TTAG and some of our fellow gun bloggers recently ID’ed the nascent American Rifle + Pistol Association as a false flag operation (a pro-gun control group masquerading as a pro-gun group). This did not please R+P founder Peter Vogt. The self-confessed MAIG (Mayors Against Illegal Guns) and Moms Demand Action supporter responded to the criticism by interviewing himself on his own blog, playing both good cop and bad cop. Without a trace of irony, Vogt disses the medium he’s using to defend himself. To wit: “Without baseless accusations, malignant cynicism, and malicious speculation, all garnished with a generous measure of cyber-bullying thrown in from self-appointed all-wise bloggers camped out in their mothers’ basements typing away with Cheetos-stained fingers, half of what’s posted on the Internet would disappear.” And just in case we don’t disappear . . .
We all knew that in stepping into any public arena, there will always be the detractors, the naysayers, and the gadflies. If anyone ever truly libeled or slandered us, as an organization or personally, we have the very best lawyers our honestly-gotten gains can buy on speed-dial, who understand actionable situations, and can expeditiously do what they do best.
You might call Mr. Vogt a hypocritical prick for asking gun owners to come together and sing Kumbaya while threatening his online detractors with legal action, but I couldn’t possibly comment. Meanwhile, Mr. Vogt has pulled down his Facebook page. What does that tell you?