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un control supporters' vile and vicious rhetoric-and there has been quite a
bit of it over the years-has always said more about the anti-gun faction than
it has about law-abiding gun owners. But now gun-ban supporters seem to have hit
what could be considered an all-time low.
In a recent article in the National Review, Charles C.W. Cooke relates how
gun control supporters are posting comments on the social media websites of
Moms Demand Action and the Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence advocating for
people to call the police whenever they see anyone carrying a gun in public. Some
posters even recommend alleging to the police that a crime is being committed,
even expressing their hope that the police will open fire on the unsuspecting gun
owner when they confront him or her.
Cooke points out that those who advocate the so-called "swat"-ing of gun
owners represent the fringe among gun-banners and that such action isn't the stated
policy of those organizations. But to our knowledge, neither Shannon Watts of

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Those who hate gun owners enough to wish
injury or death upon us by lying to create
confrontations with law enforcement officers
are nothing more than criminals themselves.

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Moms Demand Action, nor Josh Horwitz of the Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence,
has disavowed the sickening, dangerous comments their followers have made.
It's nearly unthinkable that gun-ban advocates would actually wish harm,
even death, upon fellow Americans just because they choose to practice their
constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. One would think leaders of
those organizations would at least attempt to distance themselves from supporters
who wish pain and death on their neighbors.
The truth is, trained law-abiding Americans who own firearms to protect
themselves and their families are effective in reducing violent crime. We see it every
day in reports from throughout our country. Just take a look at the Armed Citizen
section (page 26) for a small sample.
Those who hate gun owners enough to wish injury or death upon us by lying
to create confrontations with law enforcement officers are nothing more than
criminals themselves. I hope nobody will ever be hateful or foolish enough to call
police on someone legally carrying a firearm simply hoping for a violent encounter.
But if they lie to officers in that manner, they should be prosecuted to the fullest
extent of the law.

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