Dear USCCA Mod.
I would like to answer this bon mot you dropped, since you decided to lock the thread for no apparent reason at all after dropping it.
“The mission of the Community is to help educate everyone who is interested in protecting themselves and their loved ones. We’ve always known that the people who are against self-defense will come to the Community and we will have to address them from time to time.”
First off, it’s not an either or proposition. Your company had a public and a private board that was members only. It worked quite well until you discovered Disqus (The company hosting the private board) was selling our email. I agreed with your company shutting it down. It does not mean there is no value in a private board, where members may discuss issues concerning safety and training frankly.
I wanted to respond to this little comment you made. Your companies “mission” should be in providing better service to the people who buy it’s products. Not acting as a gathering place where your members are afraid to answer a legitimate post from other members.
The current environment is not one I feel safe in answering in. So a member may ask a question that I know the answer to but I am not answering now.
I have always stood 100% behind the USCCA and it’s values. Locking a thread with no incivility in it for no other reason than asking for a private board. Seems a bit much.