Well, here’s a bit of irony for you: A March For Our Lives participant was arrested for threatening to murder children (hat tip to here for the lead).
No, this isn’t a joke or satire. Sadly, it’s the truth, and it would be funny if it weren’t so disturbing. Meghan McRoberts gives us the details:
Laurence Wayne Key is facing federal charges under the offense of “communication of a threat to kidnap or injure a person.”
A criminal complaint shows Key is accused of calling Mast’s Washington, D.C. office Monday, and telling an intern who answered the phone, “I’m going to find the Congressman’s kids and kill them. If you’re going to separate kids at the border, I’m going to kill his kids. Don’t try to find me because you won’t.’
Now, you would think that this guy, who supports students’ right to live without being murdered, would understand that children are off limits in a political disagreement, but, apparently, that isn’t the case.
Unfortunately, this seems to be a troubling trend among anti-gunners and those who promote gun control. They are completely amoral about who they are willing to use to get what they want and becoming more and more unhinged in what they are willing to do. If they think that putting kids in front of a camera to cry and make emotional appeals will help their agenda, then you end of up March For Our Lives. But, if they believe that endangering someone else’s children will help their agenda, then those children are simply “collateral damage” and “acceptable losses.”
It’s completely evil.
And there is the very real possibility that it could get worse. Keep in mind that pro-2nd Amendment people like you and I are generally considered to be Trump supporters (no matter what your personal politics are) because Trump ran a pro-2nd Amendment campaign. John Boch writes,
Given that sort of rhetoric and encouragement, there exists a high likelihood that more of [Republican baseball game shooter] Hodgkinson’s ilk will resort to violence. After all, living in their cocoon, they believe that the majority of America supports their radical beliefs and that justifies their use of physical force. Even for those not (yet) turning to guns, or bombs, other far-left Democrat mobs will grow more emboldened by the Maxine Waters and Hamilton Nolans of the left-wing echo chamber.
Sooner or later, this mob will expand their potential targets to anyone perceived as a possible Trump supporter. They may target specific people like Pam Bondi and her boyfriend, or they may select targets of opportunity. Either way, guess what: no matter your politics, if you’re a gun owner, you are their perceived enemy.
We teach people not to ignore an articulated threat by a potential attacker. If someone angry at you says, “I’m going to kill you,” you should listen. As they say, the FBI would call that a “clue.” You should take credible threats seriously and act accordingly to defend yourself.
The gun-hating left is telling you what they intend to do. With this in mind, the prudent people will take precautions for their own self-defense. If you have a carry license, or live in a constitutional carry state, make sure you carry a gun. If you have not yet acquired your CCW, do so right away.
Don’t forfeit your life because you left your safety rescue tool at home.
The fact of the matter is that, while the media and the lunatic fringe of the anti-gun movement get more and more frantic, they could be more likely to do extreme things, and, yes, this means even doing hypocritical things if they think that it will advance their agenda.
It’s sad and scary and despicable. And you need to be able to protect you and your family from these nutcases.