Be careful with that "its just an opinion" thing. The application or use of that statement makes my skin crawl sometimes. It's fine when you're talking about shitRidiculous statements such as this are not helping the cause. People that are not forum members read this stuff and then categorize gun owners as a bunch of hateful nuts. Not caring about someone’s “misery/suffering” because the have a different opinion than yours seems rather narrow minded to say the least.
that doesn't really matter, not quite so much with human rights.
I dunno about ortiz's anti stuff (and I'm not going to go there, as I suspect its typical low grade ignorant celeb stuff) but there comes a point where, with some antis, it MIGHT more than simply a "difference of opinion. " Some of these people are actively working to f*** us out of our rights. I'm not saying someone like Ortiz is responsible (because I bet he's mostly hot air about it/ignorant) but say we were talking about Bloomberg here instead of Ortiz. That guy has ACTUALLY DONE STUFF to HARM gun owners and anyone in this country that wants to own a gun. That becomes more than just a "difference of opinion". This ain't like a disagreement about what color the new public school is going to be painted here. I just think people need to be careful with that verbiage, because by using it you can potentially give cover to tyrants without even realizing you're doing it.
The other problem is perspective. To some being an anti is a difference of opinion. To some of us, as far as I'm concerned for example, anyone who is a "mover" in anti
hierarchy, as far as I'm concerned, that person is a piece of garbage no different than a politician who wants to legalize child molestation, as far as I'm concerned the person is morally repugnant on that same kind of level. Antis with power (particularly legislators and political hack types like Bloomberg) ACTUALLY try to do shit that compromises peoples human rights. Those people want to take our shit away and kill us, in case you haven't forgotten.
It is understandable, given that reality, why some folks like new guy are suspicious of antis at any level, because even low level antis they act as useful idiots to people who are actively trying to f*** us over.
I think it's not a "good look" but not insofar as worrying about "flipping antis" who are a lost cause anyways. I would be more concerned about how it looks to people I call "wonkies and indifferent. " Being callous to a revered sports figure isn't "friendly" to those people. Then again we have a ton of gun owners everywhere who don't give a shit, and if we can't make them concerned, then what good are we? I think it might be prudent to focus/worry on our "own house" rather than worrying about the minority on the far left. The wonkies/undecideds are the ones that often actually decide things.Any possible reasoning with an anti gun person takes a huge step backwards with attitudes such as this. If someone actually does feel this sort of hate keep it to yourself or your immediate circle. Posting it for all to see is just not cool.