A video posted to Facebook by an anti-NRA group advocates what it calls a “gun census program” as part of an effort to repeal and replace the Second Amendment. The group page, Hunters Against NRA, is quite small, with just over 1,000 followers, but the Facebook video, which appears below, has been viewed over 363,000 times.
The individual in the video, identified as “Skylar B.,” says that he is going to propose a nationwide gun census after Democrats take Congress this November. According to Skylar, a census worker will go door-to-door, looking for anyone who self-identifies as a gun owner.
Those people will be required to state how many firearms they have with a verification process that involves the census worker entering the person’s private residence to search for the weapons.
“They will scour the property looking for firearms,” Skylar explains in the video.
Skylar avows that there is “nothing extreme” about his proposal, which he insists will become law in two years “tops” … probably.
Even more interesting is this demand placed on the use of the video:
ATTENTION: As per our lawyer Andy … You are NOT ALLOWED TO SHARE THIS IF YOU ARE PRO NRA OR PRO GUN. This goes for sharing to groups, pages or your personal profile. Please keep the comments positive and constructive and do not comment more than 2 or 3 times a person.
Hey, if Andy says it…
The comment section of the post contains other caveats:
Again … we were painfully clear:
If you are pro-NRA, pro-gun or pro-2A in anyway, we have requested that you DO NOT share this video. This goes for reuploading on YouTube as well.
We will be consulting with Andy today about what legal course to take involving harassments and assault. We have politely asked 3 timed now. Most of you don’t have anything positive to say about the firearms crisis or complete repeal and replace of 2A so you are welcome to leave as well. Thanks to everyone else.
I’d agree that’s painful.
There’s also this pair of warnings:
Insulting David Hogg or the other survivors is also not welcome or allowed here.
Creating negative memes about Skylar or our other members is not allowed here. You have the right to elsewhere [sic] but it’s not allowed on our page.
I just wonder if Andy, who is obviously the brains behind the operation, has ever heard of the Fourth Amendment.
Anyway here’s the video, as posted to YouTube: