As if the hypocrisy of the Gun Control Industrial Complex wasn’t already on full display after the Moms Demand Action crowd announced their intentions to use the anniversary of the Newtown shooting to push for the infringement of Americans’ enumerated civil rights, word comes today that Barack Obama’s political action committee Organizing For America is trying to drum up some “grassroots” gun control advocacy events for that day, too. Their website makes the same, tired (now debunked) claims about “overwhelming support” for increased gun control that we’ve heard regurgitated time and again, almost as if they’re trying to hypnotize their members into believing it despite all the polling to the contrary. Via National Review, the following was sent to the PAC’s email list . . .
“OFA will give you the resources you need to ensure your event is a powerful reminder of what we lost a year ago, and a reminder that we as a nation need to do more to prevent gun violence and keep our communities safe,” the organization said.
The email contains a link to a page on my.barackobama.com where users can log in and create an event.
“Despite overwhelming public support for expanding background checks for gun sales, Congress has failed to act,” the organization says. “Join local supporters as we remember Newtown and ask Congress: What will it take to make our communities safer?”
On the one hand, we knew this was coming. Waving the bloody shirt works as well as anything for gun control advocates, since they’re able to appeal to their targets’ emotional response rather than having to rely on facts and logic — neither of which is on their side. And the first anniversary of a tragic event on the order of Sandy Hook will indeed get wall-to-wall coverage on the major news networks. It’s a prime breeding ground for new gun control advocates and the usual gang of statist gun grabbers won’t let such an opportunity go to waste.
On the other hand, there may be hope. We’re less than two weeks out, and this is the most we’ve heard from the gun control advocates so far. I was expecting a much bigger push than a simple email blast and a “do it yourself civilian disarmament coffee klatch.” But nothing bigger seems to have materialized.
We’ll have to see what actually happens on that day — there are many options still on the table, including the fact that the ATF’s proposed rule comments period ends the Monday before the event and we could very well see some action from the White House on the gun control executive order front. But I’m quietly optimistic.