We do know it. You clowns have proved it time and time again. All of the mass shootings that have been carried out by conservative, racist , white nationalist, gun nuts, who should not be allowed access to fire arms. Here are two examples of so -called law abiding gun owners being not violent :
In April of 2014 , Cliven Bundy refused to pay a million dollars in fees he owed to the federal government for allowing his cattle to graze on government land near his Nevada ranch. Federal agents came in and removed a number of his cattle. Bundy threw a fit , and hundreds of his supporters , armed militia , Oath Keepers , Sovereign Citizens , and members of other anti government militants , came to their hero’s defense in an attempt to show the world that Cliven Bundy was being unfairly persecuted because he was required to pay fees that other ranchers were also required to pay.
But not Cliven Bundy. He’s special , and according to his radical gun nut supporters , he can do virtually anything he wants because it’s really his land , not the Federal government’s , and they better understand that , or they’ll get guns pointed at them.
These clowns pulled the same stunt in 2016 at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge to protest the very same thing. Only this time , one militia member was shot dead , and the standoff ended after forty days.
Amanda and Jerad Miller , who were both Sovereign Citizens , were present at the Bundy ranch in 2014 , but were asked to leave because of their radical extremism. Jerad Miller was killed during a shoot out with Las Vegas police in June of that year , after they shot and killed two police officers as they were eating pizza , and a civilian in a nearby Walmart. Amanda Miller committed suicide with her own gun. These guys were big fans of Alex Jones , and conspiracy theories.
If these so-called ‘occupiers’ had been peaceful , unarmed progressive protesters taking over a federal building to protest congress’s inaction on gun violence , or health care , what would the reaction have been? They would have been rounded up immediately and thrown in jail , where they ( or most of them ) would remain for the rest of their lives. Right wing media would have been ecstatic , calling them the ‘violent leftist mob’. If they had been Muslim , if they had been armed Black Lives Matter members protesting police brutality , what would the reaction have been? They would have all been shot dead immediately , and right wing media commentators like Dana Loesch , and Tomi Lahren would have praised law enforcement finally doing something about those violent , leftist thugs.
Right wing media condemned peaceful Wall Street protesters as violent thugs who hate America , but when armed violent right wing protesters take over public buildings , publish videos on social media threatening to kill police officers , and actually point their guns at law enforcement and federal agents , and threaten to shoot them , they’re patriots , victims of tyrannical government overreach. Their not violent , even though they’re literally threatening to murder people.