The group Betsy Riot specializes in childish vandalism in their quest to oppose their fellow Americans’ civil rights. They paste stickers, hang illegal signs, paint graffiti and deface traffic signs with crude, profane anti-gun messages. In 2016, they mailed Christmas cards with graphic imagery of gunshot wounds to a variety of high-profile gun folks including Robert Farago.
Today, Betsy Riot seems almost dead, judging by the lack of activity on their website. The group describes their followers as “neosuffragists and punk patriots.” And their mission? They believe their profanity-laden “sabotage” fights fascism (of course) and will rescue the USA from President Donald Trump. Really.
Because defacing property with stickers and other forms of vandalism worked so well for a tiny group of animal rights nutcases in years past, right?
Apparently Betsy Riot has one die-hard follower in my hometown of Bloomington, Illinois. Because once in a while he or she will slap crude Betsy Riot labels on copies of GunNews left in a laundromat.
The owner, a member of Guns Save Life, shares the gun rights gospel with his customers who wish to read it. Clearly, not all of those washing their clothes welcome a diversity of opinion when it comes to gun ownership.
More recently, I have noticed some similar crude stickers slapped on stop signs at an intersection near a large trailer park on the south end of town. When I called the local public works department, the office staff seemed appalled. The crudely-executed, anti-gun vandalism didn’t last long.
Looking at the Betsy Riot website, their most “recent” post went up February 15th. Their most recent “action” post went online last October. Perhaps someone got caught by police? Or maybe their mother finally kicked them out of the basement.
Not only does their website seem abandoned, but it looks as though the good guys have taken control of the Betsy Riot Facebook page.
Maybe Betsy Riot’s problem is that their Antifa brothers in arms have sucked all the oxygen out of the violent leftist room. Or did the agitator(s) behind the organization move on with their life? Who knows. Time will tell though.
For now, if we listen carefully, we can hear the death rattles in yet another anti-gun organization.