“Shannon Watts of Zionsville, Ind. [above] did not want her 12-year-old son to hear about the Sandy Hook massacre.” Bam! What else do you need to know about the founder of One Million Moms for Gun Control? Ms. Watts wants to shield her son from knowledge of evil in the world so she forms a lobby group to restrict (i.e. eliminate) Americans’ Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. I suppose the only other important facts about Ms. Watts are . . .

A) she’s from The Dark Side (PR) and B) the New York-based national media is eating out of her hand. CBS, USA Today, Forbes—they’re all over it. (Take that Gun Appreciation Day!)

The above lead comes courtesy of The New York Times, which pimps Watts’ product with all the subtlety of Huggy Bear, offering not one word of criticism.

“There was no focus group testing,” she said. “I came up with the name off the top of my head. I had a feeling that every other mom in America had a similar idea. I just happened to create the page that they found.”

Since then, she said, the group has applied to the Internal Revenue Service for nonprofit tax status and has set up more than 70 chapters. But she said she was determined to use social media to counter the influence of the National Rifle Association and its success in lobbying to loosen or eliminate gun regulations.

Seventy chapters? Really? Does the New York Times employ fact checkers? ‘Cause I’m thinking Ms. Watts makes chapters faster than McDonald’s make hamburgers (especially these days). You! You’re a chapter. You, over there! Yes you! You’re a chapter!

We shall see what percentage of one million moms supports Ms. Watts’ cause. silive.com reports that . . .

Ms. Watts has organized a march across the Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall at 9:35 a.m. to call on Congress to take New York’s lead and enact tough gun-control legislation . . .

(courtesy onemillionmomsforguncontrol.org)

[ED: pictures are now up on “1MM4GC’s” website, as above. I call it less than 40 participants, including kids]

Tony-nominated actress Montego Glover will sing “26 Names.” It’s written by Tony-winning composer Jason Robert Brown in tribute to the 20 Sandy Hook Elementary School first-graders and six school officials who died in the Newtwon shooting last month.

It would be easy to dismiss Ms. Watts’ cynical manipulation of women’s emotions for civilian disarmament. But the comely Hoosier gun grabber was made in a mainstream media test tube. Sadly, dangerously, her protest will get more coverage than larger pro-2A rallies. Her campaign will run and run.

Oh wait. Right. The Million Moms for Gun Control’s goals. Back to the Times . . .

The group issued a statement on Wednesday applauding President Obama’s proposals to ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines and to widen background checks for gun buyers. The One Million Moms group also called for regulating and tracking ammunition and for limiting state concealed-weapons laws.

Ms. Watts, in a telephone interview, praised the gun control bill that the New York Legislature approved and that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law on Tuesday. The measure expanded the existing ban on assault weapons and limited magazine clips to 7 rounds of ammunition instead of 10.

She suggested that New York’s success in passing a gun-control bill should serve as an example for Congress. “The fact that Governor Cuomo was able to find common sense and common ground with a Republican-led State Senate shows it can be done,” she said.

The sooner someone starts One Million Moms for Armed Self-Defense the better. (Sorry; One Million Single Parents for Armed Self-Defense won’t cut it.)

 

148 Responses to One Million Moms for Gun Control? Seriously? Seriously.

  1. Just like MADD not preventing much in the way of drunk driving, this will do little to deter gun violence. What a crock of $hit.

    • Bad things happen to good people, I hope her 5 minutes of fame does not bring her any unwanted attention. Now everyone knows she does not have a firearm to defend herself.

      Shannon, keep 911 on the speed dial and your phone close because real crazies are out there. Just ask Sandra Bullock about Marcia Valentine.

    • We can thank MADD for the wide acceptance of various police state measures meant to “GET THE DRUNKS OFF THE ROADZ, for the CHILDRENZ!!!!!11!!”.

      Arbitrary blood alcohol numbers and checkpoints are both measures that the Mad Mothers and police state thugs both love.

      • Teh Roadz! LOL!

        It always takes rather brutal police city-statism (agricultural civilization) to take land and redistribute the wealth to farmers who pay taxes to the State, and make roads so the taxes and wealth can concentrate to the city.

        “Agriculture creates government.” ~Richard Manning (2005) Against the Grain. North Point Press. p. 73

        How brutal? Genocidally brutal.

        “[The Native Americans] didn’t have any rights to the land … any white person who brought the element of civilization had the right to take over this continent.” ~Ayn Rand, US Military Academy at West Point, March 6, 1974

        City-Statism (civilization) marches on. Gun-owners are the new Injun Class.

        “Civilization originates in conquest abroad and repression at home.” ~Stanley Diamond, In Search of the Primitive: A Critique of Civilization, p. 1

    • I propose all groups like MADD and One Million Morons Moms for Gun Control join together into one group with a new name – Morons Not Qualified To Vote.

    • I’m too lazy to write the pertinent lyrics to “Mother” by Pink Floyd. Why one would give more money, power, and control to the state with less for themselves is beyond me.

      • The person said “Along the LINES of Sandra Fluke,” meaning this woman is just as clueless and stupid about things as Fluke is!

    • Another 35yo Attention Whoore, seeking meaning and relevance as her 12yo son is no longer a baby that depends on her his every waking moment.

      • I sensed a bit of the post-rearing lack of direction and self worth as well. Many these days do not believe they are valuable as individuals, only as a part of the collective or when fulfilling some sort of duty.

  2. (covers ears and closes eyes tight) “evil doesn’t exist! evil doesn’t exist!”

    Denial and avoidance. Works so well with everything else, right? Oh wait, no it doesn’t…

  3. Sandra Bullock? She got tired of being told there’s already a Sandra Bullock so she took her career in another direction. After all, any time in front of a camera is good time.

  4. Now that we have the obligatory One Million Soccer Moms, cue the “One Million Metrosexuals for Gun Control” in three . . . two . . . one . . . .

  5. fools like this no nothing of the real world. they live in their mostly white insulated suburbs without every venturing outside of it. stupid soccer moms think that the whole world should be sanitized i.e everyone should give up their rights because they decided this shit out some kids.

    • Almost surely not a real Hoosier. Indiana is almost as free as Kentucky. She can sell her nonsense in NYC, it ain’t going far back home.

  6. I’m guessing that if you sign up for her newsletter and are in a city that doesn’t already have representation on the membership rolls, you become a “new chapter.” She’s in Zionsville, IN, so when a lady in Atlanta signs up, now “we have a chapter in Atlanta.” Whatever.

    I saw virtually zero media coverage of the capital assemblies and “Gun Appreciation Day,” except for that which appeared on pro-gun websites and in the latter case, when it was sneering coverage. Anyone else?

  7. Guns: The best feminine protection.

    The best sign I saw at a GAA/GAD rally the other day.

    And yes, stop using the term “gun control”. We have that already. It’s now “civilian disarmament”.

    • “And yes, stop using the term “gun control”. We have that already. It’s now “civilian disarmament”.”

      That is a good comment and helps to re-position the fight to more realistically define what it is really all about. Thanks!

      • “civilian disarmament”

        It’s already been accomplished for the most part — by the NRA types.

        Congress is supposed to “provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining” the 2A’s “well regulated Militia” that was supposed to be a substitute for the Standing Army.

        Yet the NRA supports the troops bootlicks the unconstitutional standing army that has usurped the Militia’s purpose.

        Can the NRA types come around to supporting the complete 2A?

        • Easy there, chief. I know Jesus personally; he fueled my aircraft in El Paso.

          Joking aside, such an answer only reveals intellectual bankruptcy.

          And if you accuse me of repeating, why not accuse others of repetitive posting when they repeat memes of which you approve?

          Check and Mate. (Put your thinking cap on, and let’s play again.)

  8. I wonder if she’s one of these parents who tries to protect her children from the word “NO”? Maybe she also tries to shield her son from things like an “F” in school. What a waste!

    • Yea and shes got a bottle of hand sanitizer, tube of neosporin and a box of bandaids in reach 24/7. If I cut myself the most I ever got was rubbing alcohol and told to stop whining and guess what, I am not a pansy

  9. See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil and the world is transformed into a place of peace, love and harmony.

    I open my eyes and I look for the transformation and what do I see?

    Darn; death, choas, tyranny and mass death; shoot, let’s close our eyes and wish harder, it will work next time!

  10. A lot of urban and suburban mom’s with nothing better to do having run out of gossip at the local Starbucks have found a new hobby.

    The media and its one sided view will be the demise of this country. The country will soon be further divided. When only one side is given focus, the result is never the best outcome. It would be better if they use ABC-D, NBC-D with the D meaning the party affiliation they are pumping for so at least they are honest and they can stop making believe they offer fair and balanced reporting.

    At the same time, the gun rights folks have a lot of silo’s but no united movement. We are too slow to act and give focus to our cause — we only make the fight harder for ourselves. The only thing we have going is I believe we have stronger resolve and the sub/urban moms will soon find a new squirell to chase.

  11. Robert: Purely a personal peeve, I realize, but there is no such word as “lede.” Or wasn’t, until the hipsters at the New York Times and other liberal venues decided “lead” wasn’t cool enough for them:

    Lead vs. Lede

    The other thing that Billie and I shared was a love of old journalism books. Before we met, with both collected them. Today, our collection exceeds 400 titles. About 100 of the best of them are sitting at the moment immediately to my left.

    Some years ago, researching the evolution of “objective journalism,” I cracked open many of these old books, and something struck me — in none of these old books did any author spell the word “lede.” They all spell it “lead.”

    It was then I realized, there is no historic basis for the spelling of a lead as “lede.” “Lede” is an invention of linotype romanticists, not something used in newsrooms of the linotype era.

    • has anyone noticed the increasing occurrence of the term “magazine clips”

      Are they articles clipped from magazines? I would like to know what these magazine clips are.

    • That’s one of the great things about the English language – adaptability and new words. But yeah, that one annoys me too.

      According to the dictionaries using lede to replace lead has been around about 60 years. It has become widespread enough to be “commonly accepted”. But it is not fabricated from whole cloth – lede as a word is 1500’s English.

      Part of the deal with living languages, annoying new words that have definitions that evolve over time. Forsooth and fo’ shizzle.

      • Part of the deal with living languages, annoying new words that have definitions that evolve over time. Forsooth and fo’ shizzle.

        And we have to deal with that everyday as the English language of the late 18th century has evolved and the meanings of words work against their intended meaning when they were penned… ala 2nd Amendment… and other words that language filters on some sites will clobber (gay, fag, etc.)

        • Happy, and cigarettes…I’m happy when I have cigarettes. So you’re telling me its bad to say I’m gay when I have fags? Damn…

          ETA: Yeah, or a bundle of sticks…my Irish was showing…wait…is that bad too?

  12. There is the potential for the movement to become a major player. Ignorant feel-good remedies will only produce tragic results.At least Shannon Watts is easier on the eyes than Feinstein.

    The years 1910-1920 were um interesting times: the Federal Reserve was created, Federal Income Tax act/bill passed, USSR established, WW1, Spanish Flu epidemic, and the 19th Amendment passed. I think that era was the time when America began swallowing toxic medications.

  13. military-style assault weapons

    Right-wing gun-owners have shot themselves in the foot on perception. They generally bootlick the military-industrial-complex (standing army) like good little Authoritarian-submissive boys, and try to imitate the unconstitutional standing army’s aggressively-stylized weaponry, even if it doesn’t function the same.

    Imagine if the “scariest” looking rifle was this:
    http://www.ruger.com/products/mini14RanchRifle/images/5801.jpg

    Would gun owners be fighting this battle right now against the womenfolk? I’d say it’s less likely. You’d still have all the function, none of the stylized belligerence that scares the womenfolk.

    If you claim you’re defending the country, but you’re scaring the womenfolk around, you’re doing it all wrong.

    Remember, womenfolk are the reason men defend. “Women and children first!” ~Robert Heinlein

    Sure, the womenfolk are irrational. Think you can win against that? “And another — in a family argument, if it turns out you are right — apologize at once!” ~Robert Heinlein

    P.S. If you don’t think perception is important, show up to the range with this baby: http://blog.riflegear.com/archive/2007/12/26/hello-kitty-ar-15—evil-black-rifle-meets-cute-and.aspx , ok? Get back to me on your updated observations of perception.

    P.P.S. Still don’t think perception is important? The military does. Why don’t you? Martemucci, Matteo G. (2007) “Regaining the High Ground: The Challenges of Perception Management in National Strategy and Military Operations”

    • What makes you thnk that a standing army is unconstituional? In responding, please cite the provision of the Consitution that supports your position, and address the provisions of Article 1, Section 8 pertaining to the power of Congres to raise and support Armies and provide and maintain a Navy.

      • What part of NO don’t you understand?

        To raise and support Armies, but NO Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years.

        “Renewed” isn’t in there, just like “hunting” isn’t in the 2A.

        And you can’t ignore the founder’s explanations for placing a strict 2 year limit on a temporarily raised army. A sampling:

        • “The inhabitants of Switzerland emancipated themselves by the establishment of a Militia, which finally delivered them from the tyranny of their lords.” ~Representative Jackson, first U.S. Congress, when it met and turned to defense measures in 1791

        • “What, Sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty….” ~Rep. Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts, spoken during floor debate over the Second Amendment, I Annals of Congress at 750, August 17, 1789

        • “This [citizen-militia] appears to me the only substitute that can be devised for a standing army…” ~Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist, Number 29

        • “…no such engine of oppression as a standing army.” ~Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Cooper, 1814

        • “A standing army is one of the greatest mischief that can possibly happen.” ~James Madison

      • While I disagree with Mike on his “we shouldn’t have any scary looking weapons” view, he’s 100% correct about the Constitution forbidding a standing army without explicit Congressional approval. I’m about to run out the door right now so I don’t have time to dig through the Constitution, but I’ve read it several times and it is in there.

        Also, part of the reason for the Second Amendment was that the Founding Fathers knew a standing army could (and would) be used against the people to oppress them. We see this now when so many are afraid to truly voice their opinion because of the 1.5 million soldiers that will gladly execute anyone the government tells them to.

        • we shouldn’t have any scary looking weapons”

          Not so much. I just wish to examine the perception of “assault weapons” style honestly. Both sides do acknowledge that “looks” are an important aspect to them.

          But other than that, you’re one of a very few number of Americans who have a handle on the 2A.

        • Mike, people don’t want an AR because it “looks cool”, they want it because of the modularity of the design making it easy for anyone to customize it to their particular wants and needs.

  14. I understand where people like this are coming from, I really do. In THEIR world everything is discussed, thought about, and studied from every angle. It is unfathomable to them that sometimes the only solution is to act quickly and violently. Because they can not understand this they feel that everyone should be bound by their limited world view. Take off the rose colored glasses lady. Not everyone exists in your carefully constructed lifestyle of pta meetings and JCrew catalogs.

    • It’s discussed – in their echo chambers
      It’s thought about – within the confines of their prejudices
      It’s studied from every angle – that suits their point of view

  15. I get the clueless liberal suburban soccer mom impression. I wonder if a brush with actual violence would fix her, or if she is irrevocably invested in being a victim.

  16. Is this related to the Million Mom March that got caught padding their statistics of “children” killed by firearms by collecting gun death data that included 1 – 24 year olds?

  17. These people have been hiding under rocks since the 1994 mid-term election. Every so often they emerge like cicadas, make a bunch of racket and then disappear.

  18. Wow, they sure aren’t tolerating any dissent.
    I posted on their “Wall” a polite and sincere invitation to anyone who is part of the March, if they are in the NY area, to meet me at my local range and show them how to shoot, and explain how the new laws are overly constricting and ineffectual.
    I also reponded to another post about MLK, and I chimed in (again, politely) that Dr. King was denied a CCW because at the time the issuance was highly arbitrary and discretionary in his area.
    Both posts deleted within about five minutes, and I’m unable to respond to anything else on their page…

        • Called the number listed on the Million Mom Facebook page. Generic greeting that has no indication of which organization I’m reaching. Left detailed message with the same stuff I’ve tried to tell them on Facebook and through comments on their website.

      • Their arguments are based on pure emotion, and will not stand up to real debate. They know this. Communism in general is the same way. Unless absolutely everyone buys in, it isn’t sustainable.

    • Men’s Rights Activists have long experienced the zero toleration for a different opinion on feminist sites. Pro Mens Movement sites allow all sorts of differing opinions.

      “I have no doubt that, someday, the distortion of truth by the radical feminists of our time will be seen to have been the greatest intellectual crime of the second half of the twentieth century. At the present time, however, we still live under the aegis of that crime, and calling attention to it is an act of great moral courage”
      — Professor Howard S. Schwartz, Oakland University, Michigan

      • True.

        Demonstrated here. I haven’t been silenced–even if several have bayed for it–with my eccentric (yes, fully comprehending the 2A is indeed an eccentricity) opinions.

        Which is why I live with rural Red State God’s Country folks, even with all their faults. Sure beats Long Island. (I got offered a job there once, $260K per annum. It was inviting, but I finally did get control of my greed. After incessant calls by the owner of the company, I finally told him I’d rather pick up beer cans along the road in flyover country than work in NY. He quit calling. LOL)

    • that just shows the immensity of the f^ckery of these people.

      you do have a right to free speech…if it agrees with them.

    • I posted also – something to the effect that returning fire was tactically more effective than hiding in a corner. I also surmised that gun control might “work” as well here as it did in Mexico.

      I got deleted rather quickly. They are an echo chamber only. Bleeding hearts and victims are welcome, and that’s pretty much it. That’s to be expected from someone who would rather light a memorial candle than a primer.

  19. Came across this story:

    http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/01/18/godless-mom-strikes-a-chord-with-parents/?hpt=hp_c2

    I like this excerpt from the woman’s blog:

    “I lied to him and made up stories that I didn’t believe about heaven. Like most parents, I love my child so much that I didn’t want him to be scared. I wanted him to feel safe and loved and full of hope. But the trade-off was that I would have to make stuff up, and I would have to brainwash him into believing stories that didn’t make sense, stories that I didn’t believe either.”

    You know what words to swap out in that passage…..

  20. Funny that she won’t tell her 12 yr old about this stuff. My 7 yr old daughter saw the news reports with me about this tragedy and commented that there are evil people in this world and we have to watch out for them so that’s why daddy has a gun. See, now my daughter is not looking to run out and slaughter anyone, she is not having nightmares, and she is not too young to know that a$$hats exist. No, she understands that $hit happens and men with guns need to respond to other evil men with guns. oh, and she knows how to field strip and clean a Glock, too.

    • The difference is you are a responsible parent and she believes that if her children know anything about violence it will never happen to them. She could not be any more wrong about that. ignorance does not make something safer.

    • Kids find out about evil stuff. I can tell you that my kids feel much more secure with their new armed security officer at their private school. Beats trying to decide whether to hide in the closet or run into the woods when the shooting starts, which were their previous choices. Dad feels a lot better too.

  21. She’s got nice hair anyways, probably working on that nice safe zone for her kid so that when he blows the family will be first to go, Randy

  22. If you want to protect your children, please tell them to _NOT_ stand in the Brooklyn Bridge bicycle lane while posing for you.

  23. Ignorance, irrationality, and sociopathic hatred for others’ freedom are all hallmarks of the anti mind. Business as usual here.

  24. Since I’ve had to deal with discussing or hearing discussion of dildos, blow jobs, gay sex, teen sex, pregnant teens, strippers, pregnant strippers, foul language, and honey boo boo during prime time watching TV with my kids,.. then this woman has to discuss Newtown with her kids.

    Oh,. I had to explain the Cougar concept to. That was a great night. We mostly just watch HGTV and DIY now.

      • No kidding. My kids and I watch the Food Network and HGTV. That’s pretty much it. The networks are an embarassing cesspool.

    • LOL, parenting in the internet age is filled with such hazards.

      But I feel your pain. As a public school teacher, I once had to quietly pull aside a couple of elementary students to discuss why “doing it doggy style” was not the hip dance move they thought it was.

  25. A Million Dads for Swiss-strong 2A Armed Neutrality!

    I bet we could get a bunch of womenfolk and democrats to help deconstruct the military-industrial-complex (Standing Army) and support the complete 2A.

    Then honest, peaceful 2A folks wouldn’t have the perception problem of being associated with and kowtowing to the WarStreet/Pentagon Axis of Evil Standing Army’s belligerent imperial aggression.

    “Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations — entangling alliances with none.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

  26. from her website:
    “Too many American families have been destroyed by gun violence, and mothers will no longer tolerate continued inaction by Congress on sensible gun laws.”

    Tens of millions of American families have been destroyed by marginalizing men and fathers, divorce, and abortion. She already claims to speak for all mothers much like feminists claim to speak for all women. To differ, criticize, not support, and oppose them politically you will be labeled a Hater of children and families.

  27. Here is an idea. Mothers should raise their kids right. They should not be having kids with a dead beat of a father. Raise your kids right and they won’t go out killing people. I own guns and I played violent video games all my life but I’ve never even been in a fist fight!

    • Likewise, men should not have kids with a crazy dead-beat mother. A father’s presence is vital to boys and girls, especially to boys. Men need to watch out for women who want to use them as a human ATM and sperm bank.

  28. Lead by example, declare clearly “Pics or it didnt happen”

    I am not squeamish when it concerns these matters, and I do not have morbid fascination with cadaver. I am simply stating that evidence of the act is missing, and if the act is used to manipulate laws then evidence had better be presented.

    If evidence is being withheld for moral ‘Xianist’ reasons then belief in such matters is consistent with an illogical unsound mentality.

    I have witnessed proof of a recent New Black Panther membership ran radio broadcast that entertained a caller who espoused a desire to throw a hand grenade into a school classroom that would by his design be populated with White children. This was not the only statement entertained on the radio broadcast that embodied racially motivated violent sentiments towards Whites/Pink Demons/White Devil et al.

    However given the official statements by the coroner and non-corroborated eye witness statements disclosed to and carried by the press doubt is sure in my mind as to the accuracy of claims and the validity of narrative. For instance the claim regarding weapons used by Lanza (handgun caliber versus the long rifles .223 projectile). Furthermore the claims made regarding the scale of the damage and destruction of life confined to a singular room in one of the instances regarding Sandy Hook Elementary School, carnage to a classroom could very easily be made solely by and create wounds consistent with an explosive fragmenting device later to be interpreted as individual yet multiple shot wounds..

  29. My next door neighbors are very nice people. Dad is an emergency room doctor. Mom is a college English professor. We’ll call her Jane. They have twin boys. When they were around 2, Jane explained to my wife and me that she would never allow her boys to go near guns. Even toy guns. She doesn’t believe in violence.
    Fast forward a couple years. The twins are around 8. One of my son’s mentions the collection of Nerf guns sitting on a shelf in my basement to them. Next thing I know they’re at the door asking if they can see them. To make a long story short, within 15 minutes there’s a full scale Nerf war going on in my back yard. Even their little sister joined in. They ‘borrowed’ the Nerf’s for the summer. Jane never mentioned it.
    Last summer I saw them getting out of their minivan with their father. They were all carrying what were obviously gun cases. I asked them where they had been. Their answer: “Our dad bought us shotguns. We were skeet shooting.”
    Mom never had a chance.

  30. The number of “chapters” she has created are really just Facebook Pages and some have very little in the way of “Likes”.

    For example, the great Utah chapter, 40 Likes.
    http://www.facebook.com/OneMillionMomsForGunControlUtSaltLakeCityArea

    One Million Moms for Gun Control – NY/Northeast Region & Albany, 73 Likes
    http://www.facebook.com/OneMillionMomsForGunControlNortheasternNewYork

    One Million Moms for Gun Control – California Central Coast Chapter, 37 Likes
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/One-Million-Moms-for-Gun-Control-California-Central-Coast-Chapter/130836753749064

    One Million Moms for Gun Control – TX/South Texas & San Antonio, 42 Likes.
    http://www.facebook.com/OneMillionMomsForGunControlTxSanAntonio?fref=pb

    They only have about 35K Like on thier main page, which you can count on any chapter like to be doubled from that.

    Not exactly a woman who’s amassing a large following and certainly not news worthy.

  31. Looks like all the FB links I put in my comment tripped the moderator. Here’s what I posted without the links.

    The number of “chapters” she has created are really just Facebook Pages and some have very little in the way of “Likes”.

    For example, the great Utah chapter, 40 Likes.
    fb link

    One Million Moms for Gun Control – NY/Northeast Region & Albany, 73 Likes
    fb link

    One Million Moms for Gun Control – California Central Coast Chapter, 37 Likes
    fb link

    One Million Moms for Gun Control – TX/South Texas & San Antonio, 42 Likes.
    fb link

    They only have about 35K Like on thier main page, which you can count on any chapter like to be doubled from that.

    Not exactly a woman who’s amassing a large following and certainly not news worthy.

  32. I have news for her, she has no idea what other mothers across the country think.
    I am a mother and grandmother and will protect my family with every gun I own.
    She does not speak for me and I know other that feels the same as I do. So, witless you need to stop speaking for the rest of us. When the time comes, maybe the mothers for NO gun control will protect you and yours against the riots and murders.

  33. So right off the batt, my first question given her predilection for keeping her son ignorant, why is she attacking the second amendment and not the first?

    PS, just found out her son has founded Morons for Moms. Oddly, he too has exactly seventy chapters. . . !?!

  34. While saving the life of “even one child” is laudable, I wonder how many of the 56 million humans murdered by their governments in the last century were children. I’m sure the parents of countless children killed couldn’t, in their wildest imagination, foresee that the world would go so crazy that their own government would commit genocide against their own countery, never mind their own family.

    So it would seem rather short-sighted to throw out all means of reasonably defending yourself against a powerful government equipped with deadly weapons for the sake of saving a statistically small number of children. Was the loss of those precious children tragic? Yes. But check the facts not your feelings. Liberty and the lives of multitudes trump saving the propagandist’s jingoistic, “even one child”. I’m sure EVERY parent of the children in Germany, Cambodia, Russia and Turkey (to name a few) would have wished they had the means of battling the governments that had confiscated their defenses prior to committing genocide.

    Could that happen in America today? I don’t know. I pray not. But the founders provided that defense because they knew the heart of man was capable of great evil.

  35. “A fear of weapons is a sign of sexual and mental retardation.” Freud.

    I was raised with a belt, how many times do you think this boy has been spanked or even told “no?”

  36. I wish this misguided woman would focus on something more important than removing gun rights.
    Something like demanding to see the toxicology reports from the mass shooters, and a list of medications they were prescribed.
    We all know that the FDA would never permit the drug companies to dispense any medication that would be harmful to people, or not be thoroughly tested.
    The kid is probably on 3 or 4 medications right now.

  37. Wow ! An enterprising broadie figured out how to start a job for herself. As soon as shes gets tax free status, she’ll fire out requests for donations to “keep up her good work” (and buy her car and buy her clothes and buy her food and get her some TV face time and pay her rent etc.).
    She won’t be able to ride the tax free horse as well as say, Jesse Jack$on because she is white, but I bet her goal is something like that. Like getting paid for the usse of part of your domicile for tax free purposes. (Like the Clintons little place for the Secret Service that somehow charges the Government the same amount as their house payment)
    She is on her way to tax free heaven while being a social force for “good”. Horsefeathers !

  38. Well Ms Watts certainly displays courage. She has no problem telling the world that HER HOUSE is unprotected. Hope that doesn’t come back to haunt her or worse yet her surviving family.

  39. I have posted the following several times on different sites because I feel it is the most powerful argument that can be presented to our members of congress and other public officials at all levels. I have added one more paragraph to the emails or letters I send. Actually a letter sent by snail mail is more effective as many emails are just deleted by some staffer. Loads of envelopes piling up are hard to ignore. Feel free to cut and paste it into an email or preferably a snail mail letter. Send this to everyone you know and we CAN influence this debate.
    Sorry it is so long but I felt the meaning should be absolutely clear so that even Liberals could understand.
    *** Added paragraph:
    I would like to take this opportunity to remind you that as a representative of mine in elected office, you have sworn to uphold The Constitution; not with an interpretation of what you think it means but according to what the grammar and word definitions meant when it was ratified. If you as a representative of mine in public office, will continue to support the Second Amendment as written and intended you will continue to have my support. If you, as one of my representatives in public office, do anything to INFRINGE upon any portion of my unalienable rights as contained in the Second Amendment of The Constitution of These United States of America; I will do everything in my power to make sure you are never elected to any public office in the future. If you are still not convinced of the true meaning of the Second Amendment, if you cannot understand the meaning of words in the English language and if you will not uphold your oath of office; “MOLON LABE”.
    Second Amendment meaning:
    “Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government.” James Madison
    Second Amendment in context:
    ***”The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference. They deserve a place of honor with all that is good. When firearms go, all goes. We need them every hour.” – George Washington in address to the 2nd session of the United States Congress.
    ***“Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples’ liberty’s teeth.” (George Washington)
    ***”The right of self-defense is the first law of nature; in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. Wherever standing armies are kept up, and when the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any color or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction.” Henry St. George Tucker, in Blackstone’s 1768 “Commentaries on the Laws of England.”, Judge of the Virginia Supreme Court & U.S. Dist. Court of Virginia

    ***”Laws that forbid the carrying of arms…disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes… Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” – Thomas Jefferson, quoting Cesare Beccaria
    Those who argue that the Second Amendment was written just for militias are completely blown out of the water by the following quote from Thomas Jefferson.
    “The strongest reason for “PEOPLE” (My emphasis) to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” – Thomas Jefferson Papers, 334 (C. J. Boyd, Ed., 1950)
    James Madison is credited with the writing of the “Bill of Rights” and was pretty clear about the meaning on the Second Amendment.
    “The Constitution preserves the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation where the governments are afraid to trust the “PEOPLE” (My emphasis) with arms.”
    Here are a few others who help define the true meaning of the Second Amendment. It becomes very clear upon the examination of the meanings attached to the Second Amendment by our Founding Fathers that the original intent of the Second Amendment is being attacked in order to eventually disarm the American people.
    ***”I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials.”
    George Mason, in Debates in Virginia Convention on Ratification of the Constitution, Elliot, Vol. 3, June 16, 1788
    ***”Whereas civil-rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as military forces, which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow citizens, the people are confirmed by the article in their right to keep and bear their private arms.”
    — Tench Coxe, in Remarks on the First Part of the Amendments to the Federal Constitution
    ***”The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.”
    — Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers at 184-188
    ***”That the said Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to INFRINGE (MY BOLD) the just liberty of the press or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms … ”
    — Samuel Adams, Debates and Proceedings in the Convention of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, at 86-87 (Pierce & Hale, eds., Boston, 1850)
    ***”Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States. A military force, at the command of Congress, can execute no laws, but such as the people perceive to be just and constitutional; for they will possess the power, and jealousy will instantly inspire the inclination, to resist the execution of a law which appears to them unjust and oppressive.”
    –Noah Webster, An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution (Philadelphia 1787).
    ***”No Free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.”
    — Thomas Jefferson, Proposal Virginia Constitution, 1 T. Jefferson Papers, 334,[C.J. Boyd, Ed., 1950]
    ***” … to disarm the people – that was the best and most effectual way to enslave them.”
    — George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 380
    ***”The right [to bear arms] is general. It may be supposed from the phraseology of this provision that the right to keep and bear arms was only guaranteed to the militia; but this would be an interpretation not warranted by the intent. The militia, as has been explained elsewhere, consists of those persons who, under the laws, are liable to the performance of military duty, and are officered and enrolled for service when called upon…. [I]f the right were limited to those enrolled, the purpose of the guarantee might be defeated altogether by the action or the neglect to act of the government it was meant to hold in check. The meaning of the provision undoubtedly is, that the people, from whom the militia must be taken, shall have the right to keep and bear arms, and they need no permission or regulation of law for the purpose. But this enables the government to have a well-regulated militia; for to bear arms implies something more than mere keeping; it implies the learning to handle and use them in a way that makes those who keep them ready for their efficient use; in other words, it implies the right to meet for voluntary discipline in arms, observing in so doing the laws of public order.”
    — Thomas M. Cooley, General Principles of Constitutional Law, Third Edition [1898]
    PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE NEXT QUOTE!
    ***”Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom. Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their “SWORDS, AND EVERY OTHER TERRIBLE IMPLEMENT OF THE SOLDIER”, (MY BOLD) are the birthright of an American…[T]he unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.”
    –Tenche Coxe, an American political economist and a delegate for Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress, The Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.
    Then there are politicians who insist in taking our Constitution out of context of time and original meaning. Once again, James Madison warned us against this.
    “Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government.”
    Second Amendment:
    “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to KEEP and BEAR arms, shall not be INFRINDGED.”
    Arms, in the context and time when our Constitution was written meant the usual arms carried by militia members, everyday citizens or light infantry in the Continental Army. Many of these arms were supplied by their owners for militia duty and were personal weapons initially used for hunting or home defense. They came in all types and calibers; from a 30 cal. squirrel rifle to a 75 cal. smooth bore musket, pistols and shotguns of all types, calibers and gauges. They also included a huge variety of other arms including: knives of every conceivable shape and size, bayonets and swords. Many early citizens also carried tomahawks.
    Attempts to control the type and or caliber of arms Americans’ can possess are absolutely against The Constitution and the Second Amendment as it was written and intended. By the supreme law of the land (The Constitution), an American citizen should be able to keep and bear any weapon now used individually by our light infantry soldiers.
    Larger weapons such as cannon and mortars that could not be carried by an individual soldier or required more than one person to operate were considered to be “ordinance” and were not defined as “arms”.
    Words have meanings! If those meanings are bastardized all becomes chaos.
    “Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government.” James Madison
    Definition of to KEEP: to hold or retain in one’s possession; hold as one’s own.
    Definition of to BEAR: to carry, transmit, transport, have a characteristic of and exhibit.
    Definition of INFRINGE: to “encroach” upon in a way that violates law or the rights of another.
    THIS IS THE WORD MOST FORGETEN……INFRINGE!!!!! Read the meaning!!!
    Definition of INFRINGE/ENCROACH…….. 1: to enter by “GRADUAL STEPS OR BY STEALTH” (MY BOLD) into the possessions or rights of another. 2: to advance beyond the usual or proper limits
    Why is this so hard to understand? The meanings of the words in the Second Amendment have not changed since the amendment was ratified.
    I am not aware of the Second Amendment being repealed or amended.
    In reference to arms control by the states; the Fourteenth Amendment Section .1. is crystal clear.
    Section. 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; (My emphasis) nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
    Many in politics from the legislative, administrative branches and or judges cite “precedent” as a justification for the violations of our rights as guaranteed in The Constitution of These United States of America. Precedent only describes what has been done and gotten away with, not if it was done in compliance with the supreme law of the land or in accordance with the oath of office to uphold The Constitution.

  40. You do not have the right to use the photo of my child in your article. I don’t know how you got it but please take it down immediately!

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