New York Times Laments Gun Companies Ending Freebies for Pro-Gun Control Authors

By AWR Hawkins

Dick Metcalf
Dick Metcalf
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Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)-  In early November former Guns & Ammo (G&A) magazine editor Dick Metcalf lost his pro-gun following – and his job – over a column in which he expressed his support for regulations to the 2nd Amendment.

Since his firing, the perks Metcalf once enjoyed from gun companies have ceased, and The New York Times (NYT) is upset.

The NYT wonders why “moderate” voices are silenced in the world of gun journalism.

On November 5th Breitbart News reported that Metcalf used his G&A column to argue that all constitutional rights have and need regulation, including 2nd Amendment rights. The outcry against Metcalf was immediate and his firing swift. On November 7th Breitbart News reported that Metcalf had been fired by G&A.

According to NYT, Metcalf's life changed completely thereafter – his television show was ended, “gun companies… stopped flying him around the world,” and they've also stopped sending him samples of the newest guns to review.

NYT points out that Metcalf isn't the only former member of gun journalism to which this has happened, but others before him did not fall from so high nor did they fade so fast.

Sitting quietly in his Illinois home, Metcalf told NYT, “I've been vanished, disappeared.” Yet he said he does not regret writing the article in favor of 2nd Amendment regulations. His only regret is that the article “was too short” to capture the full nuances of his beliefs.

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    Metcalf dug his own grave in the gun world! If he’s willing to compromise with the anti gunners, that’s his business, but I don’t have to read his column. Over the years, the compromises have led to anti gunners wanting a total ban on our gun ownership. The liberals have been nibbling away our rights for years and I don’t trust them. History has proven that each time they pass a law, it’s just a matter of time before they want a little more, until they finally leave us with no way to defend ourselves or our families. With the… Read more »

    James
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    The Constitution is the standard for this Republic and its been under attack since day one. Our rights in the 2ndA area took its first big blow in 1934. Since then its been a roller coaster fight to keep the remaining liberties we enjoy. Every time we loose one we never get it back. And just like a coaster we can never get to the top again once let go. Without, as the physicist says, input of energy from outside the system the ping pong will stop rebounding. I like objective journalism, it helps look at thing from a different… Read more »

    HappyClinger
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    HappyClinger

    Dear NYT: Nobody silenced his voice. He’s using it to complain about having to deal with the consequences of his actions, isn’t he? The crybaby.

    John
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    John

    I myself lament the demise of objective newspaper journalism. Newspapers all around the U.S. are going out of business, partly because of the Internet, mostly because people are tired of reading all the B.S.

    Dick
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    Dick

    Since he is no longer an employed gun writer, why should gun companies send him freebies to test out and write about? According to the NYT’s thoughts, we should all receive free gun “stuff” since we are writing on a gun website. Where do I sign up???

    Jerrys Kidds
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    Jerrys Kidds

    I switched to Direct Tv just to be able to watch all the Guns shows I love. G & A was one of them. I am for anyone who as we struggle to hold on the what liberty’s we still have. Anyone, that even “Taste” like people who want to adjust our 2nd amendments right or any gun ownership has to go.I read this guys article as soon as I found out he has a phd, like all the current college grad’s are being filled with questioning our constitutional rights. Makes me sick! I’m glad they “Cut Bait” with this… Read more »

    Louis Bethel
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    Louis Bethel

    NYTimes is mis-guided on this.
    Dick has not been silenced.
    The NYTimes is available to pay his salary and employ him.

    David
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    David

    When it comes to the Constitution…you are either for it ALL or against it ALL. There is no middle road…period. I have read the article he wrote and all I can say is…well…I won’t say it here and besides, I try NOT to use “that” kind of language.