More Attacks on Sport Shooters & Hunters

I already highlighted the Twitter and blog attacks on U.S. Olympic shooter Corey Cogdell last night, but reader TS pointed out one of the Facebook groups organizing the attacks. Here’s just a sampling of comments I caught with screenshots this morning before we lost power.

I know that Shootin’ Buddy was noting that many of the threatening comments on Twitter were coming from people in other countries, but several of these folks are Americans.

I also thought it was worth highlighting because one of the comments relates to something I posted about recently – when someone who disagrees with gun owners or hunters on a matter of public policy, they try to define said disagreement of sign of a mental illness.

18 thoughts on “More Attacks on Sport Shooters & Hunters”

  1. It’s disconcerting to me that many of these people supposedly opposed to gun violence and guns in general advocate using a gun to kill people that disagree with them on their stance. It shows a complete lack of logic on a level that is fundamentally confusing to me.

  2. Accusations of mental illness? If you do not agree with your superiors on what is best for the collective then you must have some form of mental illness.

    It’s a well tested means of suppressing political dissent. It is what these people do.

  3. I carry a firearms to protect myself and my family from violent anti-gun thugs and their ilk….

  4. When I transitioned from non-hunter to hunter, I learned a lot more about nature. I respected animals more.

    I also know that if humans don’t hunt, some other predator will. Or the animal population will grow too fast, leading to overgrazing, starvation, and animals-crossing-the-road problems.

    These anti-hunting people somehow think that hunters shoot for blood-lust, and also think that animals never die for other reasons. (Or that if the animals do die for non-hunting reasons, it is somehow cleaner and more wholesome…)

    Kind of like anti-gunners who seem to know nothing about firearms, these anti-hunters seem to know nothing about nature.

      1. That’s it, I am convinced. Your thoughtful and serious response, along with the maturity and wit of your arguments, just wins me over to your side. I can finally see your point in your exceptionally well-reasoned argument.

    1. Just shoot yourself. The modern man doesn’t need to hunt, he has all he wants and can obtain anything without hunting or any other stupid sick barbaric medieval method. What the fuck do you know about nature? You’re just talking shit to give a “logical” explanation why you hunt, it’s all bullshit ! Cut the crap with the nice, civilized outspoken person, ’cause you’re not ! You deserve to be considered trash, you an hypocrite, people like you don’t need respect, you deserve all the swears in the world because you understand just one law, the fist in the jaw law ! Any anti-hunting or animal right argument isn’t ever good for you, you just know that one thing, that you’re the center of the world and for that you’re nothing,you’re just a waste of oxygen !

      1. Wow. Just wow.

        I believe Kiki’s last statement in that comment may be a perfect example of the psychological term “projection”. Sadly, it is unlikely that they will ever understand the irony of their argument. It’s a pity, really.

      2. Are you always so tolerant and understanding of those you disagree with? You sound just like the sort of person that many governments would like to have on staff, to make sure that the “right” kind of people stay in power, and those that might challenge the status quo are “taken care of,” IYKWIM. A truly fine example of deep thinking, articulate expression of a thoughtful position, and a firm grasp of history. Were you the lead on a debate team, perhaps?

        Yes, there might just be a tad of sarcasm there in my description of the useful idiot with the handle of “kiki;” I’m guessing someone that really struggled with math and proofs, because logic and rules-based systems just don’t compute inside her gray matter (’cause it’s all about feelings).

      3. So … you have no problem with advocating death to people who hunt?

        And you wonder why we keep firearms handy?

        Genocide is lurking in your head Kiki, and we won’t disarm for you.

        1. I don’t know what a kiki is……but I’d be willing to bet what we Americans do is really none of her business. Hope she never crosses our borders. Then we could give her liberal ass voting rights and she could help take our guns!

  5. While not from a gun-blog, this comment section intro would seem to be the intent of many anti-rights posters to gun-blogs:

    Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data, ability to repeat discredited memes, and lack of respect for scientific knowledge. Also, be sure to create straw men and argue against things I have neither said nor even implied. Any irrelevancies you can mention will also be appreciated. Lastly, kindly forgo all civility in your discourse . . . you are, after all, anonymous.


  6. I understand why all the upset. We all have to eat beef that came from one of many huge pens where the stock wallows knee high in excrement all it’s life. They drag out one after another and pop them in the head with an air propelled spike, or just hit them in the head with a hammer. Everyday so many carcasses are butchered that cross contamination is unavoidable, or detectable. So people die a slow death and another recall of millions of pounds of ground beef is made. Every time you eat a hamburger it could kill you. It’s a CRAP shoot! Oh wait it’s a DUCK SHOOT! Hehe. I’m not happy either. I have to eat crap and these people get to go out and get fresh, clean, natural food! I guess that’s what you get when you pay somebody else do your dirty work!

    She shoots ducks. So what. I’m sure they don’t go to waste. And there is certainly no shortage of ducks. They may as well be a bunch of chickens! Threatening violence because a person secures their food legally with a weapon is ignorance for you reap what you sow. You should be ashamed. God forgive you.

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