It happened again. Some idiotic newspaper decided to publish the addresses of residents of NY State that own registered guns and the backlash was swift (Via Say Uncle.)
Apparently the narrative that Gun Owners are a bunch of uneducated yahoos afraid of their shadows and incapable of cohesive thinking or basic skills is still alive and well among media-types. Making assumptions like that takes to get really expensive as editors and journalists of The Journal News “serving Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties since 1850″ may be finding out today.
Listen people, we are simple people (not to be confused with simpleton): We don’t mess with you, you don’t mess with us. You feel the need of inserting a bouquet of purple lilies up your rectum and dance butt-naked to the tune of “I Will Survive“? Go right at it, I don’t wanna see it, but feel free to do your interpretative frolic. But if you decide to be a jackass and damage our calm, expect some well deserved and not totally unexpected retribution.
It has been a while that we decided stop being polite and being the punching bag for almost every failure you guys had in life. Time to man up, accept and correct your mistakes on your own. Blaming us and then trying to get cute with journalistic payback used to work when the information flowed only from the top of your ivory tower to the lowlands where we “little people” live. Problem is the Internet became the information ordnance that knocks towers and other assorted elite bastions. And we are good that knocking stuff down.
“Don’t tread on me” is not just a catchy slogan in a yellow flag. It is friendly advice.