The Brady Campaign to Protect Violent Criminals, along with a hodgepodge of Democrat and left-wing groups, appears to be conspiring to intimidate voters.
Campaign to ‘protect voters’ asks for help in keeping guns out of polling places
Gun-control groups are launching a “voter protection campaign” to keep guns out of the polling booths this Election Day.
The social media campaign is encouraging voters who see people with firearms to text “Guns down” to 91990. Reports will be sent to nonpartisan election protection experts, who may contact authorities or send a lawyer to the polling place.
Nonpartisan my rear end.
The campaign targets key districts that have competitive races and high number of gun-owning households in Florida, Texas, Indiana, Nevada, Wisconsin, Colorado and Georgia.
You get that? Races where Republicans and Democrats are running neck and neck… which also have a lot of gun owners. Why is that important?
Gun owners tend strongly to be anything but Democrat. Independent or Republican. These Dem tools are putting together a network of anonymous snitches to report — and prevent voting by — suspected gun owners non-Democrat voters, thus tipping tight races to Dems.
Anti-gun Dems, like Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, who admits to expecting noncitizens to vote for her.
The partisan voter intimidation isn’t obvious enough yet? Only six states specifically ban firearms from polling places: Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas. In more than half the states they say they will specifically target, CCW at the polls is legal (other laws might come into play, if polling places are in schools, for instance).
They’re targeting lawful activities of probable opposition voters.
They’re conspiring to suppress opposition votes. That happens to be a federal crime: 18 U.S. Code § 241 – Conspiracy against rights.
If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same;
They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, they shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.
The civil penalties under 42 U.S. Code § 1983 – Civil action for deprivation of rights can be rather impressive as well.
I happen to be a lawful gun owner. I have a GWL (CCW). I generally carry every day.
I also happen to live in one of the states on which they are focusing.
Note that I said “lawful.” I am aware of my state’s restriction on firearms at polling places. I comply (unhappily, but I comply). I dislike leaving my defensive tools in an unattended vehicle, so when I vote — and I do — I leave my sidearm at home. I go straight to the polling station, vote, and go right back home, where my Second Amendment human/civil rights are back in effect.
I will go to vote on November 6. I will comply with the law. But my apparel will make it clear that I am a gun owner (without falling afoul of political speech restrictions). I’ll even try to look like I’m voting Republican.
And if one of these voter intimidating snitches fingers me, I’ll simply exclaim, “Jackpot!”
Which will be nice, as I hardly expect to win the Mega Millions prize.
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