Social media has been a cesspool of anti-gun rhetoric lately, and it’s mostly coming from those of the left. But, if you’re like me, and advocate for complete gun rights freedom, you’re open to threats from those who disagree with you. Even from some military service members who feel the government should heavily arm them while we fight for our right to keep our AR-15s.
For the most part, I can let social media posts go without unleashing my opinion. But earlier this morning, as a few of my friends and I joked about not having the cash to buy an apache helicopter, I was threatened by a military service member. He called me a “crazy anarchist” and said he hopes he gets the order to take guns away so that he can personally take mine.
No, that is not an exaggeration and I will enclose photos to prove it.
Differences of opinion are now met with threats of violence against peaceful gun owning people. This is, unfortunately, par for the course for gun owners these days. Especially those of us who don’t think the government needs more power to regulate what we can and cannot own.
The conversation quickly escalated after his reply and my comment. Basically, the government should decide what private citizens are allowed to own, keeping our power in check and in the hands of the government where he thinks it rightly belongs.
After he blamed gun rights for the mess in Afghanistan, I let him know that I think civilians should be able to have whatever we can afford to keep us level with the government. He didn’t like that much.
I’ve never once advocated that statists or socialists be disarmed even though I wholeheartedly disagree with their political ideology. I will never advocate for the disarmament of other humans because of a difference of opinion. So much for that freedom of speech he insists he fought for me to have. Apparently, only some humans are worthy of gun ownership.
The irony of the situation was the fact that he called me crazy and a danger to society, yet he threatens to come for my guns, even though I’ve never acted in a violent or threatening manner.
Gun owners are going to be put the ringer for quite some time. At least through the election, most likely. Many are no longer even trying to hide the fact that they want to disarm us. But remember, no one is coming for your guns. If you like them, you can keep them.