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Slide Fire Design Director Todd Kauranen and Moms Demand Action jefe Shannon Watts (courtesy Facebook)

You may recall TTAG’s Alan Brooks posed with the jefe of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America at the SXSW festival in Austin, whilst packing. We don’t know if Slide Fire Design Director Todd Kauranen was carrying in this shot taken a few blocks from the NRA meeting in Indianapolis, but we suspect so. Does it matter? Oh hell yes. We’ve got a call in. Meanwhile, here’s the 411 from Slidefire’s Facebook page . . .

Slide Fire Design Director Todd Kauranen made a special trip away from the 2014 NRA show to thank Mrs. Shannon Watts for doing great work. Her unsuccessful campaign to remove our “Pure American” billboard allowed us to reach thousands of potential customers that would have otherwise been unaware of our product. After posing for a picture Mr. Kauranen made sure to thank her for all the publicity she has given Slide Fire and the firearm industry. Ms. Watts had a considerable change in demeanor and stated that she is “out to shame us.” Mr. Kauranen replied by telling her that “whatever she’s doing, keep it up because it has been doing great.”

Groups that are committed to destroying our freedoms are vastly outnumbered by millions of Americans that are no longer willing to sit by idly. While we extend thanks to those who bring attention to our Second Amendment freedoms by trying to take them away, we are most thankful for those who have finally had enough and decided to voice their support of our freedoms!

Thanks again to all our supporters! — at Indiana War Memeorial Veterans Memorial Plaza.

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    • I, too, am really enjoying this, every time it happens to her.

      How long before she’ll want fingerprints and a background check (including a list of former employers) on anyone who asks to get photographed with her? Or will Bloomie just prohibit snapshots with his (apparently) easily manipulated “star” to prevent this from happening over and over again?

      Tune in next week to find out!

  1. You mean to tell me that neither she nor her goons recognized the straps of Kauranen’s backpack as a clue he’s not one of them?

    • MODS: no idea what you deleted, probably deserved it, I just wish you were 1/10th as diligent on your Facebook page. The comments over there are beyond tasteless, more like vile and/or threatening. Someone should look into that. Kthnksby

  2. She needs a better vetting process.

    “Wait…before I let you get a picture with me…have you now or every been a gun owner, currently packing heat, a supporter of the 2nd amendment, willing to openly debate anything, or not kowtow to me? If you answer YES to any of the above, then NO, you can’t get a picture with me. Sign here please.”

  3. Failbook link doesn’t work. I guess she ran crying to Monopoly Money Mike ™ and he had to call his buddy Mark “Dumb f*cks” Zuckerberg (also ™) to take the site down.

    • Notice the “might not have permission” entry in the list of possible reasons. Much of Facebook’s content is for logged in members only.

      • I fail at Failbook, I know. I just don’t use it so I don’t know any better. I thought that even if you have some sort of high privacy setting, usually even a limited version of the front page would load up. I guess not always for somebody who’s viewing the page but does not have an account.

        • You have to log in and “like” the TTAG FB page. Sometimes the permissions on the photos can get wanky if you’re not in the “like” club.

  4. I still think “Moms Demand Action” sounds like a cheap porn flick involving real housewives of Beverly Hills and their swimming pool maintenance boys.

    • Chuckling on that one. EXPLAINS EVERYTHING.
      Moms Wanting Action but Not Getting It
      Moms Wanting Action in Everytown
      Safe Action With Moms in Everytown.
      Moms Getting Action With Other Moms in Everytown
      Not Enough Action in Everytown So More Town Meetings with Action oriented Moms

      Someone stop me….PLEASE

    • I’d be willing to bet there is a lot more truth to that than most on this board either realize or are willing to state.

    • As a middle aged man whose eyes still, on occasion, wander to the boob area, if the first thing I read is “Mom’s Demand Action”, gun control would be the last thing on my mind. They should seriously consider changing their name.

    • And fail again at that just as badly as when Alan got his picture with her.

      With each day, her selling the POTG as rampaging murderous troglodytes is getting to be a harder and harder sale. Even her own followers HAVE to begin to question the sanity of what MDA et al are saying.

      Funny AND culture war win….no two ways about it.

      • Well, so far the Mighty Midget had to PAY people to hang out with her and the Goon Squad. Auspicious start. NOT!

  5. Step aside zombies, the latest fad in the firearms industry – getting your picture taken with Shannon Watts – preferably while concealed carrying (where legal, of course). The march for a million photo bombs!

  6. For a former Monsanto mouthpiece to talk about “shame”——-take a good long look in the mirror, ma’am

    • Shame is only for those people who know they’ve done wrong. It doesn’t work on sociopaths and those on the right side of the law.

  7. This is immature and stupid. Keep wasting time with these childish antics (“Heh heh, she doesn’t even know he’s carrying!”) while the other side makes progress in the mainstream.

    You’re acting like a bunch of damn goofs.

    • Oh get a sense of humor. I don’t think he spent days stalking her to snap that photo… it’s a goof, but a harmless one.

    • You seem to have no clue about what is going on here.

      First of all, THEY are definitely NOT winning the battle for public opinion. Colorado recall as a reminder.

      This war for our rights is currently being fought in “the new media,” and this kind of thing is EXACTLY how to fight and win it.

      Shannon claims ALL gun owners are gunbullies. She wants the world to believe we are all murderers. Then people see pictures like this one and the one of Alan, and they see a major league disconnect. They see two people smiling and one of them is this so-called “evil gun owner,” and…

      Are you ready for the punch line…

      HE’S DOING NOTHING WRONG. Nothing. At. All. Nothing threatening. Nothing violent. He is not living up to the bigoted stereotype Shannon has tried to create.

      They have been playing the vilification game for so long it will take time to regain ground, but this sort of thing *IS* working. And they claim to be the “social media” experts, and that totally, completely, unequivocally fail at it – nearly every day.

      So, if you are not a turfer and you really do care about gun rights, open your eyes and see the social, cultural WIN happening before them.

      • Take some Midol. I posted a link to The Yankee Marshal called “Winning the Gun Rights War” in this thread a couple hours ago, so please stop thinking that you’re explaining anything to me.

        Protip: Everyone with which you disagree is not astroturfing.

        • For your information, I’m not calling you an astroturfer because you disagree with me.

          I’m calling you that because you are a troll. Make no mistake about that.

        • Hi Mina. I’m not on Twitter, but I HAVE found great entertainment in reading your responses to the MDA/MAIG crowd.

          Keep fighting that good fight and with my appreciation. My part of the fight lies in another trench.

        • In my head, mostly. {grin}

          I’m more of a small, low key grassroots type…spreading the word where I can, providing links, general education related stuff, and in real life offline, engaging conversations and stuff like inviting people (anti’s included) to shoot.

          Also, most importantly, raising my children in a gun rights home and talking with them a lot about the anti-gun movement(s) and why they exist – what their goals are and who they serve. Both my children love to shoot.

          I have to leave the ‘social media’ angle for those that are good at it, for I would not be.

        • phew! I was worried I was missing out on some good new fresh meat I didn’t know about! 🙂

          ps those are all good things, I hope we’re all expending effort there. I know I do, where I can but I don’t get out much (work from home, have a lot of hobbies here horses gardening, etc)

  8. Mrs. Watts is going to suffer some debilitating back pain if she doesn’t roll those shoulders back a touch and work on her posture.

    Also, professional level trolling by the Todd. I get how Alan was able to “bully” her. I truly do. I like Alan, but he’s a nobody. There’s no reason Mrs. Watts would know about him.

    But she personally campaigned against this guy. Does she not know her enemy? Shouldn’t she be able to spot him from afar? It makes me wonder if Wayne LaPierre could waltz on up and get his photo. Or Ted Nugent?

    **adjusts tinfoil helmet**

    Or maybe she knows damn well and good who Todd is, and also knows how the base was rallied by Alan “gun bullying” her. Perhaps, Mrs. Watts invites these sorts of things because she feels they make good media opps.

    • Shannon had no idea what the Slidefire guy looked like. They aren’t doing any extra work to know their enemy at all. That’s the kind of thing we do, and should do and (at least in my case) am doing.

      Has everyone seen the video of Shannon refusing to speak to Dana Loesch at the Indy Rally on Saturday? Dana approached her, Shannon basically said “you’ve been really mean to me so I am not going to talk to you” and then actively ignored Dana’s repeated efforts to speak with her cordially, politely, human-to-human.

      These people are scum. Progressive sub humans who have zero value.

      • don’t forget that these are the same geniuses who labelled the Tsarnaev brothers as victims of gun violence on their little bus tour

        • There isn’t much I don’t know about Shannon R Watts at this point.

          I spent a goodly amount of time trolling, taunting and humiliating her on Twitter daily.

        • You know, each time I’m reminded about the Tsarnaev debacle, I really just want to know who thought adding them in would be a good idea and WHY?!

        • Gyufygy, “thought” rarely enters into their minds. It’s all about emotion, making the list of so-called “victims” as long as possible, tugging at heartstrings of other equally-non-thinking people.

  9. Funny thing is if you Google Shannon Watts the first link is to TTAG, the second is HuffPost. I think Shannon gets more publicity from pro gun then she does from other sources.

    Something about keeping friends close and enemies….out of Dirks reach.

    • I have been thinking about this a lot lately also, but if the pro gun websites are the ones giving the coverage, could that be a positive because more folks are venturing onto sites like TTAG and hearing the message? Maybe these people couldnt be swayed anyway, who knows.

      • It absolutely is a good thing.

        Imagine someone emails a friend, “Hey, you heard of this group Moms Demand Action for GunSense in America?” Friend goes to Google for a quick background, and there you go.

        What they see is information that completely discredits, or at the VERY least questions, the message MDA is trying to purvey.

        The battle is being fought in the “New Media” and Watts claimed to be the expert operator in that arena. The reality is she is getting her social media clocked cleaned.

        Eventually, even her own followers will see that, if they are not noticing already.

        Does Alan or Todd look like bullies in these pictures? Disconnect. Do they look like child murderers? Disconnect. Do they look ANYTHING at all like the bigoted grabbers say WE ALL ARE? Disconnect.

        The more hits TTAG gets for searches for the anti’s organization names, the stronger our side gets in the ‘social media space.’

    • That is a HUGE win, and one I’ve been trying to get people to understand for quite some time. Everyone that says stop reporting on them does not understand the way Search Engine Optimization works and why it is important to master it in this way.

      The point is this: Imagine some new Mom out there, and her friend emails her about “this group you have to check out…Moms Demand Action for GunSense in America.”

      So, our hypothetical Mom heads to Google to find out about it. And what does she find?

      TTAG’s stories showing the group to be the foolishness it is. A few such Moms may hold us in disdain for cracking jokes, but they ALSO see….

      –Small meeting turnout
      –Nonsense twitter posts that sound like spoiled school girls whining at recess
      –Factual refutation of everything MDA claims to know and an understand

      Some fraction of those ‘potentially new to MDA Moms’ will see them for what they are. And we win.

      For every single one that does NOT blindly follow them, we win.

    • Yep. The truth is that her face is quite asymmetric, the right side being a bit wider than the left. Worse, without the news-woman lift-out of her hair (note the shadow world under the lift-out), she takes a bad video/photo because she has a small head in relation to her body. Imagine.

  10. She’s going to have to pass common-sense regulation against cameras, soon.

    Only reporters and her verified supporters will be able to have them within 100 feet of her.

    • Oh, man. That’s like the perfect answer. How could Miss Monsanto have anything but synthetic boobs? I feel stupid for having even asked.

    • me, too. Loved the ad!! super duper. I called Lamar advertising and thanked them for keeping their mind on business and ignoring the anti Moms.

  11. She’s obviously pretty well known; near celebrity status. I wonder if she’s thought about getting a concealed carry license?

  12. The original billboard must have been a pretty big hit since I saw another one this past weekend. Its along 294 right by O’Hare airport.

  13. I’ve turned off the troll switch on this post, and have cleaned/am cleaning up the off-topic BS. I apologize to any of you who get caught up in the swinging broom. It’s not personal.

  14. The funniest thing is no matter what comment Matt in FL makes it will become troll food.

    As I stated above the picture was funny but her side may attempt to use it. I wish we had a picture of how she looked when she found out who he is.

      • I imagine that besides the cussing like a sailor back in the hotel room, there was a teary, sobbing phone call to sugar daddy.

    • “As I stated above the picture was funny but her side may attempt to use it. “

      Jeff, I understand what you are saying and what the concern is, but I do believe that if they did try to use it somehow, it would still be a big win for us.

      Every time they try to “use” stuff like this it backfires on them, precisely because they simply do not understand that it undermines the most basic essence of their message. Their basic message is so easily undermined by ANY real evidence because it’s simply and ridiculously not true.

      “Guns are bad in the hands of the rabble” is NOT supported by any evidence whatsoever. This kind of picture emphasizes that lack of evidence.

      Let them use it; let them scream it all over the ‘Net. And that many more people will see them for the liars they are.

      • Every time they try to “use” stuff like this it backfires on them, precisely because they simply do not understand that it undermines the most basic essence of their message. Their basic message is so easily undermined by ANY real evidence because it’s simply and ridiculously not true.

        You’d think a former(?) PR hack would know better than that.

  15. There is one thing suburban moms crave more than anything else, attention. If from men, so much the better. Followed closely by a need to do “something”, anything that they feel will imbue their lives with “meaning.”

    Remember boys, 25% of women in the US are on psychiatric medicine. Even higher among the demographic represented by the privileged classes such as Ms. Watts and crew. Understand who you’re potentially dealing with as a group.

    Look it up for yourself, but here’s a start.

    • Keep talking and telling, dude. I have been trying to clue them into the red/blue awareness of the situation for a while. 🙂

  16. Man if she ever comes to Orlando Ima go shake her hand and get my pic taken with my heater on my belt under my shirt. Keep these up; they’re hilarious.

  17. “Moms Demand Action”

    Looking at the phrase pasted across Shannon’s chest I suddenly recognized the true meaning of the phrase and purpose for her group of mom’s activism: They are indeed looking for action but of the type that has nothing to do with guns well maybe they are attracted to something related to the shape of guns.

  18. Someone needs to produce a ppoorrnn flick spoof with a look alike Shannon similar to what has been done with Sara Palin.

    Suggested name for the flick: “Shannon Demands Action”

    • This is the problem with their message, though.

      Getting your picture taken with some is bullying? Stalking? Harassing? “Creeping on?”

      Dilution of the language like this should DEEPLY OFFEND real victims of stalking and harassment. Women like Nikki Goeser should have a voice in the discussion regarding how real stalkers act.

      Those people disgust me…they are absolutely bereft of any ethics or integrity at all. To equate Todd posing for a picture…ASKING FIRST!…with “stalking” is beneath contempt.

  19. I noticed this stupid chick has got her some personal body guards now. I wonder if the parasites carry guns or slingshots ? I guess the rich jew in new york is bank rolling this chicks body guards !


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