Dear gun industry,
Thanks for not being horrible. I know that may sound a little bit like a back-handed compliment, but hear me out. Lately, my political newsfeed outside the gun community has been largely overrun with conservatives offering commentary that amounts to little more than “guys rule girls drool!” Whether it’s gamergate, the feminist reaction to a very smart man wearing a very dumb shirt, Lena Dunham, or pretty much anything else; lately it seems that the conservative community’s reaction has been to come completely unglued. Regardless of whether it’s an instance of actual radical feminist craziness, or just Hollywood people being Hollywood people, for whatever reason the conservative commentator community has lost it. Just lost it. The problem is that it’s gone so far that even when they’re offering legitimate criticism of something that is actually horrible, it’s going to get lost because everything is “bitches, amirite?”
But not the gun industry. Honestly, gun industry, good job. I know it’s been hard, and sure there are holdouts in the industry that don’t like girls in the clubhouse, but for the most part? You have done a really good of not being terrible, and in fact being awesome and welcoming women into the industry. Like I said, you don’t always get it right, but you’re doing pretty well, bro. You’re doing pretty well.
Let’s keep it up, okay? Don’t get crazy, don’t lose your mind, stay focused. It’s not often that we as the firearms industry can say that we’re leading the conservative community in the fight for gender equality, but hey, let’s take this win this one time and be proud of it. While other circles of the conservative community are talking about legitimate rape and stepping on their meat, we’re actually doing a pretty good job. Keep it up.