False Flags, Part 641

June 27th, 2016

There's a website up today asking that gun buyers "share the safety" by sharing guns with people in "impoverished" areas. The shared guns will supposedly go to "locations with highest incidences of police, security guard, and vigilante violence against unarmed citizens."

Yes, it apes the NRA's website design. Yes, the links all take you to legitimate sites. No, it's not real.

Both the NRA and Smith & Wesson have denied knowledge of it. I don't see how it doesn't constitute libel.

The bigger question is, why stoop to this? That site cost money and …

Evolve Together, Slight Return

February 25th, 2014

I wrote about these guys last week. At the time, I really couldn't find much to link them directly to any of the regular gun-control groups. This isn't too surprising. Their new generation of advocates has adapted well to social media and they've learned to cover their tracks.

Then Mike Weisser's name came up. He calls himself the "gun guy" at Evolve Together, and he has a column at the Huffington Post. Apparently, he's the "gun guy" because he runs a shop somewhere, and that qualifies him to decide what's good for us. He's not a fan …

Evolve Together

February 19th, 2014

This video has been making the rounds lately, and I think it's hilarious.

It was conceived by Evolve Together. Founder Rebecca Bond came out briefly and vaguely on the general issue of violence after Sandy Hook, but she doesn't appear to be aligned with any of the usual gun-control groups. Of course, the anti-gunners have learned to be sneaky with their affiliations and finances, and it's suspicious that they haven't reached out to any of the mainstream gun groups for support.

The video itself was produced by Saatchi & Saatchi, who have done some gun-control work in the past, but I don't know if that was relevant in this case.

Despite the out-of-period weapon (repeaters weren't around until 80 years after ratification), it contains a message gun folks really need to take it to heart.

Bull Moose Sportsmen

December 24th, 2013

Here we go again. The Bull Moose Sportsmen claim they're a group of Colorado gun owners and 2nd Amendment supporters who just think some gun control is a good idea. They dress in camo and hunt birds with shotguns. That makes them just like us, right?

Wrong. BMS is a false flag operation, just like the American Hunters and Shooters Association and the American Rifle and Pistol Association. As Emily Miller has pointed out, Bull Moose founder Timothy Mauck was finance director for Mark Udall's campaign in 2012. Udall, to put it mildly, is …

American Rifle and Pistol Association

July 7th, 2013

These guys created some buzz by making a grand entrance on July 4th. They claim to be a "digital-age voice for responsible firearms owners in America who feel their voice isn’t being adequately represented."

R+P was founded upon the core belief that it is not only possible, but essential, to America’s future and well-being, for every American to have their constitutionally guaranteed Second Amendment rights and freedoms fully protected, while at the same time working together to find and implement optimal solutions for increased public safety and the reduction of violent crime.

Decrying the NRA as a "firearms trade organization," they pay …

False Flags, Again

April 1st, 2013

Frankly, I'm not surprised Mayor Bloomberg sank to this. I'm just surprised it took this long. He's running an advertisement urging Georgians to write their Senators in support of "comprehensive background checks."

If you're just tuning in, that's shorthand for "registration."

The problem is, if you're an urban Manhattanite who's never actually seen a person from Georgia, you might want to check with the locals before attempting to depict them. Remind your hired spokesmodel that pressed dress slacks don't really go with the flannel shirt and camo hat. You might also want to make sure he rehearses his southern accent so he doesn't sound like a bad parody.

You might also consider some firearms training, as your model has his finger on the trigger of that shotgun. He's likely to crank a round into the cameraman at stage left.

Of course, this isn't the first time the anti-gun lobby has done this.

False Flags and Cheap Shots

February 25th, 2012

I was having a good day. I was rocking out to Hilary Hahn's phenomenal recording of Ives' violin sonatas, until I got word that a profile had been established for me at this site.

That's odd. I've never heard of that site, and I found that "claiming" my profile would require a paid membership. Well, that's pretty dishonest and underhanded.

So, who are these people? They don't seem too keen on making friends. In fact, they spend a great sum of pixels lambasting other established gun bloggers, and they've trolled more than a few gun forums. …