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Zumbo returns

Yeah, yeah. I keep saying I’m done. But Zumbo has written a new piece:

Remember that throughout major firearms incidents, such as the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Sen. Bobby Kennedy, the more recent Columbine school shootings in Colorado, and the sniper shootings in the D.C. area, there have been flurries of bills to outlaw guns. Those of us who hunt and shoot, or simply own firearms for protection, could have been severely impacted by those bills had they come to pass.

As an example, there have been bills written to do away with “sniper” rifles and “semi-automatic” firearms. To those of us who hunt, that “sniper” rifle could include our Winchester bolt-action elk rifle, or our Browning or Remington shotguns or .22s. The bottom line is that to hunt with a firearm, we must be afforded the legal right to own one.

The Second Amendment, which guarantees us the right to keep and bear arms, has nothing to do with hunting, but everything to do with gun ownership.

There’s more. I believe he gets it.

Listen up, gun nuts: we’re too quick to eat our own. And the antis had a field day with it in this case. Sure, they have to lie about it to make their point but to the average Joe, there’s no truth but the one presented.

21 Responses to “Zumbo returns”

  1. Snowflakes in Hell » Return of the Zumbo Zombie Says:

    […] at SayUncle, it would appear the Zumbo thing arises from the dead yet again. I agree with Unc that it would seem Zumbo is getting it. Let’s welcome him back to the […]

  2. Wesley Says:

    Sounds like he may finally be getting it now.

  3. Stormy Dragon Says:

    He’s still fixating on utility to hunting as the primary purpose of keeping a firearm legal.

  4. The Countertop Chronicles » Zumbo Sets An Example Says:

    […] says he gets it. As an example, there have been bills written to do away with “sniper” rifles and […]

  5. straightarrow Says:

    Betty Ford would be proud. Reconstructive reputation.

  6. straightarrow Says:

    As I have explained before, the only way for me to believe Zumbo is “getting it” now, when he didn’t “get it” in 42 years of writing about it is for him to convince me he is really that stupid.

    Otherwise I think all his self-flagellation and “seeing the light” by shooting Nugent’s AR and taking courses, etc. (I am surprised he hasn’t said he feels “empowered”) is nothing more than Betty Ford for shooters. All publicity with an appropriate amount of mea culpas and testimonials to a higher ethic and “having learned the lesson, just don’t make me pay for it ” crap to salvage a career.

    My opinion is subject to alteration if he can prove he really is stupid. Otherwise I don’t believe his overnight epiphany. He has a better chance of getting me to hold the sack at a midnight snipe hunt.

  7. refugee Says:

    The Second Amendment, which guarantees us the right to keep and bear arms, has nothing to do with hunting, but everything to do with gun ownership.

    There it is. He gets it. He does talk about hunting, but, as I read it, only because he’s talking to other hunters, trying to get them to see the light as well.

  8. gattsuru Says:

    I’m fine with him fixing on utility for hunting. I’m not fine with him calling every owner of a black rifle a terrorist.

    I’d rather see “Gun Owner Cannibalization” on the headlines one day than see “Remington Spokesman Calls Gun Owners Terrorists” every time the Brady campaign gets a pearl of text (shit covered by something shiny) in A-section.

  9. #9 Says:

    I am surprised he just didn’t say he was an alcoholic and he was drunk when he wrote that. A quick trip to Betty Ford and he would be back in business? No one would want to hunt with him if he did that though.

    I got it, prescription cough medicine. That’s the ticket. When you do a Kerry it is tough to come back.

  10. Lean Left » Blog Archive » Startling Confession Says:

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  11. chris Says:

    I have no axe to grind with Zumbo, although perhaps I should since he gave the Brady group so much ammo to use against us.

    But I really agree with straightarrow.

    He knew what he was saying and he meant it.

    He has subsequently realized that the people who pay money to his sponsors are understandably angry and that he can be replaced with someone who doesn’t loathe and detest other types of guns.

    If he truly wants to now call himself one of us, I have no problem because my own thinking about guns and freedom have evolved quite a bit over the years.

    Better late than never.

    However, we didn’t cannibalize anyone, including one of our own.

    We reacted angrily to someone who analogized us with terrorists.

    He got what he deserved.

  12. DirtCrashr Says:

    This may be Betty Ford for shooters where rehabilitation occurrs, but can’t we send some “hunters” – like John Kerry, and the damn Fake-but Truther Hunting Assn. – send them up the river to a permanent committment in The Big Crazy House?

  13. The Freeholder Says:

    Sorry, but I’m not buying this change of heart just yet, and I’m never going to buy anything he writes as an apology without seeing the words “I’m sorry” or “I apologize” or something similar.

    Did you hear the interview on Tom Gresham’s Gun Talk show right after the SHTF? It was definitely an interview with a man, who, for all his hunting experience, is not a gunnie, and doesn’t get it. The only reason he owns guns was because he needed them to hunt.

    Did some of the folks on our side go overboard during the Zumbo Affair? Sure, just like people go overboard all the time for a ton of reasons. However, I still think the guy got what he deserved. We didn’t eat one of our own, because he isn’t one of us.

  14. Steve Ramsey Says:

    I guess Zumbo never heard of the gun control act of 1968.

    So I offer that as prima facie evidence of his willing ignorance.

  15. Cowboy Blob Says:

    Listen up, gun nuts: we’re too quick to eat our own.

    We didn’t eat ‘im…we just bit ‘im.

    Nor am I a “Gun Nut.” I am a firearm enthusiast with no ownership-restricting mental illnesses.

  16. jr Says:

    Piss on him. He’s given too many otherwise uninterested writers, pundits, and general anti-gun morons too many legs to now stand on and pontificate from. It’s too little, it’s way too late, and it’s just a damned shame that a so-called “gun” person was so ignorant about the basis for his own right to keep and bear arms, which incidentally allows him to hunt.

  17. Phelps Says:

    I agree that he has probably come around (and the Nuge is a hell of a salesman, but I knew that before this) but I don’t agree that we are too quick to eat our own. If we hadn’t put as much stink on him as we had, we would still be terrorists in his mind and he would still think he is right.

    I don’t care what he feels in his heart. This is much less a moral issue wherin I am concerned about his soul. This is very much a practical matter for me.

  18. Fits Says:

    Yes. He now agrees that his livelihood has taken a turn for the worse and is in sorrow for having said those words. Ask him if a leopard changes his spots overnight and he should know, being the great white hunter and all.

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