The Russian trolls, mostly from the IRA (the Internet Research Agency, based in St. Petersburg, Russia. It’s the main propaganda division of the Kremlin) scream that guns are definitely NOT the problem, and go to great lengths to defend guns. Especially the AR-15 (side note: yesterday, 2/2/22, some GOP reps wore AR-15 pins. Not joking. Wish I was. This is an example of Russian propaganda/gaslighting).

They will tell you the term “assault weapon” is an “invented” term. Or that it is meaningless. And they will insult you for thinking otherwise. This is GASLIGHTING. They DEFINITELY don’t want you to know what that is:

Manipulate (someone) using psychological methods into questioning their own sanity or powers of reasoning.

This is done CONSTANTLY, everywhere. ALL Social Media platforms, many MSM outlets, print, radio, etc. CNN’s Don Lemon shut down a Georgia State Senator for crying and saying over and over that “GUNS ARE THE PROBLEM” after a recent mass murder in her state. He didn’t want her to say that, instead, told her “we appreciate your emotions but let’s talk about what is happening there right now”. 3 times. THAT is gaslighting. Incidentally, “Gaslighting” is Webster’s 2022 Word of the Year based on total internet searches for the definition.

They will scream at you: SECOND AMENDMENT until their eyes bleed. They will insult you, scorn you, send clown and laughing face emojis. This is all gaslighting.

There is absolutely NO debate that GUNS ARE THE PROBLEM. There’s a reason there are no mass murders in Japan. More guns equals more gun violence. Strict gun laws save lives. They will tell you they don’t, pointing out that there are strict guns laws in the US. So, GUNS ARE THE PROBLEM then. Obviously we need much more strict FEDERAL gun laws. But the NRA will, has, and always will fight against that. And they spend a ton of money buying votes.

Don’t be fooled. Most people in America want an assault weapon ban. It works. They will scream bloody murder it doesn’t. There’s a reason the GQP MAGA nutjobs pose with assault weapons with their KIDS. ISIS does that. the Taliban does that. Terrorists do that. MAGA says they they are “ALL DOMESTIC TERRORISTS”. See CPAC Orlando 22 banner.

It’s fear and hate mongering to:

Manipulate (someone) using psychological methods into questioning their own sanity or powers of reasoning.




Saint Eddie

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