New False Flag Group Appears

They are called American Coalition for Responsible Gun Ownership, and you can find their press release here. Apparently they are quite proud of their “viral” video. I put viral in quotes, because the last time I checked a 122,000 views video does not constitute “going viral.” Notice the usual “reasoned discourse” in effect. One of the videos on the blog’s YouTube channel has 484,941 views. Another 247,619 views. Yet another 107,462 views. I don’t really work on my YouTube channel either. Where’s my invitation to the White House? If anyone believes this is a spontaneous grassroots movement, let us get together and discuss some opportunities I can offer you in Florida real-estate. Their Facebook page has about 6100 followers. There are blogs with stronger Facebook presence.

It’s an election year, and what would an election year be without a false flag group to try to offer vulnerable Dems some cover on the gun issue.

22 Responses to “New False Flag Group Appears”

  1. AlphaDog says:

    So, this Mark is ‘just a guy’? Wanna bet he has ties that run deep with Democrats and/or anti-gunners? Maybe even Bloomberg money somewhere?

  2. PT says:

    Sponsored by civic action. Lol yep false flag.

    Also the website was registered this October

  3. Jeff O says:

    It hurt my brain just reading through their facebook page. One guy says we’ll never ban guns, but we can ban ammunition… really? They link to Salon articles that are complete jokes, and they’ve got comments about background checks from people that have obviously never been through a background check.

    I would suggest that anyone near Richmond, VA might want to check out their meet and greet on Saturday Dec. 5; I would suggest open carry just to see how ‘open’ this group really is!

  4. Zundfolge says:

    If you have to put “reasonable” or “responsible” or “common sense” in your organization’s name, its because you and your views are none of those things.

    • Whetherman says:

      You pretty much stole my comment! When you hear any of those words, you know to run, not walk, for the nearest exist – and that seems to be independent of the ideology using them.

      On that note, I’m not sure this can be called a “false flag” organization, since I suspect most people recognize the connotations right away.

      • Braden Lynch says:

        It’s just like the communists when the say pretty words like “The People’s Republic of…” and “The Democratic Socialist Party…”

        There’s nothing democratic or for the people in communist hellholes. Likewise, there is no “common sense” or “gun safety” or “responsibility” or “freedom” in any of the gun control groups. They are totalitarian and evil groups who want everyone unable to defend themselves from a government with a monopoly on force.

    • Kirk Parker says:

      Yep, it’s the social-group equivalent of “The Democratic Republic of _____”

  5. Matt says:

    I saw the viral” video before and they had allowed posting, but a visit just now shows me that they’ve disabled that feature. How typical.

  6. Carl from Chicago says:

    Yes. He’s a “fat southern white male” hired by MoveOn to facilitate a ban on intrastate private transfers. Their gig was up before it began.

  7. Roger Wilson says:

    I sometimes wonder how many of the “leadership” of these groups would pass a real Background check like I did for my high level security clearance. OK, OK it was a Background Investigation. Never the less….

  8. HappyWarrior6 says:

    So when are we going to start “Citizens for Gun Safety”?

    • Zundfolge says:

      I know … if we played our cards right I bet we could get some grant money out of Bloomie before he realized what we were up to [insert evil laugh here]

  9. Thomas F says:

    Gun killings fell 40% after Connecticut passed this law….. Killings fell 49% nationwide, so we should avoid the law as a failure.

  10. Brad says:

    I can’t see how the kind of false flag operations of the past presidential election cycles can help at all in 2016. In the prior cycles the Democratic nominees soft-peddled their anti-gun policies and the false flag operations aided in providing them at least a fig leaf of cover.

    But now? With gun control front and center of the Democratic campaign for president? What possible help could a false flag op provide them now?

    • The_Jack says:

      Low marginal cost?

      Setting up this group probably didn’t cost much in resources.

      And in the right environment (that is one where the itnerviewer isn’t asking critical questions) a given candidate could point to said group as a way to go “See even gun owners love bill X!”

      And then they… moveon to the next issue.

  11. Cargosquid says:

    I visited their FB page. Had a nice discussion. Quite civil on all sides. All I did was ask a couple of questions. Got some answers.
    Got banned.

    Reasoned Discourse. Gotta love it.

  12. Joe_in_Pitt says:

    Oh hey, it’s the AHSA all over again. How did things work out for them?

  13. Zermoid says:

    Just look at the Impressum link under page info, “ACRGO, a diverse group of people, following different paths, to cross the same bridge, unite in a common goal for common sense firearms legislation.”

    “Our objective is to reduce gun violence in America. Accordingly, we seek responsible gun ownership (RGO) legislation to assure that firearms owners shall abide by standards of reasonable due diligence in the purchase, sale and use of all firearms.”

    Says right there they are anti gun and only want to have more laws passed.

    And does anyone remember who was in the last rendition of this bull?


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