Wow, that was the fastest sellout I’ve ever seen.

Well now, this is special:

The ex-Guns & Ammo Magazine writer fired after penning a column in favor of limited gun control is speaking out, bitterly saying, “I’ve been vanished, disappeared. Now you see him. Now you don’t.”

“Compromise is a bad word these days,” Dick Metcalf, 67, told The New York Times of what he believes is the unyielding, give-no-ground ethos adopted by Second Amendment supporters in the U.S. today.

Vanished? Disappeared? Yes, of course, because going from Guns & Ammo to the New York Times is totally being silenced, right?

Now, a word about this “compromise (being) a dirty word” business…

You’re damn right it is, Dick. You know why? Because every single compromise gun owners have made since the National Firearms Act of 1934 has been nothing more than said gun owners giving up more and more of their rights. Give no ground? If gun owners haven’t been giving up enough ground, then what the hell were NFA ’34, GCA ’68, the Hughes Amendment to FOPA ’86, the Brady Law, and the so-called Assault Weapons Ban of 1994 all about? Give no ground? Pardon my french, but fuck that noise. We don’t have any more ground to give. As the ‘Dog said, “Nothing about gun control in this country has ever been “reasonable” nor a genuine “compromise.'”

And oh, how I would love to see someone ask Moms Demand Action for Seed Corn Gun Sense founder Shannon Watts how she felt about Phil Robertson being suspended from Duck Dynasty. The answer would be quite enlightening, indeed.



5 Responses to “Wow, that was the fastest sellout I’ve ever seen.”

  1. 3boxesofbs Says:

    He’s been silenced? Then why are we still subjected to his rantings?

    I noticed he didn’t call for 16 hours or 1,600 hours of training before exercising his 1st Amendment rights.

    What he still doesn’t get is he got fired for insulting the intelligence of his readers with the same drivel that comes from the mouths and computers of anti-rights cultists.

    If people wanted to read that then the Brady Campaign would have a monthly column in a national magazine.

  2. AndyN Says:

    Yes, compromise is a dirty word – in politics. Compromise, like liberal, is a perfectly fine word in most other contexts besides politics because in most other contexts people use those words according to their literal definition. They’re only dirty words in politics because in politics the people advocating them are lying. Not surprisingly, most folks react poorly to being lied to and played for a fool.

    You want a compromise? Bring me a bill that lifts all federal bans on firearms or accessories in exchange for expanded background checks. I probably still wouldn’t be willing to agree to a law that would make it a felony for me to give my son his grandfather’s deer rifle for an 18th birthday present, but at least I’d know you understood what compromise meant and were willing to give something up to get what you want.

  3. Greg Tag Says:

    Compromise….? Compromise?

    The anti-rights crowd want compromise – but each compromise tightens the screws a little more – we lose. There was a commentary I read, I think by LawDog, where the author commented that the whole bundle of rights is like a cake. Each compromise, we give away some of the cake, on the promise that this is absolutely the last piece of cake to go. But then, a few years later, they are back, wanting more cake. Eventually the cake will be gone.

    Another view of compromise :

    Lets pretend that there is an angry mob that wants to hang me this afternoon; they are currently dissuaded from their goal by the fact that I am in a covered and concealed position and well-armed. I cannot be reached or over-powered. As for my position on the whole matter- I do not want to be hanged at all. Since none of the members of the mob wants to get shot leading the way, they resolve to parley under a white flag.

    The mob leader suggests a compromise- they want to hang me now, and I dont want to be hanged at all – compromise he says .

    He suggests – we will give a little and you will give a little – a real compromise : We will agree to hang you next month.

    Gun-rights compromises are merely the mob agreeing to hang you next month.



  4. southtexaspistolero Says:

    He’s been silenced? Then why are we still subjected to his rantings?

    Well, isn’t THAT the $64,000 question? Perhaps the New York Times could offer him a job if they were not in such dire financial straits. 😀

    Andy, I keep wishing blogs had LIKE buttons for comments just like yours.

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