Not all gun nuts in Missouri want to kill moms and others working for sensible restrictions on weapons in the Show Me State.
But it’s unsettling — and maddening and frightening — that even a few of these unbalanced gun-rights individuals think it’s OK to go on social media and threaten violence against women.
As the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Wednesday, the Facebook page of the Missouri Firearms Coalition on Tuesday featured a photo of a Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense member during a visit by that group to the state Capitol.
The Moms Demand members oppose bills that would make it possible for a person to sue a gun-free business if that person is injured and couldn’t defend himself or herself. It’s a solution looking for a problem.
Comments about the photo on the Missouri Firearms Coalition page included the inane ones you’d expect to see from promoters of guns-for-all in America.
But others crossed the line — and remember, these were posted with named Facebook accounts.
One said: “SOMEBODY SHOOT THEM.”
Another asked, “Why are these fuvktards (sic) still above ground.”
Fortunately, by 6 p.m. Wednesday, those threatening comments appeared to be gone from the group’s Facebook page.
Sure, groups can’t police their social media sites 24/7 and prevent the kinds of postings that appeared on the Missouri Firearms Coalition Facebook page. But the organizations can take them down as soon as possible.
It’s also true that gun lovers don’t help their already questionable cause when things like this happen.
Most Americans thankfully don’t want to associate with people who think it’s all right to spew threats aimed at their moms.