An Ohio National Guard anti-terrorism drill conducted after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting used a terrorism scenario where the villains were “anti-government” activists interested “protecting gun rights and Second Amendment rights.”
According to documents recently released to Media Trackers, details of the January, 2013, drill included a high school science teacher and a school janitor poisoningchildren by putting mustard gas in school lunches.
Because that’s what those crazy gun rights/Second Amendment rights people do, apparently. Especially Second Amendment rights people who are also, as in the Ohio drill, violent racists who oppose President Obama because he’s black. (Besides having a copy of a CNN interview with National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPiere, they have literature by the late white supremacist William Pearce, naturally.)
In an interview at the time of the drill, the fire chief of Portsmouth, Ohio, which worked with the Ohio National Guard’s 52nd Civil Support Training Team, told WSAZ-TV in Huntington, W.Va., the drill was based on “the reality of the world we live in.”
“Don’t forget there is such a thing as domestic terrorism,” Chief Bill Raisin told the station.
That came as a surprise to Ohio conservatives and gun rights supporters contacted by Media Trackers.
“The revelation of this information is appalling to me, and to all citizens of Ohio who are true conservatives and patriots, who don’t have guns for any other reason than that the Second Amendment gives them that right,” said Tom Zaistowski, executive director of the TEA Party in Portage County, Ohio.
Chad Baus, a spokesman for the Buckeye Firearms Association, called the information about the drill sobering.
“It is a scary day indeed when law enforcement are being trained that Second Amendment advocates are the enemy,” he told Media Trackers.
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