Actress calls for gun safety (real gun safety), loses followers
I don't twitter, and don't know who this is, but actress Katee Sackhoff lost 100,000 Twitter followers after she urged people to practice gun safety>
“Please practice gun safety. This is horrible!”
Soon after, Sackhoff’s Twitter feed blew up with followers advocating gun control instead of gun safety.
“Here's a radical idea folks. How about NO gun?” one wrote.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2013/06/11/actress-katee-sackoff-urges-gun-safety-on-twitter-loses-half-her-followers/#ixzz2W2GtimPg
I don't use twitter or do tweets or anything but this almost makes me want to sign up just so I can follow her. I would hope others would do
the same to rub the idiot's noses in it when more people follow her after this than before it came up.
Posted by: Steve Moyer at June 12, 2013 03:52 PM
Sadly it is not a radical idea, not in the sense of new and not tried. How many guns did the Jews have when they went to be transported to the east?
Except that is somehow an irregular question not to be asked, because it recognizes that bad things happen and a gun is a handy thing to have when bad things happen. I'm waiting for a riot so my friends and GFW family can ask me for one and I can tell them "your esteemed feel-good politicians saw to it that me giving you a gun now is a felony -- no thanks!"
Posted by: Windy Wilson at June 12, 2013 06:42 PM
Apparently, she was joking and actually had a net increase of followers that day.
See the update at the bottom of this Reason blog post.
Posted by: anon at June 12, 2013 06:46 PM
Net loss or net gain does not matter as much as the hypocrisy of her followers - all ga-ga over a gun-totin' character in a drama about humans using guns (of all sizes) to battle the evil machines, but get their panties all twisted if someone suggests there are real guns out there.
The decision not to become involved in Twitter looks better all the time.
Posted by: skidmark at June 13, 2013 03:34 AM
That's kinda funny... I created a twitter account just so I could "follow" her in support of her not totally anti-gun attitude (which is pretty extraordinary for an actress).
Posted by: Brian at June 13, 2013 06:58 AM
I had a comment rejected that I attempted to post on your website for the post in the subject. Below is the post I attempted to include. In addition I would like to know if you wouldn't mind me doing a guest post regarding gun storage and the importance of it as it relates to gun and responsible gun ownership.
Those 100,000 people who decided not to follow her for a tweet like that don't understand the difference between gun control and gun safety.
Gun safety starts in the home and keeping it out of the hands of children and burglars who no doubt would steal your guns to use them illegally.
We don't need gun control, we need responsible gun owners. If people would just store their guns correctly, a lot of crime would go away.
Posted by: CJ at June 15, 2013 08:10 AM
I'm with you CJ. Gun safety and gun control are two very different issues. I would say that any responsible gun owner and/or concealed carry license holder should be concerned with gun safety.
Posted by: Concealed Carry Girl at June 19, 2013 10:36 AM
I think it is a general consent that gun control is not the answer..obviously but being a more responsible gun owner is..thats why it actually made a news..or a joke..
Posted by: terjupi at July 7, 2013 01:46 PM