Former TTAG commenter Karina writes:
I sincerely wish the other people that also visit this website and comment on it weren’t so unfriendly and chest-thumping. Don’t think I will post comments on this website anymore, despite being pretty sure I share the same opinion.
I’m starting to see why the pro-gun side is so divided. There is no unique sentiment, we all have our own interpretation of why we need gun rights. Some of those views clash with each other. As a Buddhist, I cannot tolerate people who find it acceptable to take another human life, despite understanding the importance and responsibility of being ready to do so. But it seems that fellow commenters advocate and even encourage it. Am I that dismal and misguided? Or could it be that they are this incapable of understanding? . . .
They do not understand what I’ve tried to say. I don’t know if it’s because they don’t want to, or if they refuse to, but it doesn’t matter. The fact that it happened shows there will always be dividing differences in this community, so I will no longer talk there, or anywhere else for that matters. You haven’t lost a reader, but it’s one mouth that will not open up anymore, and this email is my sort of last speech, but I hate to make it sound like it’s grandiloquent, because it’s not.
Until the so-called “people of the gun” have one single view to unite under, this will repeat, and it will always be a problem.
Perhaps you guys should consider talking about this issue. And muse the thought that there needs to be more unity in the pro-gun community. We can be open-minded people and love guns and personal freedom… without having to resort to personal insults (implied or direct), chest-thumping, or other ad hominems, the very things we blame the antis of doing. It has happened before on TTAG, hasn’t it?