While the left talks a lot about tolerance, it seems they don’t understand the meaning of the word. They expect people to be “tolerant” of whatever they support when in actuality they want cheerful acceptance and approval. Meanwhile, they refuse to tolerate anyone from any favored group who supports gun rights.
As claims of sexual harassment and sexual assault by famous men–the vast majority of whom are well-known liberals–continues to rip through the headlines, the mainstream media seems indifferent to a different brand of #MeToo. In this case, it’s something far more horrifying that sexual harassment or even some very inappropriate behavior.
Pro-gun women are getting death threats by the peaceful, tolerant progressive.
Over at the Washington Free Beacon, Steven Gutowski writes about the travails of some pro-gun women, writer Steven Gutowski who have faced not just sexual harassment due to their stance on guns, but violent ones as well, and these are names you’re likely to recognize.
First, Gutowski writes about rape survivor Kimberly Corban, who has had some horrific things said to her, not just regarding guns but also her rape. After all, they seem to figure, the fact that she was raped was the catalyst for her becoming a firearm advocate apparently makes that fair game in their warped, demented little world.
Next, he brings up NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch who famously was forced to move back in October after the harassment reached truly terrifying levels. That included being sent a photograph of her home, for crying out loud.
Last, is a name that should be familiar to longtime readers of Bearing Arms, and that is former editor Jenn Jacques. (Language warning in what follows)
“Stick that gun in your cunt bitch and pull the trigger,” Twitter user John T. McFarland said to Jenn Jacques in September 2015.
Jenn Jacques, a visiting fellow with the Independent Women’s Forum and editor at large for BreachBangClear.com who has been recognized by the National Shooting Sports Foundation for her work promoting gun safety, said she’s often stunned by the hypocrisy of the harassers and thinks online anonymity enables their behavior.
“I’ve heard a lot of ‘do us all a favor and swallow your gun,'” she said. “It’s just so bad. The thing is they all claim to be against gun violence. They all claim to be the tolerant left but they are literally the most violent, heinous people out there. I’m sure a lot of it is that they’re hiding behind a computer screen.”
After Bob Owens, a respected gun writer who worked closely with Jacques at BearingArms.com, took his own life in May, Jacques said she received a wave of harassment. While most reacted to Owens’s passing with grace and compassion, a group of gun-control activists reacted by tormenting his friends and family through vile messages on Twitter and Facebook. Jacques said some even encouraged her to kill herself.
“After Bob died, people would be like ‘one down, one to go,'” she said. “How could you say that to anyone?”
This is the level of discourse we often see from the left toward women.
While I’ve gotten some of that from time to time, especially the time Piers Morgan retweeted my New Years wish that he’d go back to England where the gun laws were more to his liking, it’s nowhere near this level. Plenty wished me or my children to be the victim of a shooting, but I don’t remember anyone ordering me to shoot myself, and absolutely no one wanted me raped and brutalized in the process.
Townhall’s Matt Vespa commented that he’s never gotten a death threat despite extensively writing about Second Amendment issues. Since I’ve started writing for Bearing Arms, where my entire focus is on guns and gun rights issues, I haven’t either.
But neither Vespa nor I are women, and that makes a difference.
The fact of the matter is that progressive despise anyone who goes off the reservation. If you’re part of a group they declare is “theirs,” then doing anything other than voting Democrat is grounds for anything and everything. At least in some of their minds.
The tolerant left has proven they’re not that tolerant. They don’t want to tolerate anything. Like I said, it’s like they don’t even understand the meaning of the word.