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

Men and women alike issue threats 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, they have no problem filling my email inbox, social media messaging, and comment sections with hate. This week’s column 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 my rape, maiming, and/or murder (it’s so creative when you mix and match): sending that message was illegal.

I know, way to bring the party down. One of the laws you’re breaking while spewing 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/direct message/comment is legally a threat if any reasonable person would take your statement of 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 – that’d be me – doesn’t have to think you’re really outside the window with a gun – y’all 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, 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 a complete sentence, 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 hunts and shoots. She’s good at it, too.

Sure it’s purple, but it’s also chambered in .45 ACP and impressively accurate.

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

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

Just some homegrown food for thought, but maybe you should stick to threatening someone more on your level. Someone like that baby in the park who gave you the side-eye yesterday when you made a grab for its binky, or maybe 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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        • “Let ’em know where you will be tomorrow and see how many show up. People are really brave behind keyboards.”

          wouldn’t recommend that. yeah, most of it is just talk, but there are some nut jobs out there who will try something.

        • @ rant7

          “wouldn’t recommend that. yeah, most of it is just talk, but there are some nut jobs out there who will try something.”

          seriously? You took that seriously?

      • 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.

        What do you mean both sides of the fence? You mean the frayed, dilapidated fence between democrats and leftists or what?

  1. If you’re sherif is supportive then file a police report. Then they can pursue the IDs and addresses of these digital ninjas. Then just issue subpoenas to said individuals for a statement, and make the subpoenas public. Let the rest of us bring the outrage machine. I have no problem politely knocking on someone’s door (local to me) and demanding why they are making threats

    • You were doing really well, and then

      “I have no problem politely knocking on someone’s door … and demanding why they are making threats”

      A white knight appeared. 🙁

      Seriously, I think this is the flip side of the same impulse that makes guys attack women online. Nobody cares how you feel about it bro, and you’re not getting closer to having relations by signalling your undying protection.

      • I’m a little too old to be chasing tail on the internet. But being a grouchy old man I would enjoy providing some (legal) in-person feedback to the progressive trolls.

        But then I also enjoy yelling at kids to get off my lawn

        • I, too, am a fan of telling kids to get off my lawn.

          Seriously. They keep cutting across my property and it pisses me off. But I digress.

          I didn’t get the impression Mr. Lizard was riding to my rescue, guys. Not at all. And, hell, I’m also a bit old now to be considered a piece of tail. Just saying.

          Unfortunately, if I pursued every threat it would become a job in itself. Most are not worth it. Some have been and it definitely seems to depend on where the threats originate and what LEO I’m dealing with when it comes to the results. As a general rule I ignore them. I am of the opinion there need to be better internet laws in place about threats.

        • @Gunrm
          I’d think bear traps would have the exact opposite result. The kids would be stuck on your lawn. AND they’d now be screaming, making them even more annoying.
          Land mines are far more effective. Sure there’s a loud noise for a split second, but the kid leaves your lawn very quickly…or at least most of the kid does.

      • Sometimes it’s quite a shock to digital threaten-ers to realize that there are real, actual people who will let them know that they are real people. Who are able to determine who they are, and where they live. And that their threats may have real consequences for them. By real people…

      • Someone that is willing to help someone else that has been threatened with rape and violence is good. Someone not willing to help is a worthless piece of shit. It’s really that simple.

        • Good example of my point, which is that comments like these are only tough guy internet virtue signalling.

        • Eric in Oregon,

          The phrase “virtue signaling” needs to be struck from the English language. People speaking their minds, speaking up in support of one another, and standing up for what is right are not “virtue signaling” they’re doing – yes – the *right* thing. Typically they truly are doing what is right and guess what, people with strong morals and solid ethics are becoming a rarity. That in itself is a pity so I tend to appreciate it when they show themselves.

        • “Virtue signalling” is actually a pretty useful term. A person who posts stuff like “I would fight anybody who insulted X” is virtue signalling.

          Compare to “slacktivism” where you post vigorously on a position but do nothing else. Real life action is the part that’s hard for internet folks to actually accomplish.

      • Not really, Eric. At least here in the Deep South. Threatening cowards, like the one above, are easily persuaded to stop, in person, even using kind words. Having someone confront them in real life, even in a kind manner, ussually corrects their deviant behavior. Once they lose their power of anonymity and privacy, they submit like wee dogs. I personally would tell Ms Ainsworth to just file a report now, and make an example of him. Freedom of speech doesn’t mean your words don’t have consequences.

    • Local police are wholly unequipped to deal with these threats, both in terms of time and often jurisdiction.

      Technically the FBI would be the appropriate agency to conduct an investigation of a federal crime. That said, they will not be doing so unless it’s very credible because, uh, it’s the internet. “Threats” are like dust mites here.

      • Hannibal,

        That has been my experience for years now. Normally I’m against expanding government but I do think we need stronger laws about internet threats.

        • Retired Army, not 77 yo.
          “….Code Duello…”?

          Heck, I can’t remember all those rules, I can’t even understand them! lol

      • Thanks. Not a big fan of the Kimbers. There always seems to be an abundance in the used section.

        • A Kimber Custom TLE II was one of several 1911s I carried on duty at one time or another. I ran thousands of rounds through it. All I ever had to do was clean it. It never hiccuped. Still have it. I’d go to war with it today.

        • I have one that used to be a problem from the get go until I replaced its recoil spring with a Wolff. Has run very well ever since.

    • Larry,

      Yes, it is a Kimber Ultra Carry II Amethyst. It’s not a personal gun it’s one I reviewed for Guns and Ammo Handguns magazine when it was new. Actually it did well, cycled reliably with a broad range of ammo and was precise. It fit my hand well but the grip safety pinched my hand which I did not like. I’ve reviewed quite a few Kimbers and my favorite, the one I do recommend, is the Pro Carry II Two-Tone in .45 ACP. That one I like quite a bit.

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

    Never going to happen, she’s not a three year old boy…

    • Does make one wonder how many of the keyboard crazies show up on the registry. Miss having the time to research oddball stats.

  3. And I bet if you outed the rape threateners they’re all some limp wristed soy boy from a university where they support womens rights, publicly. Out them for the barbarians they really are. Violence against women is real. So are hate crimes.

    • That was my first thought!
      Anything other than lavish praise for Kat’s articles had better be couched in the most respectful tones from our readers… even when she’s flat-out, pants-on-head crazy and wrong.

    • I thought it was social media. Although much hate is spewed here, it’s mainly between caliber fanboys. I rarely if ever see the kind of threats like she described. If there is so, yes we need to midigate this. However, caliber wars are getting quite ugly and I could see rape threats on the horizon with that… “How dare you still carry a .45!!! Ima rape you bro!!!”

  4. Quit broadcasting your victim hood. TTAG isn’t the place for it. Well, except for the middle aged WhiteKnighters like Taylor. Anything posted on the Internet draws vile comments from people who disagree. It’s part of the job. Put on your big girl pants and stop whining about it.

  5. @Kat

    Nice putdown. Maybe too nice. It would really be elegant to couple the putdown by filing (as someone already suggested) with a formal compliant of making a threat, maybe even terroristic threat.

    Bullies only fear people who can and will fight back. Unfortunately, turning the other cheek only empowers bullies.

    If you need to setup a fund me page to pursue the bullies, THAT is something I would contribute to.

      • Ideally a left hook, right to the liver. Then when they double over, grab the head and knee spike. And for good measure, grab their collar and give em one more swift crack to the jaw.

  6. Feeding them only makes them stronger. Just ignore them until they anhero Rodger style. Then laugh.

  7. I always find it amusing when antis threaten violence.

    We’ve got the guns, son. We’re also generally the type that know how to use them. We’re also generally the type that know how to use other implements. We’re also generally the type that actually study martial arts. We’re also generally the type that might actually be a veteran of a branch of the armed services.

    In short, we’re everything you’re not and we’re much better prepared for violence than you are. Unlike you, we don’t relish the idea of visiting violence on others but, again unlike you, we’re usually much better prepared to actually do so should the need arise.

    So, to those that run their mouth (fingers?) on the interwebz: Forcibly raping an armed woman who knows how to use that gat and also probably knows how to skin you alive with a small knife? Good fuckin’ luck…

    • In addition, such threats actually prove the need for the 2nd Amendment.

      The irony of that simple fact is intense.

    • “In short, we’re everything you’re not and we’re much better prepared for violence than you are.”
      In other words, our WOMEN are more manly than you.

    • lol love it though failing the small knife she could probably do a good enough job with a spoon if she had to 🙂 i know as a last resort i could and in that sort of situation i would prefer it was a rusty one that had been exposed to shit for a while

  8. A woman? (Blond to boot!) Hunting? With an A-Frikin’-R?!? Let the screaming and running in circles commence!

    Isn’t that kinda like hunting over bait? As long as you succeed at eradicating the destructive pests, I’m all for it.

    • EWTHeckman,

      You may have a point there. Is troll hunting over bait legal? We should check regs.

      • Why.. Hunt trolls?
        They will find One soon enough.

        You “dance” with a Troll long enough, you will unknot their tail.

        You ask, Why would One wish to take knots out of a Troll’s tail? Tradition has it the Troll King, is the one that has the most knots in their tail.

  9. Yep. Normal in a world turned upside down where abnormal is normal and normal is abnormal. Animal life more sacred than human life, belief in government over belief in God, sexual dysfunction preference over reproductive sexual relationships….the list is endless. Welcome to the NWO.

  10. It is sad that you have to deal with morons like that. They are all the same. All talk no action. I’m tired of the anti gun idiots who have no idea what they are talking about. What we need to do is put retired police officers and Vets in the schools and we will be fine. This is a way to protect our schools. Putting the people who know how to handle the situations in the schools. There was so many mistakes made prior to and during the Florida school shooting it is scary. First, the FBI dropped the ball by not following up on the flagged information they had on the kid. His mom didn’t say anything before she died. His family and friends didn’t say anything after she died and he lived with them and had to burry the guns in the backyard because they didn’t want them in the house. The school as he was expelled for having bullets on him. His friends and fellow students at the school who never said anything about the threats he made and the police who stood outside while shots were still being fired. As a retired police officer, it is embarrassing and a disgrace the way they acted, but it’s the guns fault. Now they want to take guns away. One big problem with that. The bad guys will still have guns and a much easier time with crime.

  11. It takes a really special kind of stupid to send nasty emails to a woman who posts pictures of herself posing over a dead boar and ten foot alligators with the AR-15 she used to kill them in her hands. Obama, Hillary, Bernie… Voter?

    • I believe she killed the gators with a set of nail clippers. Kind of a badass chick. (erm, woman, sorry)

  12. “I’m going to hunt your family like you hunted that deer.” This moron can’t tell a hog from a deer and he’s going to hunt her family? Something tells me this Keyboard Commando lives in a anti-gun, Democrat-run city somewhere.

    • That particular comment needs to be investigated and prosecuted.

      I may just have to check out Ms. Ainsworth’s work. She writes eloquently.

  13. That was a very well written article!
    Telling them that they are issuing threats, and informing them that you are armed and will defend yourself is exactly the right response

  14. Good luck getting a federal indictment under that statute.

    You’re better off going with state laws.

    But either way, if these were sent via an anonymous post or user on something like reddit or TTAG, you aren’t going to be able to convince many in LE or prosecutor’s office to file a search warrant, or even if they did one that would go anywhere.

    • TTAG is based in Texas. Texas LE would act on threats, especially ones with an originating IP addy…

      • Texas LE cannot enforce federal law.

        If they want to pursue charges under an applicable stage statue that’s fine. My point is that she threw out a federal code section without fully understanding its application, use, supporting case law, etc. I hate when people do that.

        • Texas LE has a Rolodex with Federal Agency numbers in it.

          Texas picks up the phone. Shit begins to flow downhill…

        • Tellin you bruv its not that easy, feds don’t waste their time policing online forums

  15. Obviously madam, you don’t know your place. As a white woman you’re SUPPOSED to be an abortion loving, Hillary voting feminist who spends most of her time wringing her hands in guilt over her ‘white privilege’. The left doesn’t take kindly when one of their fold wander off the reservation. Look what they’re doing to Kanye for suggesting it’s OK for black people to think for themselves. This is why you must be put in your place. Silenced and placed on display for others to learn what will happen to them if they step off the reservation. It’s not such a big deal when an inbred redneck like Ted Nugent takes his hu nting public. He’s an evil old white guy. He was born on the other side. You, being a woman, should know to fall in line.

  16. I’ve gotten a few threats in my time. In person, not on the Internet. I laughed. The fools didn’t know that I was — and am — heavily armed.

    The limp-wristed fools who threaten you, Kat, are not so stupid as to do so in person. But they are major league cowards. And they are equally laugh-worthy.

    Enjoy the threats. In the words of an old song that I just wrote, “You’re nobody ’til somebody hates you.”

    • For the most part I have to agree. Most of the guys emboldened by the interweb are largely flaccid in reality. There are always those surprises, though.

      I’ve been threatened in person as well. It isn’t something I enjoy. Despite my, uh, sass… I’m not someone who enjoys confrontation. I’d rather be left alone.

      • You can’t publish on a blog under your own name and be left alone. Which is why I use a nom de plume when I write online articles.

        When I wrote in print, I used my name. There were rarely any hassles. Say what you will about “dead tree,” but the Internet is a sewer.

        • Ralph,

          Yeah the internet is definitely a sewer. That said, the majority of my work is actually in print, so my real name has been out there for years on every platform. It’s just one of those things and typically isn’t more than a momentary annoyance.

          I was more thinking we could make this a copy-and-paste open letter for general use against idiots. 😉

  17. I wish the first amendment protected the rest of the amendments as intended by the founders. In social studies it was taught that way in my middle school. I was taught that people are different, and different in their local cultures and home environments. It was said with pride. It was what made America great; we came from all over the world. Now they still come from all over the world, no one wants to leave. Lots come illegally & get socialist benefits for doing so. But only a “mob” mentality is taught. Things have gotten stupid beyond belief on the TV. We Americans have lost a lot of things without even the simplest acknowledgement. The old just shake our heads and mind our own affairs. Which is becoming harder and harder to do.. Soon “they” will come for me. “They” will be surprised as they endeavor to do so.

    • I firmly believe the First protects the Second and vice versa. They work in tandem quite well.

  18. The commie troll pserge has stopped just short of direct threats for my vaccine posts, what’s the difference?

    • Why do you bring vaccines into literally every single thread? Why is everything about you all the sudden?

        • Um..maybe he was thinking about vaccine guns like they use on cattle sometimes?

          I know, I’m reaching.

        • Lol, no Kat, not you. This forum is littered with establishment trolls who on the surface make somewhat pro 2A and constitutional posts, but at the same time push for bigger government control in many other circumstances and vehemently defend official narratives whenever they have to.

        • @papa, don’t care about vaccines themselves, it’s the push from the private industry using the government as a hammer to remove people’s rights to accept or refuse these products.

      • You see, vaccines are a tool of the New World Order to bring the alien lizard people from the Hollow Earth to power over men via the Rosicrucians and the Illuminati and the International Communist Conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.

        “Do you realize that in addition to fluoridating water, why, there are studies underway to fluoridate salt, flour, fruit juices, soup, sugar, milk, ice cream? Ice cream, Mandrake? Children’s ice cream!…You know when fluoridation began?…1946. 1946, Mandrake. How does that coincide with your post-war Commie conspiracy, huh? It’s incredibly obvious, isn’t it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual, and certainly without any choice. That’s the way your hard-core Commie works. I first became aware of it, Mandrake, during the physical act of love… Yes, a profound sense of fatigue, a feeling of emptiness followed. Luckily I — I was able to interpret these feelings correctly. Loss of essence. I can assure you it has not recurred, Mandrake. Women, er, women sense my power, and they seek the life essence. I do not avoid women, Mandrake…but I do deny them my essence.”


        • I know it’s already been asked, but by chance did you get a lot of vaccines when you were young?

        • Well, ain’t you the cutest little thang. So cuddly—like a porcupine.

          God bless your little heart.

      • it looks a nice rifle. just wish i could get over there even for a visit so i can get to use some of these rifles even just at a range let alone going hunting with any of you guys. i had a gevarm E1 before the NFA here in australia. that was a really nice .22 and have used a few other semi autos prior to that but little johnny brown jackboot killed all that despite the largest protest marches we have ever seen in this country. would have loved a Franchi SPAS12 and the new one that is a cross between the AR and the AK. both have good and bad features and the ARAK tries to take the best of both.

      • Looks like it has a non-threaded barrel……. can you say how it compares to a typical S&W AR 10? We only have a few commercial options up here outside of building and trying to get some comparison of the options before saying the hell with it and building as NY allows us to.

  19. The problem is that threats can be real, and with written communication you don’t have the nonverbal indicators to tell whether they are serious. The one advantage is that the communication is usually easy for the cops to track if they should escalate to the point of requiring you to apply ballistic intervention. Needless to say, pay attention while you are out and about and carry, always, especially if you are receiving threats on a regular basis. As a side note, carry insurance is a really good idea, though the NRA product appears to me to be sub standard.

    • Rusty Chains,

      Why do I hear unearthly rattling when I type your screenname?

      You’re correct. Judging intent and likelihood of escalation can be difficult. Law enforcement typically takes a wait-and-see approach, in my experience. Just one of many reasons to carry everywhere you go. In my case I’m sadly easy to locate despite early attempts to keep my home hidden.

      Oh, you’re going to make me do it. Now I have to say what carry insurance I have. Okay, here goes.

      I have USCCA, which is very good coverage. But…I am also a long time proponent and member of ACLDN (Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network). Those two are the best, in my opinion, which I’ve arrived at after a ridiculous amount of research. No, I do not benefit in any way whatsoever from liking them and telling others I like them.

  20. Kat, it has been my experience that people—both men and women– who are very good at doing things and who enjoy writing and talking about their interests and abilities inevitably attract the attention of people who don’t measure up and just flat can’t stand the fact that they don’t. Most of these people, largely but not always male, suffer from low self images and the kinds of modest social skills that make them feel perpetually left out–something else they are pissed about. Successful, resourceful woman often come in for sexist double whammy, however. From men it comes as galling resentment in the form of “Here’s a WOMAN who’s good at stuff I can’t come close to doing”! From women, however, it can be even worse because, while they’re boiling with jealously at your skill and empowerment, they seek revenge by accusing you of violating girl-code by being “unfeminine”. Keep shootin’, darlin’. Guns up. And woe betide the fool who tries to harm you or your ken.

    • Garrison,

      I appreciate your kind words and confidence in my abilities. Very kind of you.

      Unfortunately I have to agree that women tend to be the worst. I’ve been informed I’m not part of the “sisterhood” so many times I’ve lost count.

      Thanks again. 😊

      • “sisterhood” oh you mean that backbiting group that stab each other in the back every chance they get 🙂 i get it though because i am much bigger than most girls 6′ they dont tend to have a go at me much. i am tall but slim. my (also female) partner is 6’1″ and bigger built than a good many men, used to play basketball and got the nicname D-Mack at age 15. she gets her build and height from her father who is 6’4″ and would take 6XL shirts even if he was not overweight. her sister is 6’3″ but not quite as heavily built. most of our friends tend to be males as we hate the bitchy backstabbing that many women seem to engage in. we do love it when we find DTE women though 🙂

  21. Perhaps you if discovered their identities you could sue them, yes? It might by worth your while just to make money from them.

    Your “readers” need to have their identities revealed in any case. Their employers and future/current love interests need to know the psychos they are employing or associating with are dangerous. Consider it your civic duty.

    • Mister fleas,

      There are times like these I wish my internet skills were a bit more advanced. I typically know nothing about them beyond their screen name and, occasionally, what state they’re in thanks to their IP address. But I also usually just roll my eyes and move on. The more serious threats I save in case issues arise down the road. But yeah I really wish I was more of a whiz with technology.

    • Uncommon-sense,

      I certainly hope so. I’d much rather be furthering gun and hunting rights than sitting on the sidelines twiddling my thumbs.

  22. Nice.. remove a few knots from a Trolls tail then they can’t run for Troll King.

    Keep up the good work.

  23. That was a nice hog you got in the photo. Those things really cause lots of damage and can be turned into great barbeque. These idiots that harass people like yourself and others, threaten them with all sorts of evil are the compassionate ones that want to do away with evil firearms. They are such kind people. Imagine what a utopia it would be with these kind people actually running things. Keep up the hunting and writing, God bless.

    • Hog meat is a favorite of mine. Having some for dinner, in fact! I’ll definitely keep at it, thanks!

  24. Ignore it and move on with your life

    The very best advice you will receive on this topic unless you have reason to believe someone is taking it to “real life” in which case they probably wouldn’t bother with toothless internet threats

    • Hannibal,

      That’s my usual practice. But it was still fun writing this. 😉

      Awesome internet handle, by the way.

  25. Twitter is one of those things that quite frankly brings out the worst in the human race. Similar to grocery store check out lines, black friday, and the DMV. Nothing else so pervasive combines such large quantities of anonymity and narcissism. When being a Kardashian is more economically and socially rewarding than being board certified in cardiothoracic surgery, the point of no return is already in the rear-view mirror. Genie is out of the bottle now. The downward spiral begins.

    • Twitter can absolutely be a problem. I actually got rid of my account and just started a new one a few days ago. Hopefully I won’t regret it.

      And now, to shamelessly pimp my new Twitter: @KatAinsworth2A 😊

    • It’s a lot of fun as long as you go somewhere where it’s a real hunt. Gator meat really is good, too. At least I enjoy it!

      • I’ve had gator before, and you’re right. It’s quite good.
        I was looking forward to crock tenderloin on my last trip to Mozambique. But after finding out it was a man eater, I lost my appetite.

  26. My girlfeind would have replied. ” My dog doesn’t eat my face, but it does lick my “beeeeep”. ” Oh silly you, Me and my strap on would like to rape you too” I have already hunted my family, they taste like chicken.”

    • Oh man, you remember my TFB days. Who’d have thought I would find my way here as hunting editor years after leaving TFB? The industry really is small. You’re right, there were some issues from readers there. Damned women and their highfalutin’ ideas of votin’ and shootin’ like menfolk… 😂

  27. Interesting, well written article. I always admire someone who can orchestrate their thoughts into a well done narrative. I’m more of an FY (FU?) kind of person because I grow tired of writing and talking much more quickly than the average internet wanderer.

    Enjoy your life on your terms. Diversity today is, in reality, forced conformity.

  28. “…hunting rocks and shooting…”
    i recommend sandstone. ricochets are where pew comes from.
    (you said boobs).

  29. Sad to say I’m not surprised at the mail you get. That was good writing, it was a nice break from studying my college work.

    I’ve always written under my real name, whether in the magazines or online. I always figured if someone is dumb enough to find me out in the country, they should be ready for what follows. I mean, seriously: do these people not realize what we do for a living?

  30. Sigh.

    If pro-gun folks were half as crazy violent as the anti’s say, they’d be in real trouble. If we were as crazy, or violent as the anti’s actually are, well, they’d all be dead, wouldn’t they?

  31. In California, such threats are 422 PC. I’ve charged it on more than a few times as a pro gun / pro Constitution cop in the LA area. When I get threatened, I ask for specifics. After all, why do something halfway?

    Glad you are here on TTAG, and I enjoyed your article.

  32. What is this “hunting rocks” thing? Do you actually have to shoot the rocks? I have found that usually I can walk right up to them and they don’t even try to get away. Some of them make good pets, or so I have been told. I prefer dogs myself.

    • The problem with hunting rocks is you gotta gut and skin them afterwards. It’s hell on knives.

  33. friend of mine is a Marine, no longer active. spent time in Iraq doing things, now he’s a bit famous for doing things while running his business, doing things that piss off the left, the ATF and a city or two. writing about the things he’s done, posting thought provoking ideas that challenge your assumptions, he gets a lot of the same threats against him and his family.

    I love his low key response and I can totally see him smiling when he says it :

    “You’re welcome to try.”

  34. Stay strong and teach the children the right way. Things will change back the other way. I wouldn’t worry too much about the TTAG trolls either because you know who you are and what is right.

  35. Really, a couple of hunting photographs touch off some crazy animal rights moron to make threats. This young lady needs to have police pursue this matter.
    I only share my trophy shots with friends or family. I hunt a lot, last year I took 23 animals total (yes, most of them coyotes and other pests) but I imagine the leftist crazies would have a stroke to see those photo’s.

  36. Re the criticism of the hunter, another keyboard warrior heard from. Unworthy of the electricity expended in sending a reply. By the way, hunting and golf are a couple of activities that never much interested me.

  37. Good article, well written. The anti-hunters probably think their food whatever it be is magically made at the super market. And they are so stupid (dislike using that word but in this case….) they would rather see a deer for example starve slowly and die that way than to have a hunter who will appreciate it harvest the deer for food as God meant things to be. Oh well, stay safe Ms. Ainsworth and watch your 6.

  38. bottom line, the snowflake calls a pig a deer…enough said… We need to be pissed at the socialist Teachers that have re educated our kids to be snowflakes,pussie, bitches,dykes and homos. In the 70’s USA was like the 4th smartest country in the world…Now we are 4th from the bottom…but kids know about islam, know to hate the constitution, free speech..They Have been OBAMAIZED..To hate people BECAUSE of the color of their skin…The teacher Unions, and majority of teachers need to be disbanded and fired. Our Kids need to be home schooled for the next two decades until we can VET all Communist, Marxist, fascist, socialist teachers our of American Schools. Once we teach the Constitution, Bill of Rights, Ten Commandments, to respect all..Teach work ethics, values, morals and the love of GOD and COUNTRY..What has happen to two threee generations of current kids is they have been RE EDUCATED, BRAINED WASHED just like the people of South Vietnam, after they lost the war… They either were re educated to communism or killed, prison..

    You my dear are a great American, and these snowflake, antifa are going to cry like the bitches they are once they confront us, enter our homes…. they have no idea of the pain the will be brought upon their worthless, oxygen stealing losers

  39. I am been writing professionally for a long long time. I have never seen anything so well written or that I enjoyed more. In some ways I cannot be an example for my daughter or grand daughters. Thank God you can.
    This story made my day.


    Bob Campbell

  40. 1) stop relying so much on social media and you wouldn’t have this problem. At the very least it would seriously limit the amount of it.

    2) there is evil in the world. Their frustration and lack of understanding (or even civility) is not justification for threats like this. This is why people carry firearms.

    3) this is not likely coming from a conservative or even a Trump voter. It’s likely PETA.i

  41. I’m a writer with several published works and never once received a threat. Not because I write to avoid offense, I don’t care about any of that. But probably because nobody reads my writing.

    Half-joking aside, people blowing a gasket of a picture of someone culling a highly invasive species (feral pigs) is laughable. The churn of the world chews up and spits out the likes of those types without remorse.

    Find a few feral pigs and turn them loose on their property and see just how anti-hunting they are 24 hours later.

    That being said, if you do hunt, do it out of need (culling invasive species or harvesting meat) and do it as humanely as possible.

  42. My word. What is it about hoplophobes, and Leftists, about sexual assault and sexual depravity? It seems an obsession of theirs.

  43. I always enjoy reading your articles and I will say that do look fetching in the hunting and shooting photos you post as well. That said, you also look very proficient with the guns in those photos so I would caution anyone who wants to get crazy on the internet with you.

  44. I am not so much offended by your pics of dead animals but do all the writers at TTAG have to throw all their gear in our face?! Granted it is a gun blog, and gun porn is part of the appeal, but think of us poors 🙂 Or even us cheap guys who have Hi-point’s in .45. Seriously, do you even own a Combloc weapon? You can slay every gator in the swamp but if you don’t have a slam fired shotgun built by you alone, not with your husband/dad/brother, then your redneck resume is not complete. Although it would mitigate things a bit if you “had” to wreck the car to pay for it because the car money went to the credit card company because you bought your fancy guns with it . . . or you could have a relative actually in prison (house arrest, parole, and probation do not count).

    * I am not a soy boy. This pro 2A “poor” will gladly accept free meat in the spirit of Christmas 🙂

  45. Keep Hunting, Keep Shooting, I’m jealous…
    For the Lawn, they have those automatic motion activated sprinklers. put out a few and grab a lemonade sit back and enjoy…


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