While the media makes the debate over gun control less complex than it actually is, there are several layers to the issue as whole. For example, there’s a growing suspicion among second amendment fundamentalists that a lot of domestic shootings in America are being engineered in order to build support for gun control legislation.
One the supporters of this idea of false flag operations contributing to gun violence in the United States is action start Steven Seagal, who believes that this is a concerted effort by the government to violate our rights and assault the constitution. He supports this claim by citing examples from World War II, when the people of Germany had their guns confiscated by Adolf Hitler.
And the right to bear arms wasn’t just to protect the people from foreign invaders, it was to protect them from evil governments, and anyone that would violate their inherited rights as human beings.”
He continues, “I believe that, and I hate to say this, a lot of these mass murders and all this funny stuff that’s going on, I believe a lot of this is engineered.”
The conspiracy theory surrounding domestic false flag shootings conjures intense emotions on both sides. “Truthers” claim the government uses either CIA operatives or patsies controlled by MKULTRA style psyops in order to foment violence so abhorrent that Americans will be forced to embrace gun control legislation. They believe the end-game of such an insidious scheme is to disarm the general population in advance of extensive martial law or indefinite FEMA detention.
While all of this might sound like the rantings of a conspiracy theorist, it’s difficult to ignore the haunting circumstances under which these shootings take place and the political aftermath that follows. The Obama Administration is quick to gather support for gun control after any shooting, but nobody makes any mention of the shooter being on any kind of mind bending psychiatric drugs. In fact, few media outlets mentioned it at all. Sometimes conspiracies are true.