A little while ago an organization called States United to Prevent Gun Violence, a subsidiary of CeaseFire USA, produced a video, shot in NYC, which purports to show random persons interested in buying a gun for protection walking into a gun shop only to have their minds changed when they find out that the “gun” (actually an airsoft plastic replica) was used in a murder or murders. Pretty heavy stuff. Of course like most of what gun control advocates put out there- it was all lies from start to finish.
CeaseFire USA has been a darling amongst the gun control crowd for quite some time. They even received a check for 1 million dollars of taxpayer money presented by Rahm Emmanuel. Personally I find this odd as the group has a long history of narcotics trafficking, kidnapping, rape, pedophilia and get this… I kid you not… trafficking in automatic weapons. Not semi-auto firearms… MACHINEGUNS. With that in mind it really isn’t surprising that their “PSA” turned out to be a POS.
Documents obtained by a FOIL request (FOIA for everywhere else) to the City of New York reveal that Ceasefire’s entire production was nothing more than a completely scripted falsehood. There were no citizens walking in off the streets. There was no actual look of shock & horror over a specific gun being used in a specific crime, there were no deep reflections afterwards during an “interview”. The whole thing was played out by professional actors hired by CeaseFire to play a role.
Those of us familiar with NY firearm laws know that gun store employees are not allowed to even remove a handgun from a case unless the person requesting to see it has a valid NYC pistol permit- Those even looking at the guns in a real gun store would have first been required to produce a valid NYC pistol license. The mere act of placing a single finger on a handgun by a non-permitted individual is a felony in New York. Literally anyone with half a brain knew this video was as bogus as it turned out to be a few seconds into it.
The very permits that they themselves submitted clearly say “Actors interviewed on camera in fake gun store”. Not people. Not customers. ACTORS. People paid to parrot words written by others… kind of like Shannon Watts but I digress…
This farce of a video was trumpeted far and wide by every gun control group out there. Moms Demand Action jumped on the bandwagon. The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and their fans scattered it all over Facebook like a cat on meth scattering litter out the litterbox. Even the has-beens like the Brady Campaign promoted this video… and they all knew the video was fake. They knew that CeaseFire paid actors to play the roles of “customers” and “gun buyers”. They knew that the marketing of this video was a complete falsehood and that no real customers were shown in the video. They knew that the “gun store” was filled with plastic toys that nobody would ever mistake for a real firearm. None of that mattered to them however. All that mattered was CeaseFire’s message of disarmament and to hell with the truth.
They also knew what kind of organization they were promoting. They knew the organization was filled with wife beaters, drug traffickers, rapists, kidnappers, pedophiles and weapons traffickers. Many of their employees are active gang members associated with Latin Kings and the Maniac Latin Disciples. Even the spokesman who attempted to downplay the arrest of a CeaseFire member for kidnapping and raping a 17 year old girl has a domestic violence record. These people are who Moms Demand and the CSGV chose to promote… knowing full well that the material they were sharing and promoting was a total, complete and utter lie.
This is, has been, and always will be a hallmark of the gun control movement. Lies, half-truths, misdirection and obfuscation are their stock in trade. They have nothing else to work with. If they told the truth, if they worked with fact, their organizations would shrivel on the vine and die off. It is why they avoid honest debate, it is why they block & ban anyone who dares ask even a simply non-confrontational question. Their positions simply cannot bear the light of truth and honest scrutiny.
Above all else is one overriding lesson to be learned from this latest example of the fraud, lies and deceit from the gun control crowd: To them the ends justify the means- even if the means involves promoting a false, scripted story as truth that was promoted by an organization as evil as CeaseFire which was long been under scrutiny as a front which provides a cover for employees to commit crimes. Chicago police point to CeaseFire worker Sylvester Hudson, who was charged last year with selling heroin to a federal informant outside CeaseFire’s headquarters at UIC. Another CeaseFire employee was sentenced to Cook County boot camp in 2011 for possession of a machine gun/automatic weapon. Since 2010, five other CeaseFire employees have been sentenced to Federal prison- not jail or State prison but a Federal prison.
Fake store, fake guns, fake clerk and fake customers in a fake video which gets touted as reality by an organization like CeaseFire. Other gun control groups ignore CeaseFire’s criminality and lies and spread what they know full well to be a total falsehood simply because it fits their agenda. They supposedly exist for the safety of the children- except for the children raped by CeaseFire members, who get hooked on heroin sold by CeaseFire members, who get beaten by CeaseFire members… because as we all know your death only counts if you’re shot.
- Mr. Decker
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