Jim Zumbo Finally Gets It
"Thank you all for letting me speak. Yes, I know the 2nd Amendment has nothing to do with hunting and hunting guns, and yes, I promise you I am now dedicated to educate all shooters that we must all stick together regardless of our gun choices, and also tolerate the firearms others may choose to use if they are dissimilar to ours. I will do everything I can, within my power as a journalist and public speaker, to protect the 2nd Amendment and America’s gun owners." Jim ZumboMr. Zumbo later agreed that "respect" would be a better word choice than "tolerate".
Denny Hansen has offered to allow Zumbo to attend one of his AR courses which focus on the defensive and tactical use of the AR. It appears Zumbo has accepted. All that is well and good, but it is largely irrelevant. Who cares if Jim Zumbo ever touches an AR? I, frankly, don't give a damn.
From the outset, this blogswarm was about an influential figure in the gun owning community who advocated division in the gun owning ranks. Rather than dividing, the gun owning community came together. Zumbo found himself ostracized. Shunned. Divorced.
What is relevant is Mr. Zumbo seems to have come to the understanding that the second amendment has nothing to do with hunting. He seems to have reached the conclusion that all free men should be allowed to own any firearm they damned well please. That is what is relevant. I, personally, can now accept his apology. It is up to him to decide what he wants to do now. It matters little to me, as long as he doesn't endanger our rights again. Godspeed Mr. Zumbo. I hope you find redemption.