Please be Civil When Talking About Other Members' Home States
I am constantly reading posts where users are “bashing” other peoples’ home states, especially those in the northeast, and in particular, New York. Some of the epithets that have been posted are downright nasty and provocative.
Those of us that live in the more firearm restrictive states, do so because we love it where we are, or are forced by necessity. I personally think the Hudson River Valley of New York State is one of the greatest scenic wonders of the lower 48, and I would wish all DC.com members could experience the beauty.
But, it discourages me when I read posts from members hurling insults to those of us that live and work in New York State, telling us we should pack up and move to a “free” state. This, in my opinion, goes against the rules of civility set by the wonderful staff at DC.com.
While I recognize that free speech is the standard, and I also recognize that New York’s gun rules and regulations are difficult, and the politics may not be the best (to say the least), that is no reason to use inflammatory language to refer to our great state. It's perfectly okay to criticize the laws, and the politicians for making those laws, and I encourage the debate, but let's try and do it in a polite fashion.
That’s it. I needed to get that off my chest, I’m sure there will be lots of responses.