Jennifer Jacques (@JennJacques) August 07, 2012
As Twitchy reported on Sunday, ace Olympic trap shooter Corey Cogdell and her family became the targets of disgusting threats from hunting opponents. In the wake of all the viciousness, gun rights advocates, fans, and others who just understand what it means to have good manners tweeted their support for the eagle-eyed 25-year-old:
You have accused shooters (and hunters) of being unappreciative of life. You’ve called them – and by extension all shooters or hunters – mean-spirited. You’ve done that as the launch pad for some very personal assaults on shooters’ intelligence and ancestry. Some of you have made it abundantly clear that – if you had the power to do it (anonymously, of course) – you’d remove all of us from planet Earth.
You’ve written hateful notes and Facebook posts about Olympic athletes in the shooting sports without taking a deep breath and realizing that these “killers” are not only fellow human beings- they represent your country – and you. Whether you like it or not.
They have done nothing to deserve the benefits of your idiocy, nor have the families you’ve threatened, or the sports you’ve declared as “no longer reflective of the Olympic ideals”. I don’t think making death threats – even anonymous, gutless ones- are reflective of the Olympic ideals, either.
For her part, Cogdell has handled the threats with class, grace, and dignity, and she expressed her thanks to all of her supporters:
Twitchy gladly stands behind you, Corey. You make your country proud.