…it trolls, in this case for legendary InterWebz antagonist JadeGold, who’s posted his last screed in the comments sections of TTAG as of today. The Truth About Guns was founded (as our founder RF so succinctly put it) to explore the ethics, morality, business, politics, culture, technology, practice, strategy, dangers and fun (yes fun) of guns. It was not created so a troll could hijack the discourse and spew fallacies, lies, vitrol, and a little hate thrown in for good measure.
We try to bring you informative, entertaining and occasionally witty commentary and discussions on all things guns. We also try and maintain an open door policy to writers and those who wish to comment from all across the political spectrum. We encourage those that disagree with us to write us (we’ve found quite a few that way that have become regular TTAG contributors). We make it a policy to publish every comment, save the ones that descend into personal attacks and out-and-out flaming. Which brings us to JadeGold.
Since the tragic events in Arizona, JadeGold has consistently reduced what is normally a lively and spirited debate into something that would more likely be found on the playground of a school for delinquents. And as several TTAG readers have pointed out, “that’s not fun.” For you as readers, or us, as writers. And it has no place here on TTAG. So we warned him. Repeatedly. Our warnings fell on deaf ears. So we took the only step we could logically take, and blacklisted him from the site. After the fact, we did a little digging and learned that TTAG is not the first site from which he’s been banned. I suspect it won’t be the last. But as for now, gentle readers, you won’t have to put up with his rants here, any more.