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'Progressive' gun rights foe announces plan to foment 'gun violence'

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Mike Malloy, a radio personality from Atlanta, Georgia, describes himself as "a traditional Liberal Democrat doing his part to return the Democratic Party to its Liberal roots." As such, although evidently a gun owner himself, he is apparently enthusiastically on board with nearly every new infringement on that which shall not be infringed ever proposed, and goes into foot-stomping fury at every proposed expansion of recognition of the right to keep and bear arms.

That means, of course, that there is no vitriol too foul, to his way of thinking, to fling at groups like Open Carry Texas, for their campaign of openly carrying rifles and shotguns into places like restaurants and retail stores (although he may not have made the comparison between such activists and child rapist/murderers--yet). Of rather greater concern than the vitriol, though, is Malloy's stated intention to try to get open carry activists shot and killed. Ah--another "non-violence" advocate. Newsbusters has the despicable details (audio here):

I guess what I'll do if I'm ever in that situation and I see one of these half-witted yahoos walking in with a weapon, high-caliber rifle ["high-caliber"--like the AR-15's .223?] like that, I'll just put on a berserk act. I will just start screaming Gun! Gun! Gun! Watch out, everybody hit the deck! Guns! Guns! Everybody! And then dial 911 and I will say, shots fired, which will bring every g**-damned cop within 15 miles. And then the half-wits with the long guns are going to panic and they're going to run out of the store and if that rifle isn't shouldered properly, the cop is going to take a look at that and put a bullet right in their forehead [Malloy also appears to have rather optimistic expectations regarding cops' marksmanship].

Think about that. People who openly carry long guns in public so offend him that he hopes to get them killed--even if he has to lie to do it. Note also that as much as the forcible citizen disarmament jihadis like to use (or, more accurately, abuse) the "can't yell 'Fire!' in a crowded movie theater" analogy, his announced intention is a vastly closer fit to that analogy than the notion that standard capacity magazine ban laws or concealed carry bans are equivalent to laws against libel.

Open carry is not the only gun issue that drives him incandescent with homicidal rage. Georgia's HB 60, a rather modest fix to some of the state's more egregious restrictions on guns, that has nonetheless been characterized as "the most extreme gun bill in America" by former Representative Gabrielle Giffords' (D-AZ) "Americans for Responsible Solutions," pushed Malloy to the point of threatening to shoot an NRA board member (doesn't matter which one, apparently, and nor, apparently, does it matter whether or not the board member is armed). Again, from Newsbusters (audio here--profanity warning):

This organization founded by Gabrielle Giffords, you remember her, the former Arizona congresswoman that Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck suggested should be murdered [um--no, they didn't], the one who was critically wounded in a mass shooting in 2011, she calls it 'the most extreme gun bill in America.' The NRA, which they're behind this of course, they want guns everywhere. . . . I would like to invite one of the NRA board members, and I'll be armed, let's just get this over with, OK? Come on down to Georgia and I'll be packing heat and you be packing heat or whether you want to or not, I don't give a damn, it's up to you. And you come, meet me someplace, and all of a sudden, see, we have stand your ground here, and all of a sudden I'm going to feel real g**-damned threatened by you! And I will shoot you! If I feel threatened. The law says I can! Ha ha ha ha ha, ha ha ha ha ha!

Malloy has also offered to provide a weapon with which to murder U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT).

At least we now have a pretty good idea as to why Malloy is so insistent on restrictive gun laws. Being so consumed himself by hate and rage, it's hardly surprising that he projects those qualities even onto the vast majority of gun owners who are not inclined to kill those with whom they disagree, and to therefore believe they should not be armed.

If he wants to purchase any more guns, though, he might be well advised to not push so hard for mental health checks of prospective gun buyers.

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