The picture that sparked insults and threats from both sides of the fence. From my NRA hat to the AR I used on this hog I apparently offended quite a few people.
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“I hope your dogs eat your face.”

“You deserve to be raped. I want to be the one to do it.”

“I’m going to hunt your family like you hunted that deer.”

These gems and others like them have become nauseatingly familiar to me. Most people managed to hunt and shoot without ever being on the receiving end of threats and comments like these, but I’m not among them. For years I’ve had the unwanted pleasure of watching human decency descend into its current downward spiral.

Men and women alike issue threats and well wishes like these and seem more comfortable running their mouths when the target is a woman. Perhaps they believe that I’m defenseless and would be easy pickings should they ever actually find me (guess again). Maybe I look like an easy target with my blonde – and blue – hair, blue eyes, boobs, and perpetual smirk.

Whatever it is that goes through their minds, they have no problem filling my inbox, social media messaging, and comment sections with expressions of their hate. This is for you, hunting haters.

Why yes, gator meat is fantastic.

To the Anti-Hunters Whom it May Concern . . .

First, I’d like to thank you for taking the time to read my work. Writers, after all, are wholly dependent upon the interest of readers to survive. If it’s a photograph to which you took snowflake-like offense, well, thank you for finding it compelling enough to evaluate for potentially upsetting nuances. Without you my numbers wouldn’t be increasing at such a fantastic rate; for this, I thank you.

Something you should know, regarding your apparently sincere wish for me to be raped, maimed, and/or murdered (it’s so creative when you mix and match): sending that message was illegal.

I know, thanks for bringing the party down. But you should probably know that one of the laws you’re breaking while spewing that kind of vile hatred is 18 U.S.C. § 875, statute (c):

Whoever transmits in interstate or foreign commerce any communication containing any threat to kidnap any person or any threat to injure the person of another shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.

Under the aforementioned statute your email/DM/comment is legally a threat if any reasonable person would take your stated desire to inflict bodily harm seriously and/or perceive said statement as being made with the hope to effect some sort of change or to intimidate. I could throw around related legal terms like mens rea and actus reus, but I don’t want to inadvertently send you running for a dictionary.

The recipient of your well wishes (that’d be me) doesn’t have to think you’re really outside the window with a gun – you hunting haters do so love to threaten us with guns – for it to be a threat. We need only believe the threat was made with real intent. It’s all about intent.

That means you, local person who threatened me recently on social media. You broke the law (and then some). And yes, I’m quite confident you’re reading this. Am I wrong?

Yes, I’m a writer, meaning I’m out there for the world to see. I did not, however, choose to become a writer because I wanted to rub my hunts or love of firearms in your face. I write because I love the written word and want to share my passions with like-minded people.

When I began writing as a child I didn’t do so in the hopes I could someday piss off angry basement-dwellers. I did so because, dammit, I love to write. Crazy, in this day and age of people who can neither spell nor form complete sentences, but it is what it is.

Here’s something you don’t understand and will undoubtedly refuse to consider: hunting rocks and shooting is awesome. Combining the two in the woods and fields makes me a happy Kat. I enjoy honing the skills necessary for precise shot placement and revel in the fantastic taste of game meat.

By the way, I have and do hunt to feed my family. I even enjoy the hours spent processing my organic meat and building, repairing, and cleaning my guns. Guess what? I’m good at it. All you seem to be good at is behaving like a toddler on crack on the internet.

Yes, my daughter also hunts and shoots. She’s good at it, too.

Oh, and in answer to your question: I sleep at just fine at night, with a selection of long guns in a SnapSafe Under-Bed Safe beneath me and handguns in a Keypad Vault beside me. Yes, I have other guns, but I can’t give away all my secrets in an open letter to a bunch of unstable mouth-breathing hoplophobic halfwits, now can I?

A word of advice. Give serious consideration to not threatening legally armed Americans. Because we are law-abiding people, we will pursue the threats in court – remember those five years and fines? – but we’re also trained and prepared to defend our lives if it ever comes to that.

I’m just blue-skying here, but maybe you should stick to threatening someone who’s more on your level. Someone like that baby in the park who gave you the side-eye yesterday when you grabbed its binky, or the squirrel who chattered at you wrong when didn’t share your nuts.

All right, I got a bit carried away there at the end. I apologize (see how easy it is?).

You seem stressed. Maybe you need more protein in your diet. Did you know protein contains amino acids that help your body produce serotonin, which in turn produces feelings of well-being? Just something to consider. I’d offer some of mine, but it’s all from hunts and I don’t want to offend your delicate sensibilities.

Have a nice day trolling the internet for imagined slights against your peculiar perception of reality.


P.S. You really should have that twitch examined by a doctor.


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    • RE: ” “I hope your dogs eat your face.”

      “You deserve to be raped. I want to be the one to do it.”

      “I’m going to hunt your family like you hunted that deer.” ”

      Well if all the concern about mental illness was serious the sickos who made the threats would be located and dealt with accordingly. Nonetheless and including on the behalf of my huntin’ brother I second the notion…they can drop dead.

      • What a load of self justifying bollocks NOBODY has as far as I can see ever been opposed to GENUINE HUNTING properly licensed and and compentent HUNTING FOLK .Why would they be.
        Genuine HUNTING is a far cry from the possession of Firearms, especially handguns and SEMI-AUTO Rifles which are totally unnessessary for hunting. Most true HUNTERS are well disciplined folk with a great sense of personal responsibility and do not GLORIFY a kill, They DO not fuck off the AFRICA to shoot SEMI-DOMETICATED Big Game.
        The Real PROFESSIONAL BIG GAME Hunters of the past regarded the STALK as being every much as important as the kiill and seldon shot over 100 yards, And they most certainly DID not glorify the shoot.
        In fact I’ve done a spot of hunting myself but I have never ever shot anything I could not eat except as a part of a CONTROLLED CULL of FOXES I just do not see the point. I saved myTARGET PRACTICE for the RANGES.

  1. Thank you for being one of the millions of private citizens, who help to control and maintain our environment balance, by culling the herd. Which is so very much necessary.

  2. The biggest revelation of the 21st century is that we’ve been more considerate of women’s agency than the left ever has

      • They shouldn’t. Feral hogs are a plague that is getting far worse with time. Not only is it spreading west and north out of Texas (after it was infected by Florida), but it is spreading south out of Canada with superhogs that can stand a hard freeze. (And of course, Clifornia is stupid enough to impose a license fee and a season, unlike no fee no limit in Texas.)

        • “…unlike no fee no limit in Texas.)”

          Florida the same. Not even a hunting license required.

          Places like golf courses are hiring-allowing folks with suppressed .300 BLK rifles to hang out overnight to pop the piggies ripping up the carefully-manicured turf ripped up for the worms…

        • Ditto, MS. The Yankee’s have no idea what’s in store for them when (not if) the hogs move in up there. They breed faster than we can kill ’em here. And we ain’t gonna BBQ our way out of this.

  3. Being a possum I’ve learned not to care much about what people say.
    Vaporizing Vapor for Eternity
    Family owned and operated.

  4. Hah, that comment went to moderation, I’m telling yah, it’s the Elf Bee Eyes hacking our shit man.
    I dont want a pickle, I just want to ride my motorcycle

  5. “You deserve to be raped. I want to be the one to do it.”

    “I’m going to hunt your family like you hunted that deer.”

    those are called ‘terroristic threats’. I hope you turned this over to law enforcement.

    and the left wingers wonder why we want to be armed…its because there are violent mentally ill and criminal people that would do what your threats say.

  6. Kat

    I have the greatest respect for your work, always enjoy it. I dont hunt as much as I would like and your work is a real adventure for me to read! I too have dealt with idiots and scum but not often. One fellow was completely shocked I used a charging animal target in training. Another weirdo commented on my wife’s nails – a very nice job I thought- and it was quite ugly. I could go on they are one in a thousand, our readers are great people. Those who stumble across our work looking for an argument are the aberration. Glad to hold you up as a role model for my daughters and granddaughters– and grandsons as well as you arent just a female writer but a damn good writer and shooter! Well, keep writing, drive slow, shoot fast. Bob Campbell The Gun Digest Book of the 1911, The Accurate Handgun, and others.

    • “Well, keep writing, drive slow, shoot fast. ….”

      and if they are hunting you strike fast and hard and don’t let ’em see you coming and be gone before they hit the ground.

  7. All of the people making those threats against Kat probably identify as a feminists. That includes the males. These are people who would go out of their way to protect endangered bird eggs, but see no reason to protect a baby in the womb.

  8. Should the anti hunting folks get their way, they will be looking for old cans of dog food to eat in the near future. Simply because all the cute fuzzy animals they want to protect need to eat. And they will happily eat food crops and gardens as well as their normal food sources. Feral/wild hogs are no joke. They not only eat but destroy what they don’t eat. How many of these suburban leftoids are willing to have their yards eaten and have to dodge roadkill to get to their coffee shop? Or are they willing to drive larger vehicles with grill guards and window grates to protect themselves? Ever see what happens when a deer goes through the windshield on impact? Not good for the deer nor the vehicle driver/passengers.
    These idiots threaten people who help protect their way of life and then wonder why so many of us want the right to be armed for self defense?
    Hats off to the young lady in her gentle way of reminding the fools they are committing a felony with their threats. But they try to call us terrorists?

  9. Most of the hateposts you received were from pro-2A people who called you out for being obese and a single mom.

    You wrote an entire article blaming your child’s father for having your child being brought up in a broken home, and you called him an abuser because he called you “fat”.

    • Oh ya- Kat Ainsworth wrote an article here justifying murdering your husband if he yells at you.

      Stop projecting, FatKat.

  10. I have no idea who this woman is, but good on her for practicing her 2ndA rights.
    As to all the hate mail she gets, those are some very sick and twisted people. Of course they are so brave to send that kind of thing from behind a keyboard in their parents basement.


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