Cope to Hornet's Nest: Poke. Hornet's Nest to Cope: Buzz

You can almost smell the smoke coming out of ears whenever Bill Cope pens a column about guns.

Typical responses, left as comments, include descriptions of Our Columnist as "spurious," spreading "hatred," or, our fave, "worm."

Some samples:

NavyVet (mike.spivey@att.net), Las Vegas NM 3/27/2008 - 8:21am Interesting assembly of bile and muddy thought by the author. Also interesting is that he makes no reference to the personal responsibility that everyone has to defend themselves and their family's, I guess in his "world' that is a responsibility that one gets to conveniently forget or misremember. I guess it is "HIS" responsibility to simply call 911 to defend himself or his loved ones if the occasion arose?

AmySue, Oregon, OKC, OK 3/27/2008 - 2:50pm I am truly sorry for you. You are either a pathetic, morally bankrupt, ignorant coward, or the man who would be the next Hitler.

Claire M, Down east 3/27/2008 - 7:54pm What you doing in Idaho?! You need to move to New Jersey with the rest of the anti-gun nuts!

....all of which is pretty severe stuff. But only one person went for the truly low blow: That Cope oughtta run for office.