Wednesday, April 6, 2011

@CSGV: Bringing People Together

One thing that I've noticed in my many 'conversations' w/ gun banners is that they have an overwhelming need to believe that all firearm advocates are in lockstep and take our marching orders from the NRA. Well anyone w/ a clue knows that's not true as there is quite a variety of opinions amongst us, sometimes leading to some pretty heated arguments and conflict.

But as they say, the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

Following one of the fun conversations w/ Ladd Everitt (aka GritsJr) of the CSGV, two individuals who had butted heads previously found themselves working together to smack down that obnoxious turd.

Here's how things went afterwards:
Kurt Hofmann

Hey Linoge. I know we tend to argue a lot when we encounter each other, but you were great yesterday.

Look at it this way–Ladd sees you as much of a Threeper as he does me ;-) .

Linoge

@ Kurt Hofmann wrote:

Look at it this way–Ladd sees you as much of a Threeper as he does me .

Which just goes to show that he is even more whacked-out than we originally thought ;) .

Seriously, though, we do agree on a few points… just not on others.

Kurt Hofmann

Good to see you, Link P–your contributions to our earlier discussion with CSGV were much appreciated.

Linoge, I could probably have handled some of our disagreements better than I did.

I wish I had.

Linoge

It happens. Does not mean we cannot poke fun at morons like Ladd…

So while they aren't likely to exchange Xmas gifts, it did make them remember they're on the same side w/ the same goals, just different ideas on how to get there.

Thanks Ladd. You're a blessing for pro-rights advocates.


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6 comments:

Chas said...

"...take our marching orders from the NRA."

That's hilarious! Look at how far behind the curve NRA was on Gunwalker.

Kurt "45superman" Hofmann said...

Yeah--that was probably the first remotely friendly exchange between Linoge and me in well over a year.

And like Chas, I'm always amused to see the NRA vilified as the commanding force behind the "gun lobby."

Ken said...

Gun lobby: NSSF.

Gun owners' lobby: NRA.

Gun rights/self defense civil rights organizations: SAF, CCRKBA, GOA, JPFO.

Linoge said...

Hell, I would wager that was our first exchange in a year, period ;).

And come now, Ken, you cannot honestly expect someone like Ladd to keep up with such complicated vagaries... I mean, the man does not even comprehend what the term "rights" is, much less their application or protection.

Kurt "45superman" Hofmann said...

Says Linoge:
Hell, I would wager that was our first exchange in a year, period ;).

Probably, and that's probably why we haven't tangled in quite awhile.

I'm glad we're (in most of the aspects that really matter) on the same side.

I regret sometimes having kinda forgotten that in the past.

And I appreciate Ladd's efforts to help me remember ;-).

Weer'd Beard said...

I think I have something in my eye...its just so HAPPY!