Anti-Gun Fiction

Late last week a commenter by the name of Lynn Hoffman came to comment on Bryan Miller’s blog. It would seem that Mr. Hoffman, a fellow Philadelphian, is a food and wine critic, and author. Now, the comment was bad enough, but it would also seem that Mr. Hoffman is the author of an anti-gun work of fiction called “bang BANG”.

Being the curios fellow I am, I decided to look up what this book was about. Here’s part of a review I found:

Enraged by the use of her words and picture by a pro-gun US Senator, and after seeing herself in an ad for gun rights in Telescopic Sight Digest, she takes to the streets of her Center City Philly neighborhood–with a BB gun. Her first target is a Jeep Wagoneer, chosen for the UGA (United Gun Association) decal on its rear window. Her ensuing spree is highlighted by a “Valentines Day Massacre” of at least forty UGA-stickered windshields in the city.

This is fiction from the gun control folks; glorification of vandalism against gun owners who stand up for their constitutional rights. Unbelievable. Just more Reasoned DiscourseTM, I suppose.

11 Responses to “Anti-Gun Fiction”

  1. thirdpower says:

    It’s a subconcious thing. They recognize that they can’t be trusted w/ firearms so assume that everyone has the same mental deficiencies as they do so firearms must be restricted to the authorities. You know, the ones who are trained enough not to shoot themselves in the foot and won’t go on rampages killing teenagers.

  2. anon says:

    Well, when you’re talking about someone who ignores the Constitution (the supreme law of the land)… it sort of follows that vandalism and other laws would be even easier for them to ignore. (Fictionalized or not)

  3. sam says:

    wow, that’s pretty infantile actually. Clearly the guy is expressing his fantasy of going out and attacking “those NRA guys.”

    It’s just more evidence that the hard core antis don’t care about controlling crime, they’re more concerned with attacking gun owners, or attacking the stereotype of who they believe gun owners are.

  4. Smacklug says:

    “A Review that Made Me Cry

    My novel, bang BANG has had some really generous reviews, but this one-from an Amazon Top Ten Reviewer-is really satisfying. IThere’s a lot of advice out there about how to handle bad reviews, but not much about the overwhelming feeling of getting one like this.”

    You know, not that there’s no end to hyperbolic reviews of almost every product on Amazon by people trying to sound sophisticated.

  5. Sigivald says:

    You know, I normally despise pop psychology, but I must say that, in my interactions with actual hardcore emotional gun-grabbers, Thirdpower is dead on.

    I’ve had people say outright to me that they’re not trustworthy or responsible, and thus nobody else can be.

    (And of course, should someone write a work of fiction wherein cars with anti-gun stickers are vandalized, that would be breathlessly reported as an act of intimidation by gun-toting troglodytes.

    This, not so much, eh?)

  6. sam says:

    well Lynn has invited people to the White Dog in philly, for some Reasoned Discourse(tm).

    Are you in the philly area? I’ve been to the White Dog before, it’s an excellent restaurant. I won’t be able to be there on the 15th, but maybe you or some of your readers will?

  7. Lynn Hoffman says:

    Hey, c’mon fellas, lighten up! Do you get your ramrods all bent out of shape when the fictional crimes are murder? This is just windshields. A lot of us have lost things to gunfire that were a lot more precious than windshields.
    Anyway, I look forward to seeing a whole bunch of you at the White Dog on the 15th. Just check your expectations at the door.

  8. Sebastian says:

    I’ve been to White Dog. I went to school around there, so I am familiar with it. I’ll be flying back from Reno monday though.

  9. thirdpower says:

    Insults and emotional rhetoric from a PuSH’er. Next up. Scientists discover water is wet.

  10. SayUncle says:

    Once again, we note inconsistencies. And the best they got is dick jokes.

  11. Sebastian says:

    I took that as a gun metaphor. Ram rod being what you use to push the ball down the barrel of a muzzle loader.


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