I ventured into another social media space when I began Tweeting. Again, I see that a lot of people who are just interested in reading my tweets are doing so. Others are gun rights activists who seem to read my Tweets(and my blog) to keep track of me. Apparently I am some sort of "threat" to them. I am not sure what that is all about. I guess that challenging the ideas of the gun rights activists puts you in the automatic threat column. All I am doing is writing about incidents of shootings in the news, sharing articles of importance, talking about legislation and general issues about gun violence and gun violence prevention. Judging by some of the comments to my blog posts, you would think I was ready to personally go around the country confiscating guns, and concomitantly, to personally take away gun rights immediately. The fear, paranoia, veiled threats, vitriolic attacks, sexually explicit, rude, evil, derogatory and demeaning comments have taken me aback at times. The world of gun rights activists is foreign to me and seems so dark and paranoid. I don't know how else to explain the comments made about me, about my now deceased sister, about other gun control activists, about victims of gun violence, and about articles and information I post.
Below are some of just the most recent comments.
This one was from someone playing with my mind as he tried to get me, I guess, or others, to think I was a shill for the NRA. It was a ridiculous exchange. Here goes-
But the truth about that cat and pup Is this: they ate each other up!" There was a version of the poem when I was young that showed the dog and the cat all tattered with fabric pieces flying in the air. So while the world is sleeping, while Rome burns, while we have our "spats" in the blogosphere, 32 Americans a day are murdered by someone with a gun and 80 people a day die, on average, from a gunshot wound. That is why I blog. This matters to me. I am just one person blogging my ideas and my thoughts. I don't intend to harm anyone. I don't want anyone's guns. I don't want to take away rights.