In the state of Virginia, concealed carry is allowed generally everywhere, except where the owner of the property has specifically posted “no guns allowed” signs. Most stores don’t prohibit it, so law abiding citizens freely carry concealed handguns through their doors every day. Naturally, the Moms Demand Action crowd see the ability for law abiding citizens to be able to defend themselves as a problem and have decided to inject themselves into the situation . . .
Last week, they succeeded in bullying the Staples store’s manager into putting up a “no guns allowed” sign and they trumpeted their success on Facebook. Naturally, every comment disagreeing with their point of view has disappeared down the black hole of the delete button. However, despite the lack of opposition apparent in their comments, gun owners were more than a little peeved that a store in their area had been intimidated into banning citizens from legally performing an activity which they are properly licensed to perform and wasn’t hurting a single person. So they fought back. And won.
Guess what – the demanding moms weren’t amused.
What makes this situation so interesting is that both sides used the same tactics, and yet the MDAers labeled gun owners as “gun bullies” while portraying themselves as angelic crusaders. In their minds, no matter what gun rights supporters do, if it impedes their plans in any way those gun rights people become “gun bullies.”
It’s more of the same — gun owners are evil, nasty, disgusting low-lifes simply because they own guns. The escalation of rhetoric against gun owners is the reason I keep seeing comments pop up on every gun-related article I read stating that the NRA is a “terrorist organization” and is actively killing children. They’ve finally realized that they can’t win on the facts — there are no facts to support their disarmament agenda — so they’ve moved on to blaming gun owners for all the ills of the world in an effort to paint them as uncaring low-life scum, unworthy of consideration as human beings.
Not to go all Godwin, but wasn’t that the first step towards cattle cars sometime last century?
[via Gun Free Zone]
UPDATE: So, it turns out that the Moms Demand Action crowd made this story up in its entirety. The main point of the article is still valid — that they have a double standard that makes feminists’ claims seem tame by comparison — but they are liars too. Click here for the whole truth.