Help MoveOn.Org Choose a New Name for its Gun Owners’ Anti-Gun Rights Initiative

Elmer Fudd (cpourtesy comicvine.com)

A TTAG reader recently received this plea from MoveOn.Org:

Dear MoveOn member,

As one of the 32,200 gun-owning MoveOn members who support stronger gun laws, we’d love your help selecting a name for our initiative. What should we call our effort? Please vote now . . .

There have been 160 school shootings in the nearly three years since the Sandy Hook massacre, and everyday gun violence has reached epidemic levels.1

It doesn’t have to be this way. The vast majority of gun owners support background checks and other policies to reduce gun violence.2 And we can make real progress—and soon—if responsible gun owners come together and speak out.

Right now, President Obama is considering strengthening background checks—and he said earlier last week that reducing the epidemic of gun violence in our country will be one of his top priorities in 2016.3

Vote now, so together, gun owners can seize this moment to reduce gun violence and save lives.

Thanks for all you do.
Jo, Emily, Brian, Jayne, and the rest of the team<

Sources:

1. “160 School Shootings In America Since 2013,” Everytown for Gun Safety, accessed November 24, 2015
http://everytownresearch.org/school-shootings/2982/
2. “Most gun owners don’t belong to the NRA—and they don’t agree with it either,” The Washington Post, October 15, 2015
http://www.moveon.org/r/?r=308149&id=135625-30044677-Vu0ObHx&t=3

3. “Obama says gun control to be top issue of final year,” The Washington Times, November 17, 2015
http://www.moveon.org/r/?r=308364&id=135625-30044677-Vu0ObHx&t=4

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comments

  1. avatar AZMark says:

    Other – Idiot Liars

    1. avatar Ray Ficara says:

      First STOP using the word “Fudd”!!! That is NOT a gun owner “cool with gun control” . The term started with Jim Zumbo because he had fine expensive bolt action hunting rifles or “sniper rifles” when the Left gets around to him. A Fudd is a douche canoe who is cool with controlling YOUR guns like the icky black rifles as long as he THINKS his precious Parker shotgun and Weatherby rifles are safe. The right term is more like “Useful Idiot”.

      Ray

  2. avatar Powers says:

    Nations Aiming for Zero (gun) Incidents..
    NAZgI..
    No..? NAZGI..?

    1. avatar Mark N. says:

      Not Armed Guns Un Loved
      NAZGUL

    2. avatar mike oregon says:

      How about American Scared Sissies Hating Armed Terrorists/ or, A.S.S.H.A.T.S.

    3. avatar Mintmar says:

      Just strike down G and Guns and you have it – NAZI

      1. avatar Powers says:

        That was the implication I was aiming for. I truly wish they would embrace freedom..but they just want to end it.

    4. avatar A Friend says:

      FDF

      (Fools for the Downfall of Freedom)

  3. avatar CarlosT says:

    32K Fudd March.

    1. avatar dh34 says:

      Uh-huhuhuhuhuhu

  4. avatar Brentondadams says:

    ‘Good luck with that’

  5. avatar Bigred2989 says:

    NSDAP

    (National Society of Disarmed American People)

    1. avatar Another Robert says:

      I like it, but I’m afraid it would go right past the vast majority of folks. I would just change it to “for” instead of “of”…

    2. avatar Sock Monkey says:

      NSDAP – Now where have I seen that acronym before? Hmmmm…

  6. avatar Bruce Abbott says:

    I suggested, “Fudd-Pluckers”…

  7. avatar actionphysicalman says:

    We want to call ourselves Meryl Streep.

  8. avatar Joe R. says:

    FODDER

    BALLAST

    OLESTRA SYMPTOM

  9. avatar dh34 says:

    Move On’s Really Obnoxious Nonsense

    1. avatar OBlamo binLyen says:

      Now that is a good one. They’ll never catch it.

  10. avatar Mark N. says:

    Send In the Clowns

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      Don’t bother.

      They’re here…

  11. avatar JR_in_NC says:

    160 “school shootings” since Sandy Hook, huh? Wasn’t it just seventy something a few months ago? Did the MSM miss a bunch?

    Source: Everytown. Yeah. Good “source” of “info.”

    😉

    1. avatar JR_in_NC says:

      Oh, a name…hmmm.

      Delivering
      Inaccurate
      Propaganda
      Serving
      Hoplophobes
      ISIS
      Terrorists
      Statists

    2. avatar William Burke says:

      They’re SPECIAL. They don’t have to count by ones like the rest of us.

      1. avatar dh34 says:

        That’s speshul…as in short bus, hockey helmet, Mizzou special snowflake spechul.

      2. avatar Timmy! says:

        I’ll bet they can all count to potato though.

  12. avatar Koop says:

    Namby-Pamby Nannies?

    Eloi Victims Union?

    We the Sheeple?

    She-Man Sheepdog Haters?

  13. avatar Sammy says:

    I suggested Idiots United. I think it has a nice ring to it

  14. avatar Former Water Walker says:

    F##ked up Fudds? Fudds ‘r Us? Quisling fudds? Foolish Fudds?

  15. avatar William Burke says:

    I suggested Smug Elites for Disarming Out-Groups (SEDOG).

    1. avatar William Burke says:

      Edit time timed out in less than a minute again. Please just ELIMINATE the edit function. It’s useless.

      I amended the group to Smug Haughty Elites for Disarming Out-Groups (SHE-DOG).

  16. avatar Dave says:

    Seriously??? Citing Everytown as a source??? That’s like using The Inquirer or The Globe as your source for celebrity news.

    That’s practically admitting that their data is crap. A quick google search will reveal that their data is flawed, and that they have brown matter where gray matter should be. It took me about 5 minutes.

    CNN, who is no friend to the 2nd amendment, lists only 15 that are “similar to Newton or the Oregon shooting”, most of which were not mass shootings (four or more deaths).

    Number 15 was a copycat shooter, likely inspired by the rampant media malpractice of giving the shooter a motherf**king sh**load of pubicity.

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/11/us/school-shootings-cnn-number/

    1. avatar Dave says:

      To clarify, the CNN article is dated June 2015, and includes shootings since Sandy Hook. It lists 15, while Everytown inflates the number to 74 for the same time period.

      As I said before, even most of these 15 are not mass shootings.

      1. avatar Billy-bob says:

        Think everytown counts any shooting in the same zip code as a school.

  17. avatar Excedrine says:

    The only name that fits: Bullshit.

    1. avatar Paul G says:

      Believers United, Let’s Legalize Silly Hoplophobic Initiatives Today!
      I was nice with regards to that stupid “s”.

  18. avatar Andrew Lias says:

    Is this a weekend contest?

    Is hypocrites already taken?

  19. avatar Dave says:

    I recommend Families United for Children to Keep Education and Recreation Safe.

    1. avatar Outlaw Josey Wales says:

      This one has my vote

  20. avatar t says:

    Nazi”s Wet Dreams

  21. avatar Derek says:

    Traitors.

  22. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    Wow. They cite themselves. That’s pretty narcisstic.
    I’ve got a name for them, but I’ve been doing really good at cleaning up my language.

  23. avatar John L. says:

    Visionaries.

    Just don’t ask me what I think of their vision…

  24. avatar Dave says:

    Fudds
    Undermining
    Law-abiding
    Liberty by
    Researching
    Everytowns
    Tired
    Ass
    Research
    Daily

  25. avatar Mikele says:

    FA – Fudd Anonymous

  26. avatar Model 31 says:

    National
    Association
    for
    Involuntary
    Victimization
    and
    Exploitation

  27. avatar Fourth Horseman says:

    Fascists for Total Civilian Dis-empowerment.

  28. avatar John L. says:

    Claymores!

    “Pull! Now pull the other one!”

  29. avatar Southern Cross says:

    How about “Fuddites”.

    It combines the attitudes of Fuddism with those of the Luddite who has in irrational fear of new technology and ideas, see also Hoplophobia.

  30. avatar OakRiver says:

    The He-Man Constitution Haters?

  31. avatar Anonymous says:

    Pro Facists initiative for disarming America

    Ammosexual facial tattoos for all NRA members initiative

    Safety is greater than freedom initiative

    MoveOn… To less freedom initiative

    Blame responsible people for actions of irresponsible people initiative

    MoveOn… To whatever we assert is the greater good initiative

  32. avatar Brian says:

    They asked for suggestions, so here’s my list of 10 names they could call themselves:

    1: Fuddy Duddys
    2: Rich elites with private security that’s armed who want the poor people disarmed
    3: Criminals for strict gun laws
    4: Hillary’s Helpers
    5: Moms demand action
    6: Mayors against guns
    7: Everytown for gun control laws
    8: Civilian disarmament movement
    9: The group for punishing law abiding citizens while doing nothing to combat real crime and criminals
    10: We’ve used up all of our names we could think of so now we need others to make up a nice sounding name to make it look like we don’t want civilians to have guns

  33. avatar Joe_thousandaire says:

    Liars against ARs

  34. avatar Cadeyrn says:

    “Get Over Yourselves” formerly “Move On”

    Actually, to be more precise it should be: traitors who don’t care about the Bill of Rights or other peoples’ rights.

  35. avatar SteveInCO says:

    Fudder Muckers.

  36. avatar B says:

    Is ISIS – American Branch taken?

  37. avatar Ralph says:

    The Quislings.

  38. avatar foo dog says:

    Dip$hits For Bloomturds

  39. avatar OBlamo binLyen says:

    Black Guns Don’t Matter

  40. avatar Wiregrass says:

    Other: Fudds United for Confiscation and Tyranny aka FUCT

  41. avatar Glenux says:

    The 32K Human Shields

    The 32K Disarmed Sheep

  42. avatar W says:

    False Flag Faction.

  43. avatar dh34 says:

    I thought they already had a name…Democrats

    1. avatar Ken W says:

      Quite a few Millennials, that group who does not believe in belonging to a political party are members of Move-On.
      They are also a larger group than boomers. They have been indoctrinated in schools that guns are bad among other things, When they move into political power I suspect we will be thought of similar to the Bund.

      Godwin’s Law is taken care of with this post among other things.

  44. avatar Billy-bob says:

    Gun Grabbing Fascists

    Prole Disarming Statists

    Shut Up and Get in the Oven

  45. avatar Dr. Michael S. Brown says:

    Propaganda Warriors for Fantasy Solutions

  46. avatar 'Liljoe says:

    The warm and fuddlies?

    Pre-crime victim dissemination squad?

    Ooo, I got it, a motto rather than a name… “Arbeit macht frei “… That way they can pay homage to their traditions.

  47. avatar Gordon Wagner says:

    The Unicorn Whisperers.

  48. avatar Bruce Bogle says:

    Traitors for trampling on the Constitution

    I actually submitted this one.

  49. avatar David in NC says:

    How about “Move Out.”

  50. avatar Accur81 says:

    Other:

    Liars For Gun Control.

  51. avatar PCC says:

    American coalition to… Oh to hell with it, can’t we just put people in camps yet?

    1. avatar Juanito ''Johnnie'' Ibañez says:

      “America is at that awkward stage; it’s too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards.”
      —Claire Wolfe, ‘101 Things to Do ‘Til the Revolution’ (1996)

  52. avatar Sixpack70 says:

    Petty Tyrants for Authoritarianism (PTA)

  53. avatar Jim Bullock says:

    Shooting Themselves In The Foot

  54. avatar mike oregon says:

    Americans scared sissies hating armed terrorists.

  55. avatar Galtha58 says:

    TIYGN&BVLU:Turn In Your Guns Now & Become Victims Like Us

  56. avatar Nagurski says:

    infringe.org

  57. avatar Mack Bolan says:

    Citizens United Normalizing Terrorist Slander

  58. avatar the ruester says:

    Symps, fudds, and manbuns; oh my!

  59. avatar WarsawPactHeat says:

    MoveOn MoreOns?

  60. avatar Justsomeguy says:

    Other – Domestic Enemies of the United States Constitution

  61. avatar Manny says:

    Before joining this organization they should watch this instructional video with their families so that they can have a realistic picture of what’s outside of La-la-land.

    From Live Leak:
    “Progressives (aka pseudo-intellectual beta-males and emotional hippy-women) actually believe that they can reason with these people, that they can sway them with flowers and candles……

    These people do not care what you think or feel, they do not care about climate change or saving whales, they could care less about your idiotic demands for $15/hr and a safe space. They laugh at your worship of Hollywood celebrities and media talking heads, and are greatly amused by your obcession with fair-trade coffee. They will cut off your head even if you marched in a #BLM protest, they will throw you off a building because you are LGBT, they will take your ‘coexist’ bumper sticker and shove it in your mouth after they’ve shoot you in the face, and they will gleefully smile as they cut off your head because you watched DeGrass Tyson instead of praying to Allah.”

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=c29_1448477902

  62. avatar darthzaketh says:

    Wow I am amazed people missed an obvious one.

    Fudds R’ Us

  63. avatar Patrick says:

    I suggested National Association for Zero Injuries.

  64. avatar Mad Max says:

    National Association for the Protection of Criminals and Terriorists

  65. avatar TwinReverb says:

    #FUDRights

  66. Fallacious Arguments United for a Tyrannical Tomorrow

  67. avatar illhurtya says:

    I requested that they keep Move On and do exactly as the name suggests.

  68. avatar Rusty Chains says:

    FuddOn.org that way they keep a Link back to the original group and tell everyone what they are all about.

  69. avatar Rick K says:

    America’s
    Sackless
    Saps
    Helping
    All
    Terrorists
    Succeed

  70. avatar Louis Marschalko says:

    I recommended “Fudds For Firearms Safety”! ?

  71. avatar JBinGA says:

    Call them what they are. Traitors!

  72. avatar Roymond says:

    We, the Sheeple

    Victims United for Universal Victimhood

    Targets

  73. avatar Timmy! says:

    Red Dwarf – Polymorph. “I think we’re all beginning to lose sight of the real issue here, which is: what are we going to call ourselves? I think it comes down to a choice between “The League Against Salivating Monsters” or, my own personal preference, which is “The Committee for the Liberation and Integration of Terrifying Organisms and their Rehabilitation Into Society.” One drawback with that–the abbreviation is C.L.I.T.O.R.I.S.”, Rimmer.

  74. avatar Bova says:

    FotF – Fakers of the Funk.

    Angry Angry Hypocrites

    GGU – Gun Grabbers United

    That’s all I got.

  75. avatar Semper Gumby says:

    “Gun Owners for the Degradation of the Bill of Rights”

  76. avatar CTsheepdog says:

    Fudds-R-Us

  77. avatar Soccerchainsaw says:

    “Clueless Gun Owners Throwing Other Gun Owners Under the Bus Not Realizing that They Will Be Next”

  78. avatar Dustin says:

    Fuckin’ retarded.

  79. avatar Lucas says:

    I’m a little late to the party, nut their movement should be called the Quisling Movement.

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