Dick Metcalf has been a writer and editor covering the shooting sports for a very long time, and currently makes his home at Guns & Ammo. You can read some his most recent columns online, and make your own judgments about him.
The Truth About Guns purports to have a copy of Metcalf’s December print magazine column (PDF) and seem intent on collecting Metcalf’s scalp as a traitor to the Second Amendment.
I’ve read Robert Farrago’s commentary at The Truth About Guns, and I’ve read Metcalf’s column.
Perhaps despite my belief that citizens have a constitutional right to suppressed machine guns, I’m not enough of a purist, either, because I think I understand where Metcalf is coming from, and I don’t think he should be burned at the stake for what appears to be a sloppy attempt to have a valid conversation about rights and responsibilities.