I sent this out yesterday:
Subject: Your recent column "Congress Stops an NRA-backed Gun Law?"24 hours and no response yet, but hope springs eternal.
I read with interest today your recent column, Congress Stops an NRA-Backed Gun Law? What's This Country Coming To? As you can probably tell from my email address, I'm on the opposite side of this topic from yours. As you can imagine, I have a number of issues with things you stated as fact in your piece that are not so, and a number of questions about those statements.
I'd like to make you an offer: I'd love to discuss this article with you - in print - at my blog, The Smallest Minority. We can do this by email correspondence, or I will be more than happy to give you guest-posting privileges. I promise that I will not edit anything you say, other than for physical appearance and clarity.
I don't expect to change your mind, nor you to change mine, but I want to have an honest public exchange between two people distinctly on opposite sides of this topic so that the undecided can read - and decide - based on the merits of the arguments.
I've made this offer on a number of occasions to a number of your colleagues and others. The acceptance rate has been disappointingly low. Not zero, but low.
Thank you for your attention.
UPDATE, 8/10: Mr. Rothstein has responded! Via email:
Mr. Baker:(Cue Mission: Impossible theme music . . .)
Sorry for the delay in responding to this. It's August, and things are moving in slower motion than is usual. I received a large number of emails in response to my July 25 column, many of them rightly pointing to errors, and all of them well considered. Today I posted a follow up piece which you can find at:: http://uspolitics.einnews.com/article.php?nid=723681
I'd be happy to take you up on your offer to exchange views on your web site. What do you have in mind for a format?