The Truth About The Truth About Guns

We all Know that Robert Farago over at the Truth About Guns is a passive-aggressive Drama-Queen. Its been documented (but here best of all) that he’s a thief. He’s also been documented quite well as a liar. (BTW I’ll note that also comes with his claim to support the 2nd Amendment, just do a little research, if supporting an anti-gun law or person can draw hits Farago’s for it)

He’s also a troll-feeder. He currently has Michael Bonomo (Mikeb302000) as a site Author who does nothing but spread baseless flames about gun owners and gun laws, while being unapologetic about his own violent criminal past, and unwilling to share how and why he acquired guns illegally….meanwhile if a reasonable person has a beef with how he runs the site (one he claims is for open debate, and NOT an echo chamber) he edits their content to change the message and/or outright bans them. (BTW check the comments, appears a gentleman actually had money stolen from him by Farago!)

Look, nothing good comes from this site. The question I have to ask you is: Why are you still reading The Truth About Guns?

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0 Responses to The Truth About The Truth About Guns

  1. bluesun says:

    [moral superiority]I stopped reading it before any of the brouhahas this year started. Saw that he was advocating “NEED TRAINING TO HAVE GUNS” and said “whatev, foo’ Ima not listen to you.” Never looked back.[/moral superiority]

    • Bob S. says:

      Bluesen,

      Currently Robert is saying that training shouldn’t be required:

      Everyone, obviously. But how much firearms training does someone need for effective concealed carry? I reckon thirty seconds.</i?

      This is probably another example of his willingness to argue any side of an issue as long as it generates traffic.

      I don't mind someone having the opinion training is good. I do have a problem with a legal requirement for training in order to exercise a right.

  2. Borepatch says:

    Why does Insty always link him?

    • Jack says:

      That’s a very good question.

      Since Fargo is all about the eyeballs it would behoove him to court the bringer of Instalances.

      Though one wonders why the Prof plays along.

  3. Alan says:

    Never read him, never will. I suspect Instapundit links because he doesn’t care or doesn’t know any better.

  4. Siddhartha says:

    This should make for an interesting VC tonight. I saw one of his first youtube videos about the Glock 26 and I can’t remember what it was about, but I do know that I still have douche chills over it….

    • Linoge says:

      Hm. Maybe I should talk to Alan about getting on VC again… Regardless, Farago provides no shortages of drama llamas to saddle up and ride into the sunset…

  5. RedeemedBoyd says:

    A long time ago (in Internet years) I remember stumbling on that blog somehow, and the name struck me as vaguely anti-gun, and after reading all of 2 articles I concluded that either the author(s) doesn’t(don’t) know the truth themselves. It took two articles to cause me to never want to go back. Then all the drama started with him this year, and I remembered the name, and my first thought was ‘That crap site is still around?’ I guess I should be grateful that I’m blissfully ignorant about his antics for the most part.

  6. Cargosquid says:

    Has anyone in Tennessee contacted the Blog Father? Or emailed him about the problems with TTAG? Perhaps he doesn’t know?

    • Weerd Beard says:

      Given that he reads Say Uncle every day, and Chance isn’t ashamed to call the guy a dick, I think Alan is right, he probably just doesn’t care.

      • mike w. says:

        I think he’s just an attention whole like MikeB, therefore any attention is good, even if he’s being called a lying, disgraceful douchebag.

        • Weerd Beard says:

          At first. But if just being a flaming dick was a viable strategy more people would do it.

          Even the more dickish people on the internet do their best to frame it in a constructive way.

          I don’t have access to any of Farago’s net traffic, but it appears the whole “Gun Blog Blacklist” fiasco CRUSHED his readership.

          People read webpages to be informed and/or entertained. That’s my goal at Weer’d World.

          I believe Farago offers neither, and the more people who find out about that the more his traffic will dip.

          Mike Bonomo isn’t doing so hot in the traffic department either.

        • Linoge says:

          I think we are confusing our “he”s.

          With regards to Farago, you are right.

          With regards to Insty, I doubt he cares.

  7. Weerd asked: “Why are you still reading The Truth About Guns?”

    Who?

    I’ve not been back since the Bl bits. But since then I’ve found over a dozen far-more-interesting and far-more-informative sites than his.

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