He has become one of the pigs of Animal Farm, feeling that all animals are equal… but that some are more equal than others.
Dick Metcalf had a long career as a writer and editor in the shooting sports before he became a pariah for column he wrote late last year stating that he’d be fine with more gun control laws and mandatory training for concealed carriers. After an avalanche of criticism (which both Metcalf and Guns & Ammo responded too poorly, and too late), Metcalf was fired and his editor resigned after a groveling apology.
Metcalf seems to be harboring more than a little bitterness for the end of his career—which is to be expected—and is now serving as a tool for the anti-gun left.
Metcalf went on to become a competitive shooter who has hunted on five continents, as well as a historian. He has been studying and writing about the Bill of Rights and firearms for 37 years. He has taught at Yale and Cornell, enacted concealed-carry laws across the country, and authored pro-firearms legislation.
But he is not opposed to mandatory training for gun owners, and tighter regulation of firearms…