The Bloombergian “moms” and their friends have been violent lately.
“You see a GunFilth waving its penis substitute, exit, call police. Armed robbery in progress.” So recommends Twitter user LittleBlackDog.
Lest you be tempted to think that creatures like LittleBlackDog are anomalies—embarrassing creeps who get quickly put down by the more sincere, life-respecting “moms”—have a look at a typical endorsement of the doggie’s plan: “A practical way to thin the herd of ammosexuals.” That’s from a Canadian gun-control activist whose Twitter image is a pistol with pink flowers curling from its barrel.
Generally, these exemplars of peace, love, and non-violence don’t want to get directly involved. They want police (with guns) to rush in at their command to dispose of us. Others express willingness—even eagerness—to do the job themselves.
One Steve Mitchell tweeted to gun-rights activist BFD: “If murder was legal, I’d kill you and your entire family with a smile. You deserve nothing else than pure suffering.”
When the Moms Demand Action Facebook page featured a picture of a customer peaceably open carrying a pistol in a Kroger store, this was the bizarrely illogical yet murderous response from Linda Andrew Hunsicker: “If I see a guy carrying a big gun like this when I’m shopping, I have to assume he’s a bad guy and shoot him. It doesn’t make sense to wait and see whether he shoots someone else first. He’s got a gun in Kroger. I feel threatened, so it’s my duty to shoot him first.” She wasn’t the only one to wish death on the stranger in the photo.
Many anti-gunners rejoice in the idea of blood and pain, whether it’s inflicted by accident or murder. One Tom Brown commented (on an NRA photo of a woman with a gun), “That bitch got some nice legs. I wish that rifle would go off and shoot her in one of them. That’s all she deserves.”
When a nine-year-old girl accidentally killed her firearms instructor, anti-gunner BostonSnob crowed on Twitter, “I can’t stop laughing at that girl blowing away her gun instructor. I just hope he didn’t procreate.”
Innocent victims of crime? You might expect sorrow and pity, but you’d expect wrong. A chorus of anti-gunners will always rejoice—as long as those victims were killed with firearms. One of the most common themes among these people is wanting the children of gun owners to die bloody, painful deaths.
Blogger realeyezlife thinks it’s not enough for individual gun owners and their family members to be injured or killed. When not posting cute cat pictures or frothing in four-letter words about politicians, he (or perhaps she) says, “I Vote For Drones To Kill Every Single Legal Gun Owning Cowardly Idiot In The United States Of America.”
Yes, we gun owners should not just be shot, but all 80 million of us and anyone in our vicinity should be vaporized from the air!
What on earth is going on here? When and why did anti-gunners become so bloody-minded?
Of course one of the first things you notice is that all the remarks I quoted are off the Internet, where fools can—and do—mouth whatever nonsense they wish.
Yet the venom is not confined to the Internet. Listen to nationally syndicated radio host and former CNN news writer Mike Malloy: “I guess what I’ll do if I’m ever in that situation and I see one of these half-witted yahoos walking in with a weapon, high-caliber rifle like that, I’ll just put on a berserk act. I will just start screaming, ‘Gun! Gun! Gun! Watch out, everybody hit the deck! Guns! Guns! Everybody!’ And then dial 911 and I will say, ‘Shots fired!’ which will bring every goddamned cop within 15 miles. And then the half-wits with the long guns are going to panic and they’re going to run out of the store and if that rifle isn’t shouldered properly, the cop is going to take a look at that and put a bullet right in their forehead.”
Malloy earlier said he’d like to invite an NRA board member to visit him, then shoot the unnamed board member in cold blood.
Of course, this is still the unreal world of the media. But violence has always been part of the anti-gun psyche. How many times have you read or heard some victim disarmamer claim that nobody can be trusted with guns because, “I know if I had a gun in my house and I got mad at someone, I’d want to shoot them”? They don’t seem to realize that millions of us don’t have such murderous impulses.
And anti-gunner violence isn’t confined solely to thoughts and words. Erika Quinn, a Moms Demand Action coordinator for Oklahoma, had a restraining order against her from April 2013 to April 2014, apparently for threatening or doing violence to children. While under the order, Quinn both served on the board of the Bloomberg/Watts group and posted photos of herself with guns.
At least 16 members of Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns have been arrested for various crimes. While many of them were non-violent “political” crimes like bribery, corruption, and theft (from a program for disadvantaged children), one was convicted of child pornography charges and another, Adam Bradley of White Plains, New York, was convicted of attempted assault, harassment, and contempt. He slammed a door on his wife’s hand, threw hot tea at her, violated a protection order—then resolutely claimed he was the real victim in the events.
Another Bloomberg mayor, Frank Melton of Jackson, Mississippi, was convicted of illegally carrying firearms—though his most interesting crimes were committed with sledgehammers.
Earlier, Barbara Graham of the anti-gun Million Mom March hunted down and shot a young man she wrongly believed was responsible for her son’s death. This anti-violence activist used a .45 to put an innocent man in the hospital for a year and in a wheelchair for life.
Most recently, Pennsylvania “anti-violence” activists Nikole Ardino and Emanuel Velez were arrested for punching and kicking their former roommate Joshua Magraff until he was unconscious, having seizures, and vomiting blood. Magraff was admitted to a hospital in critical condition (no word as of this writing whether he lived or died). Ms. Ardino was booked into jail wearing the same Stop the Violence T-shirt she’d had on the previous day when she helped lead a protest against two shootings.
Still, anti-gunners who commit real-world violence are undoubtedly a small minority, while anti-gunners who mouth the most vicious, bloody wishes on the Internet are much more plentiful. By some counts, as many as one in 20 anti-gun comments on blogs, articles, Twitter, and Facebook wish horrible mayhem on people like us—merely for disagreeing with them or publicly exercising our rights.
This is ominous and terrifying, particularly when you consider that it’s already led to tragedy. I don’t know whether Ronald Ritchie is an anti-gun activist or just a person who’s okay with other people dying so he can get attention. But when he called police to report that a fellow Walmart shopper named John Carpenter III was loading a gun, waving the gun around, threatening people, and planning to rob the store, Ritchie was lying.
Carpenter had simply picked up an air rifle or BB gun that was for sale and was carrying it while talking on his cellphone. Ritchie was so very unafraid of Carpenter that he allowed his wheelchair-bound wife, April, to accompany him as he followed Carpenter around the store, even though she’d have been a helpless target for a real shooter.
Thanks to Ritchie’s lies and police overreaction, a cop shot Carpenter dead. In the resulting panic, a 37-year-old woman running from the scene had a heart attack and died.
If a single anti-gunner spoke up afterward to say that Ritchie had done a terrible thing, I didn’t see it or hear about it. Many of the bloody “call the cops” comments quoted above came after Carpenter’s shooting and from people who almost certainly knew about it.
The verbal violence of anti-gunners is creepy, deadly, and appears to know no end of bloodlust. The good part—and there is one—is that this is the language and thinking of losers. And I don’t just mean losers in the sense of those who aren’t succeeding in life (though perhaps that, too). I mean losers in the sense of people who know their cause is toast.