Your ignorance of firearms is exceeded only by your arrogance towards those of us that own them…
January 23, 2013
[First up, the context pertains to the Chicago Tribune and this wonderful article full of accurate facts and statements.
Nice huh? Well the Chicago Tribune, ever being the fact chasers they are responded to the outcry by gun owners.
Here’s what isn’t fair, though: Some readers seized this opportunity to accuse us of using this graphic to promote what they termed a specific liberal agenda on the topic of gun control. They saw our labeling mistake as a deliberate misrepresentation, one that made these weapons seem more dangerous. Let me say emphatically that this was a careless mistake, not an intentional deception nor bias. It is regrettable because we got a basic fact wrong, period.
Uhh, no, let me explain something to you sparky. You and your compatriots specialize in false and misleading information. There’s a reason we constantly joke about the “layers of editorial oversight” because honestly, there isn’t any. If there actually is oversight, your paper is so full of incompetent baboons that they should not be writing on the subject of firearms.
Know what isn’t fair? A bunch of idiots who don’t know the muzzle from the breech trying to “educate” people on firearms and firearms laws. A bunch of idiots who regard those of us who reside within the “gun culture” as nothing more than beer swilling red-necks who are to stupid to do anything but work on cars.
Tell me this, if I wrote an article on something I knew nothing about while claiming to be educational and lobbing for laws and restrictions on the subject, do you think I should do a first rate job on the subject Mr. Knowles? Do you think I should spend the time and effort to contact outside resources and consult for the accuracy of my statements and claims?
No here’s what happened Mr. Knowles you made such a stupid and blundering error that you illustrated that you and your paper have no credibility on the subject what so ever. Now that you’ve been busted though, your doubly upset because we are calling attention to it and making sure the public isn’t fooled by your deceptions.*
It would be unfair to bring it up your misdeeds with this article in the future if you published an article was correct and accurate. We’re currently talking about the same article so just own your mistake. It may have been an honest mistake, but with how often your side of the camp does it, we’re going to take that with a grain of salt.
Jay did a fantastic job of skewering the rest of the B.S. from Mr. Knowles Instead of just focusing on his mistake, he reacts by saying how dare we question him or call attention to their mistakes.]
*Now that’s not to say I haven’t made mistakes before, which I owned up to, corrected, explained, and in no way attempted to chastise those who pointed out my error. Despite their recent claims to the contrary. If I didn’t own my mistakes, why would I put them front and center and own the responsibility that goes with them?
There are actions that are dickish and attacking people questioning your motives with such a blatant error is one of those. Seeing something like that should cause people to question and you should acknowledge that and work to repair that damage during your apology. Just the same if someone drug past history of a mistake on a fair article, you’d be right to call foul.
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.