There’s a certain amount of schadenfreude that comes from seeing a mortal foe fail in such an amazingly public and obvious way. Slide Fire had a billboard in Chicago promoting their bumpfire stocks. The billboard is now gone. Moms Demand Action recently put the above image on their Facebook page, claiming credit. According to them, it was their pressure that brought about the billboard’s disappearance. However, thanks to a post on Facebook, we know the truth . . .
From Slide Fire Solutions:
We leased advertising space for the Chicago billboard to run for two months, and that time has come to an end. Removal of the billboard had nothing to do with negative pressure, but was simply due to the completion of the advertisement. We thank you all for your support, and encourage everyone to keep an eye out for more advertisements across the country in the coming months.
So, the Moms had no involvement whatsoever — Slide Fire simply didn’t renew the lease and the sign went down.
A few days ago, I believe it was one of the NRA’s boys that pointed out what’s going on. Moms Demand Action is losing relevancy and traction, and they’re thrashing around like a drowning swimmer trying to keep their collective head above water. They’re claiming any small victory they can, trying to prolong the inevitable slide beneath the waves and the slow and agonizing death that awaits them. That’s what happens when your “grassroots” lobbying organization has no actual significant public support — and is only sustained due to the largess of one sympathetic billionaire.
I’d just like to point out that the NRA has been around since 1871. Keep that in mind when Moms Demand Action disbands in a few years.