Speaking out against the gun lobbies has brought online bullies, but more importantly, it has brought on allies. They are the reason I wrote those pieces in the first place. The takeaway is the people I have connected with despite all of the harassment and bullying. Progress is being made.From What Happens When You Oppose Gun Lobbies? : Quiet Mike
Stalk me online, insult me, and smear my name. The harder you try to stop me, the harder I will push forward. The key is to look for reasonable people on both sides of the debate who won’t act like grade schoolers. Ignore all the rest.
If gun lobby supporters can’t act like responsible adults on the Internet, they certainly can’t be trusted to be responsible with firearms. And helping to expose them as such will help to solve America’s gun violence issues. If they wish to illustrate why they need to be opposed, that only helps the rest of us identify them as part of the problem.