Shannon, Shannon, Shannon. When you tell so many lies about guns and gun owners (90% want universal background checks!, ‘gun bullies’ intimidated us!) it gets hard to recognize the truth. But there’s no reason to tell a fib just because you’re embarrassed.
Our man Alan Brooks saw the Moms Demand Action doyenne leaving Saturday’s SXSW civilian disarmament seminar and asked if she had a second for a quick photo. Figuring everyone must be a devoted fan, she said, “Sure!”
After the pic, Alan then shook her hand and thanked her. And that’s the whole story behind the photo that’s provoking so much conversation (follow the subsequent tweet war here). And no small amount of creativity. See some examples after the jump . . .