Almost two years ago, I wrote a little story for PJ Media entitled: Felons Can’t Own Guns. So How Did This Guy Acquire Three … Gun Companies? The subject of the story, Greenboro’s own Lee Franklin Booth, got quite irritated with me over the story, and threatened both me and PJ Media with legal action. After reviewing his claims, we posted a correction to the article that did nothing to undermine the key points of the story.
At the time, I have a separate gun blog, and posted about the correction there. Roughly a year later I decided maintaining two blogs was silly, and stopped posting there, but apparently kept the comments open.
Someone found the Booth post, and the post made that person very upset. Said person then spent a decent portion of this afternoon trying to be, I think, intimidating.
Language warning below the fold (NSFW. Also grammar murder, basic English-language incompetence):
Now, I can’t say for sure who posted this, but I can say that the IP address of 126.96.36.199 was recorded with each of these comments, and that IP address traces back to Greensboro. I’d also be willing to wager that there aren’t too many people that would obsessively cry over a two-year-old blog post if they weren’t personally offended.
The “anonymous” poster’s two final comments have the potential for greatness.
If whoever this irate poster is (wink-wink, nudge-nudge) wants to own all the firearms they want and wants to go shooting or buy a gun, I say: more power to you. As an American, you should be proud of your Constitutional rights. I’d go so far as to suggest you videotape yourself exercising those rights.
Go to a gun store and buy a gun, fill out a 4473 truthfully, and pass a NICS background check using your own ID, and then film yourself possessing and firing said firearm.
I fully support that right.
Further, if you post said video of gun purchasing and shooting to YouTube, I would be thrilled to help you publicize your celebration of that right. I’d love sharing that video with all my friends.
Have a great weekend, and happy shooting.