Quote of the day—Mike Summitt

You’re violent, primitive, procrustean, and mentally ill, for the most part, and I want a psychological test administered before any of you are allowed a deadly weapon, which I predict would disarm over half of you.

Mike Summitt
July 4, 2011 on Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Facebook Wall.
[It’s an attempt to dehumanizing gun owners. It’s a lot like what the white supremacists say about people of color. It’s totally without factual support and more accurately could be described as projection on his part.

It’s one of the prerequisites to genocide but don’t let that bother you. Liberals aren’t all violent all the time.

Via a reTweet by SebastianSH of GunFreeZone about their blog post.—Joe]


16 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Mike Summitt

  1. A gun banner using the word ‘procrustean’ to describe gun owners is like the pot calling a snowball black.

  2. I’ve really got to wonder if he has the slightest clue what “Procrustean” means…

  3. Mike Summitt works as a “developer” for LPL Financial in San Diego. Give them a ring at (858) 450-9606. Tell them he is publicly using his own name to claim that all gun owners are mentally ill. Also tell them that he said “this country sucks” on the Fourth of July.

    With any luck, we can get this bigot fired from his job. Nothing I like better than ruining the life of one of the anti-rights bigoted trash.

  4. BTW, here’s his LinkedIn page:


    He lists 13 jobs, of which 7 lasted less than a year (including his last three, although that includes his current job). Two more lasted under two years, only three lasted over three years, and the one job he held for a significant amount of time was, surprise! a government job for the Georgia Department of Labor.

    Sounds like a real winner.

  5. Oh, and one last thing: his jobs all sound phony to me, but unfortunately I don’t have the background in IT that you do, Joe. Am I right? Is he just using big words to hide the fact that he basically did very little at his jobs?

    Develop, maintain, enhance and refactor workflow and commission tracking applications. Architect databases and systems. Analyze and recommend techniques, procedures and objectives.

    Last I heard, architect was a noun.

  6. Hmmm, he’s right here in town. Maybe I should offer to take him shooting.

  7. If I read his LinkedIn Profile correctly, he doesn’t actually work for LPL Financial, but is instead a temp from Kforce Technical Staffing. That would at least partially explain some of the short employment lengths. It also means he is being somewhat dishonest on his resume.

    I work at a large software company in Redmond WA, perhaps you’ve heard of it. However I don’t work FOR that company, I work there thru a vendor agency. My Resume MUST state that or I can be accused of lying on my resume.

  8. Hey we can all make up web/IT bullshit catch phrases too!
    – incentivize web-enabled deliverables
    – enable interactive bandwidth
    – harness open-source functionalities
    – envisioneer one-to-one experiences

    This Mike guy is a tool, a useful idiot – WA State has access to mental health records (none in my case) of CPL holders, when you sign the CPL form it gives consent to the State LEA’s to access any and all records, and in my case I also signed off on it for the “Alien Firearms License”.

  9. Meh.

    Libel, slander? Someone with the $$ for an attorney might wanna look into that…

  10. From A Nation of Cowards by Jeff Snyder:

    Passage of this legislation [Florida’s Concealed Carry Law] was vehemently opposed by HCI [now Brady Campaign] and the media. The law, they said, would lead to citizens shooting each other over everyday disputes involving fender benders, impolite behavior, and other slights to their dignity. Terms like “Florida, the Gunshine State” and “Dodge City East” were coined to suggest that the state, and those seeking passage of the law, were encouraging individuals to act as judge, jury, and executioner in a “Death Wish” society.

    No HCI campaign more clearly demonstrates the elitist beliefs underlying the campaign to eradicate gun ownership. Given the qualifications required of permit holders, HCI and the media can only believe that common, law-abiding citizens are seething cauldrons of homicidal rage, ready to kill to avenge any slight to their dignity, eager to seek out and summarily execute the lawless. Only lack of immediate access to a gun restrains them and prevents the blood from flowing in the streets. They are so mentally and morally deficient that they would mistake a permit to carry a weapon in self-defense as a state-sanctioned license to kill at will.

    Did the dire predictions come true? Despite the fact that Miami and Dade County have severe problems with the drug trade, the homicide rate fell in Florida following enactment of this law, as it did in Oregon following enactment of similar legislation there.

    As Mike Summit proves, this mindset is still among those who wish to ban guns, despite CSGV’s attempts to convince Mike to tone down his rhetoric. The funny thing is, I’m confident they still hold this view towards gun owners in general; they just get squeamish when a particular flesh-and-blood upstanding gun owner is accused of this.

  11. Speaking of prejudice, bigotry and a generic epithet being used to stereotype and dehumanize a group of people, I am a liberal, yet I believe in gun rights and am a member of the NRA.

  12. Leon, I don’t know what you mean by “liberal”, because it can mean anything from someone who supports pure anarcho-capitalism to someone who supports democratic republics to someone who flat out supports a Marxist state.

    Thus, if you support State meddling in my life, I’ve found that terms like “Statist” and “Collectivist” to be meaningful labels; their polar opposite is “Individualist”.

  13. “Procrustean.” There’s a word I’ve not seen for a year or two, and its use by this guy is quite ironic. Procrustes was a villain in Greek mythology (killed by the hero Thesus) who had a bed that he claimed would fit anybody perfectly. As a rule, Greek hospitality required you offer a traveler lodging for the night if asked; when he invited folks in, he’d either cut off their feet as much as needed, or stretch them out, until they just fit his bed. Sort of like the gun-banners, who would ask that we accept their one-size-fits-all solution to our crime problem, regardless of the cost.

  14. Thanks Rolf, I knew that story once but have spent too many years trying to be a scientist. Always did love the classics, and languages, though. Just that there aren’t jobs there, you see…

  15. No problem, Publius. I understand where you are coming from. 5 years ago I would not have remembered either, but I got a book to read to my kids called “Greek and Roman mythology to read aloud” by Wm Russell – designed for reading to kids, with a lot of the violence and sex cleaned up and made age-appropriate for youngsters (but without making that cause of tension disappearing altogether – Zeus “spends time with” the nymphs or ladies, or the monster was simply “killing the villagers” not getting into the gory details), and it also has some fascinating word etymology and history for the adults. It also has a simplified version of the battle of Marathon. My kids both love the stories, and as they get older the messages and ideas get discussed in more detail and depth. A couple of chapters deal with some of the more notable adventures of Thesus.

  16. I can do it too.

    “You statists are violent, primitive, procrustean, and mentally ill, for the most part, and I want a psychological test administered before any of you are allowed to vote or write or speak in public, which test I predict would disqualify over half of you.”

    A constitutional right is not abrogated merely because some can misuse it.
    “Abusis non tollet usum”, if memory serves.

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