The “Coalition to Stop Gun Violence” or CSGV, has taken to their Facebook site encouraging their mouth breathing lemmings to call law enforcement any and every time they see someone carrying a firearm in public. They encourage their minions to tell law enforcement that they “don’t feel safe”…..though from the comments and CSGV responses, that the true intent is to [and I quote] hassle gun owners. They don’t merely give a marching order to call the police…but to call 911. Good job guys….tying up the emergency line for frivolous and false reports really speaks highly of the intellect that we’re dealing with here. /sarc
Swatting is the act of tricking an emergency service (via such means as hoaxing a 9-1-1 dispatcher) into dispatching an emergency response based on the false report of an ongoing critical incident.
What they likely don’t realize, because let’s face it, we’re not dealing with the MENSA crowd here….is that aside from taking law enforcement away from working and/or repsonding to actual violations of the law, filing a false report [when there is no crime being committed] is a misdemeanor in many states. Some commenters advocate telling 911 that there is an ‘active shooter’, which of course, will result in a felony conviction for the caller. Others state that they will leave any establishment that permits open carry, and without paying. Nice.
The comments are rife with the usual menu of stale meme’s and outright lies…but the underlying theme is that their perceived [and non-existent] right to harass a citizen acting in a lawful manner, is somehow more important than the laws of their state and locality, as well as the burden placed upon the emergency services for their area.
So, I suppose it makes sense that those who would so casually disregard the rights protected under the Constitution, would likewise disregard state and local laws. Why is the gun control cabal such a criminal element?
* Hoplophobia is a neologism, originally coined as a pejorative, to describe an “irrational aversion to weapons.” It is sometimes used more generally to describe the “fear of firearms” or colloquially as the “fear of armed citizens.”