BREAKING: Shannon Watts Seen At Local Range Firing Machine Gun

Shannon Watts (courtesy The Truth About Guns)

Shannon Watts, spokeswoman for the Michael Bloomberg-funded Moms Demand Action propaganda campaign – seen here next to concealed carrier, occasional TTAG contributor and Marine Alan Brooks – was spotted at a local gun range in Austin, Texas this past weekend enjoying some gunpowder-fueled funtime. Watts, who has repeatedly and vocally rallied against anyone who owns a gun, is secretly a gun owner herself . . .

Our man on the ground in Austin said that he noticed a slender female figure in one of the private bays at the Best of the West Range in Liberty Hill, Texas. When he went to introduce himself he realized that he was speaking to none other than Shannon Watts. Upon being asked if she was indeed the MDA spokeswoman in question, Shannon reportedly replied, “Can’t I have just a few hours peace and quiet to enjoy myself? I come out here to relax, not to be pestered!”

Apparently Shannon’s bodyguards were nowhere to be seen.


  1. avatar joe-in-NC says:

    Happy April fools

    1. avatar uncommon_sense says:

      Yeah, I knew immediately without even reading the article this was an April Fool’s joke.

    2. avatar BlueBronco says:

      This was way too obvious, lol.

  2. avatar Brian says:

    I hate April Fools Day 🙁

  3. avatar vv ind says:

    April fools

  4. avatar RockOnHellChild says:

    You had me for a second.

    1. avatar DisThunder says:

      Lol….not even for a second. I barely made it past BREAKING before I went noooope.

      1. avatar RockOnHellChild says:

        Morgan shot an AR on video, crazier things have happened.

  5. avatar JD says:

    I don’t care who you are, that’s just funny!

  6. avatar Shire-man says:

    I hate this day and all the stupid posts that show up around the intertubes. So no real posts for the next 24 hours?

    1. avatar Felix says:

      Or real comments either.

  7. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    THAT was enjoyable reading!
    And now, back to reality…

  8. avatar Alex P. says:

    Sorry, this one was too absurd to lead me on.

    1. avatar Korvis says:

      Yeah – there was no way. Funny thought, but too obviously impossible.

      1. avatar SteveInCO says:

        The “Christie Makes New Jersey Shall Issue” one last year was much more plausible.

        1. avatar Tex300BLK says:

          Yeah I completely fell for that one… I saw the photo for this one and knew it was fake, the headline confirmed it.

  9. avatar jj says:

    I knew something like this would happen, anti gunners are never consistent.

  10. avatar vv ind says:

    Nick Nick Nick. Your still on thin ice from that sig mpx review….now this?

  11. avatar Chadwick P. says:

    It would have been better if.. “breaking news: Shannon Watts grows half a brain and finally realizes she has been a brainwashed moron”. Yours is more believable though

  12. avatar Geoff says:

    Clearly the april fools meme has spread

  13. avatar Smoke Jensen says:

    I was looking for the onion!

  14. avatar ValleyForge77 says:

    Damn, you almost got me there. I admit it. Need more coffee….

  15. avatar Mediocrates says:


  16. avatar SteveInCO says:

    This one was just too ridiculous to be believed for even a nanosecond. (And yes, I know sometimes the anti-gunner owns guns themselves.)

  17. avatar Timmy! says:

    D’oh! How does one remove a fish hook… never mind, I swallowed it AND the sinker.

    Damn, damn, damn!

  18. avatar Matt says:

    Hash tag a link to this story on Twitter with #gunsense, lol. Let’s hijack their hash tag for a day.

  19. avatar George says:

    Unconfirmed reports say that the gun actually belongs to her Sugar Daddy Mikey, and was mailed to her in a plain brown wrapper from his bunker in NYC.

    1. avatar Alexander says:

      Did Harry Reid really say that?

  20. avatar Capybara says:


    April 1st. Can’t you do better than this? You are a clever and erudite writer. This is weak, calling you on it.

    1. avatar RockOnHellChild says:

      Had some Haterade with breakfast, I see…

  21. avatar JWM says:

    I knew this was false. Shannon Watts hanging out in Texas? Nobody hangs out in Texas less it’s court ordered. 🙂

    1. avatar OakRiver says:

      The State Fair was pretty good

      1. avatar JWM says:

        Man, I love those humongous onion rings.

        1. avatar OakRiver says:

          The fried Thanksgiving Dinner was pretty good too

  22. avatar Frank Masotti says:

    Almost had me as well. Staying up all night on April 1 is not a smart idea for me.

  23. avatar JSIII says:

    Last years was better

  24. avatar Mark says:

    @matt: done! I’ve got 2 twitter ACCTS. I shall hash tag their asses off today!!

  25. avatar S.CROCK says:

    Oh thats not even funny. You guys had me until I read the comments.

  26. avatar Mark says:


    All done Matt!!
    @DesperadoMark is my main twitter acct. Drop in and help hash tag: @MomsDemandAction today!!

  27. avatar Marcus (Aurelius) Payne says:

    Real….oh. never mind.

  28. avatar Another Robert says:

    Hell, I forgot what day it is…

  29. avatar Chris says:

    Geez, I’ve already fended off a couple April Fools attacks, and now I almost got fooled into believe the least likely one of all. It took me all the way to the end of the article to figure it out.

  30. avatar John P says:

    This actually wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest.

    And it goes to show how jaded I’ve become about this kind of insane hypocrisy that I actually believed this until I remembered what day it was.

  31. avatar Ted says:

    The fact that she was actually In public was the real giveaway,

  32. avatar Defens says:

    Not even remotely plausible. Better luck next time, Nick!

  33. avatar mark_anthony_78 says:

    Way too obvious for April 1st.

    I’m sure the look on Shannon’s face when she touches/is near a gun is the same as the look on my face when I have to clean up my dog’s steaming piles of crap…

  34. avatar Dirk Diggler says:

    Probably would have gotten more folk if you said she was spotted having a romantic wine-fueled dinner with me at a small dimly but candle lit table at a high end restaurant

    1. avatar SteveInCO says:

      In her dreams.

      1. avatar SteveInCO says:

        Won’t let me edit. Should have been “in your dreams”

        1. avatar SteveInCO says:

          OK I admit it, I like the first version better.

  35. avatar jsallison says:

    I thought she was seen participating in the spaghetti tree harvest in Pastafari, Italy.

    1. avatar LarryinTX says:

      I heard the Flying Spaghetti Monster was there!

  36. avatar Larry says:

    She was probably getting ready to hunt pigs from a helicopter with that machine gun. All good gun ladies do this.

  37. avatar 357M28 says:

    Nick, You got me..cough *bastard* cough

  38. avatar Edward Jaffe says:

    You should have run this story with Gabby Giffords and an AR-15 — oh wait…..

  39. avatar DaveinLA says:

    As if any self respecting gun range would allow her to darken thier doorstep!

  40. avatar bryan1980 says:

    This is not as absurd as you would think. Keep in mind that all of the gun control that Shannon pushes doesn’t apply to her, only to all of us unwashed proles. Just like the politicians that create laws for us, and exempt themselves from the same laws.

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      Caption should read:

      “Shannon Watts 2 seconds after Dirk un-zips.”

  41. avatar MotoJB says:

    No, but she does apparently use an extremely large, bullet shaped vibrator…

  42. avatar Ray says:

    What part of pandering WHORE do you not get? She made a BIG display of being surrounded by armed guards at the NRA meeting because “you just know” that the attendees wanted to turn into a firing squad if they saw her. In fact if anyone HAD tried to harm her the first ones to stop it would have been legal CCW folks including NRA members.

  43. avatar Former Water Walker says:

    I’m not sure this IS an April foolie…the watts seems like a “gun for me but not for thee” type.

    1. avatar LarryinTX says:

      I thought it had been independently confirmed that she had a 2A but(t).

  44. avatar Sian says:

    Dammit you had me for a second.

    Well played.

  45. avatar Paelorian says:

    Needs more effort. The Truth About Guns should have hired a similar-looking actress for a “candid” or “covert” style fake low-resolution brief smartphone video to offer “proof”!

  46. avatar Southern Cross says:

    It’s April 2 in my part of the world, so the April Fools jokes reported from overseas can raise a few eyebrows.

  47. avatar Javier says:

    HA HA you almost made me look to see if I was in the Twilight Zone.

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