Political Correctness Strikes Again

After my column ran today, a friend pointed out that the New Press website refers to Michael Bellesiles as a "celebrated historian." I have always had a very high regard for the New Press but this is disgraceful.

It's also been brought to my attention that the column offended gun nuts, who do not like to be called "gun nuts." In the future I will instead call them "Ballistic-Americans."

UPDATE: Story picked up by Publishers Weekly.
May 19, 2010 4:16 PM | | Comments (3)



I don't have a dog in this fight. I just liked that the label "gun nuts" is apparently "trigger words."

Please note that my column avoids any reference to targets, taking aim, missing something at point-blank range, or giving anybody ammunition.

The whole affair is just one big tree of low-hanging fruit that way. Fruit you could harvest by shooting at it, I guess.

I think the bulletheads may want to organize a protest or a hate crimes prosecution against any repertory movie house that screens "Gun Crazy."

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