.

That scares the civilian disarmament lobby--as well it should.


Anonymous said...

Maybe if they allowed comments we could update them with the latest Zumbo mea culpa and throw in the Ted Nugent factor.

But those facts would scare them.

Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

Exactly--they don't want to hear about that--which is why I love to tell them ;-).

I'm looking forward to seeing what Zumbo has to say after taking the tactical rifle course from Pat Rogers.

Anonymous said...

I haven't looked into their organization for a while, but I seem to recall that the "Gun Guys" are a DC-based front organization, likely funded by a larger group that would rather not have open debate on gun issues. National politics is, of course, full of such deceitful front organizations. Gotta take what such liars say with a grain of salt.

Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

I'm not sure, but I thought the Gun Guys operated out of Chicago. They're part of the cynically misnamed "Freedom States Alliance" (freedom from what--the Constitution?), along with several other moonbat websites, like 50 Caliber Terror, License to Murder, and some crazy site devoted to closing the "newspaper loophole" (I actually think they're serious)--here's a word document about the FSA. They get a huge amount of funding from the Joyce Foundation.

I still haven't figured out if they're pathological liars, or are actually clueless enough to believe their spewings.

Anonymous said...

Oh, yes, I see. The "gun guys" website has been assigned to one of the flunkies at Chicago's own Mark Karlin PR Agency, with funding by the Joyce Group.

And have you seen to whom the Joyce Group gives money? Hold your nose if you dare to peak: http://www.joycefdn.org/GrantList/Default.aspx

Yes, that's right, in 2006, $375,000 in one grant and then $174,788 in a second grant to the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Bet you can buy a lot of "objectivity" with that kind of largess!

Yet another tax-free foundation established by the rich to manage the lives of us lesser mortals.

Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

Nice detective work there, '57--I know someone who might find that very interesting. Thanks!

NotClauswitz said...

They're liars. The Left has always resented the actual naming of terrorism and terrorists, because their intent has been to call other people that epithet in order to silence them.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm.. Wonder how I could get a piece of that Joyce money action? That'd be a hoot. Maybe buy a few .50 BMGs with the money
To "prove" how deadly they are.

At 500 yards.

On a watermelon.


Then share my report on how f*c&ing cool the melon popped -JUST LIKE CHILDREN WOULD.