I named this website The Truth About Guns because I wanted to make sure that, A) we held ourselves to the highest possible journalistic standards, and B) we weren’t corrupted by the industry or, indeed, our own enthusiasm. Although we’ve made missteps, I like to think TTAG’s stayed true to our mission statement. With your help, we pursue the truth about guns. In contrast, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is an organization based entirely on a lie. The words “gun sense” are a ruse designed to hide the fact that MDA’s out to deny Americans their natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. If you pay even the slightest attention to their messaging, you can see the proverbial man behind the metaphorical curtain. For example . . .
IT’S CRAZY, BUT IT’S TRUE: Krogers policy allowing open carry of loaded guns in its stores puts customers and employees at risk.
That’s the text accompanying the image above on MDA’s Facebook page. It’s exactly the kind of “common sense” logic that MDA uses to push its anti-gun agenda: an emotionally loaded piece of ‘information’ that seems true, but isn’t. Google doesn’t yield one single incident where a shopper openly carrying a firearm in a Kroger supermarket injured anyone (with his or her firearm). Not one.
So how do legal open carriers endanger customers and shoppers, as MDA proclaims? They don’t. They just plain old fashioned do not. Yes, there is a potential risk – as there is whenever someone carries a gun. But that risk has not been realized and it’s exponentially smaller than the risk of a customer or employee being injured by an armed robber. Googling “Armed robbery Kroger” yields 91,200 results, some of them involving in-store shootings.
But Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America has no interest in doing something about armed criminals. MDA’s dedicated to civilian disarmament. They want to eliminate legal carry. So they immediately delete any factual rebuttals from their Facebook page (lest the unclothed Empress be revealed), ban the poster and encourage this sort of commentary from their supporters:
Jerry Fields Keep your guns Kroger. I’m sure a store filled with badly dressed, racist, pig farming men with small penises will workout for you. Good luck and remember to duck.
Who’s more dangerous: “armed extremists” who cherish their gun rights and would, I have little doubt, act to save innocent life, or guys like Jerry who’d gladly see legally armed Americans removed from society, one store at a time? The funny thing about MDA’s Big Lie is that some of their members are so close to the truth it hurts. Literally.
Deborah Hebron How many innocent people have to die before common sense, morals and ethics are restored?
Good question. One Ms. Hebron should ask nine-year-old Devin Perry.