If you’ve not read Dick Metcalf’s editorial in the December 2013 edition of Guns & Ammo magazine, head over to http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Lets-Talk-Limits-by-Dick-Metcalf-of-Guns-Ammo-December-2013.pdf and read it. It’s just one page, won’t take long.
Dick Metcalf is wrongs on so many levels with this editorial. The rights entailed in the Bill of Rights are confirmed by the document, but are not granted by government. Metcalf compares rights confirmed by the government to the rights granted by government. That which the government grants, the government can take away.
As a result of the backlash, Metcalf has been let go from his contract with Guns & Ammo. In addition, Jim Bequette (editor, Guns & Ammo), has also agreed to step down from his position.
But… Jim already planned to step down as of January 1, 2014. So this isn’t really quite the gesture it is made out to be.
I have to question the logic that Dick and Jim were the only two to see this article prior to publication. Did nobody else at the company voice an opposing opinion?