Once upon a time, the front page of this site, doughamlin.com, featured a short, not terribly witty blurb naming several occupations I do not hold. Those occupations were culled from the resumes of and news bits about other people named Doug Hamlin.
A few days back, while going through my occasional routine of checking up on activity around my various social network accounts, I noticed something unusual: every person listed on my LinkedIn “who’s viewed your profile” page was apparently employed by the National Rifle Association.
Should I be concerned? pic.twitter.com/GwUeeDJwCc
— Doug Hamlin (@doughamlin) February 3, 2014
Strange, I thought, but more likely a glitch than something to actually be worried about.
Well, mystery solved.
Early this morning, Google Alerts (which apparently still exists) sent me an e-mail about this article on Guns.com (which apparently is a real website).
It seems someone, who is not me, has decided to sully my good name by becoming a prominent employee of the National Rifle Association, which, I believe, is one of the most cancerous organizations on American society today.
So, for the record, let me state that I believe in reasonable gun rights, but I also believe that the Second Amendment does not deserve some sort of extraordinary treatment that the rest of the Constitution is not privy to. I do not believe the American public should be terrorized (and that is what it is) without recourse because of the whims of a vocal and influential minority.
If you are looking for a scoundrel Doug Hamlin, I am not he. But, please, when you find him, give him hell.