Source: True Blue Politics
My appreciation to the person in Frederick who provided me much of the information for this story.
Frederick County Resident James Grose believes that “gun confiscation efforts” are a real danger should a Democrat win the 2016 presidential election. It’s hard to know how seriously to treat someone who creates a new Facebook page under the giggle-inducing name of Mr. Boomstick. Except that his threats and whipping up hysteria on gun control are very real.
His Facebook cover photo is a “three percenter flag.” According to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL):
The Three Percenters, formed in late 2008, are a loosely organized movement centered around an obscure, and not particularly accurate, Revolutionary War “statistic” that claimed that only 3% of the American population during the Revolutionary War participated as combatants in the war. The group asserts that they are a modern counterpart to that mythical 3% of American Revolutionary-era patriots and also represent the three percent of the population of American gun owners “who will not disarm.”
Smearing Sen. Ron Young
James Grose gained notoriety in the last election when he made anti-Sen. Ron Young (D) signs labeling him a “traitor” with the Soviet hammer and sickle on them:
Threatening the Weinberg Center
As Carrie Larson, a Frederick County blogger, has documented in detail, Grose also threatened the Weinberg Center when they invited Jane Fonda along with General Stanley McChrystal:
Godwin’s Law in One Easy Step
Now, this military wannabe (no, he didn’t serve despite his frequent invoking of veterans and love for camo) is recording videos with his extreme views and uploading them to Facebook. On January 7, in response to a a Baltimore Sun opinion piece on guns by Tricia Bishop, Grose said that “This is literally someone who works for the Baltimore Sun . . . you might as well hire a Nazi who wants to kill the Jews.” He debates posting her home address online.
Grose sees himself as a proud Second Amendment patriot but is unintentionally a walking argument for precisely the sort of sensible background checks advocated by President Barack Obama. There are many gun owners who treat firearms with the respect and seriousness that any weapon deserves. They don’t treat them as props while popping off on the Internet calling people “traitor” and threatening to make people “pay the price.”
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