“Moms Demand SWATting” by C.W. Cooke at National Review Online discusses the alarming trend of the most rabidly anti-gun activists to threaten the lives of gun owners for merely exercising basic civil rights.
What is this threat?
If they see a gun, the gun haters will call 9-1-1 and report that someone observed carrying a gun is acting erratically and threatening people. Police show up, guns drawn and one wrong move, the gun owner is toast.
These gun-hating bigots are scheming to let the police do their dirty work based upon their false and misleading call to authorities.
Proving once again that hatred of inanimate objects is a mental disease.
Moms Demand SWATting
A disturbing trend on the fringes of the gun-control movement
By Charles C. W. Cooke
(National Review Online) – ‘You see a GunFilth waving its penis substitute, exit, call police. Armed robbery in progress.” So wrote Twitter user “Little Black Dog” on September 13 of this year.
The injunction was a particularly colorful one, but the idea behind it, alas, is not as uncommon as one might wish. “I see you #opencarry with a gun in public,” a man named “joe villa” threatened earlier this week, “i’m calling the cops. psycho behaving erratic. make your day.” A translation for the more literate among us: “The law be damned; exercise your rights under the law and I’ll threaten your life.”
“Take a look through the comments threads on Moms Demand Action’s Facebook page,” Bearing Arms’s Bob Owens tells me, “and you’ll see a lot of this.”
Lisa McLogan Shaheen, director of financial aid at “The New School”, a university in downtown New York City, wrote on Facebook: “Why hasn’t someone called 911 so the cops can gun him down?”
Joyce Ward wrote: “Why hasn’t someone called 911 so the cops can gun him down?”
Here’s to hoping their public statements on Facebook or other social media may someday be used against them in a civil suit for damages should they indeed risk someone’s life with a malicious and false 9-1-1 report.
UPDATE: Here’s another charmer reported by Days of Our Trailers:
Lisa, you shoot someone who obviously doesn’t need shooting in my presence, I’ll light you up right where you stand. But I would suspect that not only are you not licensed to carry a concealed firearm, you probably don’t even own a gun.
What’s more though, is that Moms Demand Action and these other anti-gun rights groups don’t even try to police these posts, lending credence to the view that these radicals are quietly supported by the leadership of these groups.