This morning, I did something that has become almost as rote and perfunctory as showing that Nick Coleman is wrong about…well, anything; I fisked a Heather Martens op-ed. It’s one of many, many such efforts, and I’m sure it won’t be the last.
But buried at the very, very bottom of the op-ed was something…different.
And Finally, Something Remotely True, And Historic! We may have witnessed some history, here – Heather Martens closes out with something that is both substantial and true.
Although not in the way she might think:
Journalists ought to do their homework,
Yes. If they did, they’d cut Heather Martens off from any further attention. I’ve built a long history on this blog, over more than a decade, now, of showing you something that’s almost up to the level of a Berg’s Law; that Martens has never, not once, said a substantial, true, original thing about Gun Rights or gun issues.
But she’s finally said something that I agree with wholeheartedly. And so should every shooter: she wants the media to…
…force the gun lobby and its friends to defend their indefensible opposition to important new policies, and stop misdirecting the conversation by setting up straw men to destroy.
I agree! It’s time for Heather Martens and the Strib to get to the facts !
So on behalf of my friends in Minnesota’s gun rights movement, I accept Heather’s challenge; to set up a debate between Heather Martens and any gun-grabber activists or lobbyists she wants to bring along, and a couple of us from the Gun Lobby: perhaps Joe Olson, Andrew Rothman, Bryan Strawser and/or myself.
There, the journalists and activists can force us to defend the policies we support, live on camera! Allow both sides to question, and cross-question, each other, live and without a net!
Heather Martens; for all of the flak I’ve given you over the past decade and change, this is your brilliant, shining moment.
This is too important to skip!
Heather Martens: Challenge Accepted!
PS: Naturally, we’ll charge admission, and donate the proceeds to a mutually agreed-upon charity.
 And learn the definition of “straw man”, which I don’t think means what she thinks it does.