Perry Chiaramonte of Fox Nows is perhaps the first mainstream news reporter catching up to something we first noted months ago: violence-supporting gun control groups are hoping to get gun owners shot by police:
Second Amendment groups are accusing the gun control lobby of putting law-abiding owners of firearms in danger by urging people to call the police on anyone carrying a gun in public.
As more states relax rules about open-carrying of guns, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence has taken to social media to urge the public to assume gun-toters are trouble, and to call the cops on anyone they feel may be a threat.
“If you see someone carrying a firearm in public—openly or concealed—and have ANY doubts about their intent, call 911 immediately and ask police to come to the scene,” the group wrote on its widely followed Facebook page. “Never put your safety, or the safety of your loved ones, at the mercy of weak gun laws that arm individuals in public with little or no criminal and/or mental health screening.”
That approach, according to a blog post by Ohio-based Buckeye Firearms Association, could give rise to needless, tense confrontations between police and gun owners. The association and other similar groups liken the tactic to “swatting,” or the act of tricking an emergency service into dispatching responders based on a false report. Many online harassment campaigns have been known to participate in the practice.
“This practice is exactly what they [Coalition to Stop Gun Violence] are doing,” said Erich Pratt, spokesman for Virginia-based Gun Owners of America. “It’s one thing if someone is using a gun in an illegal or unlawful manner. No one is questioning that. But this clearly sounds like swatting.”
The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) may not be as well known as the Brady Coalition or any of Michael Bloomberg’s well-funded organizations, but they are far more bloodthirsty, with a long and well-documented history of incendiary rhetoric against their fellow citizens.
CSGV’s Executive Director Joshua Horwitz and Director of Communications Ladd Everitt routinely refer to gun owners as “insurrectionists,” a term that they use in a manner that normal people would use to describe terrorists.
On their web site, they publicly state that the correct historical view of the Second Amendment is “treasonous.”
They also actively encourage the process of SWATting, which is what the Chiaramonte article discusses. SWATting is the practice of intentionally drawing law enforcement officers to citizens that have done nothing illegal, in hopes of triggering a violent confrontation.
Law-abiding people such as John Crawford III have been killed as result of SWATting calls.
Law enforcement officers such as Sentinel, Oklahoma Police Chief Louis Ross, have been shot responding to SWATting calls.
In their radical and unhinged war on your constitutional rights, CSGV is promoting violence in hopes of intimidating gun owners.
Here is the current list of the various organizations that are part of this radical and dangerous coalition.
- Alliance for Justice
- Alliance of Baptists
- Alliance of Faith and Feminism
- American Association of Suicideology
- American Ethical Union
- American Federation of Teachers
- American Jewish Committee (AJC)
- American Medical Women’s Association
- American Social Health Association
- American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
- Americans for Democratic Action
- Anti-Defamation League
- Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America
- Black Women United for Action
- Break the Cycle
- B’nai B’rith International
- Catholics United
- Center for Advancement of Public Policy
- Church Women United
- Clery Center for Security On Campus
- CODEPINK: Women for Peace
- Consumer Action
- Dialogue on Diversity
- DISARM Education Fund
- Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
- Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence
- FaithTrust Institute
- Fellowship of Reconciliation
- Futures Without Violence
- Gray Panthers
- Islamic Society of North America
- Jewish Women International
- Justice Through Music
- League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
- Methodist Federation for Social Action
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
- National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
- National Coalition of Community-Based Correctional and Community Re-Entry Service Organizations
- National Congress of Black Women, Inc.
- National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A
- National Council of Jewish Women
- National Council of Negro Women
- National Council of Women’s Organizations
- National Crittenton Foundation
- National Organization for Women
- National Urban League
- NCA Union Retirees
- Orthodox Archdiocese of North America
- Peace Action
- Presbyterian Peace Fellowship
- Progress Now
- Project Single Moms Worldwide
- Rainbow PUSH Coalition
- Student Peace Alliance
- The United States Conference of Mayors
- Union for Reform Judaism
- Woman’s National Democratic Club
- Women of Reform Judaism
- Women’s Center for Ethics in Action
- Workmen’s Circle
Feel free to contact and or all of these organizations and ask them why they are part of a group attempting to trigger violence between law-abiding citizens and law enforcement officers.
It is shocking to see how many religious groups are part of this vile coalition (indeed, CSGV was founded in 1975 by Methodists).
I guess they’ve managed to turn a blind eye to “though shall not murder.”