More “Long time gun owner… but”

A letter to the editor, in response to a letter to the editor.  I could swear I’ve linked to this paper before for the same thing.

As a longtime gun owner, world traveler and, I like to think, common-sense advocate, I need to make the following notes regarding his “fear” of losing his “rights.”

Anyone who believes that there has been a single bill designed to eliminate hunting rifles and shotguns needs to really read the proposals. No one wants to inhibit hunting, sporting clays, target shooting, or sport of any kind. AK-47’s, Glocks and Uzi’s are not sporting guns.

A quick googling would indicate the Bob Zembower is from Bedford, PA, sells Vulcanized Fiber in Wilmington, DE, and is religious.  In other words: a real person.  We see so many of these letters following the same pattern, but maybe it’s not astroturfing.

7 Responses to “More “Long time gun owner… but””

  1. Robb Allen says:

    Glocks? The stupid SOB thinks a Glock is in the same league as AK-47’s and Uzis? Of course, I’m assuming he’s the standard ignoramus in confusing AK-47 for “Fully automatic death machine”.

  2. Michael says:

    What was it Lenin said about “useful fools”?

    I can understand that Mr Zembower is sincere and sees no issue in what he’s saying. However, a careful examination shows that there’s not much difference between an AK-47 semi-automatic and semi-automatic rifle by Savage or Remington. Its a distinction without a difference.

    I am much more of a pistol shooter than rifle or shotgun. Growing up, my dad and I shot pistols much more often (and I’m a much better pistol shot than rifle). When I see comments like Mr. Zembower’s, I wonder if he’s actually ever fired a pistol – or if he just uses his old deer rifle when he goes hunting. In my experience those who look down on Glocks (or Sig’s or Model 1911’s) don’t have familiarity with them and thus tend to take the MSM line as fact.

  3. emdfl says:

    I’d like to know what kind of sniper rifle he hunts with.

  4. Sebastian says:

    I’m not big on conspiracy theories. I could believe the anti-gun groups plant letters to the editors in rural papers, but I think there’s actually quite a lot of “I’m a gun owner but” folks out there.

  5. Robb Allen says:

    Well, Sebastian, it’s an absolute fact that owning a gun doesn’t mean you support the second amendment. There are plenty of “for me, but not for thee” gun owners out there. So long as their weapon is protected, the rest of us can just go to hell and like it.

    It’s also pretty common that people assume owning or participating in A makes them qualified to speak on B. I can’t recall the logical fallacy name for that, but it’s common.

    Owning a gun or being a hunter does not validate anyone’s views on gun control. As this article shows!

  6. Sebastian says:

    I have more to say on this, but it got so long I decided to turn it into a post which I have scheduled to go up later today. I’m hard up for material today, there was nothing in my google alerts this morning when I checked before going to work.

  7. "gunner" says:

    “Long Time Gun Owner” sounds a lot like a guy who used to work for “Outdoor Life” magazine. A “Fudd”, the sort of elitist who is firmly convinced his sport is the only legitimate use of guns, and “the peasantry” should be kept away from guns “for their own good”. What his sort don’t seem to understand is that the would be gun-banners see no difference between him and us, and if they succeed in disarming us they will be knocking on his door next.

    “And my only friend, fron start to end, was a punishing Army Colt.”