On Monday, I wrote an article at TownHall.com entitled “NRA Derangement Syndrome.” After the massacre in Newtown, the politicos, celebrities and Progressive social media attacked the National Rifle Association. They blamed the NRA for the shootings, called their members “murderers” and called on them to be shot.
Apparently, that wasn’t hyperbole, as I received an email from someone who read the article, and wants me dead.
In part, I wrote:
Blaming the NRA for the horror of Sandy Hook Elementary is unfounded. Support of the 2nd Amendment did not lead to the murder of these children and their teachers. The millions of members of the NRA, by actively supporting their right to bear arms, did not condone, assist or make possible Lanza’s terror spree. To think otherwise is irrational, and dangerous.
The email I received from mtbrooks12 took issue with my article. It was short, full of spelling mistakes and altogether taken as a threat:
YOU ARE A ASSHOLE AND YOU ARE THE ONE THAT SHOULD BE WIPED FROM EARTH! WHATS WRONG? CAN’T YOU BUY A GUN OR IS YOUR RECORD TO BAD! YOU ARE A PIMP LITTLE WORM AND A FREEK OF NATURE!
I have no idea what a “pimp little worm” is. I have never heard that said before, nor was I able to find a mention of it in Urban Dictionary or a simple Google search. I did find “freek” in Urban Dictionary, but I’m pretty sure mtbrooks12 was not applauding my bedroom prowess.
More important than mocking their word choice or spelling issues is the tone of the message, which is full of vitriolic hate, and their desire to have me dead. What else could, “you are the one that should be wiped from Earth” possibly mean?
I wrote of those who are attacking the ability of lawful citizens to defend themselves and the ones they love, and was told I should be killed. Just one more reason that I am a member of the NRA, and one more reason why I actively and proudly support the 2nd Amendment.