By David Codrea
USA – -(Ammoland.com)- “Congratulations, NRA!!!!,” a supporter of Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown exclaims on the group’s Facebook post about the execution-style slayings of family members reported Friday in Ohio. “You can chalk up 8 more senseless deaths to your halls of the dead. You are the monsters here.”
“Our thoughts are with Ohio,” the @BradyBuzz Twitter feed claims. “#ENOUGH.”
“Freedom from being shot 2 death should trump gun ownership,” a supporter who's had “enough” Brady Kool-Aid agrees.
“Five of the people killed in the Ohio mass shooting today were children,” the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence evidently declared in a tweet that appears to have been removed (at least what’s remaining at this writing, per Sarah Clements, “Student activist for safer communities [and] Daughter of Sandy Hook survivor,” is a retweet graphic). “One was just five days old, another 6 months. It’s heartbreaking just to type this. We must do everything we can to defeat the National Rifle association and enact strong gun laws.”
The reason it’s no longer there may be because any opportunistic infant blood dancing was premature. Per an actual news report, “Seven of the victims were adults, while one was a 16-year-old boy. Three babies, including a 4-day-old, were present during the rampage and survived.”
That said, trying to erase and hide the past is not unheard of for “progressive” gun-grabbers. It’s a tactic I’ve noted time and again over the years. Whole books have been written about it. If information from a breaking news story changes, you point that out in updates.
Later revelations show a possible motive related to marijuana-growing operations. But the true revelation comes from Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader, warning surviving family members to “take precautions” for their continued safety and survival:
“I cautioned them that they were a target, and I told them to be armed.”
This is a man who understands the defensive value of firearms. He also exhibits an understanding of the proper role of sheriffs in a constitutional republic:
Thomas Jefferson, in his work called “The value of Constitutions”, wrote the office of Sheriff is the most important of all the executive offices of the country. After two hundred years, experience has proven that the perspective of Jefferson and other founding fathers is just as valid today as it was when they first perceived of how a free society could best be constructed.
So how have the self-styled “gun safety/gun violence experts” reacted to Sheriff Reader’s sound, experience-based advice?
“Pike County #Ohio Sheriff's Answer After a Mass Shooting in his Community: ‘Arm yourselves,’” the unqualified hoplophobes at CSGV groused, presumably in a tweet they’ll leave up this time. “Pathetic.”
Readers can decide for themselves who the pathetic ones really are.
About David Codrea:
David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.
In addition to being a field editor/columnist at GUNS Magazine and associate editor for Oath Keepers, he blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.