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    Anti-gunners exploiting author’s negligence and guilt in ‘gun death’ story

    Anti-gunners exploiting author’s negligence and guilt in ‘gun death’ story







    “'Stop the NRA’ [is] a manic hodgepodge of a website aggregating just about every hysterical left wing anti-gun rant out there from sources as ‘diverse’ as Think Progress, CSGV, The Huffington Post, MSNBC and other bastions of objectivity,” this column observed Friday. Naturally, no such list would be complete without including another prominent citizen disarmament cheerleader, The New York Times, and one of the links the to their site goes to an April piece by author Bruce Holbert titled “Sleeping with Guns.”
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    And just as naturally, the anti-gunners lie in their presentation, posting their link to The Times piece with the headline “Riveting story of Bruce Holbert, a novelist who deeply loved guns -- until he accidentally shot and killed a friend.” That "deeply loved guns" part is flat-out and demonstrably not true. Holbert’s story makes it clear he was exposed to guns in his teens, but “never had much interest in” them, and kept that to himself because of what he perceived was “expected of” him. But it serves a purpose to make people believe that when tragedy strikes, gun owners will have a Road to Damascus conversion and amend their wicked ways.
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    “It did not appear to anyone -- including me -- that residing within my family’s weapons cache might affect my life,” author Holbert writes, telling us he spent his adolescent years around guns to the point his clothes smelled of oil, that his three brothers “own at least a dozen weapons,” and that he owns three.
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    “I’m a gun owner -- but” is a typical divide-and-conquer tack used by “gun control” proponents to advance their agenda and to sway low information and/or just plain selfish “sport shooters” into going along with whatever infringement du jour is being presented as “common sense.” We saw this tactic employed withMoveOn.org’s “proud defender of the Second Amendment” and we saw it again with Bloomberg’s “Average Joe” gun owner. We saw it used by "reasonable" gun owner Mark Kelly. And we can expect to see it used again and again, especially by anti-gun politicians doing photo ops with shotguns.
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    The point of Holbert’s missive is to relate how he shot and killed his friend en route to the Omak Stampede. The Times editors, of course, are delighted to give him space for that, because "gun deaths" play right into their agenda.
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    “The driver, who worked with the county sheriff’s department, offered me his service revolver to examine,” Holbert recalls. “I turned the weapon onto its side, pointed it toward the door. The barrel, however, slipped when I shifted my grip to pull the hammer back, to make certain the chamber was empty, and turned the gun toward the driver’s seat. When I let the hammer fall, the cylinder must have rotated without my knowing. When I pulled the hammer back a second time it fired a live round.”
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    "The barrel slipped ... The cylinder rotated without my knowing ... IT fired a live round...
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    For someone who acknowledges he’s the one who killed his friend, not the gun, he’s sure doing his best to absolve himself in that narrative, and further mitigates his own culpability by invoking masculinity, manhood and the mythology of guns. Blaming those concepts for his personal issues and deficiencies appears to be this guy’s shtick. Holbert appears almost desperate to convince anyone he can that the strong, silent man is a myth, and that the myth is destructive.
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    “I treated a tool as an essential part of my identity, and the result is a dead man,” he concludes, leading the reader to infer that an identity crisis without guns is just an identity crisis. Why he chose to write this article may have been a matter of catharsis. But why The New York Times and Stop the NRA chose to promote it is clear.
    What’s not is why seemingly cut-and-dried manslaughter charges against Holbert “were eventually dropped,” albeit it seems not unreasonable to assume that the crime being committed with a handgun assigned to an “Only One” may have been a factor in that decision.
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    That’s not the only way he’s being given a pass, and that’s because anti-gunners are pleased to exploit his story of personal tragedy, regret and guilt to poison public sentiment against gun ownership. We’re told that two of Holbert’s currently-owned guns were gifts and one was inherited, making it fair to ask if those “universal background checks” the gun grabbers would impose on you and me were conducted. More problematic, Holbert admits to physicians and pharmacists providing him with a cocktail of drugs to tame his inner demons. Yet strangely, the mental health blanket dragnet-casting antis are silent on him continuing to possess guns, content instead to use him to go after ours.
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    That’s because, evidently, the only healthy man is one who is incompetent, whiny, weak and loud, who bemoans his doubts and fears for all to hear, and who downs pills to deal with his guilt and turmoil. Any other male archetype is destructive. At least that’s what those who have hijacked and inverted terms like “progressive” and “liberal” are counting on people swallowing.
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    Ignorance is strength, don’t you know
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    For someone that's supposedly knowledgeable about guns, that's sure one lame excuse after another. In other words, it sounds like he shot him on purpose for whatever reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peggy Reist View Post
    For someone that's supposedly knowledgeable about guns, that's sure one lame excuse after another. In other words, it sounds like he shot him on purpose for whatever reason.
    That was what I was thinking.

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    "Know thine Enemy".

    I have apps for Think Progressive, Stop the NRA, Huffington Post and others on my iTouch.
    I read them and I do so because it is very important to "know the mind of my enemy".
    The amount of misinformation that is written about is staggering. The "legislation" they would like to see enacted is offensive to me as a gun owner. It shows just how willing the other side is to post, print or blog about the incredibly inaccurate "facts" about guns.
    They are a tremendous danger to "our" way of life and accomplish much of it under the radar.
    I am genuinely saddened by their subversive and ill tactics that are being used against the youth of today.


    Sent from behind enemy lines.

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    Let me think for a minute. Yes, I know You can't fix stupid and that is exactly what happened. Thought he knew everything and got really stupid. Now he wants to blame the GUN like all the other irresponsible people that fear guns. When the world as we know it collapses, they will beg for help! It's too bad that I really think our world as we know it will come in my lifetime.
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    The guys first screw up was never point the gun at anything you don't want to destroy. If he knows so much about guns he would have never pointed it at him. But then he wouldn't have made such a good story, right? But he was around guns so much he smelled of oil, right? Now this guy pulled the hammer back to see that the chamber is empty? Never seen this work on any wheel gun I ever owned. If you pull the hammer back the cylinder WILL rotate to the next chamber. Then pulled hammer back a second time and let it fall and it fired a live round! Well duh! At what point did he verify the gun was empty? And this guy shot guns so much he smelled of oil? I think he smelled of fish, because thats the fishiest story I've ever heard!
    The guys full of it! Just the way this old codger sees it.
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    "Anti-gunners exploiting author’s negligence and guilt in ‘gun death’ story"

    Thats all they've got - other than outright lies...
    Lewis - NRA Life - Oregon Firearms Federation - National Assoc. for Gun Rights

    Gun control is NOT about guns, it's about CONTROL.

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