One of the more trivial ways the trolls carry out a campaign of harassment is to sign me up for random newsletters, getting me on mailing lists for organizations I have no interest in following. For a while, I was getting gay magazines and all kinds of strange porn offers; I laughed those away. Then I was getting signed up for church email newsletters. I get regular updates from the City of Riverside, California — the last I looked at one, which was sometime ago, I was getting information about their sewage treatment plant. You get the idea. Of course, all I do is flag them as spam, my email software then automatically dumps all future email from that source into a junk mail folder, and once a week or so I have to remember to trash the tens of megabytes of crap in that folder.
Now someone has ever so cleverly signed me up as a supporter of the National Association for Gun Rights, which has offered me a chance to enter a drawing, and being a generous sort of person, I thought I’d share it with all of you. Please do sign up for it.
Dear NAGR Supporter,
NAGR’s giving away a brand new Colt 6920 AR-15!
Designed specifically for lightweight mobility, speed of target acquisition, and potent firepower capability, the Colt 6920 AR-15 is THE firearm Barack Obama and the gun-grabbers want to ban.
But you cannot win this AR-15 unless you sign up below.
All entries must be submitted by Saturday, February 28th, 2015. The winner will be announced via email the following day.
Hell yes! I want a deadly weapon that I can whip out rapidly and use to kill bad guys! Don’t you? Register! Maybe you’ll get one!
I really hope I win, because it will mean one less gun in the hands of red-necked assholes. Because what I will do with it is dismantle it, foul up the barrel, destroy any mechanism I can expose, and then deposit the mangled remains in a local landfill. You could do the same.
Thank you, anonymous harasser! I’ve now entered NAGR into my voluminous junk mail filter list, and with any luck, I’ll be able to dispose of one of your beloved guns with the same sentiment.