Zumbo Apologizes

Jim Zumbo has apologized for his blog entry. I’m inclined to let bygones be bygones, but dude, you suggested we were terrorists! I exepct shit like that from the Brady’s and VPC, but not one of our own.

I’m willing to forgive, but I won’t forget. Once stuff like that gets out there, there’s really no calling it back. I have to agree with Michael Bane:

And how are you going to feel, Jim, when your words are read into the Congressional Record or used by Brady or the Violence Policy Center to continue to destroy our right to keep and bear arms?

Seriously. You think the Brady’s and VPC will care about the apology? No, they’ll happily quote the original blog post and make sure it gets in front of policy makers. You really can’t undo damage like this, and that’s why we have to be exceedingly careful about the things we say.

UPDATE:  Bitter reminds us that we have to remember we’re all responsible for getting the message out there.

3 Responses to “Zumbo Apologizes”

  1. Nobody says:

    For 40 plus years he has been presenting his writings to the gun owners community. In all of it, his attitude towards “evil, black, assault” rifles has remained. His long time readers are likely worse off from his writings and lack of understanding of the meaning of the 2nd amendment.

    It’s no wonder the majority of gun owners and NRA members are nothing more then hunters. They fail miserable as defenders of the 2nd Amendment, and 40 years of listening to this asshole has only helped fuel their ignorance.

  2. straightarrow says:

    I don’t accept his apology. I don’t believe it. He has written on the subjects of hunting and guns for 42 years and remained ignorant enough to say what he did, then had an overnight epiphany? Naw, last time anyone fell for a story like that, they ended up holding a sack at a snipe hunt.

    The only thing he is sorry for is that he may have derailed his gravy train. To Hell with him.

  3. Ahab says:

    Something to note – Outdoor Life has pulled his blog.

    If someone has linked to the original post, it’s a dead link now. I know Michael Bane has the full text up on his website; but Outdoor Life is apparently getting their front door kicked down about this.