Tuesday, April 6, 2010

I Love Comments

Making the daily rounds, I ran across this over at Unc's site. following the link, I was pleasantly surprised by comments to the anti-gun screed put up by an almost-sockpuppet:

Guest Essay: More guns equals more gun violence

I'm not going to fisk, but I will point out some pertinent facts where the essayist "qualifies" himself:

I am a retired federal law enforcement officer who worked on gun-trafficking cases. My 20-year-old brother, Michael, was killed in an armed robbery on the CTA in 1972 when he was coming home from Loyola University. I have known several friends who were shot or killed with guns. I strongly support Chicago's handgun ban.
Sounds impressive, right?

Commenter "wild cat" sets the record straight (emphasis mine):

First of all Mr. Kulis, you should have identified yourself as being the past president of The Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence which takes its talking points directly from the playbook of the Brady Campaign to End Handgun Violence. Second of all, and most important, you claim to be a retired Federal Law Enforcement Officer. With such a title, you imply that you were on the front lines in law enforcement; busting druggies, tracking down murderers and getting into shootouts with bad guys. When in fact, you were merely a probation officer holding a desk job and unlikely to be involved with issues such as interstate gun trafficking as you claim.

I love the Internets.



Moogie P said...

Heh. Don't you love it when the commenters do the research for you!

Anonymous said...

I ran across this article as well,and you are right - he is a sockpuppet of the anti-rights groups.

Guns in the hands of law abiding citizens lower crime. Just look at where I live, Kennesaw,Ga. The rate of violent crime is almost non-existant.