We almost called this one, pointing out that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) was bankrolling Shannon Watts’ Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (MDA). We certainly highlighted the fact that MDA had replaced MAIG as the most potent PR weapon in the gun control movement’s relentless campaign to disarm Americans. And now the two become one. In a statement released today Bloomberg said . . .
“Gun violence is, unfortunately, an issue that affects every community, and coming together with Moms Demand Action today will strengthen our efforts to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous individuals and save lives.”
MAIG Chairman John Feinblatt called the hook-up “a turning point for the movement” to render the American public defenseless against crime and government tyranny, asserting that MDA would “fill the intensity gap” between anti- and pro-gun advocates on the grassroots level.
No word on the new name. Moms Demand Illegal Guns for Mayors? Mayors Against Illegal Demands from Action Seeking Moms? Anyway, it looks like we’re going to have a lot more of Shannon Watts to kick around. Rhetorically speaking.