Yesterday John Boch, president of Illinois gun rights org Guns Save Life received a threat of legal action over his strongly-worded post that took a dim view of Taurus’s latest product, the Curve .380 ACP pistol (as well as G&A’s alleged pimping of the new gun). Today the Intermedia mother ship called John and assumed a much more conciliatory tone than the initial foot-stamping by online editor Dusty Gibson. Here’s John’s latest post, reprinted here with permission . . .
Todd Smith, the VP of Content Development for Intermedia called from New York this morning around 9:30am or so to discuss a resolution to the legal threat made by Dusty Gibson on Thursday. In that earlier email, Mr. Gibson had threatened legal action against Guns Save Life if we didn’t pull down objectionable components of our story, TAURUS TURD: Guns & Ammo loves Taurus’ new Taurus Curve, a curved .380 pocket pistol.
Mr. Smith had a much more conciliatory tone than Dusty’s initial threat-laden demand. In fact, he was pretty nice.
Mr. Smith said there would be no legal action taken against Guns Save Life. Period.
In the spirit of trying to rebuild some goodwill, I asked if it would make them happier if I killed off their photos in our blog post. He said it would. So, we’ve replaced the Guns & Ammo story photos (which can be found here) with new photos from Taurus USA. Easy enough, right?
In the course of our conversation, I asked if Mr. Smith knew why Guns & Ammo execs in their headquarters city of Peoria, Illinois had never come to a Guns Save Life meeting in the couple of years we’ve been holding monthly meetings there. You know, if nothing else, but to put a face to the company and promote their publications in person while supporting the fight for gun rights in Illinois. He didn’t know but would forward the information back to the Peoria crew.
We look forward to seeing them at our meetings.