“Everytown for Gun Safety, founded and funded by the billionaire former New York City mayor, is hiring several new top staffers and turning much of its attention to state legislatures,” politico.com reports, “while moving to a defensive posture in Washington as it tries to stop what’s known as ‘concealed carry reciprocity’ from becoming law.” And wouldn’t you just know it . . .
The anti-ballistic billionaire bully boy has hired a bunch of Lefty McLefties to continue his civilian disarmament jihad.
Brynne Craig (above), most recently Hillary Clinton’s deputy director of state campaigns, is joining as Everytown’s managing director of external affairs and civic engagement.
Kirk Fordham, a former GOP congressional staffer and executive director of the LGBT advocacy group Gill Action Fund, will be the new managing director of partnerships and strategic planning.
Matt McTighe, the former executive director of another LGBT group, Freedom for All Americans, will be the new chief operating officer.
And Eric Schultz will advise Everytown’s communications and political strategy while continuing his role as a senior adviser to former President Barack Obama.
So let’s take stock . . .
Shannon Watts of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America — a wholly owned subsidiary of Everytown for Gun Safety — has apparently had her role reduced to Chief Sock Puppet and Mom-Friendly Media Talking Head.
Fordham and McTighe are veteran advocates for the LGBT community. How do these civil rights campaigners figure it’s OK to defend the Constitutionally-protected rights of the LGBT community but not those of gun owners? And why would they want to work to deny LGBT Americans — a group subject to both predatory assault and tyrannical governments — the ability to defend themselves by force of arms?
Eric Schultz as Everytown’s comms director? Given President Obama’s tearful inability to enact federal gun control after the Newtown massacre, hiring his top aide to block national reciprocity seems a particularly bad idea. In fact the new hire’s like waving a red flag to calm a bull; talk about rallying the pro-gun base . . .
As for Everytown adding Ms. Craig to their roster, the woman who may or may not have advised Ms. Clinton that Wisconsin didn’t merit a single campaign stop, what was that quote about not interrupting your enemy when they’re making mistakes?
Bloomberg’s new guns may be liberal as f*ck, but the organization appears to be taking a page out of the NRA’s paybook to promote Extreme Risk Protection Orders and block national reciprocity.
Everytown is brandishing its significant spending in the 2016 New Hampshire Senate race that former Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte lost narrowly — the group targeted her for voting against background checks in 2013 — as a warning to other senators up in 2018 and possibly 2020 as well.
“This is a line in the sand on this issue, there’s no question about it. The NRA wants to normalize carrying guns in public. It’s not where the American public is,” said Everytown president John Feinblatt. “We’re putting people on notice today that we’re watching … and that we expect to hold people accountable.”
The battle for firearms freedom continues . . .