Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun control group financed by billionaire anti-ballistic bully boy Michael Bloomberg. The former Mayor of New York City bought Shannon Watts’ astroturf org because he knew that his Everytown was a damp squib (as was his first civilian disarmament collective Mayors Against Illegal Guns) attempting – and failing – to occupy the same lane as MDA. Bloomberg realized that fighting gun control on the basis of rational thought was a mug’s game. What’s more emotional than . . .
Mom! I have to say it was a smart move. The only problem: Moms are are also extremely protective. And what protects life against violent attack better than a gun? I reckon there are just as many Moms tooling up as there are Moms who accept Watts’ anti-gun agitprop at face value.
Truth be told, you have to be willfully ignorant to accept the nonsense perpetuated by Watts’ bloody shirt waving theatrics. Or just ignorant. Either way, five minutes searching Google for “gun attack Europe” would disabuse of the notion mooted above. Five minutes that could change a pro-gun control American’s view of guns, gun control and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.
Not that America has a lock on willful ignorance. Here’s the top-rated comment (635 likes at the time of writing) underneath MDA’s post:
Jenni Hymoff Koeppel I live in Spain and no, we don’t worry about it. Only police and armed forces are armed legally and are only allowed to carry while on duty. Civilians who wish to use guns need licensing (which includes psychological testing, insurance and a safe to store their weapons). And may only use their guns in licensed areas for shooting practice or hunting. We also find the current situation in the USA totally unacceptable and cannot understand why there is so little control, given the very real danger everyone faces. And quite a few people refuse to travel to the USA out of fear of being shot – this is quite harmful to the tourism industry.
As they say in Spain, la ignorancia es felicidad. Or not.