Ever since the death of George Floyd during an arrest by Minneapolis police officers, there’s been an awful lot of unrest, to put it mildly. Mostly protests, but more than an handful of riots have taken place. In fact, enough riots have taken place that plenty of people are arming up.
To be sure, no one really expects the election to settle tensions. After all, if Trump wins, we’ll see riots–something we saw in 2016–and if he loses, well, Biden has some positions that are bound to spark some unrest all on their own.
For a Virginia gun store, though, some of the stupid has come early. After all, the mere mention of an election was deemed “voter intimidation” by one shrieking Karen.
In Northern Virginia, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office was asked to investigate a claim of potential voter intimidation at the polls.
This has to do with a volunteer poll worker who came across Facebook ads they found to be a threat.
The Facebook posts referenced show a Facebook ad for an AR pistol on sale – a firearm some politicians and activists might describe as an “assault-style weapon.”
The post was made on September 20th and no longer appears to be online. It shows an image of the firearm – but it is the wording the complainant took issue with.
One post with the firearm price also reads “…the election is just around the corner…”
Another post reads … “I want to see you in a nice AR pistol for the election.”
The person who made the complaint believes this is an example of voter intimidation.
I’m pretty sure the investigation consisted of a detective pulling up the store’s Facebook page–Minuteman Arms in Lovettsville, VA–and looking at the posts in question and saying, “Are you f**king kidding me?” and calling it a day.
Honestly, this is the most inane and idiotic claim I’ve seen yet.
The mere mention of the election and firearm does not equate to voter intimidation unless you’re such a bedwetting, hide in the closet at thunder degree of coward that you simply faint at the mention of anything that could be construed as unpleasant. There’s literally nothing wrong with the posts in question.
But there are plenty of people out there who honestly think that gun automatically means a desire to mow down legions of people you don’t like. In a nation of over 400 million firearms, though, if that were remotely true, there wouldn’t be an anti-gun movement left. The fact that there is should be ample proof that their hysteria is overblown at a minimum.
Luckily, the authorities declined to press any charges against Minuteman Arms. Then again, what would such charges have really been? Voter intimidation is beyond ridiculous, after all, so what? Making a Karen uncomfortable? Malicious taunting?
This, ladies and gentlemen, is the world we live in.
Make no mistake, though, the election won’t change any of it. If anything, a Biden win will make this kind of nonsense even worse.
Probably much like the violence we’ve seen.