When I posted A Trip Down The Anti-Gun Memory Lane to Twitter I made sure to tag Ladd Everitt in it. And he responded with his usual sort of invective.
Thanks for the publicity. Let's get the message out to all your fake loser friends servicing Trump.— Ladd Everitt (@LaddEveritt) May 19, 2020
I responded that it was my pleasure.
Let's keep rolling. That way we can do a better search to see if a single one of you losers has criticized much less threatened Trump's repeated abuses of power.— Ladd Everitt (@LaddEveritt) May 19, 2020
As Howard Nemerov pointed out on Facebook, if we are “fake losers” then that by definition makes him a “fake winner”.
As to his assertion that we are loathe to criticize President Trump, he must have been living under a rock. Many in the gun rights community have been very critical of President Trump with his ban on bump stocks by decree and redefinition. That would include me. He is also ignorant of the many lawsuits brought by gun rights groups like the Firearms Policy Coalition.
While now relegated to the periphery of the anti-gun industry, I’m glad to see that time has not made Ladd change his approach to those of us in the gun rights community. “Fake losers”, “insurrectionists”, and “gun extremists” are all the products of someone who knows he has a weak argument. If he had the facts, the data, and most importantly, the Constitution on his side, he would be arguing that but he can’t.
Fake loser = winner