[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]SWATing is a severely dangerous situation. In essence, it is when someone calls 911 to report a heinous crime in progress at a location. The SWAT team arrives, busts-down the door and the occupants, unaware of what is going on, reaches for their firearms to counter the ruckus. This can end tragically as the SWAT team members then shoot the armed occupants. It is a danger not only to those who are armed, but innocent bystanders and the police officers, themselves, who risk being fired upon.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]It also works out poorly for the “prankster” as they are almost always caught and charged for this heinous crime.
While no sane person would ever perpetrate this crime, those who vociferously advocate for gun control laws are often far from what many would call “sane.” With an “ends justify the means” mentality and a mistaken belief that moral righteousness is on their side, those who are most passionate about disarming Americans can stoop to some pretty reprehensible behavior.
Case-in-point: one of the most-militant groups is the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, or CSGV.
The CSGV is an ardent opponent of handgun and rifle ownership for citizens and they offer worse firearm safety advice than Joe Biden. They are not simply subscribers to an alternative idea of firearm ownership; they view firearm owners as dangerous elements of society and thus, appear okay with placing these fellow citizens in mortal danger.
In a recent Facebook post, they encouraged followers to immediately call 911 if they encountered anyone with a firearm in public, either concealed or in the open.
Further, the comments suggest that even though carrying a firearm is lawful in most places in most circumstances, followers should not only invite police to come harass an armed citizen, but should continue to do so even if the police have deemed the situation non-serious.
So, the central premise behind CSGV’s Facebook posting appears to be that if you see someone exercising their Second Amendment rights, be sure to create a panic and alert police and perhaps the misunderstanding will escalate into a body count.
Those who advocate for gun control do not have to agree with the Second Amendment. If they want the security of America with an abridgement of our rights, that’s what Canada’s for. However, while the Second Amendment exists, the onus is not upon gun owners to make the truly ignorant feel more comfortable; it is the duty of those who dislike firearms to come to terms with the fact that Americans have the right to possess them.
Imagine if we applied this level of zealotry to other perfectly-legal yet, potentially-dangerous situations:
The other day, I saw someone driving a car. Though it was perfectly legal and I had no reason to believe they intended to run-over children in a crosswalk, I thought it best to alert police that there was a dangerous madman with a deadly piece of machinery endangering the lives of countless people.
See how crazy that sounds?[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]