I’d like to start off this article by offering my apologies for having been absent from the 1MMAGC blog for quite a while. As some of you may know, my current position involves the support of US interests overseas with an emphasis on the Middle East. It has been the past few months working OCONUS with the Peshmerga and active duty US Warfighters that inspired this bit of writing on the true insurrectionists in America- The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.
For those of you not familiar with The Coalition to Sop Gun Violence, they are now the has-beens of the gun control movement. The funding they formally received in bulk from the likes of NY mega-billionaire Michael Bloomberg has dried up with the bulk of Mr. Bloomberg’s cash going to his pet organization Moms Demand Action for Gunsense in America and his pay-to-play mouthpiece Shannon Watts. This has left the organization, and it’s Communication Director Mr. Ladd Everitt on the short end of the funding stick. This in turn has led to the radicalization of the organization and the tolerance and even outright promotion of illegal acts against law abiding citizens in order to further their desire of forcing their will upon anyone who disagrees with them.
Part of their corporate strategy is to dehumanize the “enemy”- which in their case is anyone who owns something they don’t like. This tactic has been used, both within the US and in other countries, to help military service members kill their opponents. When one human being looks at another human being, the normal reaction is one of empathy at best or indifference at worst. To cause the death of that person runs counter to billions of years of evolutionary impetus that tells us that killing another member of our society is wrong and counter-productive to our best interests. It is imperative to induce a mindset in combatants that the enemy isn’t human, that they are a “thing”. In WWII our enemy were “Japs” and “Krauts”. In WWII Germany the enemy was “the Jews”. In Vietnam our enemy was “gooks”. In the Late Great Hate our enemy was “hajji” and now our enemy is “ISIS” (the same enemy the Peshmerga refer to as “Daesh”).
Fighter pilots kill planes- not the pilots. Tankers kill tanks- not the crews. Bomber pilots strike targets- not occupied cities and building. This mindset allows them to kill, hopefully without the disastrous side effects that usually follow the taking of a human life by a normal, well adjusted member of a civilized society. In the case of The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, they gleefully use terms like “ammosexuals”, “gun-humpers” and most interestingly “domestic terrorists” and “insurrectionists” to refer to people who object to the government seizing their lawfully purchased property. It is this dehumanization and marginalization and it allows them, and their members, to rationalize and justify setting us up to be killed in the same way US troops in WWII killed “Japs” and Waffen SS division killed “Jews” and “Untermensch” (subhumans).
So where has this dehumanization of gun owners led? What direction is CSGV leading its followers in? They are advocating the abuse of law enforcement telecommunications and personnel to effect the deaths of lawful gun owners. I’m not kidding either- they openly advise their followers to call 911 to report persons who have committed no crime as armed men. They even take this a step further and have advised their members to continue to abuse law enforcement telecommunications systems if they do not get the person lawfully carrying a firearm killed. By abusing the 911 system, tying up dispatchers and patrol officers, and in the event of a police response that involves shooting the tying up of fire / EMS personnel- they are denying the use of those services to people who actually may have a real criminal or crime they need help with. There have already been vivid examples of this type of behavior which has unfortunately led to the deaths of a well respected father of 3 as well as a 12 year old child.
In the former case, Mr. John Crawford III was shopping in Wal-Mart and picked up a BB gun that someone had left out of its box and on a shelf. CSGV fan Ronald Ritchie saw Mr. Crawford and decided to take the advice CSGV offers and called 911 to report an armed gunman. He identified himself as a “former Marine” (lie #1), stated Mr. Crawford had an M4 (lie #2), stated Mr. Crawford was loading the magazine (lie #3- this was impossible), and stated Mr. Crawford was pointing the rifle at “women and children” and looked like “he wasn’t going to go down easy” (lie #4). Police officers responded to the scene of a potential active shooter and during the course of the response shot Mr. Crawford, a father of 3 with no criminal record, dead. Store surveillance later showed Mr. Crawford was leaning on the BB gun like a cane while he was on his cell phone. All he did was pick something up a CSGV supporter didn’t like. For that he had to die.
In the second example a 12 year old boy, Tamir Rice, was playing with an airsoft pistol in a park. An airsoft gun isn’t even a BB gun in the traditional sense as it shoots little plastic balls at very low velocity. While they are not “toys”, neither are they capable of causing any serious injury, unless one is shot in the eye. A 911 caller reported to police that Tamir had a gun and was pointing it at people. While one can question the wisdom of openly displaying an airsoft gun in public (DO NOT DO THIS) we all recall playing with realistic looking guns as kids. We played Army and cops and robbers. I even had a Starsky and Hutch playset with two metal pistols that looked all the world like a 1911 and a S&W Model 29. We played everywhere with them in yards, in parks, in the street. Nobody called the police to report armed gunmen because at the time we didn’t have organizations like the CSGV inciting their followers to get kids killed for playing games… and that is exactly what happened to little Tamir. He was shot dead by responding officers almost immediately. He had a toy gun, so he had to die.
Now please do not take the above examples as a slam of the officers involved. They believed, through the actions of callers following the CSGV script, that they were dealing with an active shooter. In that type of situation seconds... fractions of seconds... can mean the difference between life and death. They aren’t shoot first- ask questions later scenarios, but if a responding officer to an active shooter call sees someone with a gun, they WILL engage that person, and rightfully so.
The point of the above stories is that if it wasn’t for those following the advice of Ladd Everitt (the Communications Director for CSGV) and/or the other Facebook / Twitter administrators, these two people would most likely still be alive today. Mr. Crawford would be raising his children and Tamir Rice would be out enjoying the last days of summer vacation. Thanks to people like Ladd Everitt and his supporters they are both in the cold ground for holding something the gun control crowd thinks that they should not have been holding.
Now you’d think that doing things like this would be as low as a human being living in America could go. The advocacy for killing of innocent men, women and children who have the temerity to own or hold a firearm (or something that kinda-sorta looks like a firearm) is pretty low on the scale. The CSGV, not to be outdone, managed to top themselves by openly admitting it would have no issue with the government rounding up persons based on religious affiliation and race. They literally said they would have no problems and would not offer resistance if the government opened up a modern day Buchenwald in downtown Peoria. Now keep in mind that they are referring not to us, their untermensch, but rather to people they have no issue with. Imagine the glee they’d have if it was gun owners being marched off to take a Zyklon-B shower…
So at the end of the day we have an organization that actively promotes the use of violence to achieve its political goals, revels in the deaths of those they disagree with, and has no issue with the government exterminating it’s citizens based on race or religious affiliation. They happily take these positions on every social media outlet available, inciting their followers to abuse law enforcement resources in their quest to kill to make a political point, to terrorize us into giving up our property, to advocate for the deaths of 100 million Americans who own something they disapprove of … but we who simply want to be left alone in peace are “domestic terrorists” and “insurrectionists”
You might want to take a long hard look in the mirror Mr. Everitt… but I don’t think you’re going to like what you see.
- Mr. Decker
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