… In all of about three days. Kind of impressive, that. And, yeah, I know I am writing about it again. My blog, my topics.
To begin with, for the record, appearing out of nowhere and, without provocation, attacking, insulting, maligning, demeaning, harassing, bad-mouthing, and otherwise berating gun bloggers in order to goad some manner of defensive reaction out of them says far more about you than it does about them.
Additionally, given recent new evidence, along with the mind behind “Smoke and Thunder” invoking Markley’s Law, I think it is a pretty inescapable conclusion that this webpage is nothing more than a false-flag operation being run by a “gun control” extremist (or, at least, some other individual wholly dedicated to demonizing firearm owners). Consider those personal attacks, ad hominem fallacies, the “carries a concealed handgun which provides comfort and warmth” comment, the fallacy that we are “driving people away” with our oh-so-scary demeanors (obviously incorrect, but an extension of the myth of “declining firearm ownership”), the repeated references to “gun fanatics”, the invocation of Markley’s Law…
In fact, I almost wonder if this “Michael Frank” is nothing more than yet another stooge being employed by the person behind this site, especially given the author’s repeated reference to “young people”, and in light of the potential child pornography charges against someone with the identical name as the author, this is starting to look like the proverbial “orgy of evidence”. Hey, if he has no problems fabricating “accounts” for gun bloggers, he surely would not be troubled about lying regarding the site’s authorship, and what better sock-puppet than a purveyor of child porn – something everyone hates?
This is, of course, all speculation at this point, but, in my opinion, Smoke & Thunder should be regarded with the utmost suspicion and caution until such time as concrete evidence regarding the author and his motives is presented. The person behind this site is not the friend of firearm owners, young or old, as his actions have clearly shown.