Shannon Watts is the head of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (a wholly-owned subsidiary of billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety). Ms. Watts claims she supports the Second Amendment. “We are in no way anti-gun,” she asserts in the video above. So here’s the question: in what way is MDA pro-gun? What gun rights does the “common sense gun laws” group support? In the clip (not magazine) above, the former Monsanto PR maven mentions firearms used for warfare and hunting. What about armed self-defense? To really nail that down, can some jobbing journo please ask Ms. Watts . . .
“Do you think that women should be able to carry a concealed weapon to defend themselves against rapists?” You could add “in states like New Jersey where citizens have to prove a ‘justifiable need’ to secure a concealed weapons permit” (as if). Heres a specific case from gun control heavy Chicago you can cite [via dnainfo.com] . . .
A 58-year-old woman jogging along the lakefront in Hyde Park was sexually assaulted Friday morning, police said.
The woman was jogging in the 5700 block of South Lake Shore Drive about 11:10 a.m. Friday when a man approached her from behind, police said.
The man grabbed her and pulled her to the ground in a “semi secluded area before physically restraining and sexually assaulting her,” police said Saturday.
In response to the attack the police “advise people to avoid secluded areas, such as parks, alleys and vacant lots, and to run in groups when possible.” How about carrying a gun? Is that OK with MDA? Or is theMs. Watts hiding her civilian disarmament agenda to avoid being marginalized by Americans who do, actually, support the Second Amendment?