Last night, a guy whom I’ve not heard of because I don’t Instagram regularly, who goes by the name of Whiskey_warrior_556 went live on Instagram and claimed the cops were there, at his house, trying to serve a red flag order to get a 30 round P-mag from him. That was all it took for internet gun guys to lose their freaking minds and start asking people to literally go to the location and “help” the guy.
Turns out, Whiskey_warrior_556, whose real name is Alexander Booth, was lying out of his ass. The cops were not there to enforce a red flag law, they were there to arrest Booth for a warrant. You see, Booth and his wife are separated, and at some point in the recent past, Booth and his wife had a domestic violence incident. The cops had a warrant for his arrest based on that prior incident. Booth knew this is why there were there, because according to him, he was in contact with the cops via the phone.
Sadly, several people whom I respect, and a couple I am even friends with, fell for Booth’s lies hook, line and sinker, and they lost it. Facebook pages and Instagram accounts of gun folks blew up! People were calling for militias to show up, for people to gear up and respond, and quite honestly, a scary number of people were talking about shooting cops.
As usual, go read and then come back.
There was without a doubt way too many people that got emotionally attached to this clusterflock because the proper propaganda switches were flipped and the proper bells rung. I already have a huge Scarlet Letter in certain Facebook Florida Gun Group and I reckon after yesterday, I may have acquired at least a third of the red alphabet because I called my doubts on the situation.
We violated the rule we have for any high profile case and mass shooting: First information is to be taken with a grain of salt and we should wait 24-48 hours for all the facts to come out. But apparently one idiot thoight it would be the Chest Thumper™ thing to believe him up front and the rest of the cool kids decided to join in because “Muh Right!” and got bamboozled by an alcoholic wife beater. And rather than admit Mea Culpa, they double down and insulted anybody who dared to have a different take plus concoct the weirdest conspiracy theories to explain the obvious lapses of logic in the narrative. being the best so far how SWAT team swooped on a concentration of “patriots” gathering in a cemetery as they were preparing a rescue mission. The cops apparently arrested them all without a shot fired, booked none of them and ship them to parts unknown (Guantanamo?) without telling anybody.
Oh yes, and NOTHING made it to the MSM because there was a blackout imposed by (pick your villain) in order to keep the Regular Folk uninformed of the revolution/rescue/clown show. Really? a bunch of idiots in tactical gear running around in a cemetery in the middle of the night and caught like puppies demonstrating that armed citizens can’t face cops is not gonna make the news and being peddled 24/7 by Moms Demand and Everytown?
We got a black eye yesterday and we hit ourselves. Let’s stop doing shit like this, shall we?