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Caleb Rowden Proves Red Flag Laws Will Be Abused
Giving the Missouri Senate Majority Leader the benefit of the doubt on this one.
I fired off some mean tweets tonight. They were directed at the Missouri Senate Majority Leader—a guy named Caleb Rowden. (Don’t be embarrassed. I never heard of him, either.) A total lightweight who’s decided it’s time to make a name for himself.
Here they are:
But, maybe I was wrong. Maybe Caleb Rowden is subtly proving the danger of “red flag” laws. If so, the man is a genius.
Eric Greitens’s Spoof Ad
Former Governor Eric Greitens release a campaign ad today that any idiot would recognize as tongue-in-cheek irony.
In the ad, Greitens introduces himself and says, “today, we’re going RINO hunting.”
As Greitens explains what loathsome creatures RINOs are, a Navy SEAL team invades a building.
Great stuff. Classic political imagery.
But some people can’t stand outsiders who want to blow up the the political order that has been effing-up America for decades.
Or so I thought.
Caleb Rowden Called the Cops
Senate Majority Leader Caleb Rowden responded to the ad by tweeting that he’s called the Missouri Highway Patrol to investigate Greitens. Rowden went on to repeat some defamatory accusations against Greitens—accusations that have been proven false.
At first I thought Caleb was just a weak-kneed, cowardly Missouri Republican career politician in a close district who hoped score browny points with the leftists in his district. But I now realize I might have been mistaken.
With the debate about red flag laws, Rowden might have been subtly demonstrating how easily such unconstitutional laws would emasculate conservatives.
Under red flag laws, any idiot with a telephone and a score to settle could send the police to anyone’s home. The police will ransack the place and seize any weapons they find. The citizen, assumed guilty, must then attempt to prove in court that he’s neither a threat nor a criminal. His first trial is actually an appeal.
If Caleb Rowden triggered this hoax to prove how awful red flag laws are, he’s a genius. If not, he’s a coward and an idiot.
Time will tell.
For the record, I’m voting for Greitens.