This Is What Happens When You Challenge Gun Cultists
By Lt. Col. Robert Bateman on May 15, 2014
A few months ago when I wrote my first article here about America’s cult of the gun, the cultists themselves took notice. What I got in response was, at last count, more than 3,000 hate mail letters, 2,300 just in the first two weeks, and so far 19 death threats. But I did not get spat at, nor did people show up at my house, or the unit where I work, and I have not had to worry about my safety. In no small part I do not doubt this is because I live in England and I do not even own a cell phone; I am a man who expressly notes, in public, that he defends his house with a machete and a kukri; and I am a soldier.
These three factors combined to reserve the abuse to mere e-mails. Nobody called my home, though they did call my mother and father in the middle of the night looking for me (which says something about their research skills, or perhaps reading comprehension skills). Nobody crossed the ocean, figured out where I live, and showed up at my house. Nobody confronted me in a coffee house, here in England. (Which would have been silly, since I’m usually to be found at my “local” anyway.) But mostly it was e-mail such as this bizarre one that came when I asked one of them, “Who are you?”
“Who am I? Someone who has no political ties. A Husband, A Father, A Son of God, A Son of Liberty, I am happiness, I am obedience to my Eldest Brother and Master- The Son of the Almighty Father, The Bright-Star; I am also: Wrath, Demon Slayer, Arch-Angeli-cum, Nero-Shade, Coviel Hunter, Thes Mulandash, Desmotti of the Punateri Sons of Kathendume and Protector of the Weak and Helpless, Protector of the Meek and Humble, Protector of All my Brothers and Sisters who’s Will is defined by Charitable desire and seek the uplift of even those called enemy. I am Enemy 1 of ANY who would take from The Bright and Holy and make Their Hope, Hopelessness, and their Sojourn Pitch and Waste. I am both sir. Unless I will it I am unobtainable through Catechize, I cannot be inveigled. I am of Supernal Instruct and cannot be tampered with.”