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.
Happy April fools
Yeah, I knew immediately without even reading the article this was an April Fool’s joke.
This was way too obvious, lol.
I hate April Fools Day 🙁
You had me for a second.
Lol….not even for a second. I barely made it past BREAKING before I went noooope.
Morgan shot an AR on video, crazier things have happened.
I don’t care who you are, that’s just funny!
I hate this day and all the stupid posts that show up around the intertubes. So no real posts for the next 24 hours?
Or real comments either.
THAT was enjoyable reading!
And now, back to reality…
Sorry, this one was too absurd to lead me on.
Yeah – there was no way. Funny thought, but too obviously impossible.
The “Christie Makes New Jersey Shall Issue” one last year was much more plausible.
Yeah I completely fell for that one… I saw the photo for this one and knew it was fake, the headline confirmed it.
I knew something like this would happen, anti gunners are never consistent.
Nick Nick Nick. Your still on thin ice from that sig mpx review….now this?
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
Clearly the april fools meme has spread
I was looking for the onion!
Damn, you almost got me there. I admit it. Need more coffee….
Happy April Fools!
This one was just too ridiculous to be believed for even a nanosecond. (And yes, I know sometimes the anti-gunner owns guns themselves.)
D’oh! How does one remove a fish hook… never mind, I swallowed it AND the sinker.
Damn, damn, damn!
Hash tag a link to this story on Twitter with #gunsense, lol. Let’s hijack their hash tag for a day.
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.
Did Harry Reid really say that?
April 1st. Can’t you do better than this? You are a clever and erudite writer. This is weak, calling you on it.
Had some Haterade with breakfast, I see…
I knew this was false. Shannon Watts hanging out in Texas? Nobody hangs out in Texas less it’s court ordered. 🙂
The State Fair was pretty good
Man, I love those humongous onion rings.
The fried Thanksgiving Dinner was pretty good too
Almost had me as well. Staying up all night on April 1 is not a smart idea for me.
Last years was better
@matt: done! I’ve got 2 twitter ACCTS. I shall hash tag their asses off today!!
Oh thats not even funny. You guys had me until I read the comments.
All done Matt!!
@DesperadoMark is my main twitter acct. Drop in and help hash tag: @MomsDemandAction today!!
Real….oh. never mind.
Hell, I forgot what day it is…
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.
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.
The fact that she was actually In public was the real giveaway,
Not even remotely plausible. Better luck next time, Nick!
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…
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
In her dreams.
Won’t let me edit. Should have been “in your dreams”
OK I admit it, I like the first version better.
I thought she was seen participating in the spaghetti tree harvest in Pastafari, Italy.
I heard the Flying Spaghetti Monster was there!
She was probably getting ready to hunt pigs from a helicopter with that machine gun. All good gun ladies do this.
Nick, You got me..cough *bastard* cough
You should have run this story with Gabby Giffords and an AR-15 — oh wait…..
As if any self respecting gun range would allow her to darken thier doorstep!
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.
My reaction: http://bearingarms.com/uploads/2014/07/Shannon-Watts.jpg
Caption should read:
“Shannon Watts 2 seconds after Dirk un-zips.”
No, but she does apparently use an extremely large, bullet shaped vibrator…
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.
I’m not sure this IS an April foolie…the watts seems like a “gun for me but not for thee” type.
I thought it had been independently confirmed that she had a 2A but(t).
Dammit you had me for a second.
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”!
It’s April 2 in my part of the world, so the April Fools jokes reported from overseas can raise a few eyebrows.
HA HA you almost made me look to see if I was in the Twilight Zone.