In a video posted to his YouTube page earlier this week, a male open carry enthusiast went on a profanity-laced tirade against the gun control advocacy group Moms Demand Action regarding their efforts to convince supermarket chain Kroger to ban customers from openly carrying firearms in their stores. Robert J. Kinnison, who posts as Raging Rob on YouTube, told the group to “shut the f*ck up” and to “put a d*ck in your mouth,’ among other expletive-filled demands of the group. He also told Moms Demand Action that he would film himself walking in and around a local Kroger with his gun in full view, which he posted on Thursday.
Liberaland posted a censored version of Kinnison’s rant on their site on Thursday. Below is the video:
Below is Kinnison’s video showing himself going into Fry’s, which is an affiliate of Kroger. The video is of poor quality and there is some profanity throughout. Also, while he is technically open carrying his handgun, he has it tucked in his front pocket with his shirt covering it most of the time.
Open carry activists may hate to be lumped in with guys like Raging Rob, but this is the face of their so-called movement. While they would like to make others believe that this is all about protecting their rights and that they aren’t just a bunch of hate-filled white males who fetishize guns and have a disdain for women and blacks, it is hard to make that case when you have someone publicly ranting against Moms Demand Action like Kinnison.
Checking out Kinnison’s Twitter account (he has over 27,000 followers), you’ll notice a very disturbing trend. Apparently, besides being a violent misogynist, Kinnison is also a white supremacist. Raging Rob has retweeted a number of disgustingly racist and homophobic tweets from neonazis and white nationalists. Below is one of the few without profanity or from someone with a racial slur in their Twitter handle.
— ϟϟ Grey Wülfe #WR ϟϟ (@DeutschWulf1488) November 13, 2014
Kinnison has also started a new pro-gun Facebook group with an extremely offensive title that I won’t even reprint here. However, go ahead and click here if you want to check it out. The thing is, men like Kinnison make up a large contingent of the open carry ‘movement.’ Basically, more and more of the NRA’s enrollment and those involved in Second Amendment advocacy groups are white nationalists and militia and patriot group members. While they tout the need for more ‘good guys with guns,’ it seems like their memberships are filled with a number of dangerous and unbalanced individuals who want to have unfettered access to firearms.
Which, of course, may explain why the NRA and ‘gun rights’ groups oppose universal background checks despite the overwhelming number of voters, including NRA members, supporting the measure. They need to protect a sizable customer base for gun manufacturers. Also, there is likely a feeling of sympathy for the disturbed white ammosexual who feels that his stockpile of guns and ammo is all that protects him from the oncoming race war being perpetrated by President Obama.
As far as Kroger goes, it seems like the writing might be on the wall for those who feel the need to walk around the store with an assault rifle while shopping for Oreos. A poll commissioned by Moms Demand Action in late October shows that 64% of Kroger shoppers feel that other customers should not be allowed to openly carry their guns in the store. Furthermore, 83% of customers feel that Kroger has the right to enact a ban on open carry in their stores. The advocacy group provided a petition and the results of the poll to Kroger investors during a protest in late October.
Justin Baragona is the Managing Editor at Politicus Sports as well as Senior Editor at PoliticusUSA. He was a political writer for 411Mania.com before joining PoliticusUSA. Politically, Justin considers himself a liberal but also a realist and pragmatist. Currently, Justin lives in St. Louis, MO and is married. Besides writing, he also runs his own business after spending a number of years in the corporate world. You can follow Justin on Twitter either with his personal handle (@justinbaragona) or the Sports site’s (@PoliticusSports).