The Twitter homepage for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence describes the CSGV’s mission as “Seeking laws to prevent deranged killers from arming LEGALLY. Dedicated to peace & nonviolence. Public safety=NO vigilantism.” So I guess it’s OK for deranged killers to arm ILLEGALLY. What about the killers who aren’t deranged? Do they arm legally or illegally? Oh wait! I know! Illegally. Do I get a prize or something? Nope, just the same freedom of speech shared by this dope. Which is OK. I’m not bothered by the fact that the CSGV is free to mislead, misdirect and offer aid and comfort to statists. You didn’t miss that bit did you?
“Public safety=NO vigilantism” is gun control speak for “Public safety=only the state has guns.” In other words, no guns for you boyo. You want to use a firearm to defend your life or the lives of your loved ones from an imminent, credible, lethal threat? Not to coin a phrase, dial 911 and die.
Actually, it’s worse than that. According to the CSGV Tweet, the majority of Americans fighting to defend and extend their right to keep and bear arms are insurrectionists. You know; agitators preparing for a violent uprising against the United States government. Traitors.
Not true. Gun rights advocates beliefs are rooted in the law of the land as set forth in this country’s founding document. The same United States Constitution that federal officials swear to uphold. In that sense, gun rights advocates are patriots fighting for a U.S. government designed by the people for the people. Not against it.
That said . . .
IF the federal government violated the terms of the United States Constitution to the point where gun owners in general and gun rights advocates in specific believed that the government had undermined its legitimacy, AND the gun owners could not redress the transgression legally, THEN they would DEFEND the rights usurped by the government by force of arms.
Maybe. But any suggestion that American gun rights advocacy is dominated by citizens actively preparing to go to war with Uncle Sam is paranoid delusion. Dangerous paranoid delusion.
I’ve never heard a gun rights advocate imply that the government should take action against gun control advocates. Gun rights guys and gals cherish the First Amendment as much as the Second. Say what you want about guns. Just leave my gun rights alone.
In contrast, the CSGV’s Tweet accuses its opponents of conspiring to commit treason. In other words, the CSGV considers gun control advocates domestic terrorists. I’m not buying that this character assassination is “just” rhetoric; the CSGV’s Tweet implies a desire for dark deeds for [what they perceive to be] the public good.
A strict interpretation of the above Tweet suggests that the CSGV only has a hard-on for those who “dominate” gun control advocacy. But history is our guide. Repression spreads like a cancer. If the CSGV had their way all gun owners would be considered part of the “pro-gun movement.” And face the consequences.
Who’s paranoid, me or them? Doesn’t matter. Gun rights advocates better make sure people like the ones behind this Tweet never again rise to the level of influence they achieved during gun control’s heyday. Hey, I’m in. (I’ve quit smoking cigars and I’ve been smoked out.) TTAG is on the job.
Meanwhile, you have been warned—by the gun grabbers themselves. Not to put too fine a point on it, the fight to defend our Second Amendment rights is a matter of life and death. For all of us.