Except it isn't and you can. Huge big dust-up over t'ArfCom, mostly Shooting USA host and producer Jim Scoutten on one side (and Caleb!) and several familiar, friendly faces on the other. Plus Say Uncle bein' moderate.
...And they're all right. For the forums each of them control.
The basic issue here is one of personal taste. I don't see where anyone involved is suggesting persons holding different notions -- or their hobbies -- ought to be thrown to the wolves, a la Zumbo. One guy thinks one thing, another thinks something else -- and they each proceed to go act on their own ideas, without trying to stop one another.
There aren't any villains here. I usually watch "Gun Night" on the Outdoor Life Channel and I've noticed Shooting USA tries very hard to be family-friendly and non-scary. Other shooting programs, competing for the same eyeballs and advertisers, take different approaches. Come back in ten years and I'll tell you which one did a better job of it.
There are a lot of us. Most gunnies do some sort of outreach. Some have a longer reach than others -- and we all make our own editorial decisions.
We're not a hive mind. Isn't that the point? And while disagreement is a normal part of life, don't we have better fights to pick than with one another?
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