Virginia: Threat Against Anti-Gun Activist Is An Alleged Hoax

Courtesy of The Truth About Guns, Twitter, and Joseph Sakran

Fairfax, VA-(Ammoland.com)-On Saturday, Virginia anti-gun activist Joseph Sakran posted two images on his verified Twitter account, which he said was receiving death threats from pro-gun activists. Now it appears that the death threats he reported might have been a hoax. The Johns Hopkins Hospital surgeon has since deleted the images and all mentions of the threats.

The images were of a hand holding a pistol and text at the bottom of the paper that reads “The End is Near………”

Sakran claimed that someone put the picture under his windshield wipers of his car before VCDL's Lobby Day on January 20th. Virginia has been a hotbed for the gun debate since the Democrats seized control of the state and introduced radical gun control measures and 96% of the state declared themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries. Sakran said he struggled with the decision to post the pictures online.

“We have the opportunity and the responsibility to make communities safer for Americans,” Sakran wrote on Twitter. “For the person who thought they could silence me by threatening my life, you clearly know nothing about me….. Thank you for showing me that our movement is making a difference.”

Sakran said he informed law enforcement of the death threat, and they told him to stop discussing the matter on social media. AmmoLand contacted the Fairfax County Police, where Sakran lives to get a copy of the police report. According to the law enforcement agency, Sakran never filed a report or contacted them about any threat against him. The Post Millennial also reached out to the law enforcement agency and received the same answer that they gave AmmoLand.

The Baltimore Sun contacted Capitol Police in Richmond to see if they have had any reports against any gun control activist. The department told the Sun that they were unaware of any threats against Sakran or any other person. Sakran insinuated that the threat was due to Lobby Day and the tens of thousands of people that attended the rally.

Eagle-eyed internet users noticed the reflection of Sakran's garage in the windshield of his car. This fact indicates that for someone to leave the threatening image that would have to have broken into the doctor's house to leave the picture. It seems unlikely someone would break into a house to leave a note on a windshield of Sakran's car.

Sakran later claimed he found the alleged threat on his car when he was going to work and thought it was just an advertisement flyer. Days later, he looked at the flyer while cleaning his car and discovered it was a threat.

His statement brings up a couple of questions. The doctor posted a picture initially showing the flyer on his windshield, where he claimed he found it. If that was the case, why would he take a picture of a flyer if he didn’t know what it was? The threat is clearly visible in the picture. Also, wouldn't he think it is weird that someone broke into his garage to put an advertisement on his car? Some in the gun community believe that Sakran saying that he found it days later, is him trying to cover up his inconsistencies in his story.

Another fact that observers noticed was the picture of the image that Sakran says he brought in from his car has fewer creases than the picture of the image from where he found it. This fact leads many people to deduce that the picture of the image from after Sakran says he took it off his car was actually taken before someone put it on his windshield wiper.

Since all the inconsistencies in the story have surfaced, multiple publications have reached out to Sakran to see if the threats were a hoax. Sakran has gone dark and is not responding to any request for comments. He has also deleted all mentions of the threat across all his social media accounts.

AmmoLand tried reaching out to Sakran through multiple mediums, but the doctor has not responded by the time of the publication of this article.


About John Crump

John is a NRA instructor and a constitutional activist. He is the former CEO of Veritas Firearms, LLC and is the co-host of The Patriot News Podcast which can be found at www.blogtalkradio.com/patriotnews. John has written extensively on the patriot movement including 3%'ers, Oath Keepers, and Militias. In addition to the Patriot movement, John has written about firearms, interviewed people of all walks of life, and on the Constitution. John lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and sons and is currently working on a book on leftist deplatforming methods and can be followed on Twitter at @crumpyss, on Facebook at realjohncrump, or at www.crumpy.com.

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SEMPAI
SEMPAI
8 months ago

He’s on sabbatical until sep 2020 ??? Wtffff
I’m still e mailing him and his secretary everyday for the rest of the year . He did open his LinkedIn request and checked my profile so let’s all hit him up there as well

Rattlerjake
Rattlerjake
8 months ago

I have yet to hear of a threat of violence or case of racism that wasn’t finally revealed as a hoax perpetrated by a leftist.

Sanbaba
Sanbaba
8 months ago

It’s like Jussie Smollet part 2 ‍♂️

Link
Link
8 months ago

Someone local should take all information to his employer and file a ethics complaint.
His actions show a dangerous bias and lack of good judgment.

RayJN
RayJN
8 months ago
Reply to  Link

Unfortunately many or most of the colleagues and supervisors also anti-gunners. He did avoid filing a false police report.

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
8 months ago

LIAR, LIAR PANTS ON FIRE! LOL! What a TURD. Anyone who uses him for a “doctor” should question EVERYTHING he claims. Because he is a lying psychopathic control freak. And they have a club and he is in it.

John Dow
John Dow
8 months ago

Liars gonna lie, haters gonna hate.

OldJarhead03
OldJarhead03
8 months ago

It is obvious this is a hoax.
Any real gun guy would never pull a blue gun on someone.

Rattlerjake
Rattlerjake
8 months ago
Reply to  OldJarhead03

Yep, blue guns belong to leftists.

AggregatVier
AggregatVier
8 months ago

If anyone in the pro Second Amendment community committed an equivalent hate crime hoax, they’d be fired from their employment. Will this mentally disturbed individual even get therapy?

Tionico
Tionico
8 months ago

Not that its worth the bother,but if someone REALLY wanted to nail him, demand the ORIGINAL digital files of the two images. The “metadata” will include the exact time each was taken, thus confirming absolutely which picture was taken first.
If he’s on the up and up, he’d not have gone dark AND the polise should be able to at least locate a record of someone by that name filing a report………

Ansel Hazen
Ansel Hazen
8 months ago
Reply to  Tionico

My understanding was when he had them posted online the metadata was grabbed and that is part of what started the hoax to unravel.

nrringlee
nrringlee
8 months ago

And what is the simplest answer to this riddle? The arguments of the gun rights elimination crowd fail in open debate so they resort to these kinds of false flag tactics. Simple

Knute
Knute
8 months ago
Reply to  nrringlee

It might be simple, but simple is not easy. Simple is the hardest thing for us to understand. Human nature is always complexity first. Only after understanding dawns can simple be understood.
Just examine the internal workings of the early autoloading firearms. Why is the inside of a Thomson 1928 so much more complex than the WW2 era Thompson M1? And why were the grease and Sten guns so much simpler yet? Only after the light begins to dawn can humans weed out the complexity they adore and arrive at “simplicity”.

ShooterOne
ShooterOne
8 months ago
Reply to  Knute

This is just another example of the anti-gun liars feeding false information in their unconstitutional attempts to infringe upon our God given rights to keep and bear arms.

PMinFl
PMinFl
8 months ago
Reply to  nrringlee

nrringlee, I read your post and something jumped out from the page, The term” Gun Rights Elimination” crowd is the exact way we all should reference the grabbers !!
That is the perfect description !!

Knute
Knute
8 months ago
Reply to  PMinFl

I thought “the grabbers” was perfect! But it maybe needs another word. Freedom grabbers? Liberty grabbers? How about “Ass Grabbers”? That would fit most of the holy weird celebs right down to the ground. With certain exceptions like Keanu Reeves, OFC:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueZPB3ld5os
A bit sloppy in the marksmanship category, but quick!

Possum1500
Possum1500
8 months ago

Well one of the main Johns Hopkins University schools is owned by Michael Bloomberg. Imagine that….hmmmmm

PMinFl
PMinFl
8 months ago
Reply to  Possum1500

This Dr. knows which side his bread is buttered.

BigJim
BigJim
8 months ago

The photo guarantees it was taken in a residential garage. Scuttle hole to the attic is obvious. Now he can seek a psychiatric evaluation. Criminal charges for falsifying evidence. We shall see.

BigJim
BigJim
8 months ago
Reply to  BigJim

Ahh he didn’t report it like juicy smellit.

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
8 months ago
Reply to  BigJim

Pretty damn dumb for a “doctor”. Maybe he is a hemorrhoid doctor. That would make sense then.

StWayne
StWayne
8 months ago

So the “Good Doctor” is just another lying, cheating, manipulating hypocrite from the left with an anti-gun political agenda that he wants to promote at any cost, what’s new about that? This is what they do. He should get together with Jussie Smollett and depict the gun hanging from a rope with a white hanky draped over the barrel. Oh won’t that get their base all stirred up.

gregs
gregs
8 months ago

another smallet. another example of a mentally disturbed person, whom as a surgeon, I don’t want operating on me. leftist are incapable of telling the truth and dealing with reality.

Possum1500
Possum1500
8 months ago
Reply to  gregs

Mental….you nailed it….they are mental and THEY are the ones who need to be evaluated!! Not someone who is buying a gun.

SEMPAI
SEMPAI
8 months ago

Found him in john Hopkins directory and also on LinkedIn..no e mail address go to LinkedIn message invite I’m hoping he accepts…give him HELL FOR BEING A POSER

SEMPAI
SEMPAI
8 months ago
Reply to  SEMPAI

Thanks will …bombed him this morning at 5:20 before I left for work

Terry
Terry
8 months ago

in other words the left is a ling sack of shit that will lie through their teeth to prove an unfounded negative action by the right. The reflection in His windshield of the inside of his garage is so very embarrassing for him hope the pro gun folks where he works really give him a hard time. I would think that the professional certification group would review his certification for publicly lying on social media. Is that the MDA?

SEMPAI
SEMPAI
8 months ago

Someone please find his e mail address …. piece of garbage

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
8 months ago
Reply to  wolfzatDawn

@Wolfz, No. I am not going to some F-6 website and picking up a computer virus, just because you say to. If there is something that you want said, then say it

Possum1500
Possum1500
8 months ago
Reply to  wolfzatDawn

What does it say wolf?

Dave in Fairfax
Editor
Dave in Fairfax
8 months ago
Reply to  Possum1500

Possum and WB, I run Linux so I went and looked. It quotes: VA Code 18.2-152.7:1: If any person, with the intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass any person, shall use a computer or computer network to communicate obscene, vulgar, profane, lewd, lascivious, or indecent language, or make any suggestion or proposal of an obscene nature, or threaten any illegal or immoral act, he shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. And references some changes to the wording. The gist is, as I read the article, that they are ramping up an infringement to the 1A so that they… Read more »