Friday, October 26, 2012

Why Does CSGV Feel So Threatened By A Blogger In A Wheelchair?

Kurt Hofmann is the St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner. Due to a horrorific traffic accident which left him in a coma for nearly a month, Kurt now gets about in a wheelchair. For someone for whom life has played such a cruel trick, he is remarkably well-adjusted, even-tempered, thoughtful, and full of life. This is especially true when you consider that at an earlier time in his life Kurt served our country as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. I have had the pleasure to meet Kurt in person more than once and to have an ongoing correspondence with him. I consider Kurt a friend and one of the good guys.

Kurt does get a little angry at the gun prohibitionists in Illinois and elsewhere who have conspired to deny him the right to carry a handgun concealed or otherwise. It is OK with them that a man confined to a wheelchair should be denied the ability to provide for his own self-defense. His St. Louis GRE columns often take a no holds barred approach to these gun prohibitionists and he points out the fallacy of their arguments on a regular basis.

Groups like the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (sic) don't like people like Kurt and try to deride him as an "extremist" or an "insurrectionist". They particularly like that last tag. Unfortunately for them, Kurt wears that tag as a badge of honor. Now it seems they have decided he is such a threat to them that he must be silenced.

Yesterday on Facebook (see above) CSGV accused Kurt of advocating bomb making in order to "kill elected officials, policy and military service members". They base this on a March column he wrote. Of course, having read Kurt's column in question, there is zero truth to the accusation. Kurt merely suggested downloading some publications dealing with improvised explosives while they were still available on the Internet. He did not advocate the manufacture or use of these explosives for the purposes of any illegal activity.

CSGV is actively attempting to have Kurt removed as an Examiner columnist. As Kurt notes, they are also "consulting" with anti-gun lawyer Michael Bannerman who has been a target of Kurt's criticism to find ways to have him charged with "advocating the overthrow of Government."

Groups like the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (sic) and their leaders obviously have no respect for the Bill of Rights. They hate the Second Amendment and just as evidently don't care for the First Amendment and its guarantees of freedom of speech and press.

They are totalitarian thugs and need to be called out as such.


  1. It is official: CSGV is plainly against the Bill of Rights. That makes them the traitors and insurrectionists.

  2. They are just happy someone is paying attention to them.

  3. I checked out CSGV's FB page....what a bunch of looney toons. At least we won't have to share food w/ them long if SHTF...

  4. Using Google's Web Cache, I found the rest of Bannerman's vanished comments, about how he intends to sic the FBI on me. Most the relevant comments are in the second of the following two screen captures:
    Part 1
    Part 2

  5. Oh yes, CSGV - these are the creeps that are on record as having the position that not even deliberate genocide by a duly installed Government justifies armed resistance among the populace. Essentially, they would support the Holocaust, as Hitler's government was legally constituted. I have two short Anglo-Saxon words for such people...

  6. To be labeled an "extremist" or an "insurrectionist" by our domestic enemy and their quisling minions is nothing less than a badge of honor to be worn proudly. They should be concerned about being charged with Treason and Sedition against the citizens of this nation for their illegal and contrived lies and actions.
    I have come to realize that when our dishonorable opposition accuses someone of anything it is a given that they are already actively engaged in same and are fearful of being found out. Civilian Disarmament by any other name in service to a totalitarian regime seeking to disarm their citizenry to avoid effective resistance to their treason.. plain and simple truth about traitors and simpletons aiding and abetting a common enemy.

    Yank lll

  7. Where are these chickenshits when there are open threats of assassination being made against Romney, should he 'win' the "election"? Typical idealogues.

  8. Their primary sponsor, the United Methodist Church, needs to be contacted about the hatred that the CSGV is advocating. If you know any Methodists, explain to them that their church is rabidly against gun rights.

  9. Anon@2312 on 27 OCT:
    >If you know any Methodists, explain to them that their church is rabidly against gun rights.
    ...Aww, crap. Now I kinda need to have a talk with my pastors to see what they say, and then I'll probably end up leaving the church anyways, since Christ Himself told His disciples to buy swords (Lk 22:36), David praised God for teaching his hands to make war Psalm 144:1, and then there's the really-not-pacifist passage in Matthew 10, where Jesus says "Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword."

    My pastors had better have some good answers.

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