Over at GSL, he and Pres. John Boch had some email conversations but IMO he still just doesn't get it.
His original article not only misconstrued ‘well regulated’ and was
phrased like every other “I’m a gun owner but….” screed I’ve ever read
but he then talked to every media outlet hostile to the 2A (NYT for example) and dug his hole even deeper by using anti-gun terminology in
his numerous responses.
I stand by my assertion that his ivory tower hasn’t included
interaction w/ gun control advocates for a long time. He goes on about
“constitutionally-validated regulations and statutes” which includes
semi-auto bans and countless others leaving us years of litigation and
legislation to try and overturn it. His vague 'regulations are fine' bit are what led to every restriction and ban we've fought so long and hard to overcome. His 'let's have a discussion' bit is fine until you actually look at how unreasonable anti-gun advocates are in their fanaticism. New York and Colorado come to mind of 'statutes' that, by his wording, would be acceptable.
As far as I’m aware, it wasn’t until CCW was already court mandated (2013)
that G&A showed up to an IGOLD. I am unable to locate any columns
by Metcalf regarding the years of various legal wranglings that occurred in IL nor did he testify at the hearings in his very own state as an
‘expert’. As a matter of fact, I haven't seen him anywhere in 'active' advocacy circles over the last decade I've been involved. Please correct me if I'm wrong but until then his 'years of advocacy and research' mean exactly bupkis.
Sorry. No forgiveness here.