Everytown for Gun Safety and its wholly owned subsidiary Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America declared September 10 to be their “Day of Action.” Even before it began, we declared the campaign a damp squib. Unsurprisingly, we were proved right. Less than 100 non-dues paying “members” assembled on Capitol Hill to hear the gun rights group wave the bloody shirt for civilian disarmament. Out in the hinterlands, where the anti-gunners shock troops [sic] couldn’t organize any of the anti-gun brand’s matching red shirts, the turnout was even more spectacularly unimpressive. Needless to say, that didn’t stop the local media from giving handfuls of anti-gunners the oxygen of publicity. azcentral.com was there . . .
A small group of gun-law advocates rallied Thursday in front of Sen. Jeff Flake’s Phoenix office to demand reforms that tighten background checks on gun purchases.
The group was part of the nationwide “Whatever It Takes Day of Action,” highlighted by a Washington, D.C., rally to urge Congress to enact laws designed to reduce gun violence.
In Phoenix, roughly 20 people — some of them members of the Arizona chapter of Moms Demand Action — took to Flake’s office at 22nd Street and Camelback Road.
Yeah, I’m not seeing twenty. All the pictures from Silver State news org’s #WhateverItTakes rally photo gallery – save the image above – are close-ups. Putting it all together, I’m seeing maybe ten MDA activists, at least three of which seem unsuited to the biological demands of motherhood. And that’s being generous (numbers-wise). But so is azcentral.com. After mooting the Moms desire for universal background checks, the paper gave a single line to the one counter-demonstrator, Dr. Peter Steinmetz, a member of the Arizona Citizens Defense League.
Steinmetz said the efforts would be ineffective if people aren’t able to acquire guns for protection.
Wait. What? Oh, he means universal background checks would do nothing to stop criminals and crazies from acquiring firearms, but would pave the way for civilian disarmament, degrading and destroying Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms, leaving them defenseless against criminal assault and government tyranny. Gotcha.