A "SWATed" By Any Other Name
Seeing more and more articles on a rather disturbing trend, namely the "SWATing" of Open Carry proponents. The big problem I'm having is that the only places I'm seeing these reports on a regular basis are sources that are known to be extreme gun control advocates and extreme gun rights advocates. This unfortunately makes it very difficult to verify the stories reliably, yet I'm seeing reports on these types of incidents too often for it not to be real. The only question then is how often do they really occur? It would appear though that at least 3 people are dead as a result of this type of harassment, one a West Point Graduate and another a innocent bystander who wasn't even the object of the false 911 report! Plus we have people like Talk Radio host Mike Mallory issuing on air comments like this one.
This, in my opinion, is completely beyond reason as well as being illegal! I mean, come on people! If you don't like guns, that's fine. Hell, my mother is scared of guns and fully supports more gun control legislation. But she's not so far gone as to make false 911 reports in an attempt to get someone who disagrees with her killed! I'll even admit that it's hard to argue that we should have no gun control laws. I've run into more than one person that I personally felt was too stupid to live, let alone trust with a gun! And who but a true fanatic would favor putting a gun in the hands of someone who's already used one to commit a crime? Yet we already have laws making it illegal for a someone convicted of a violent crime or listed as mentally ill to own firearm. What we don't currently have is enough funding to adequately enforce the laws we already have on the books, so I fail to see where more laws will do anything to make us "safer"; and no one but another fanatic would advocate shooting those who shouldn't have guns on sight! What we need more than anything in this country is more communications between the gun control advocates and those of us who think we already have all the laws we already need. Compromise may be difficult, but it's infinitely preferable to this insanity!
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