Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by blackhawk2000, Feb 17, 2007.
Zumbo what an Idot!
Sent e-mail and posted. The Hell with Zumbo.
emails sent to all of his sponsors
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He is also one of the columnists for Shooting Illustrated. I intend to rip his column out of the magazine each month and mail it back to the NRA with an explanation why.
i sent an email to remington about this.
i told them zumbo's blog caused me to question his intelligence because assault rifles are not generally available to the general public, but his high powered sniper rifle is.
i also told them his comments are making me rethink purchasing any remington products, and they need to look at getting a new spokesman.
tommy millner responded with "consider it done".
i think mr. zumbo is in some trouble.
This bears repeating:
Keep your notes to the point and polite. Be angry without being rude.
>>You will note that similar comments have been made by Tom Greshem on his radio show.<<
With all due respect . . . not in my lifetime!
What I have said is that I don't have a lot of interest, not knowledge, of military arms. I do own three AR-15s and love 'em. I have never said that anyone (not legally prohibited from owning it) should not have one, shoot one, hunt with one, or just enjoy looking at it.
So, please, I'd ask you not to something as potentially damaging to me as this untrue statement.
Good on you, Tom! Make sure "internet rumors" are squashed early and often.
BTW, love your show but don't get it around here. Gotta listen to your podcasts.
well besides sending this to the outdoor channel management...
I posted this there as well...
The comments are rolling in so fast I expect the server to be overwhelmed before long
Wow, I've never read anything like it. Both Zumbo's blog and the instant avanlanche of replies. Has Zumbo responded or is he still buried underneath it all? I suspected his sort of elitism but to actually read it was a real awakening!
Everyone should add the NRA to their email list...he is a "back page" columnist in their magazine Shooting Illustrated (and that IS a gun rag...not just an outdoor or hunting magazine)
I've just had a joy of a time watching the deluge of replies to his blog. By my estimation it appears to be picking up almost 200 replies per hour.
It really wasn't very nice of me but my comments on the blog were:
FYI, Jim knows nothing about this controversy. He has been on a hunt, and gets home in about an hour. I don't know when he wrote that piece, but he has not been on the internet for several days. I just talked with his wife a few minutes ago.
Jim **might** be joining me on the radio show, live, in a couple of hours. I wouldn't blame him if he decided to not do that, since he needs to get up to speed on this.
Jim is a long-time friend. He has always said he is not a gun guy, but a hunter. He knows hunting, but not guns or the gun rights issues or sensitivities.
No disrespect to you, Tom, but if that's true, then Jim needs to keep his mouth shut on those issues
Looks like Remington is trying to get some distance between Jim and themselves.
They will weather the storm, I don't think I can say the same for Jim Zumbo.
Please get him [Jim Z] educated quickly, even though he may not agree, he should try to understand why so many are upset.
Ought to be an interesting show, if he is willing to risk it.
From where I'm sitting, it looks as if he found out where the bear trap was by stepping in it.
Umm, well, the Supreme Court says that I have absolute right to my "assault weapons" and any all military small arms. This means that your "sporting guns" have no purpose.
Hrmmm, it seems to me that any attempt to divorce hunting-with-firearms from anti-rights/gun control issues in this century is just willful self-deception.
Ironically Jim obviously felt qualified enough to state his view and opinion on an extremely public forum and now, whether he likes it or not, he has put himself smack in the thick of the bill of rights issues. I don't know Jim and he may be a perfectly decent guy, but he will no longer have the luxury of being able to pretend that gun-rights and hunting (with firearms) have no connections.
Around here, a lot of people hunt with ARs and similarly styled rifles. Apart from online acquaintances, I don't personally know anyone with a Perazzi in the safe, but I know dozens who have multiple ARs.
Should we outlaw Perazzis in the field just because I don't personally know anyone who uses one?
(Edited to add: man, that blog is really getting slammed. I accidentally closed the window, and when I went to re-open it, it took three tries and loaded ve-e-e-errrry slowly.)
I think you are right. Jim will get a sudden education in this area. I have been involved in a couple of big fights about gun rights, with Jim standing shoulder-to-shoulder with me on them. However, there's no doubt he stepped in it on this one.
One other thing I have sure learned the hard way is to not assume that the way something is published is always the way it is written. I've sure had that one happen to me.
It looks like a case of an "elite" who is feeling the scorn of the common man.
I would feel sorry for him but you know his comments will be used against us, too damn bad, nobody is winning in this whole ordeal.
LOL Pax. Do you have dial-up? It's loading slow for me, and I have DSL!
It's getting bad now, they've posted his personal info.
I can see a quote being misstated...the whole article being rewritten to completely change the tone and meaning? That's harder to swallow.
The man is finished in my view. If he isn't, then the market will take care of his supporters.
NOTE: I include myself in the following criticism
I wish we could get as much immediate activist reaction for actual anti-gun legislation!
This one gent's blog is getting hundreds of slams per hour, I wonder how many hits our elected reps get when actual damaging legislation comes onto the radar?
I did add my own small comment to Zumbo's page, just to be counted. But it did make me realize that I've been too lax in the past about calling my elected reps. I now have my reps programmed into my cellphone, and, starting a couple weeks ago, have made several short, polite calls against potential TX legislation.
Piling onto Zumbo is well-and-fine, but doesn't accomplish much if he don't spend another, what, 4 minutes next week firing off a quick (polite) email or cellphone call to our elected reps.
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