Army vet: ‘In your 2A advocacy, be sweet and smooth’
By Christen Smith
Gun rights lobbyists and gun owners rally in support of concealed carry gun legislation in front of the Illinois State Capitol March 5, 2014 in Springfield Ill. (Photo: Seth Perlman/AP Photo)
An eight-year U.S. Army veteran and gun rights columnist offered a few words of advice for his fellow Second Amendment advocates this week.
“The old saying goes that you can ‘catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.’ In your 2A advocacy, be sweet and smooth,” John Cylc said in a Newsmax article published Wednesday. “Let the leftists be salty and bitter.”
Cylc said his plea stems from witnessing CNN anchor Jake Tapper receive a barrage of insults for expressing condolences to family of the late Bob Owens, founder and editor of BearingArms.com, who died from an apparent suicide earlier this month.
Owens, 46, was found dead May 8 in his vehicle from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
When Tapper, CNN’s Washington correspondent and anchor of ‘The Lead with Jake Tapper,’ tweeted his shock over Owens’ sudden passing, it drew the ire of followers who disagreed with the gun rights advocate’s politics.
“You’re making a lot of fun new white supremacists friends Jake! Great place to plant your flag,” Twitter user @ jacobtierney79 said.
Another user, @leyawn, mocked