First up, beware, drama llama within, some of you wont really care about the following post. Anyone just coming into the gun rights community and anyone interested in gun rights should be at least be aware of what follows.
So earlier this week I had a quote of the day from Oleg and the subject of his quote was left intentionally vague. I left it vague because honestly I would rather people not drive traffic to this person or his website. The list of reasons I would rather people not visit this person or provide him traffic is long and distinguished.
If you’re unaware of exactly who I am talking about, Linoge has done a nice and detailed post explaining exactly why this person should not be accepted or welcomed within the community. Now I warned you, the list is extremely long and the post is quite easily labeled an uber-post. The sad thing is, you will notice it is long mainly because the number of transgressions is quite large.
While this person has not personally slighted me, he has slighted people I know, and not just know but some I have a very deep respect for. His solution to polite and civil requests is to just claim what he did is legal, with no accounts for morals or mutual respect. He claims to be a supporter of the Second Amendment but runs his website in the same manner as Joan Peterson.
I do know he has upset a few folks that honestly I would never want to be on the bad side of. Even more importantly, one individual that was upset has done more than any other person to help reclaim and reestablish gun rights in this country. This also doesn’t even touch on his treatment of Emily Miller.
It should be noted that the reason Linoge named both the individual and the blog is to hopefully help with search traffic. The individual in question is quite good at search engine optimization so it is quite difficult to actually dig up information on the grievances he has caused.
Also it should be noted that like Jennifer I have no issue with making money from blogging. Notice I now have an ad on the right again. While there is no way I will ever get rich from this, I would at least like to make it self-sustaining. What I do have a serious problem with though, is taking other people’s work and then attempting to profit off of it.
So please, ignore the troll, shun him like you should, and if he steals your content, blog about it, email him, and contact Linoge to be added to the list. If you’re feeling really frisky, pursue legal action, it is well known he’s making money from the blog, thus off of your work.
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.