I know it doesn’t say that, exactly. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence‘s “Be a Secret Superhero” campaign says “If you hear of a weapon threat or threat of violence in your school or community call 1-866-SPEAK-UP.” But we’re not stupid. We saw the Moms Demand Action’s Facebook post post-Paramus suicide: “ANOTHER DAY IN AMERICA, ANOTHER MASS SHOOTING THREAT.” We get that the civilian disarmament movement is moving towards labeling legal gun ownership a “threat”—one that must be eliminated. So I called the Brady’s “National Weapons Reporting Hotline” . . .
I reported a “scary looking man who lives next door with a lot of guns.” The counselor told me the service was primarily for schools but asked if the man was threatening anyone or bringing any of the guns to school. When I said no “but he has a whole lot of assault rifles” she pointed out that he probably has the right to have the guns but “I advise that you call your local police and find out what the local laws are.”
Fair enough? I don’t think so. When a pro-gun control organization masks itself as a crime hotline bad things can happen. Will happen? Watch this space.