Everytown for Gun Safety Launches #whateverittakes Hashtag Campaign. So Does TTAG!

(courtesy CSGV Facebook page)

Michael Bloomberg’s anti-ballistic bully boys are at it again. Unable to assemble more than a few dozen supporters in the real world, they continue to rely on their bloody shirt-waving social media anti-gun jihad to maintain the illusion that they’re a meaningful movement. The latest gimmick: a #whateverittakes hashtag campaign complete with TTAG-like “I Am a Gun Owner” selfies. Which just BEGS for a counter-campaign. Want to have some fun and win a box of the pistol ammo of your choice? Click here to print out the above sign, fill it in with your choice of recipients and your feelings on guns or gun control, selfie (SAME FORMAT AS ABOVE) and send it to us at . . .

thetruthaboutguns@gmail.com with FEELINGS (all caps) in the subject bar. We’ll upload them to a gallery on TTAG’s Facebook page  – with the appropriate hashtag of course – and post the best ones here. No obscenity. Other than that, gopher it! Because #mygunsmatter. Yeah, we’ll do that one next! Meanwhile, stand by for a rant on the only-slightly-hidden meaning of Everytown’s Internet exhortation. [Post on the lack of morality revealed by this campaign at 10:30am CMT]

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  1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

    I’m starting a campaign #nogoodytooshoesbettertouchmygunsbecausemyrightstrumpyourfeeling

    1. The best part of hashtag activism is that most of the everytown crew isn’t smart enough to turn off location settings when they take and post a photo. So using some of the hashtag tracking tools, we’re easily able to see who these people are, where they live, and know they’re unarmed. It’s like a criminal’s best tool for resistance free crime targeting. See if you can find any of these activists in your town?

      #socialmediafail

      1. avatar pwrserge says:

        I didn’t take off my tracking tools either. They are welcome to know where I am, who I am, and that I AM armed.

  2. avatar rick3 says:

    can’t get the “click here to print out the sign” link to actually do anything…it goes to http://everytown.org/whatever-it-takes/, but it’s a blank screen.

    Is this just me, or is the site not working?

    1. avatar Robert Farago says:

      Link works for me. Anyone else?

      1. avatar john says:

        It works, I believe firefox users are not seeing it if they are running “lightbeam” to block browser tracking. That seemed to be the issue for me.

    2. avatar Model66 says:

      Blank screen for me also; not just Robert’s link. I couldn’t get the sign directly from their page last night. Unpausing the blocking of Ghostery didn’t help either.

      Maybe they’ve already realized their futility?

      1. avatar rick3 says:

        Wouldn’t be surprised…
        if you do an “image” search for “#whateverittakes everytown”, you’ll see several different women holding the sign with the EXACT same wording in the EXACT same handwriting of “Dear Congress, I feel angry that you’re ignoring us”, (meaning this is not a personal effort/campaign on their part at all, but rather a centralized media campaign).

    3. avatar dlj95118 says:

      …blank screen for me; using Firefox.

      1. avatar Mr Pierogie says:

        It works if you disable your ad blocking app. I use uBlock Origin and it was blank at first too.

        1. avatar rick3 says:

          Nope, that didn’t work either. I had to switch to a different browser (from Firefox to IE), then it was fine.

  3. avatar Shire-man says:

    Love the serious face. This is a serious selfie. So damn serious. Can see how serious I am? Grrrr……

    1. avatar NYC2AZ says:

      +1

      I got a chuckle from the picture too.

      1. avatar CTstooge says:

        Yeah, like Michelle O’s stern expression in the highly effective #bringbackourgirls effort.

  4. avatar NYC2AZ says:

    Slacktivism! Because it’s all they got when they can’t scrounge up a dozen unpaid supporters at a rally.

    1. avatar Shire-man says:

      Even this is too much effort. They need a Facebook photo filter like the rainbow to get any significant participation.

  5. avatar PeterC says:

    I feel…like I’m going to vomit.

  6. avatar Tony says:

    Ain’t this modern media stuff so much Halloween all the day, all the time. The Jack-in-the-Box is now on every screen as putty to glue your day to whatever. The sad thing is…it don’t stop the truly weird minds from going berserk.

  7. avatar Steven L says:

    Make sure to send our signs to Everytown so they can see how we are taking over their campaign. Wonder if they will pull it after.

    1. avatar pwrserge says:

      Make sure to like and retweet every sign you see. The more you do, the higher it will rise in the search.

  8. avatar some dude says:

    Dear Everytown for Gun Confiscation

    I feel with my fingers and think with my brain.

    #YourFeelingsDontMatter

  9. avatar travis m. says:

    “whatever it takes”? That sounds really scary, as in, ‘even if I have to kill millions of innocent people,’ sort of dedication…

    1. avatar Brian says:

      If you believe some conspiracy theorists, whatever it takes means staging mass shootings to keep trying to get laws passed that won’t do anything but disarm the citizens and keep the guns in criminals’ hands.

  10. avatar Mr Pierogie says:

    Oh, she must be talking about that Planned Parenthood thing.

  11. avatar Bob Watson says:

    This is how EveryClown for Gun Control keeps their cat loving minion entertained.

  12. avatar rick3 says:

    According to Shannon:
    “It means that if Americans want to be safe — as safe as other developed nations — we must fight. I don’t mean post about a shooting on Facebook. I mean kick and scream and work and yell. Do “whatever it takes,” every single day.”

    1. Factor out the thug violence from the stats and we are like any other country. So maybe 3% of the citizens with less than 3% of the guns commit 2/3 of the murders! In most neighborhoods, where most of the guns are, there isn’t a problem. We have laws that say criminals can’t have guns but… yeah, that’s ignored… just like the rest of them. We don’t need more gun laws. We need less thugs.

      1. avatar Brian says:

        But, if we pass laws that will keep the criminals armed, while disarming the populace, we can pass even more stringent laws that will do nothing more than make criminals even bolder in their crime sprees.
        Hell, they might even go the Leeland Yee, or F&F route, and sell the very guns they are banning to the criminals themselves.

  13. avatar Missouri Mule says:

    Is that a mug shot?

    The charge must be criminal stupidity.

  14. avatar Chip Bennett says:

    The latest gimmick: a #whateverittakes hashtag campaign…

    “Whatever It Takes”: the mantra of tyrants. Rights and freedoms do not matter, when they interfere with the objectives of tyranny. If meeting those objectives requires trampling on those rights, so be it.

    These people are the ultimate reason that we own firearms: to defend ourselves, from them.

    1. avatar DAN V says:

      hey its the guy from Mythbusters!

      1. avatar Chip Bennett says:

        Nah. He’s way cooler than I am.

        1. avatar John Fritz - HMFIC says:

          I don’t know about that Chip.

          Every time I see him with that snarky, condescending, passive/aggressive LAPD Bomb Squad guy on the show he loses all coolness points he had accumulated for months prior.

          Somehow I don’t see you doing it quite that way.

        2. avatar Chip Bennett says:

          Well, I’ll admit to snark, but I try not to be condescending or passive-aggressive.

  15. avatar Chris says:

    Sent one in to TTAG. Feel like sending it to EFGS too.

  16. avatar Grant in IN says:

    Dear Everytown,

    I feel #WhateverItTakes is reason enough for me to keep my guns.

    #Don’tTreadOnMe

  17. avatar EmptyJay says:

    Dear Shania Twain,

    I feel… like a woman!

  18. avatar Anonymous says:

    We need to upload them to everytown for gun safety also!

    LOL.

  19. avatar Dustin says:

    I don’t print things anymore, but here’s my version.

    TO: Anti-gun sociopaths

    I watch you: Reap what you sow, then point the finger at me?

  20. avatar Dustin says:

    The last time a big group of entitled shits went this far off the deep end, they started with the Jews…

  21. avatar John Thomas says:

    ill do it, but im not going to bother printing them in color.

  22. avatar Werechicken says:

    DEAR MDA:

    I FEEL pretty/Oh so pretty/I feel pretty/And witty/And GAAYYYYYYYYYYYY/

    1. avatar JR Pollock says:

      Maurice: When I mention show tunes and gourmet cooking, what image does that conjure up in your mind?

      Chris: Homosexuals, I guess..

  23. avatar mark s. says:

    Whateverittakes ……………took one of their own being raped , beaten , assaulted , robbed , murdered and then their on our side .
    We should counter by showing women and children , bruised , battered , beaten , raped and molested and maybe laying on a gurney being zipped up in a body bag with a sign below saying , this is what it took or
    ( ittookthis )

  24. avatar PeterW says:

    #HaHaCongressDoesn’tReadYourStupidIncoherentSign

  25. avatar Chip Bennett says:

    I have some (140-character friendly) ideas:

    They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security -Benjamin Franklin #WhateverItTakes

    Every step we take toward making the State our Caretaker, by that much we move toward making State our Master – Eisenhower #WhateverItTakes

    The jaws of power are always open to devour…if possible…the freedom of thinking, speaking, and writing. – John Adams #WhateverItTakes

    Democracy: 2 wolves & a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty: a well-armed lamb contesting the vote
    Ben Franklin #WhateverItTakes

    Freedom is not a gift bestowed by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature – Ben Franklin #WhateverItTakes

    Constitution is not…for government to restrain the people, it is…for the people to restrain government – Patrick Henry #WhateverItTakes

    America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we…lose our freedoms it will be b/c we destroyed ourselves – Lincoln #WhateverItTakes

    It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government – Thomas Paine #WhateverItTakes

    Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? – Patrick Henry #WhateverItTakes

    I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! – Patrick Henry #WhateverItTakes

    The truth is, all might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they ought – Samuel Adams #WhateverItTakes

    Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty – Thomas Jefferson #WhateverItTakes

    The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants – Thomas Jefferson #WhateverItTakes

    When the people fear government, there is tyranny. When government fears the people, there is liberty – Thomas Jefferson #WhateverItTakes

    All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent – Thomas Jefferson #WhateverItTakes

    No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms – Thomas Jefferson #WhateverItTakes

    Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes – Thomas Jefferson #WhateverItTakes

    The strongest reason to retain RKBA is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in gov’t – Thomas Jefferson #WhateverItTakes

    I’d rather be exposed to inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too [little of it] – T. Jefferson #WhateverItTakes

    Americans have the right and advantage of being armed – James Madison #WhateverItTakes

    In defense of the freedom that is our birthright…we have taken up arms – John Hancock #WhateverItTakes

    The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed – Alexander Hamilton #WhateverItTakes

    The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the U.S. from keeping their own arms – Samuel Adams #WhateverItTakes

    The greatest tyrannies are always perpetuated in the name of the noblest causes – Thomas Paine #WhateverItTakes

    Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples’ liberty’s teeth – George Washington #WhateverItTakes

    To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace – George Washington #WhateverItTakes

    The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference – George Washington #WhateverItTakes

    It [is] unjust and unwise to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it – George Washington #WhateverItTakes

    1. avatar BDub says:

      Love it!

    2. avatar mark s. says:

      Thanks once again Chip , printed myself a copy and it will be in my waiting room by the end of the day .
      God bless brother . Your insight is always appreciated .

    3. avatar Stinkeye says:

      Check your sources. Several of those “quotes” are fakes that have been floating around the internet for years.

      1. avatar Chip Bennett says:

        Yeah, I had questions about a couple of them. I didn’t verify them. Caveat Emptor.

      2. avatar SteveInCO says:

        @Stinkeye:

        Which ones have you discovered to be fake?

        1. avatar Stinkeye says:

          For starters, several in the list are debunked here:

          http://www.guncite.com/gc2ndbog.html

          Some of them appear in this list (although this article doesn’t provide any debunking evidence, if you look into the specific quotes, it’s easy enough to find the arguments against them):

          https://www.thefederalistpapers.org/second-amendment-2/famous-pro-gun-quotes-the-founding-fathers-never-actually-said

          The thing about these sorts of false quotes is, if you’ve read much of the speeches and correspondence of the founders and their contemporaries, you can spot the ones where the language is just a bit “off”. Whoever’s making them up often tries just a little too hard to sound “18th centuryish”, or the quote is targeted way too specifically at some modern argument, but wasn’t really an issue back then, or it’s attributed to some formal occasion such as a Congressional address, but the language is too casual, etc…

          The founders didn’t really debate the value of guns in society that much. “Gun control” wasn’t a topic of discussion, because the default position of most of the revolutionary generation was that guns were a necessity. So if it’s about guns and attributed to Jefferson, Washington, et al, there’s a good chance it’s bogus.

    4. avatar JR_in_NC says:

      Very nicely done, Chip.

  26. avatar BDub says:

    Hashtag Activism = Secular Prayer. Feel good about “doing something” without actually doing anything.

  27. avatar david says:

    Look at this douchebag in the picture, They blacked out her face so you can’t see it but the poster that she’s holding very clear to read Boy that standing up for what you believe in hiding behind a filtered screen Another Mental midget!

  28. avatar david says:

    I hate to say this for all the law abiding gun owners in New York State and California but really I think we should just give those two states To the gun control Empire and let all those groups live in the same two states And that’s horrible to because there’s some pretty countryside in New York State as well as beautiful California. But something’s gotta be done These people are absolutely ridiculous Full of crap And don’t have a grasp on reality to save their loan lives

  29. avatar gsnyder says:

    Their campaign is a clear threat to life and limb. Make no mistake, these are people swinging on a loose hinge. They incite violence to end it? Sending something like they do to Congress says one thing; I am an emotional whack-job, hysterical, and a danger to myself and others.

  30. avatar Stinkeye says:

    Of course it’s “I feel…” rather than “I think…” That tells you all you need to know.

  31. avatar Mark Lloyd says:

    Dear Congress
    I FEEL that whateverittakes is the latest laughable joke from BLOOMBAG
    and urge you to ignore all of it.
    Thanks!
    Mark Lloyd

  32. avatar JR Pollock says:

    I wonder how many people would pay, say $25.00 a year for the privilege of downloading their little sign?

    Maybe they could form an organization, and incorporate it, and give all of their dues paying members a vote in how the organization crafts its policies, principles, and mission statement. and elect members to its board of directors, and hire lobbyists to convey their message to elected representatives…

    Nah.. That would never work.

  33. avatar Anonymoose says:

    BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD! SKULLS FOR THE SKULL THRONE! #WhateverItTakes

  34. avatar Felix says:

    Gun control= it’s not about about the gun or your safety, it’s to feel goooood…and throw everyone who can’t afford body guards and private gated communities under the bus with a blindfold them (who do the controlling) insist are glasses.

  35. avatar Brian says:

    Dear: MDA
    I feel: you guys should move to North Korea or China so you can live in a society where only military and law enforcement owns guns.
    #gunscausecrime
    #saveacriminalthrowgunsinjail
    #whateverittakes

  36. Some of the disarmed people murdered by the governments of the world, Christians Rome, Jews Nazi Germany, Aztecs Spanish, Maori of NZ and Aboriginals Australia, Scottish William Wallace, the Irish, Welsh by English and the Native America by the US government. THIS is why we need guns to protect ourselves from those who would subject us to their whim and if this is not enough just google dictators.There are over 400 gun laws on the books and they have done nothing to stop the violence because of the winey few. We are chastised for wanting to protect ourselves. We NEED guns to protect ourselves from criminals in and out of the government. I deserve the right to protect myself and if you don’t like it tough shit. mrpresident2016.com

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