Veteran Arizona gun rights advocate Alan Korwin, author of several gun law books and a prolific writer, is scrambling to distance himself from what appears to be a rather cleverly concocted fraud that takes something he wrote almost four years ago and makes it look like some brand new sinister scheme he has uncovered. [More]I got an email from Alan the other day about this and was going to write something about it, but Dave Workman beat me to it.
Those of us who keep abreast of such things had our spider senses tingling when the old gun list with the fake front end first appeared, and resisted weighing in until we could verify things--a good rule of thumb I've repeated time and again: Unless an email comes with a link to a credible source, treat it as suspect, particularly if the sender doesn't seem to know what "BCC" is and the last line urges you to "SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW!"
Which hasn't kept those who don't keep abreast of such things from rendering snotty, ignorant judgments. I've been relatively silent about the "prags" in recent years, because the flame wars are a distraction, and I figure I'll do my thing and they can do theirs. But this comment demands an apology, and an honorable man would give it, meaning don't expect one anytime soon:
countertop Says:He's more credible than you. And a better man.
November 28th, 2012 at 8:15 am
As credible as the lists author. Or the first “gun rights” group he lists at the end.
I have no problem with bloggers who wish to remain anonymous due to political repercussions to their real lives--some of them can make valuable contributions, and it's not exactly like it isn't a time-honored American tradition. But when they use that anonymity to disparage and insult people who work under their own name, that's just plain cowardly, despicable, and revealing of character, or lack thereof.
Speaking of characters, last time I crossed paths with this Fairfax über alles pole-smoker, the "fairly well-connected lobbyist [and] former trial attorney" recommended that I be sued (which shows how incompetent he is, how he has no understanding of the Bill of Rights and is indicative of why we're in the mess we are with boobs like him having access to politicians) and ended up promising to issue a rebuttal--which he never delivered on.
If you want to reply, "Countertop," you worm, you don't get anonymity here. You lost that privilege when you sniped at a good man from the shadows like the ... what did Vanderboegh call you? ... like the "swinging cod" that you are. Post under your real name and I'll be happy to publicly slap you around like you deserve.
My bet is, if you choose to reply at all, you'll only do it from a safe haven and prove my point.