When last we visited this topic, it was in Wisconsin Democrats' war against Scott Walker and any cheeser conservatives who dared to stand with his ultimately successful efforts to break the Big Labor stranglehold on the Badger State's government. "SWATing" is, basically, a "false-flag" attack against a political enemy or enemies by calling 911 to report a fictitious emergency with the intent of siccing armed law enforcement personnel on one's intended victim(s). Maybe even get them shot and/or killed if you get lucky.
Since it was so effective and cathartic in terrorizing Wisconsin conservatives, now leftwingnut gun-confiscators are joining in the "fun":
As more states relax rules about open-carrying of guns, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence has taken to social media to urge the public to assume gun-toters are trouble, and to call the cops on anyone they feel may be a threat.
“If you see someone carrying a firearm in public—openly or concealed—and have ANY doubts about their intent, call 911 immediately and ask police to come to the scene,” the group wrote on its widely followed Facebook page. “Never put your safety, or the safety of your loved ones, at the mercy of weak gun laws that arm individuals in public with little or no criminal and/or mental health screening.”
That approach, according to a blog post by Ohio-based Buckeye Firearms Association, could give rise to needless, tense confrontations between police and gun owners. The association and other similar groups liken the tactic to “swatting,” or the act of tricking an emergency service into dispatching responders based on a false report.
Not could - will. It's the whole point. If gun-grabbers can't subvert the law to get what they want, they'll just go outside of it and - oh, the irony - actively suborn "gun violence" against gun owners to punish them for their "knuckle-dragging" opposition to "enlightened, common sense" gun restrictions that never have and never will reduce the kind of "gun violence" CTSGV claims to be against.
Jazz Shaw makes an astute additional point:
[Gun-grabbers] tend to be almost exclusively liberal and have a large crossover with the same groups who are constantly complaining about violent encounters between the police and suspects. The atmosphere around the nation is particularly tense for law enforcement officers as more and more of them are murdered and criminals become more brazen. Sending the cops out on a call where they have been falsely informed that someone is “acting suspicious” and is clearly armed just puts everyone on a hair trigger… literally.
All the tentacles grow out of the same vile, predatory creature. It's just one more indicator of the tribal warfare that is steadily tearing this nation apart because a majority of voters are plainly and simply incapable of recognizing the truth and unwilling to do so if it does dawn on them.
The double irony is that this sort of disgusting tactic will only encourage more Americans to be more and more heavily armed. But once one is at war already, subtlety and clever strategy tends to go out the window - in a hail of bullets.