Odd Demands in the Wake of a Mass Murder

By Fred Riehl

Just a few of the Twitter comments..
Just a few of the Twitter comments..
AmmoLand Gun News
AmmoLand Gun News

Manasquan, NJ –-(Ammoland.com)- So how are we the bad guy? Was it miss placed anger or frustration? Was it naivete or just plain mindless disconnect between reality and imaginary worlds?

It seems AmmoLand’s Twitter account has been the topic of some back and forth by seemingly pro gun (for and against) and not so pro gun Twetters (all against), as they were annoyed or down right pissed off that AmmoLand would be broadcasting gun related news, something we do 247/365, in the wake of the horrible Connecticut school massacre.

The crux of the sentiment was we were being disrespectful carrying on the daily feed of news from the Firearms Industry, including gun products and opinion or commentary pieces. Much of it scheduled to run days if not weeks in advance of this tragedy, but some of it in direct response to the CT. mass murder.

Responses among Twitter users to the back and forth seemed pretty evenly, for and against, AmmoLand shutting down normal business in favor of some grieving period or out of respect for the families of victims.

Regardless, we have continued business as usual because we know we have nothing in common, nothing to do with and in no way endorse the acts of a psychotic killer.  The use of tools, called guns, by a mentally deranged person is not our industries fault, no more than if he had used a baseball bat. Would you expect Major League Baseball to shut down, send all their coaches, players and announcers home if such an event had occurred? What if he had used a car, would the auto industry be expected to close all their factories,  close all auto dealers, send home all their car loan officers?  The logical answer seems it would be NO, so why should we be treated differently?

Suppose we bought into that misplaced belief and did shut down, how long would that then need to be? Two days, a week, a month, the families effected will be grieving for the rest of their lives.

In my mind it would be like some twisted admission of guilt or culpability that what we do in our industry is some how dirty or evil.  When it is completely the opposite, we are the gate keepers of the tools that protect freedom, and just like any tool, be it a hammer or a chainsaw, it could be used to hurt or kill others by someone intent on evil.  It is our job to keep a steady rudder into the wind as we whether these horrible, awful attacks on our fellow friends and neighbors.

I say sorry to the haters that feel otherwise, but for us we will be open and publishing the same news and articles that people need to see, now more than ever, as you know those opposed to freedom will be working hard to tear our god given rights from us on the backs of this tragedy.

God bless and hold close all those who were effected by this sick evil killer, you are all in our thoughts and prayers.


Fredy Riehl
Editor – AmmoLand Shooting Sports News
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Gun control has failed, just like the 1994 Clinton ban failed and "gun free zones" have failed. Lets ban cars, because drunk drivers kill more people that people with guns kill. Why does anyone need a car that will go over 80 MPH? Guns are more modern and the 2nd Amendment meant guns that were in line with military guns, not an absolete gun that leaves you open for attack, by someone with more modern guns.

Dave S.

9000 gun deaths a uear in the U.S. Mas-killings every other month, people being killed or crippled daily from gun violence. Statastics show that the person most likely to be hurt or killed by a weapon (primarily a hand gun) is a family member or known person, not a criminal. Like it or not, this IS reality. In my 52 years I have never felt the need to pull a gun on any person for self protection/defense. Perhaps that day will come and "you" can say "I told you so" for not being armed. That is not the world or… Read more »


Ammoland and the gun industry is no more responsible for this tragedy than the Auto industry is for car accidents.

Should the Auto Industry shut down after a bad car accident?

The story and facts of this case have changed over the last several days; the only Fact that is constant is that NONE of the people at the school were sufficiently armed and capable of providing an adequate defense


Jeff Myers: I am a mentally challenged person. (By the way, I kind of like that term). So is my 13-year old daughter. So is my 8-year old niece. So is my 44-year old sister. Better arm yourselves to the teeth because we're coming after you!

Jeff Myers

It made me sick to my stomach when I heard the news about these poor children. We know that the liberal media will make it about guns and control of ownership. The brother of the shooter said he was mentally disturbed. We won't hear much about that kind of evil because the liberals think it is OK to allow mentally challenged people to have a place in society without any kind of protection of the public!


I got one for you. TURN off twitter, it's for idiots.

Oliver Wendel

@Reality Bites: Once again you are showing your ignorance and that you have no clue what you are talking about!! "AMMOLAND SHOOTING SPORTS NEWS" does not sell anything!

They in no way profit from firearms products. Not only that but in your typical liberal stupidity you are have no idea what true conservation involves, the rest of your comment is a racist, name calling diatribe.

Knowing your kind you probably think the constitution is an outdated piece of paper and you probably think anyone who believes in God is also a fool.

Reality Bites

Excuse me…deniers…A word, if I may…This is the voice of your conscience. Remember me guys? The thing you keep buried in the basement like the wacked out kid brother mommy and daddy taught you not to talk about? Ammoland, baby, you make money off slaughter. You don't care what is slaughtered, you just want the money you make off the slaughter and the guys you push this form of…uh…"recreation (re-destruction really since there is no creation to it) are of 2 types: 1. thre REAL hunter that kills only for food and to cull herds..he doesn't buy your brand of… Read more »


I take responsibility for my personal safety and know I would defend myself accordingly. Law abiding gun owners have nothing to be ashamed of,we did nothing wrong. Let your congressmen know where you stand and expect them to vote.

Ray Stone

Did they mean that you should shut down like the news media shut down out of respect? The answer to violence like the hideous actions that occurred in Connecticut last Friday is to have an armed, trained security agent in every school throughout the U.S. The agent would be no more than 30 seconds from any classroom. Larger schools would require more guards. Schools have money for everything else, they can pony up for security. The next time some miscreant points a gun at a teacher or kid in school, they need to be taken out before they can pull… Read more »


All gun owners,whether we be hunter, target shooter,or those who keep a weapon for self and family protection, now need to band together stronger then ever. The attacks will be powerful and relentless so let us put aside our supposed differences.


The acursed Blood Dancers could not wait for smoke to cleat or the first mothers tear to find the ground. Screaching for torches and pitchforks to storm the castle sack the goods and take the monster they so desperatly NEED in order to get control." An eye for an eye a tooth for a tooth to hell with your rights to hell with the truth. My need for power is Great and it grows your liberty is foder on my fire it goes…"

True Patriot

Ammoland does a tremendous job reporting accurate news and helping Americans stay informed. For anyone to criticize this wonderful group is not acceptable EVER. From some of the Twitter feed comments I can see the PC crap has prevaded & bled into the thinking of "faux" patriots or claiming to be Conservatives in this time of tragedy in CT. Ammoland is a site that actually is helping prevent this type of tragedy from happening yet these critics are digusting. Shame on you guys for attacking this wonderful site who only informs America and her citizens of what is happening to… Read more »


This terrible act of mindless horror is a national tragedy, and the anti-gun folks started milking it for their agenda less than an hour after it began to unfold. You didn't see this gun site or any other immediately start screaming that "if a teacher/principal had had a gun, the loss of life could have been reduced or prevented." That's because anyone with a heart would understand, as even our supposedly anti-gun President demonstrated, that the first order of business is to grieve with and offer our help and condolences to those who lost loved ones. Certainly there is a… Read more »


We mourn , appropiately , for all these beautiful young children as well as their guardians , who had to give their lives for the children but had NO tools to do so . Yet we fail to mourn for the thousands of beautifull , even younger children that are murdered by abortionists , in collusion with their own mother . Might it not have a lot to do with how little we value human life as a society ? Might it not have to do with how little we teach and regard morality ? I am seventy years old… Read more »


Bloomberg is just an idiot. His NYPD finest had an incident a few months ago in downtown NY where they shot and killed a turd who had just murdered his boss. But his cops shot up civilian bystanders in the process too. Bloomberg needs to teach some "gun control" to them ! The 2'nd Amendment has no expiration date. Stay armed,..protect yourself and family. Anything less is un-American !

todd tanner

To your specific point: Our organization, Conservation Hawks, stopped our regular Facebook and Twiiter public outreach on Friday after the extent of the tragedy in CT became clear. We put up one special post on Friday, and one on Saturday, expressing our sympathy for the victims, and for the people of Newtown. You can read those posts at: https://www.facebook.com/conservationhawks We didn't stop posting because many of our supporters are hunters and 2nd Amendment advocates. We stopped posting because it seemed wrong for us to carry on our regular, day-to-day activities in the wake of such an incredibly tragic event. We,… Read more »


Practice gun control always !!! Use the two hand grip and hit your target every time. Get plenty of range time in,…plenty of practice. That's gun control. Who gives a damn what them lilly liverd,libturd sissys are talking about !


I totally agree. Keep up the good work!!


I will also add, that, I keep my firearms(except for the one I religiously carry for defense)in a steel safe. His mother should have kept those firearms in the same. She paid the price for hi stupidity, it is a dam rotten shame, 26 others had to suffer for her sloth.


Just a few thoughts.

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase temporary safety deserve neither liberty or safety, and in the end will loose both."

Benjamin Franklin

"Those of you with out a sword, may you sell your garment to buy one."

"Peter, put up thy sword! for those who live by the sword, will surely die by the same.



"Get Real" God given right to self defense comes in many forms. Skunks were given a spray to use, frogs exude a poison through their skin, porcupines have sharp quills, turtles retreat into their shells, even dogs have sharp teeth and powerful jaws and monkeys throw projectiles to protect themselves. We just perfected the art of throwing projectiles.


I'd be curious to see how many hours a day these disturbed young men that are responsible for these inconceivable acts spend playing "halo" type first person shooter games. I can't blame a game for the acts of a deranged psychopath any more than the gun industry, however I help but think it may influence certain mentally unstable types .

Get Real

God given Rights? Since you need to bring up the supernatural, I'm curious, there have been thousands of gods worshiped over the centuries by many different cultures and still many different gods to this vary day, so which god is it you are speaking of? Which one turns a blind eye to all the unspeakable murderous acts on this planet, which one would allow such unimaginable suffering, which one would have such a plan? Which one would allow innocent children to be murdered? "Was it naivete or just plain mindless disconnect between reality and imaginary worlds?" That's a very good… Read more »


While dumping on AmmoLand as supposed ghouls, I notice the libs didn't hesitate to swoop in before the bodies were even cold and being politicizing this tragedy. Political whores like Michael Bloomberg demanding that Obama act against guns and New York Congressman Jerrold Nadler urging the president to "exploit" this tragedy (HIS word), sort of the way Obama buddy Rahm Emanuel, famously said to "venver let a good crisis go to waste." BTW, Dead-Fish Rahm, of course, is now the mayor of Chicago (where ultra-strict gun laws have done such a GREAT job reducing the number of murders and other… Read more »


No, what is disrespectful is all the gun grabbers using this tragedy to further their agenda. They actually love to see this kind of thing happen because in their sick minds we will roll over and give in to their pressure, inviting more of this kind of things. They know that all the fame that they and the left media give these criminals, causes more of the same and they just don't care.


Typical anti thinking. It's never the bad guys fault. On FOX last night I heard Dr Manny critisize the now dead mom for being a gun nut. And of course, why on earth would she have that M-4.

Eric Equis

Just liberals doing what they do best… act like immature retarded children blaming everyone but the individual responsible!

Silas Longshot

There are a number of Twitter users are indeed 'twits'. These people will find themselves swayed by the instant pouncing of the anti-gun rights committee, playing upon the grief and anger caused by this tragedy to enact more draconian gun laws. Wonderful, right? We'll all be so safe if we can't have guns! WRONG! The ones who will be 'safe' are the criminals, who WONT turn in their guns, WHO NEVER OBEY THE LAW anyway! YOU will be as defenseless as these children were at the hand of this maniac. Gun free killing zones are why we see mass murder… Read more »


Keep up the good work, Ammoland. The whole reason the left hates guns is that they blame these inanimate objects rather than the failure of their agenda for the sickness we see in society today. We live in a world of the progressives' creation, one ruled by govt force. We have taxation, central banking, centralized govt, imperial wars, a massive military establishment, govt education, a massive law enforcement establishment, & much regulation of the economy. All of these are maintained by force & are what is destroying civil society. This mixture of freedom & controls is unstable & will continue… Read more »


I agree 100%. What does ammoland have to do with this terrible tragedy? Absolutely nothing and neither do any of the other millions of gun owners all across America. Based on all evidence available to date, one very evil person is responsible for this and that one person took his life at the scene.