Gun guru Rob Pincus sent me a link to his sit-down with the notoriously, rabidly, anti-gun Cenk Uygur (whom we’ve pilloried on TTAG many times). Unlike most internet/YouTube bullies when face-to-face with an opponent, Mr. Uygur left his bellicosity behind.
During the 50-minute encounter, a reasonable “debate” ensues. Mr. Pincus misses some opportunities to set Mr. Uyghur to rights, such as the YouTube host’s explanation of why he doesn’t carry a gun (19:30). “It appears to be a verifiable fact that you are less safe if you have a gun on you.” Appears to be a verifiable fact? Oy.
Equally oy: Pincus’ statement that legal open carriers schlepping AR’s to assert their gun rights are an “embarrassment to the gun community.” Not that he’s entirely wrong. But gun rights advocates should support any legal exercise of their rights, right?
Rob tells TTAG that he’s taken some heat from The People of the Gun for consorting with the enemy. Nonsense. Pro-gun spokesfolk should take advantage of opportunities to present their position to gun muggles and, indeed, gun control advocates, too.