Thank you for bringing this to our attention. That statement was not a part in any of our discussions. Unfortunately, the EVOLVE Facebook page is run by interns and the current communication is abysmal. Rest assured that this matter will be handled as quickly as possible.
Dan was brought into this discussion to move towards a civil gun safety discussion…never a gun rights discussion.
I am on this and will be back to you soon. In the mean time, I respectfully request that cooler heads prevail here. I will have a reaction from Dan Coonan as soon as possible.
Director of Marketing
[UPDATE: Coonan has doubled down. Text below.]
This from Dan Coonan
Most important, I am a firm supporter of our Second Amendment rights – all of them!
My goal, and the proposed goal of the relationship with EVOLVE, is to shift the single-pointed focus of gun related violence and the social/economic/political aspects that are promoting a culture of violence in this country.
Evolve is intending to bridge the gap between the extremely large number of people that are caught in the middle of this debate and shift the focus of the debate to the root causes of violence, as well as promote firearm safety and responsible ownership.
The first step is to start a common dialogue between gun owners and non-gun owners. We at Coonan, Inc. support that dialogue and want to help nurture that growth in the proper direction.
We understand the enormity and sensitivity of a project like this, and ask that you please be patient with the development of this effort.