Ladd Everitt: America’s Most Dangerous Gun Control Zealot?

(courtesy CSGV Facebook page)

No doubt Ladd Everitt will consider this post an honor. The communications director of the Campaign to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) has positioned himself and his org as as the de facto champion of anti-gun extremists. This he’s done through the CSGV Facebook page, where Everitt’s endless stream of incendiary posts unleash a flood of anti-ballistic bile; comments so full of hatred they remind of nothing so much as the rabid racism that poisoned this country for generations. Which make the example above all the more ironic . . .

Clearly, Everitt is inviting his 100k+ followers to regard participants at a Washington anti-background check rally as racists. Rednecks. Morons. Judging them on nothing more than their skin color and general appearance. It’s a call they answered in droves.

“Diverse indeed!” Luis Montes agrees. “Different shades (& shapes) of white.” “Bunch of angry trigger happy white men!” Michael Bethea writes. Marie Sanders puts it this way: “That crowd is whiter than Nicole Kidman’s ass.” Walt Lipke is also not impressed: “It is the anti-government, insurrectionist crowd ….who, by all appearances, are also white supremacists.”

William Ward reckons the crowd “Looks like the 3 B’s: bullets, bibles, and bigots.” Debra Stuart knows the drill: “Interesting how they all have a certain look. Whether it be Washington State or the Deep South…they all look the same. They need to take a bath and brush their teeth.” Chuck Bruffey is amused “White Trash makes me laugh!”

Ad hominem much? All. The. Time.

“I guess they wouldn’t pass a background check,” Sally Heltzel Pearsall opines, earning 123 thumbs-up in three hours. “Or an IQ test,” Samantha Hilton adds, racking-up 23 thumbs-up in the same time period. “All those open mouths, and not a tooth in the lot of them,” Traci Fagan asserts, scoring 43 admirers. “They all look inbred,” adds Penny Will White

As the publisher of a firearms-related website and Facebook page, I appreciate the fact that cherry-picking comments to misrepresent and besmirch a website’s/page’s rep is Agitprop 011. This is not the case here. The outpouring of intolerance and animosity above is fully representative of the kind of comments made both in this post and dozens of others.

Again, it’s critical to note that Everitt attracts a steady stream of vicious anti-gun hatred by design. He does nothing to discourage naked animus and everything to encourage it. To that end , Everitt and/or his minions delete anything remotely resembling coherent counterpoint.

What’s more, Ladd feels free to join in with personal attacks on gun rights advocates: “These guys wouldn’t last a day in a real militia (i.e., National Guard),” he asserts. Simply put, Everitt and his followers have nothing but anger and hatred for anyone who owns a gun.

(courtesy CSGV Facebook page)

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a larger anti-gun group that gets all the media attention. Their Facebook page deploys a more genteel version of Everitt’s tactics. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of anti-ballistic billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety, MDA has virtually unlimited financial backing. On the face of it, the Moms are the more dangerous threat to Americans’ gun rights.

But the Moms aren’t the Brown Shirts of the anti-gun movement. That “distinction” belongs to Everitt and his followers. No anti-gun position is too extreme for the CSGV. I reckon a significant percentage of his maniacal minions are prepared to do anything to further the cause of civilian disarmament. And I’m not talking about voting. Seriously. Anyone who thinks a hate group – any hate group – happily restricts itself to non-violent action isn’t a student of history.

Clever man that he is, Ladd and his anti-firearms faithful will say that my claim proves – again – that American gun owners are dumb, white, racist, misogynist, paranoid men spoiling for a fight. Exactly the sort of people who shouldn’t have guns. To which I would reply that people without basic human decency are, indeed, people to fear. No matter whose side they’re on.

An earlier version of this post identified Elliot Fineman of the National Gun Victims Action Council as the head of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. We regret the error and have corrected it. 

comments

  1. avatar Mina Smith says:

    Portrait of a Social Justice Warrior:

    1. Be white, middle class & arrogant (elitist)
    2. Be derisive, insulting and belittling to rural people (“Rednecks”)
    3. In criticizing another group’s “Diversity” count how many Women, black faces, gay people, trans-gendered people and then complain when there aren’t enough of those; Use this data to illustrate that group’s “Sexism/Misogyny”, “Racism”, “Homophobia” and “lack of tolerance”.
    4. Completely ignore lack of diversity in photos of own gatherings.
    5. Completely ignore how being a white, middle-class arrogant jerk to “Rednecks” beautifully illustrates your own lack of tolerance.

    1. avatar Jeff says:

      I think their comments are telling (regarding white male trash) considering you can see women in that photo!

    2. avatar FoRealz? says:

      You forgot the most important SJW ingredients:

      1. Be a chubby female
      2. Or a marhsmallowy mangina
      3. Have hipster douche glasses.
      4. Start every sentence with the word “So…” and a trailing pause. Like the person you are speaking to just shocked you so profoundly with their ignorance that you need a beat to collect your thoughts before you “educate” them out of their “problematic” beliefs.
      5. Be a commie.

    3. avatar Silver says:

      You forgot the most important one. They’re all violent underneath.

      Remember, Hitler was the original SJW.

  2. avatar mike oregon says:

    This is the type of zealot that makes any “common sense” gun laws impossible, mental health? Awesome, if you want a gun your crazy, problem solved.

  3. avatar Mediocrates says:

    yup. somebody here said I don’t want anybody from that side to ever ask me again to have a constructive conversation about guns. I wholeheartedly agree with that sentiment, and I am on the fence as to whether or not I will spend any of my time or resources to defend them.

    1. avatar ErikO says:

      I keep hearing these folks wanting adult conversation and then they block and delete us on FaceBook. Makes one wonder, doesn’t it?

  4. avatar George says:

    The word that comes to mind is “bigot”.

  5. avatar Jeff says:

    Quite a big oops there, boys.

  6. avatar Sian says:

    Plenty of PoC’s there (15%?) and even a quite vocal little pro-gun LGBT turnout, but they carefully frame the photos to exclude these people because it doesn’t fit the narrative they want to sell that all gun owners are racist white rednecks.

    1. avatar Another Robert says:

      Remember the photo of the guy with an AR on his back at a Tea Party rally? He was black, so they cropped the photo so pretty much all you could see was the gun and his shirt.

  7. avatar DickDanger says:

    Went to their facebook page. I had fun. The amount of blatant “Gunz er bad,M’kay” fear mongering B.S. makes for a good laugh.

  8. avatar Another Robert says:

    OK, so it’s Ladd who is playing to the fringe. Probably in it strictly for the funding. Realistically, that kind of tripe isn’t going to get anywhere, politically.

    1. avatar Drew says:

      No, but don’t be surprised if it leads directly to a firebombing of some gun related gathering with women and children among the dead and injured. These people are dangerous not for their clout but for the radicals they drive to a suicidal frenzie.

  9. avatar Russ Bixby says:

    A frightened populace is an easily manipulated populace.

    Shrubya used that; this guy does it; Stalin, Mussolini and Schicklgruber did it. Every enemy of personal sovereignty does it.

    With guys like him leading torch- and pitchfork-wielding mobs about the countryside, I’m glad to have a gun or two close at hand.

    As an aside, the spell checker in Firefox wants to replace Schicklgruber with chicken-livered; hmmm…

    1. avatar DickG says:

      “A frightened populace is an easily manipulated populace.”
      .
      A frightened and easily manipulated populace IS A MOB!
      .

      1. avatar Russ Bixby says:

        Yup. The easily led are the types of people who put other people into ovens.

      2. avatar Jus Bill says:

        A frightened or stupid and easily manipulated populace IS A MOB!

        I FIFY. You’re welcome. And I give you Freguson, DC, NYC…

  10. avatar Texan Carry says:

    Would it be any different if there were only black men and women in suit and ties at this demonstration? What would Everitt and his ilk use then, Redneck bigots? Is he anti gun or anti anybody that owns guns or just anti white (insert description here) that owns guns.
    Inquiring minds (mine) would like to know.

  11. avatar Daily Beatings says:

    “Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life. Thus people haunted by the purposelessness of their lives try to find a new content not only by dedicating themselves to a holy cause but also by nursing a fanatical grievance. A mass movement offers them unlimited opportunities for both.” — Eric Hoffer

  12. avatar DGM says:

    Interesting this article was posted previously and got a lot of intelligent responses and then disappeared. When it got re-posted, all the responses were absent. Anyhow…

    I hope you all are seeing the pattern here. People with an agenda (shepherds) herding and directing those of lesser mental capacity (sheep) toward a specific goal.

    1. avatar Another Robert says:

      Previous article mistakenly identified the subject individual (Ladd Everitt, not Howard Fineman) and was replaced.

      1. avatar DGM says:

        Ahhh, I see. Thank you for the clarification!

    2. avatar LC says:

      I love how they censor pages. Cowards.

      “calm and rational” discussion my ass. Is it any mystery why we (gun owners) dont want to play political games with them?

  13. avatar Ralph says:

    Anti-white racism is hilarious when it emanates from an ofay like Ladd or his disturbed “I hate my white privilege” crowd of unemployed slackers. Because I know what y’all know — if Ladd or any of his minions were dropped off in any black neighborhood in America in the middle of the day, they’d sh!t their little lace panties. Me, I’d wait until 10:00 pm and find the best jazz club in town.

    1. avatar Dirk Diggler says:

      Ralph for the win.

      Yep, Ladd wouldn’t last 2 min in the ‘hood. The bangers would jack him, and the misunderstood youth would take his car.

      Now that is an idea: Anti-gun Hunger Games. Send Bloomy, Shannon, Ladd, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Space Cowboy, Feinstein, ChickenLooper, Cuomo, Mallory, DC City Council, Rahm, and the General Assembly and drop them off in on the East Side of Detroit near Mack and W. Grand Blvd. At night. with $100 bills in their pockets, no cell phone, no tennis shoes, and only a pen. Goal is to make it to the suburb of West Bloomfield by sunrise. Oh I would pay big to watch this on prime time.

      1. avatar Chris In Texas says:

        Lmao I love it. I’ll bring the whiskey and pop corn.

  14. avatar SteveM says:

    Washington is 71% Non-Hispanic White 10% Hispanic, 7% Asian, 4.7% 2 or more races, 5% Other, 3.6% Black/African American. Assuming no cultural differences on average we’d expect to see about 4 people in 100 that are clearly of a darker skin. Given the small and grainy photo and the small sample size of clearly visible faces this claim has no merit.

    It’s about like snapping a photo at a Snoop Dog concert in Detroit (83% Black/African American) or Birmingham (73% Black/African American) then claiming it to be a racist gathering an account of the lack of pale faces.

  15. avatar Phil COV says:

    I believe diversity was an old, old wooden ship.

    1. avatar Daily Beatings says:

  16. avatar Ed says:

    I never cease to be amazed at the arrogance of these pseudo-sophisticates. somehow they always see themselves as more educated, intelligent and even attractive than we are. Sad when you have to build up your self image by tearing down others.

  17. avatar Chip Bennett says:

    So here we have this week’s example of the gun-grabbers’ Two Minutes Hate?

  18. avatar Dirk Diggler says:

    maybe someone in their legal department (ok, stop laughing) should remind dear Ladd that many of us are members of a real militia, expressly set forth in the US Code: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/10/311
    10 U.S. Code § 311 – Militia: composition and classes
    (a) The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.

    (b) The classes of the militia are—
    (1) the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and

    (2) the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia.

    I am under 45 and am not a member of the National Guard or the Naval Militia. oh, and I am Black if that helps. Boom.

    1. avatar DGM says:

      Resounding boom!

      1. avatar Anhydrous says:

        They complain about people not being in a militia, then when they get a hold of some photos or news about some militia doing training exercises or what not, they all get into a frenzy saying how the people in the militia are a bunch of crazy red neck insurrectionists. That’s right, Insurrectionists. It’s the new go to word for certain people and groups like CSGV instead of domestic terrorists. It’s like watching a real bad comedy that just never ends.

  19. avatar Rick K says:

    Why is it that those who preach tolerance are the most self righteous, bigoted, anti-everything they don’t agree with, bunch of vial lunatics on the planet? Their hypocrisy is both predictable and laughable. I pray for their misguided souls.

    1. avatar James Howlett says:

      Well Said!

    2. avatar scoutino says:

      Doublethink maybe?

  20. avatar John Doe says:

    Okay, being a gun control advocate is one thing. This guy is just being a dickhead.

  21. avatar Grindstone says:

    Of course anti-gun zealots aren’t going to be rational. That would shatter their entire foundation.

    The people I shoot with are a perfect example of Team Diversity:
    My hispanic wife
    black
    ginger
    Mexican lesbian
    Native American

    People like the guy tweeting are just as racist as those they claim to be against.

  22. avatar LC says:

    Thanks, now I feel dumber for going on that facebook pace. :/

    What a bunch of fvcking know-nothing douchenozzles. I hope they get agonizing cancer.

    “Phil Inskeep”, I have my own hopes and aspirations too, such as you being forced to join your buddy Ladd in a human centipede.

  23. avatar JoeVK says:

    Arrogance is a major annoyance to me. I used to work with a guy who was an absolute ass. Cocky, arrogant, you name it, that was him. Everything was about how great he was and how everyone else just were just haters because they were losers. One day he felt he got cheated out of a promotion that went to someone else and went to rip the boss a new one, because in his eyes he was “clearly better than everyone else they had considered”. The boss told him he was an arrogant ass and ripped him an even bigger one. His ego bruised, the guy did nothing but complain the rest of the day. I was like Doc Hudson in CARS when listening to Lightning McQueen complaining: “Music, sweet sweet music.”

  24. avatar Valistar says:

    Funny how gun grabbers always contradict themselves. “We want to take away everyone’s guns because there’s too much violence…..” and then say “0% chance your wife and daughter will be raped……” Well make up your mind already, cause there’s nothing worse than debating something with idiots.

  25. avatar J.D. Smith says:

    I don’t understand. He looks like a gun guy. He’s dressed like a gun guy. Shouldn’t he be wearing a suit or at least a dress if he don’t like guns?

  26. avatar Silver says:

    I wonder if sub-humans like Ladd will ever grasp the irony that many people own guns because people like him exist. We own guns because violent, irrational bigots who wish to take our lives and freedom exist in this world. People like him. Every time an anti-rights group like his opens their mouths, I’m reminded of why it’s so important for free men to be armed.

    Take a look, people, and look hard. Ladd and his group are the true enemies of America and civilization. They are true evil. They are the reason the Second Amendment was created, for protection against an ideology like theirs.

    That said, Ladd’s cultish followers are so bigoted because they’re scared. Free, independent people frighten them because they represent a plane of humanity that they themselves have not achieved. These lemmings are insecure, needy cowards who are intimidated by people more confident and secure than themselves. They hate because they envy.

    So, free people, take their hatred with pride. It’s just as good to be despised by the despicable than admired by the admirable.

    1. avatar Silver says:

      I also have to laugh that they assume we care what they think. Why would I care what a leftist thinks? I don’t care what a cat, mouse, or cockroach thinks, why would I care what a person with equal intelligence and value to a cockroach thinks?

  27. avatar Bob K says:

    I posted 3 respectful pro-2A comments on the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Facebook page. One was nothing more than a correction of a blatant lie about the NYPD murderer, complete with a link to a major news organization. Within hours, all my comments were deleted and I was banned from the site.

  28. avatar g says:

    Another FB to avoid.

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