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Email from a critic. Comments?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Oleg Volk, Apr 26, 2006.

  1. Oleg Volk

    Oleg Volk Moderator Emeritus

    I don't have the time to respond in detail, but you might help.

  2. Mongo the Mutterer

    Mongo the Mutterer Well-Known Member

    That sentance sez it all about this moonbat. If Lee is a woman I guess she will feel "secure" when she is accosted.
  3. ingram

    ingram Well-Known Member

    How Ironic
  4. TallPine

    TallPine Well-Known Member

    Which is why police don't carry guns .... :rolleyes:
  5. foghornl

    foghornl Well-Known Member

    Is the critic author's last name pronounced "LOONEY" ? ? ? ? :confused:
  6. Sinsaba

    Sinsaba Well-Known Member

    You could easily find many police, secuity, rape specialists to refute this. I'm sure you could find news stories with regards to this as well. As a matter of fact, I have a bit of time, I'll see what I can find.
  7. Oleg Volk

    Oleg Volk Moderator Emeritus

    I pointed the author of this email to this thread. Please address his points and not his persona. Be civil.
  8. juggler

    juggler Well-Known Member

    Bad spelling, syntax and grammar…….and no idea who he (she?) is talking to.:rolleyes:

    Add the fact that this person has no facts or figures to support their assertions, as well as that wonderful closing wish to do you harm, and I figure this is a nut case.:scrutiny:

    A reply is not required nor advised...........personally, rolling in the mud is only fun in volleyball.


    Sorry Olek, there were many posts before I hit send, including your request to addresss the points only.
    I think the personality is pertinent in this case, but will comply with your wishes.
  9. grimlock

    grimlock Well-Known Member

    It takes all kinds, I guess.

    Edited to add the following, since the author may stop by:

    You openly mock anti-rape protection, stating in short that simply killing the person/seriously wounding the person is the only way to be truly safe.
    NOBODY is truly safe. We all have the right to choose how safe we want to try to be.

    This site uses buss phrases in its small images such as "Police cant be everywhere at once". This is true, its an obvious fact, However the chances of a woman walking alone with no way of running OR defending herself some where the is NO ONE within screaming distance is a rare case.
    Ask Kitty Genovese about the kindness of strangers.

    "Considering that neither pepper spray nor tasers are adequate for self-defense" this is just a lie, Any qualified city police officer would laugh at you.
    As was mentioned above, this is the reason that no self-respecting law enforcement officer carries a firearm.

    Thanks for your time, you should be shot
    If you don't get help at The High Road, please, get help somewhere.
  10. XavierBreath

    XavierBreath Well-Known Member


    I don't believe that an ignorant, insulting, and poorly written email such as this deserves a response at all. It would be beneath you, and pointless. There are some people who will not consider other viewpoints. I suspect this person is one of them.

    At least you gave them food for thought, and if they rant and rave about your site somewhere, they may alienate others who are on the fence.

    Sometimes the best response is no response.

    edited to add: I read Oleg's post #7 after I posted my own. I stand by my remarks, but if you request that I remove them, I will. Basically, what I am asking is why educate he who does not desire to learn? The first criteria of education is a desire to learn. All that can be done here is further entrench someone who is opposed to our position. Why not instead extend an invitation to the range?
  11. Chris Rhines

    Chris Rhines Well-Known Member

    Would be easier if he had made any points. As is, Mr. Launay's email is nothing more than shrill ranting from a not-too-bright someone who's had his preconceptions slapped around.

    If it were me, I would have brushed him off with a, "Thanks for sharing your opinion." He's not worth anything more.

    Save the education for the receptive.

    - Chris
  12. Moples

    Moples Member

    Does this person live in the real world? I've seen the streets of Manhattan desolate(granted it was around 1:00am, but I can think of reasons to have to go out that late). Not to mention places like my hometown campus..
  13. Oleg Volk

    Oleg Volk Moderator Emeritus

    An email like this could be a splendid springboard for showcasing our own take on the issue. The replies are not, primarily, for the author but for the lurkers.
  14. GTSteve03

    GTSteve03 Well-Known Member

    Perhaps, but in this case, I feel the best response is to not bother wasting energy trying to convert this person but instead use them as the ideal image of the type of person we are actively trying to fight against.

    Some people are just beyond help and we should recognize that and actively avoid wasting our time with them, target them as the enemy and move on.
  15. 12-34hom

    12-34hom Well-Known Member

    Some folks are just bound and determinded to learn the hard way.

    That's thier right - i choose another path - my right.

  16. Oleg Volk

    Oleg Volk Moderator Emeritus

  17. Darkness

    Darkness Well-Known Member

    Well, this person obviously has strong opinions on the subject. It's not that the author is some kind of lunatic, but perhaps he or she (hard to tell from the name alone) has a slightly skewed sense of reality. For instance:

    Running... hmm.. ever try running away from an assailant who catches you by surprise from behind while wearing pumps? Ever seen stories on the news where a crime is being commited and the persons standing around do nothing to prevent it or to assist the victim in any way?

    The author mentions "defending herself". In what fashion? Using pepper spray? I have seen plenty of video where attackers are pepper-sprayed and continue to fight. I have some friends who think it's fun to shock each other with stun guns, and they have built up quite a resistance. Martial arts, perhaps? Do you think a few classes of Tae Bo on video prepares a woman for combat on the street?

    I feel the author is hinting that if the woman is properly equipped with a self defense device, and is capable of running, perhaps by wearing fashions which allow a couse of action, that she would be able to avoid or defeat an attacker. Sure, I agree. It all comes down to ability and equipment. The surest way to level the playing field, as it were, is the use of a firearm. Nothing else so effectively makes the potential victim the equal of the attacker. That's the key; proper equipment. Get a firearm.

    Hopefully, the author will never need to deal with an actual attack on their person, or that of thier spouse, sister, or other family member. in such an instance, you will see in a big, big hurry, that society will not suddenly come to the rescue. The very first line of defense should be to make ones self capable.

    Edit: Wow, lost of replies while I was typing! Hope I didn't get too repetative.
  18. High Planes Drifter

    High Planes Drifter Well-Known Member

    Overall, his e-mail is simply one long rant. He offers no facts, just his all too close minded opinion. And saying that you should be shot for your views simply shows the level of his maturity. If he is going to come and debate, thats fine. If he just wants to criticize, insult and belittle....................whats that saying about someone who argues with a jackass; which one's the what?:rolleyes:
  19. shermacman

    shermacman Well-Known Member

    I would love to respond to the "points" raised. But I can not get past the grammar, sentence structure, punctuation and spelling. If a person can not or will not make an effort to present their opinion intelligently, then there is no intelligent opinion.
  20. Just_a_dude_with_a_gun

    Just_a_dude_with_a_gun Well-Known Member

    Lee Luanay is 19 year old a "digital artist" from Austrailia.

    Just lock the thread. ^^ this is all the explaination you need.

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