My Letter To The Strib

After reading Heather Martens’ challenge in the Strib yesterday, I wrote this letter to the Editor.

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And since there’s not a chance in hell the Strib will ever print it, I’ll run it here, too:


In her October 19 reply to DJ Tice’s October 11 editorial, Heather Martens says that the Star/Tribune should “do their homework, force the gun lobby and its friends to defend their indefensible opposition to important new policies”

On behalf of my many friends and colleagues in the Second Amendment human rights movement, I accept the challenge! I urge the Star/Tribune to set up a debate between Ms. Martens and her colleagues and members of the “gun lobby”, on neutral ground, on camera and on the record, with mutually-agreed-upon rules.

As Ms. Martens notes, it would be an essential act of journalism, and it’d part of that “conversation about guns” that everyone is always asking for.

If not us (and Ms. Martens), who? If not now, when?

I welcome this paper’s initiative in helping get this vital debate organized.

Please contact me; I’ll be happy to help set things up.

Mitch Berg
Saint Paul


What the heck – it was worth a try, for laughs.

7 thoughts on “My Letter To The Strib

  1. I would hope that it would be done in a place with very large seating capacity. One side would need very many chairs, the other but a few.

  2. How would you handle Martens’ charge that your private parts are tiny?

    As you say it always gets down to that with these people.

  3. How would you handle Martens’ charge that your private parts are tiny?

    As you say it always gets down to that with these people.

    I’d give it the only response it deserves; we’re trying to talk about human lives and freedom, and they can’t do any better than focus on my junk. Who’re you gonna listen to?

  4. MBerg will go into the debate thinking “I will show the audience that the facts are on my side.”
    HMartens will go into the debate thinking “I will make the audience want to be on my side.”

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