In response to a barrage of hostility she received from some of our very own pro-gun commenters, she had this to say.
Apparently, it is just a little too difficult to assess the situation before you jump in.
Which is, ironically, one of the main reasons that I do not think most people need to be hauling their guns around everywhere.
In addition to instilling me with a healthy respect for weapons in general, and those who serve our country in specific, my parents also taught me that we respect other people.
SFL has illuminated a fascinating aspect of the gun debate. As a gun owner herself and believer in the 2nd Amendment, she finds the blogging etiquette of some of the more passionate gun folks to be indicative of the fact that they may be unfit to carry guns around. I don't think I'm reading too much into her remarks when I say, as I often have, that some percentage of lawful gun owners are detrimental to their own cause.
The problem is identifying them. I described them pretty well in The Famous 10%, but still, how can they be identified? Daisy said it best in her wonderful post, What I learned from blogging this year, a cautionary tale.
If you can't decently handle the First Amendment, why should we believe you can handle the Second?
What's your opinion? Do you ever wonder if the blogging comportment of certain individuals is indicative of their general behavior? How do you think the gun owner who is unstable and dangerous would sound in blog comments? Or do you think the one has nothing to do with the other?
What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.