‘Active Shooter Alert’ Bill, Designed to Scare, Draws in GOP Traitors and Suckers

Two wings, same bird of prey…  Serial betrayer Fred Upton (“A”-rated by NRA in 2010) is retiring, but there are other “Republicans” like him and if you don’t cut out the cancer it will spread. (Congressman David Cicilline/Facebook)

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “H.R. 6538, the Active Shooter Alert Act of 2022, is not a public safety tool, but rather an anti-gun propaganda program intended to further public hysteria by hyper-inflating the authentic number of ‘active shooter’ incidents to expand support for unconstitutional gun control measures,” Gun Owners of America advised members in a mid-July alert. “Under the Active Shooter Alert Act of 2022, justified self-defense shootings, gang violence, drug violence, or accidental shootings will be used to send alerts to the American people about the presence of an ‘active shooter’ to intentionally misguide the public and create mass hysteria.”

I imagine an uninterrupted night’s sleep would be damn near impossible on an average weekend in Chicago.

You’ll note whenever GOA uses the term on its own (as opposed to citing what the bill is named) they put the words “active shooter” in quotation marks. There’s a reason why that’s appropriate, and something gun owners should emulate. Per Firearms Coalition Managing Director and “proud active shooter” Jeff Knox:

“It is inaccurate because it does not include any direct suggestion of criminality, using ‘shooter’ to infer that, and it is insulting because by doing this, it implies that shooting is a criminal activity.”

Rep. Thomas Massie describes the bill more bluntly.

“House Democrats are trying to condition Americans to repeal the Second Amendment,” he warns, and he’s not using hyperbole. Any longtime gun owner who doesn’t recognize by now that yes, the prohibitionists really do want to take your guns, is either an oblivious fool or in the enemy camp. (There are also citizens new to owning guns who have never given the matter much thought to see how they’ve been lied to, who are ripe for manipulation and the subjects of another analysis.)

Two points:

Repealing the Second Amendment would not invalidate the right to keep and bear arms, which the Supreme Court has recognized, first in Cruikshank and later cited in Heller:

“The right to bear arms is not granted by the Constitution; neither is it in any manner dependent upon that instrument for its existence.”

Massie knows that. He also knows the Democrats want us to believe rights come from them, using the term “bill of rights” to propose government-mandated privileges that are generally dependent on dragooning (that is, enslaving) others to provide the “granted” services. (See “FDR’s ‘Second Bill of Rights’ and UN Declaration Show How ‘Progressives’ View You.”)

The second point is addressed directly to Donald Trump in the (admittedly improbable) hope that someone who knows him will call it to his attention: Don’t you think it’s past time you to publicly apologize to Rep. Massie and admit that he was right for putting the Constitution over GOP Democrat Lite politics?

As for the “Active Shooter” Alert bill, it passed in the House of Representatives with 43 “Republicans” either knowingly signing on with or being suckered in by a confirmed enemy of the Second Amendment, bill sponsor David Cicilline (D-RI). He’s the professional worm tongue who out of one corner of his mouth professes, “We all respect the Second Amendment but…” and out of the other corner snarls, “Spare me the bulls*** about Constitutional rights.”

You can find out who the GOP turncoats are via the House Clerk’s recorded votes tally to see if your representative made the Dishonor Roll, either because he’s negligently ignorant, because he’s a proven embedded enemy (like the 15 Republican co-sponsors who have betrayed us before), or because he’s a pandering coward dumb enough to believe this will earn him media props and kudos from “our friends across the aisle” for being reasonable.

Incidentally, the roll call record is of critical importance. Arguing against the unaccountability of voice votes was one of the concerns Rep. Massie had expressed when Trump unloaded on him, but all gun owners need do to see the danger that poses to them is to recall the words “Hughes Amendment.”

Say your rep sided with Cicilline, what can you do?

GOA offers a pre-written letter option to “spank” them and then contact your senators, a strategy that has obvious limitations if your Republican rep is a longtime Quisling who is either not running again or knows he can get away with it from being reelected after past betrayals. Ditto, what’s the use of pleading with them if your senators are known enemies of your rights in secure seats like Dianne Feinstein or Chuck Schumer?

Time and again I’ve seen gun owners in “blue states” just shine such alerts on because they’ve concluded — in their case — they’re a waste of time. There ought to be a way to more productively direct such appeals. Since what Congress does affects us all, why shouldn’t mass contact forms instead make our views — and potential support or opposition — known to those who are persuadable, but who “represent” other districts and states? And post it to their widely-viewed social media accounts so that others can see and share?

Another strategy is to “primary” the Benedict Arnolds. Do you know if your state has already held one? If it hasn’t yet, are any of the state and national gun organizations we join and support offering you a way to organize (something the collectivists excel at and we do not) and defeat the backstabbers with a superior candidate?

Then there are those who say “The hell with the traitors, I’ll stay home or even vote for the commie in the general election and let’s get this show started.” As rash as that sounds, there’s a definite logic to not rewarding betrayals with power, and it’s fair to ask if a gun owner would want to patrol with a squad member who will only back shoot them once in a while or be so forgiving of an occasionally promiscuous spouse who is “faithful” most of the rest of the time.

But that means a Democrat would win! Yeah, and that would create a real dilemma for them if they followed their (un)natural instincts and went hog wild with ramping up the tyranny, something they always seem to do when they feel they can impose whatever they want.

It’s a dilemma for gun owners, too, we who simply want to be left alone to live lives that aren’t harming anybody and enjoy whatever “Blessings of Liberty” we can earn for ourselves, but see there are powerful interests who not only won’t let us do that, but want to see anyone who thinks like that marginalized and “canceled” (with the real hardcore who understand history opting for “eradicated.”)

Fortunately, in this case, the legislative monitoring site GovTrack gives a prognosis of a “3% chance of being enacted,” so it appears this is more a case of pre-midterms attention-whoring on Cicilline’s part. But let Republican betrayals blow the perceived “Red Wave” momentum and you’d better believe they’ll be back with this again in earnest and with another wave of infringements that are even more intrusive and offensive after that.


About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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Mack

David,

Your articles usually appear under ‘Gun Rights’ but this is not there.

Instead it appears on the Front Page only.

Any reason for this?

Bob

I wonder if there is a point of no return for gun rights which patriotic Americans will push back? I think no even with millions of guns in private hands. The best course is for red states to declare secession from the United States and then if there is a fight it will be the state militias and guard on the frontline not individuals.

Mack

Very important that you wrote this David. Thanks.

Simply put:

Shooting bad – very bad!

Well, who knew?

See, I thought MURDER was bad.

A Cardinal Sin. Does Upton care?

F-Rated now, right Wayne?

Stag

How many of these articles will need to be posted before people start waking up and stop blindly voting for whoever has the R next to their name?

Chuck

Tell me exactly how, knowing an Active Shooting” is ongoing in Butt F**k Commiefornia or A$$wipe New York has any relevance in Rural Commierado?

Why does anyone not in the area of an ongoing shooting need to be alerted, that isn’t already alerted through State/Local Emergency Alert Systems?

This is nothing but a total waste of time and money, period.

StLPro2A

Attempting to post….get message Portion of post is invalid. Well, in bits lets see.

Politicians with laws never stop bad guys with guns.
They only control the good guys, which is their true agenda.

. “That is why our masters in Washington are so anxious to disarm us. They are not afraid of criminals. They are afraid of a populace which cannot be subdued by tyrants. ” – late Col Jeff Cooper. 

StLPro2A

Nope…that was OK… next…. . “That is why our masters in Washington are so anxious to disarm us. They are not afraid of criminals. They are afraid of a populace which cannot be subdued by tyrants. ” – late Col Jeff Cooper.  But, maybe we should agree with Gov. Hochul. What we need is a law!!!! How about “Thou shalt not kill.” Ooops. “Been there, tried that,” said GOD. He even put it in writing on stone tablets so we wouldn’t forget. Maybe Man can do better, teach God a thing or two, ’bout that law thingy. How about Murder… Read more »

StLPro2A

Not there…once again…. You know, HOW ABOUT, when families consisted of two guiding, loving parents. HOW ABOUT, when kids feared God, and Moms saying, “Wait til your father gets home.” HOW ABOUT, when boys knew they were boys; girls knew they were girls….and weren’t confused about which bathroom to use, or which athletic association in which to participate. How About, when kids carried shotguns/rifles in rear window gun racks in their pickups to school so they could stop off to hunt on their way home…..you know when no one cared and no one got killed by deranged young extremist kids…known,… Read more »

Rodoeo

This is why you can’t give these people an INCH. They take a mile and will intentionally spew false information to further their ‘total confiscation’ mantra.

Boom

Benedict Arnold was a great Patriot… I’m so sick and tired of hearing his name associated with traitors.. perhaps you should read “rabble in arms”… I guess the same people who actually think that a ragtag colony could have defeated the mighty empire of England, alone; are the same people that think having an AR-15 in their closet is gonna mean something when 6 GunTrucks pull in front of their house. I guess the same people, that have never asked themselves, “gee, I wonder who paid the salary of these revolutionary soldiers”… Well… I’ll give you a hint, I lot… Read more »

Wild Bill

I really can not agree with your assertions. Arnold was a great patriot at Saratoga, and continued to be until the Second Continental Congress sold him out. Then he tried to sell West Point to the British. That was the act that have aid and comfort to the enemies. It is not only the government that wrote down the history of the War for Independence, but also many private persons, newspapers, states, and foreign observers. I put my house numbers on my “caretaker” house and garage, so if the gun trucks could find this place, they will probably not stop… Read more »

StLPro2A

“….people that think having an AR-15 in their closet is gonna mean something when 6 GunTrucks pull in front of their house.” As when Bradleys pulled up in front of a mud, dung, and rock hut of goat hearder in sandals with only an AK…..and the Bradleys were left behind along with billions in other high tech arms. Or, when APCs pulled up in front of a bamboo hooch of a sandaled panjama boy with only an AK…..and, Hueys were pushed over board as the all powerful force sailed away….. AK, AR, you say potato, I say potatoe….. Betting on… Read more »

Wass

We need an “Active Politician Alert Bill”, to notify citizens when an elected office holder persistently panders for attention as a reflex to a sudden event or situation. This law will strive for a single standard applied to all political parties. Violators are usually noticeable by knee pads on suit pants.

Chuck

And Schitt stains on their pants and dresses.

Arny

Then there are those who say “The hell with the traitors, I’ll stay home or even vote for the commie in the general election and let’s get this show started.”  lmao

Boz

“Today, I introduced the bi-partisan ACTIVE SHOOTER ALERT ACT….to help keep our communities safe.”

LOL! NO Iaw has EVER prevented a crime. Laws exist merely to punish AFTER the fact. No law has EVER stopped a crime. EVER. Fact.

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bondmen

Mass hysteria and excess emotionalism is blood life for progressivism and its continual fight to restrict and abolish our freedom and liberty. If they succeed in causing folks to react emotionally then the thinking cap stays on the shelf and victory goes to the collectivists and national-international socialists in their unending quest to grow the therapeutic and administrative feral state here and abroad.

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