The CSGV has long advocated SWATing people who are exercising rights that they don’t think they should have. They have even gone so far as to advise people to continuously dial 911 even when they have been told by the dispatcher that the carriage of arms is perfectly lawful and legal. While I will not delve into them telling people to clog up a 911 center with useless harassing calls while people in actual need of help might be trying to get through, I will happily delve into the dangerous game they want their followers to play, and the consequences of following their extremist agenda.
For those not familiar with the case in question, John Crawford III was a young black man who went to WalMart to pick up a few items for his home. While he was wandering around shopping he came across a BB gun that WalMart sells on a shelf. He picked it up and was looking at it as he spoke on his cell phone. This is something that happens every day, a thousand times a day, across the country. What Mr. Crawford didn’t realize is that Ronald Ritchie, a gun control extremist, was in the store with him and was putting the CSGV plan into action.
He dialed 911 and reported to the operator that there was a man with an M4 in Walmart (a lie). He stated he was a Marine and was familiar with the rifle (both lies). He stated Mr. Crawford was putting bullets into it (a lie). He stated he was pointing it at women and children (a lie). He stated he had a crazed look in his eye and wasn’t going to go down easy (a lie.) He was with his wife that day and during the call a woman screamed that she had been shot (a lie).
You can listen to most of his phone call to the 911 Center synched with the WalMart video tape of Mr. Crawford here:
In reality Mr. Crawford was alone in a corner of the store being stalked by Mr. Ritchie and his wife. He wasn’t pointing the BB gun at anyone but leaning on it like a cane while he spoke to his family on his phone. He wasn’t loading bullets into it because it was a BB gun with a fake magazine permanently attached to the rifle. Mr. Crawford was just being Mr. Crawford, talking to the mother of his two small children. Mr. Ritchie thought that was sufficient reason for him to die.
Mr. Ritchie knew full well that Ohio was an open carry state. Even if Mr. Crawford had been carrying an actual AR-15, and not a BB rifle he picked up off the shelf, it was perfectly legal for him to do so. That fact infuriates gun control extremists like Ladd Everitt and his minion Ronald Ritchie. The only way to generate the response they want is to portray anyone carrying a firearm as an active shooter. This attitude is so prevalent on their Facebook page and Twitter feed it has become somewhat of an inside joke amongst 2nd Amendment advocates. "These people want gun control so badly, they’ll kill you to get it." is commonly heard on pro-gun Facebook pages in relation to their organization and fans.
In this case they did kill.
Mr. Ritchie’s call, which portrayed Mr. Crawford as an active shooter about to open up on innocent women and children, set the stage for his death. Law enforcement response was swift, and due to Mr. Ritchie’s lies (following the script laid out for him numerous times by Ladd and his minions), fatal.
Mr. Ritchie, the fake Marine, laid out a scenario to the police that was patently false. He knew the response the police would have to his phone call, he counted on it. Officers responding to an active shooter, or an imminent active shooter, will engage the suspect at the earliest possible moment in order to protect the lives of the innocent. Sitting back and observing is what led to the appalling death toll at Columbine, and due to that the paradigm has shifted to an immediate response. Mr. Ritchie, Ladd Everitt, and all of his followers know this, and this is why they advocate SWATing us. It removes the onus of killing from them, yet achieves their goal of getting us killed. For them it is a win-win situation.
In response,CSGV supporters openly cheered the death of Mr. Crawford. Let that sink in, wrap your brain around how truly evil one must be to celebrate the death of an innocent father of 3, so long as it advances your political agenda. Meditate on it for a bit, then realize this is the future they want for each and every one of us.
The question now is will Ladd Everitt recant his position that people carrying firearms should be SWATed? Will he tell his followers to disregard his directions to abuse 911 telecommunications systems in the hope that the police will kill us? Will he ban those from his Facebook page and Twitter feed who incite others to call in fake active shooters?
Of course that is a rhetorical question. He won’t. Like I said before, he and his ilk want gun control so badly, they’ll kill us to get it.
- Mr. Decker
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