Moms Demand Action reposed this news story over at their Facebook Page.
Look at how it is framed. This guy, with an AR and body armor, wanted to go on a rampage to protect the Second Amendment. He must have been one of those awful NRA members right? We all know how often pro-2A terrorism occurs, don’t we (hint: never).
I went to the article and had a read.
Bryce Cuellar, 24, was arrested by Las Vegas police after they were notified by Interpol in July about Cuellar’s video. In the video, Cuellar stated that he is tired of the government trying to take away his First and Second Amendment rights and planned to go on a killing spree.
Uh oh. This isn’t good. This is the kind of Timothy McVeigh/Turner Diaries talk that the left likes to claim is said behind closed doors at NRA meetings and Tea Party rallies. This one of those dangerous gun owning “insurrectionists” that MDA and Everytown warn against.
Calling himself a “Christian warrior,” Cuellar bragged that he would use his weapons as the Founding Fathers intended, killing,” gays, faggots, lesbians and satanists.”
Now I’ve read the Constitution of the United States, many of the Federalist Papers, the Silence Dogood letters, and a lot of the personal correspondence of our Founding Fathers in which they explained the principles they held (Jefferson’s are quite good). I don’t seem to remember any mention of “killing faggots or satanists” in any of those texts. We’re drifting away from strict Constitutional interpretation here. We’ve left behind the 1st Amendment, which protects Satanists, and have grossly misinterpreted the 2nd Amendment. I’m not thinking this guy is really a gun-rights and free speech advocate.
A review of Cuellar’s YouTube page reveal a collection of conspiracy-minded videos including ones that question what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary, support for the Bundy family’s war on the government, the threat of the Illuminati and proof that angels and demons are real. Investigators say the timeline of his videos suggest that he has sunk deeper in the world of conspiracy mongering over the past three years.
Now this is starting to make sense. As it turns out, this guy is – and I am being technical here – batshit crazy.
Following his arrest, Cuellar admitted to making the video but said that he was “angry and drunk” at the time, and has no intention of murdering anyone. Despite that, Cuellar is being held on $100,000 bail and has been admitted for a psychological evaluation. The Las Vegas man’s next hearing is scheduled for Sept. 1.
And there we go. Cuellar is headed to a padded room.
I hopped over to this guy’s YouTube channel. It is a treasure trove of insanity. The Illuminati are using the CIA to brainwash us, dinosaurs are real, Noah’s Ark has been found and Obama is covering it up, Oprah is a shape shifter, Aliens and Demons have taken over the US government, and ONE video on the 2nd Amendment.
I was doing a bit more on research on this story and found out it was covered by the NY Daily News. Unbelievably, the NY Daily News actually had a more honest headline:
A little less “it’s all about the 2A” and a little more “this guy’s a homophobic nut job.” And this is coming from a newspaper that did several covers claiming that the NRA and Wayne LaPierre were terrorists.
Pro Tip: When the NY Daily News is more honest about guns then your news source, you fucked up.
Turns out, the NY Daily News also has better reporting than the MDA’s news feed.
He told officers that he “screwed up” by shooting and posting the video when he was drunk and angry. Cuellar was also arrested the same night for punching his wife, choking her and telling her he was going to kill her, according to KTNV. He is currently serving four months in jail for domestic battery in that case.
Oh shit! He’s a domestic abuser. He’s now a prohibited person according to the Lautenberg Amendment. I’m totally fine with this guy losing his gun rights. He made threats, beat his wife, and is (mostly likely) about to be adjudicated mentally ill. I don’t believe it is unreasonable for a guy this nuts with a conviction for domestic violence to denied firearms. It’s the law. I’m glad they caught him before he want all Jared Lee Loughner or Adam Lanza on a group of people.
Funny (not really) how Moms Demand Action skipped over the details about this guy being a crazy wife beater and when straight for the “this guy was going to go on a rampage because he’s a pro 2A gun nut.”
Many of the comments on MDA’s Facebook page reflected this total abandonment of truth in favor of political prejudice.
Not afraid of ISIL but this dude? Didn’t some ISIS supporting Middle Eastern Jihadi kill 49 people and wound 50 more at a guy night club back in June? I guess Barbra Lockwood and her 15 supporters were real quick to forget about that act of terrorism because it wasn’t committed by a NRA loving white guy. Why let truth get in the way of a good virtue signaling post.
Really, this isn’t a case of mental illness? An angry drunk with a history of violence and believing in conspiracy theories got his way because… I kind of lost track of his argument. Bullets more useful thank books? What?
Because “how the Illuminati and the CIA are using fast food to brainwash you” is a regular column in American Rifleman. “Although I don’t listen to them I believe” = “I have no evidence but my prejudiced tells me.”
I don’t think you would find a single NRA member that believes a person with a domestic violence conviction qualifies as a “good guy with a gun.” Taking a peek at Mr. Jenkins’ Facebook Page, it’s obvious he’s an ardent leftist, who hates Republicans, gun owners, and white people. So like any good leftist, his fellow countrymen with whom he disagrees politically must be tortured at Gitmo; actual radical Islamist terrorist, not so much.
I didn’t see one person actually bring up that a Domestic Violence conviction or judge ordered involuntary commitment to a mental institution are both disqualifying events for firearms ownership.
Like Miguel often says: if your cause is righteous, why lie?