• Mark Joseph

Gun rights advocates go on knifing spree to prove that guns don’t kill people


Dillion Rattlebury learned about the Community Knifing Project on Facebook while waiting for his gun background check to be completed at Walmart
Dillion Rattlebury learned about the Community Knifing Project on Facebook while waiting for his gun background check to be completed at Walmart

Fayetteville, Arkansas—"Guns don't kill people. People kill people."


That was the slogan for a now-banned Facebook page called the Community Knifing Project. According to the owner of the page, Marlene "Skeeter" Buckley, the goal of the page was to prove the slogan.


"And by God, that's exactly what we did," Buckley told detectives, after they arrested her on three counts of murder, two counts of aggravated assault, driving with a suspended license, supplying alcohol to minors, and smoking medical marijuana without a license.


Before it was banned, the Community Knifing Project had amassed over 10,000 followers on Facebook. Most of the posts on the page were images of the Confederate Flag, don't tread on me slogans, and salutes to Chuck Norris.


The event section of the page listed September 5th, 2022 as D-Day 2.0. Details of the event said, "The Second Amendment of our glorious Declaration of Independence is under attack. Liberals want to take our guns from us. They think our guns just shoot themselves. Let's prove them wrong! Guns don't kill people. People kill people. Let's see what they have to say when knives kill people. What are they going to do? Make us spread butter with our fingertips? The liberal warriors are in our schools, at our doorsteps, and standing on top of our trailers. An eye for an eye. Take their eyes before they take yours!"


There were fifteen arrests associated with the Facebook page across the country. All of them were in Arkansas and Tennessee. There were two other arrests in Mississippi. Police, however, say those were related to road rage incidents involving four-wheelers.