By now we have all seen the push by the 6th richest person in America and his paid mouthpieces… oops sorry… gun control advocates to do “Whatever it takes” to end what they call “gun violence”. Now in this article we are not going to go into the official position of Moms Demand Action which is that people who are killed by other means don’t count. Instead we are going to focus on the buildup to this hashtag movement, what has come before it, and the violence inherent to the campaign.
Over the past 2 years or so, we have seen an increasingly strident group of individuals like Shannon Watts (the former head of Monsanto’s Global PR division) and Ladd Everitt (Communications Director for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence) vilify and ostracize firearm owners. They have openly called for the confiscation of every firearm made after 1830. They have used terms like “ammosexuals” and promoted homophobic artists who equate being gay with a way to shame gun owners. They have openly advocated SWATing firearm owners who are neither causing harm nor breaking laws. They have told their members to abuse Law Enforcement telecommunications systems to further their political goals. They have stated they would have no issue rounding us up into camps so long as a court said it was OK to do so. They have openly cheered the SWATing death of an innocent father of 3 for the heinous crime of looking at a BB gun for sale in WalMart. They have openly cheered as an elderly black man was beaten and choked by a white gun control extremist for having the temerity to exercise his rights. Their constant inciting of fear and hatred and their nonstop agitation of their members to commit criminal acts has even led to the death of a 12 year old boy playing with a toy (the same children they supposedly want to protect). They call us insurrectionists, terrorists and call for our death by droning / military action.
Now- we have established a few things already. For review purposes I’ll list them (pay attention there will be a short quiz later):
All of the above has been well documented in previous blogs via screen captures of both Facebook postings as well as Twitter posts. None of the above should really surprise anyone who even has a passing interest in firearms. If you own a firearm then Shannon Watts, Moms Demand Action, Everytown, Ladd Everitt, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and all their followers want you dead. Nothing would make them happier to see their fellow citizens shot down like rabid dogs or for their entire families to die in a missile strike… all because they wish to be left alone to live their lives in a manner they choose to. They advocate for it ceaselessly. They incite their followers constantly. It is a never ending stream of the calls for violence against every man, woman and child who dares enjoy the shooting sports.
Now they are saying they will do #WhateverItTakes. Let’s look at nothing more than those 3 words for right now: “Whatever It Takes”. They will do WHATEVER IT TAKES. Those words are very specific and chosen for a likewise very specific reason. Don’t let these people fool you into thinking they just made it up because it sounds good. This hashtag comes from the former head of Monsanto’s GLOBAL public relations division. The woman lies for a living. She knows EXACTLY what she is doing- which is why groups like the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence have jumped on it as well. It doesn’t matter what happens to firearm owners, or our families. Why doesn’t it matter? Because they are doing WHATEVER IT TAKES to achieve their goals.
It is a call for their members to step up their campaign against us. It is a call for more harassment, more abuse, more vilification, more dehumanization, more violence against us, and more deaths at their hands. The worst part is they are outright admitting it, reveling in it, proudly proclaiming their desire to visit violence and death upon us (at the hands of the police of course- THEY’RE not violent) by doing WHATEVER IT TAKES.
Now remember that list I put up a few paragraphs ago? Remember I told you that there was going to be a quiz? I hope you took notes because here it is….
1- A gun control advocate will:
A: Falsely report you as an active shooter
B: Sneak up behind you and beat / choke you
C: Throw scalding hot coffee in your face
D: All of the above
2- True or False:
A gun control advocate lied about a young black father of 3 children looking at a BB gun in WalMart being an active shooter and got him killed by the local police.
3- True or False:
Gun control advocates cheered the death of the young father in Question 2.
4- Gun control advocates have openly said they want:
A: To kill gun owners and our families
B: To have us rounded up into internment/concentration camps
C: To use the US military and Law Enforcement apparatus against gun owners
D: All of the above
5- True or False
Shannon Watts was upset that the white man who beat and choked an elderly black man for legally exercising his rights got arrested.
6- Gun Control Organizations have:
A: Advocated violence against gun owners
B: Advocated SWATing gun owners
C: Advocated making false police reports
D: All of the above
7- Gun owners
A: Just wish to be left alone
B: Do not want their lawfully purchased property seized by the government
C: Do not want their families killed by drone strikes
D: All of the above
8- Gun control advocates:
A: Want to force their will on everyone around them
B: Want to seize the property of others if they do not like them owning it
C: Have no issues using violence to achieve those goals
D: All of the above.
So… how do you think you did?
Here’s an answer key:
If you’ve been even peripherally involved in the shooting sports or 2nd Amendment advocacy, you’ll have aced the quiz. None of this is new to us.
Now with that in mind, knowing the mindset of gun control groups and their minions, knowing the deliberate dehumanization of gun owners via the wordsmithing of the former head of Monsantos PR division, the marginalization of gun owners… do you honestly think that these individuals and groups openly proclaiming they will do WHATEVER IT TAKES to achieve their goals is in any way the warm & fuzzy hashtag campaign they pretend it to be?
- Mr. Decker
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