I will leave her last name out to protect her privacy :
From ” wife and mother Melody M” to my personal email :
“I have been a follower and subscriber of yours for YEARS but that ends today. Once you get into politics and blaming GUNS for the problems, than you lost me and I am forwarding your post to as many of my friends that I can so they can decide for themselves to stop following you or not. 911, no guns were used. OKC bombing, no guns were used. EVIL FINDS A WAY. It is time to stop blaming guns for the actions of EVIL people.”
( this was in response to my “Blood Money“ post which basically just listed the monies given to political candidates from the NRA. )
She emailed privately but I am responding on the blog.
What do you think that this is going to do to me? You have never commented so I won’t miss that. I don’t make money from the blog….the ads on the sidebar barely cover the yearly costs of the blog.
So Melody…the fact that the only time that you cared to contact me over the years that you followed and enjoyed the work that I put in to this blog was about guns is sad.
By the way, my sons and friends have guns, many guns. My middle son is a Vet. None of them support taking everyone’s guns away, nor do I. Never said that in my post. There’s a middle ground and when the NRA pours a lot of money into elections on the behalf of gun manufacturers that’s beyond the middle ground. No one needs an assault rifle or a bump stock to create a machine gun.
I have probably posted something political over the years less than five times and I don’t think that I need to be called out about it. If you disagree, fine, but saying that you are not going to follow any more as if you are canceling a paid subscription to a magazine is something else.
God Bless America and where it goes in regards to responsible gun laws and checks after this latest carnage. And God Bless you, Melody as you unsubscribe. I hope that you develop some compassion over the years for more than guns.