So will Front Sight leave TFL alone now that's it's going inactive?


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Gewehr98
December 25, 2002, 01:53 AM
Always wondered if Ignatio would want to push the issue further over on TFL. Now that it's going dormant, it'll help take the wind out of his sails, right? Not that I've heard much of late...

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Blackhawk
December 25, 2002, 02:05 AM
Guess I snoozed through the imbroglio. Care to summarize?

PATH
December 25, 2002, 02:06 AM
:confused:

Gewehr98
December 25, 2002, 02:14 AM
If there was something disagreeable with Front Sight head honcho Ignatio Naish's sensibilities, he used legal action to hush those who would speak ill of him and his business practices. Glock Talk ended up removing references to Front Sight and their Scientology leanings under threat of legal action. Rich was quite adament that he would never capitulate to such tactics. Here's a sampler that caught my full attention:

http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=138756&highlight=front+sight

Schuey2002
December 25, 2002, 03:45 AM
I was wondering the exact same thing..

Don45cal
December 25, 2002, 05:54 AM
I just read an e mail from GOA. It contained more discounts to FS if your a life member of the group. It was deleted! On the TFL thread I said I would wait and see. Sorry but I think I made up my mind. No way, Not going.

Triad
December 25, 2002, 07:48 AM
Considering what I've heard, it wouldn't surprise me if he claimed TFL shut down because of him.

Jim V
December 25, 2002, 09:46 AM
Front Sight, piffle, Rich took on and beat back HCI.

3 gun
December 25, 2002, 11:27 AM
I don't believe that F$ in any way contributed to the decision to close TFL. If they had, the board would not be left up in archive form as Rich has promised to do.

Finch
December 25, 2002, 02:31 PM
Wow, all this about Front Sight is news to me. I guess FS seemed a little too good to be true....

Blackhawk
December 25, 2002, 02:53 PM
I love Rich's post on that thread:Now hear this:

Your posts at TFL are your responsibility. That said, I will NOT remove any post here, short of a Court Order, unless it violates Forum Policy or known laws.

TFL is not GlockTalk and I'm not trying to keep up with the mounting medical bills faced by Eric. Mr Piazza has already been provided address for service to TFL in regards to a related threat. If he chooses to continue his actions against those who take issue with his operation, he may have at it.

If HCI couldn't shut us down, I doubt Naish (or any related organization) has the resolve to do so.
Rich Molon labe indeed!

2nd Amendment
December 25, 2002, 03:05 PM
I'd wondered about the FS situation and the sudden death of TFL. I'm sorry but it still seems on the "coincidental" side...and I don't believe in coincidence. Regardless, it doesn't matter now I suppose.

Don't think they'll get all irate about this little thread, do ya? Note the small violin playing in the background if they do. :rolleyes:

gun-fucious
December 25, 2002, 04:46 PM
Sarah Brady is a kindergartner compared to the $cientologists

www.xenu.net/

4v50 Gary
December 25, 2002, 07:17 PM
I think Rich's strong stance caused Dr. P. to drop the issue. Rich will not be cowed into submission.

Drjones
December 25, 2002, 07:47 PM
HCI tried to shut down TFL????

More please... :confused:

Jim V
December 25, 2002, 10:03 PM
Drjones, there was/is a parody site that looks a wee bit like HCI's web site. When the flipping maroons (quoting B. Bunny c. 1943) found out about the site they threatened to sue to shut it down. Since Rich and, by extension, TFL had something to do with the site, Rich and company told them to go pound sand.

cordex
December 25, 2002, 10:28 PM
FS has been doing a lot of campaigning recently. GOA, JPFO ...
Others have theorized that this is damage control. Maybe due to a thread or two that ran on TFL and elsewhere?

MitchSchaft
December 25, 2002, 11:37 PM
Ya'll are crazy to think that FS closed TFL. They gonna close THR next because of this thread?

Al Norris
December 26, 2002, 01:01 AM
Drjones,browse Handgun Control.Net, the Anti-HCI Site, (http://www.handguncontrol.net/) to view the place we are talking about.

Russ
December 26, 2002, 04:10 PM
Wasn't there some little attorney vermin from FS making noise on TFL?

Now, please note that I didn't say all lawyers were vermin so keep your shorts on.

Average Guy
December 28, 2002, 12:45 PM
I was just wondering if FS has caught itself in a "spiral death trap" (Qix video game, early 80s). Seems the certs can be had for a song, and every week there's some new fantastic promotion. Is it over?

Don Gwinn
December 29, 2002, 11:38 AM
Front Sight/Piazza never had any kind of case, and they gave up the moment Rich told 'em he wouldn't back down, as far as anyone can tell. That's when they stopped posturing and threatening, anyway.

Wouldn't surprise me a bit if Piazza, the VPC, the Bradys and Al Gore each took personal credit for causing TFL to shut down. Doesn't bother me a bit. People who know will know better and pay no attention.

Art Eatman
December 29, 2002, 11:48 AM
Why is anybody puzzled over somebody deciding that four years is aplenty? Lordy, if I'd been a moderator at TFL's L&P forum for four years, I'd have been a candidate for a rubber room! Rich had to worry with the whole ball of wax!

After dealing with members and staph for over four years, folks in the world of twittery such as HCI, et al, are as a sneeze during a hurricane. :)

Art

Porter Rockwell
December 30, 2002, 01:04 AM
Ya, that's the ticket!
rec.guns is far older and still going strong with far fewer staff.

pax
December 30, 2002, 03:05 AM
And with much lower standards, too.

pax

Dennis
December 30, 2002, 08:31 AM
Jim V, “Drjones, there was/is a parody site that looks a wee bit like HCI's web site. When the flipping maroons (quoting B. Bunny c. 1943) found out about the site they threatened to sue to shut it down. Since Rich and, by extension, TFL had something to do with the site, Rich and company told them to go pound sand.”

Jim, you’re too kind. The parody site really looked like the HCI site! What a coincidence!! :D :D
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2d Amendment,

The only connection between TFL and that anti-HCI site was that the parody site was started by a member of TFL. However, HCI figured they could shut the little guy down because of their overwhelming resources. Rich stepped in to support the little guy and DARED HCI to take legal action. In fact, he darned near BEGGED them to take legal action! As with most loud-mouthed cowards, they scurried back to their rat holes when they met resistance.

Oh, and as for Front Sight having any effect on the closing of TFL, that’s worth a chuckle. Rich is quick to anger when insulted – and gets downright mean when threatened! Trust me, I have a closer relationship with Jennifer Lopez than Front Sight’s scandal has with TFL closing.*

As far as coincidences go, I bought another firearm at the time FS tried to self-destruct. Those two acts were not related either.

* My wife doesn’t seem to be overly concerned! ;)

Ledbetter
December 30, 2002, 02:16 PM
My bet is there was just one "Glocks Suck" thread too many.

:p

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