“Those who work and volunteer in the gun violence prevention movement—including victims and survivors of gun violence—are frequently targets of harassment, intimidation and even violent threats by those on the other side of the issue,” the Campaign to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) maintains. “Things Pro-Gun Activists Say takes this abuse—which too often occurs behind the scenes and without any type of consequences—and airs it publicly for all to see. Our hope is that this type of behavior will be deterred in the future.” Or is it . . .
Like most single-issue organizations, demonization is an integral part of the CSGV’s life-sustaining agit-prop. You can’t have a CSVG without the NRA. (And, it should be said, vice versa.) Or maybe you can.
In fact, the CSVG doesn’t tilt at the NRA windmill much, preferring to pick on the low-hanging fruit: snide and snarky pro-gun folk who’re [more] easily characterized as stupid, racist, violent psychopaths. And thus pilloried and diss-missed.
The content of this blog includes actual phone calls, emails and web comments from pro-gun activists and will be supported by screen caps, audio clips, and other evidence. [Please be warned that the content of this blog is frequently profane, violent and of a disturbing nature.]”
Am I the only one who considers it ironic that the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence labels pro-gun free speech as an attack on their free speech while censoring all negative comments on their Facebook page, and then selects deleted comments to re-publish in their campaign condemn pro-gun commentators?
So here’s what’s got their knickers in a twist today:
Pro-gun activists have a funny way of observing Presidents Day. Two days ago, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence posted the following photo and status update to our Facebook page to wish everyone a wonderful Presidents Day weekend:
Alabama pro-gunner Willis Peacock was quick to respond with a reference to the tragic 1865 assassination of President Abraham Lincoln:
maybe one shoulda owned a helmet…
Lincoln, of course, was shot in the back of head by John Wilkes Booth as he sat watching a play in the Presidential Box at Ford’s Theater.
Alabama residents can take great comfort in the knowledge that Peacock, like Booth before him, is walking the streets with a loaded handgun. Maybe you’ll even see him at the local Starbucks!
That’s it? Uh, wasn’t Lincoln a Republican? While we’re at it, why are the pro-gun control folks so humorless that they make a German Oberbürgermeister look like Groucho Marx? [Note to CSGV: das ist ein witz.]