“STOP THE MADNESS,” Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America’s Facebook page urges. “Self-proclaimed ‘patriots’ and ‘gunners’ gathered on the Pennsylvania state Capitol on Tuesday to proclaim what they say is their ‘God-given right’ to openly carry weapons. Pennsylvania House Rep. Rick Saccone also showed up to address the crowd about his new piece of legislation – one that would essentially allow people to openly carry guns without a license or permit. He said, ‘It will place us on the offensive of the gun-grabbing anti-constitutionalists in our society today.'” MDA reckons that comment speaks for itself to its followers, especially when combined with the image of a man with a gun – a GUN! – toting a baby carriage. So here’s the thing . . .
The MDA Facebook page usually eliminates any and all comments that don’t agree with their anti-gun stance, and bans their posters. Every. Last. One. What’s left is an echo chamber that reveals a great deal about their members’ mindset. As we wait for the MDA monitors to wake-up, let’s take a closer look at the comments underneath this post.
Take the kid out of the stroller BEFORE flights of steps! They clearly don’t give a [email protected] about their offspring in many ways. Idiots.
Leslie Goodman Albert’s qualifier “in many ways” could mean that she think the people in the pic care about their offspring in some ways, but I doubt it. I’m betting she believes that anyone who carries a weapon around a child is a selfish idiot. Which must make her feel superior to these heartless, gun-toting cretins who must be reigned in . . . for the children!
Yeah, this is what our forefathers could envision for the future… Not.
Hello? Our forefathers didn’t have any gun control laws. And liked it that way. Hence the Second Amendment’s stricture against ANY government infringement on the right to keep and bear arms. The call for permitless carry is a call to return to the freedoms that our forefathers enjoyed. Fought for, in fact. Like so many supporters of civilian disarmament, Jo Diaz sees the world as she wants it to be – past, present and future. Not as it is.
“God-given right”? Where exactly is that in the Old Testament, please?
TTAG readers have examined and debated the religious doctrine behind our natural (or “God-given”) right to armed self-defense. Suffice it to say, Sandy Young is not interested in any such discussion. She’s happy to parade her willful ignorance to the willfully ignorant, safe in the knowledge that her lack of knowledge will not, can not be questioned on MDA’s Facebook page.
This is pure insanity. We are all unsafe because of these laws.
Muffy Mallory believes that laws make people safe. In this she is not alone. Gun control advocates see government-enforced laws as the key to safety – ignoring the fact that lawless people ignore laws. They reckon if we had the right laws – legislation eliminating “easy access” to firearms – society would be safer. The idea that the exact opposite would be true – is true – doesn’t even occur to them. Despite countless historical and contemporary examples.
More guns equals more dead people!!!! I have never ever felt I needed a gun to go anywhere. If you live in drug and high crime areas, MOVE!!!!
Brian Lea‘s comment shows that he’s blind to scientific evidence, mistakes personal experience for relevant data, and fails to understand economic or sociological reality. More than that, his lack of empathy for people living in a violent world not of their own making is stunning. Like his gun control favoring friends, Brian’s mindset is about as far away from the NRA’s “Stand and Fight” ethos as you can get.
Lloyd Reynolds <<<< is anxiously waiting for these Tea-baggin’ slime to crawl back under their rocks.
Fear > hatred. I get that. And I know there are equally offensive voices on the pro-gun side. But there is no doubt in my mind that the anti-gun side has more animus than those favoring firearms freedom. Lest we forget “Tea-baggin'” is a riff on the Tea Party, “referring to the practice of the sexual act of a man placing his scrotum in the mouth of a willing sexual partner for pleasure or onto the face or head of another person” (Wikipedia). Moms’ monitors know that.
Regardless of Moms’ jefe Shannon Watts occasional pronouncement that she supports the Second Amendment, her followers clearly consider anyone who has a gun a scumbag. Which means they shouldn’t have a gun. Seriously.
Sossi Derian Any one who thinks it’s there God given right to carry a gun needs a mental health exam and therefor should not be allowed to have one… The who Teabaggers in fact are exactly who should not of all people carry one. They are extremist and there for dangerous!!
Point taken? Last one (of several hundred and counting):
Christine George I hope that people will realize what is going on before it is too late. You can’t have a free and open society when over half are running around with guns in hand. There will be vigilantes all over the place. It is getting scary enough with drive by shootings, stand your ground, school and public places being shot up. In Nevada those militias stayed and have set up checkpoints along the road. They won’t let anyone through until they prove that they live there. When is the government going to do something about that? I for one do not want to live in a country run by militias. Look to other countries that have no law and order.
Ve must haf order! By conflating every gun-related problem into one big GUNS ARE BAD sentiment – ignoring tens of thousands of defensive gun uses – Ms. George is free to indulge her fantasy of a gun-free “free and open” society. As the old saying goes, be careful what you wish for. “Gun-free zones” are killing fields. And MDA’s Facebook page is where the truth about guns goes to die.