If anyone out there buys their comics from Heavy Ink
, an online comics retailer, I offer that you might want to reconsider, as the president, Travis Corcoran, seems to think shooting members of Congress isn't such a bad idea
(to quote, "1 down, 534 to go
," in reference to the January 8 shooting in Tucson, Arizona
that left 6 people dead and critically injured U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, the intended target of the attack, being the first of the 535 members of Congress).
Needless to say there's been some significant buzz, including Paul Cornell asking readers not to buy his books from the site, and Nick Spencer specifically requesting that Corcoran stop stocking his books.
There's also been a lot of hemming and hawing from Corcoran - in a long, rambling diatribe
he outlines his political views, and although at one point he says, "No, I do not endorse shooting at politicians in 2011," he seems to think an armed revolution is just over the horizon (i.e., shooting at politicians sometime in the future would be acceptable); on his Twitter account
he says, "I don't incite the killing of any politicians; that would be illegal. I merely think that it's morally legitimate."
Although I hope I included enough links to pertinent information so that someone could make up their own mind about this, I'm posting this because I think this guy is a tremendous douchebag that deserves all the bad karma he can get. Is he entitled to his opinion? Of course, and he's equally entitled to spread it all over the internet if he so desires. I don't think, however, that hateful rhetoric like this should be rewarded, so I'm equally free to spread that opinion all over the internet myself.