Can’t you just feel the MOM-entum? If you’ve been busy having a life, you probably didn’t know that Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America held a big Bloomberg-funded “leadership bootcamp” and sleepover in Denver this weekend. That means that between the all the pillow fights, doing each other’s hair, making prank calls and playing light as a feather, stiff as a board, attendees spent most of their time lying to each other about how much influence the group really has. And, being the practiced PR flack that she is, Mayor Mike’s most telegenic employee, Shannon Watts, made sure to lie a lot to the local media, who dutifully spouted her spoon-fed falsehoods . . .
CBS Denver intro’d their report by saying the moms were “instrumental in passing sweeping gun control in Colorado.” Funny, the way we remember last year’s hijinks, it was the pre-Everytown Mayors Against Illegal Guns that sent its minions into the Centennial State to twist arms and pass out cash, both to get the gun control laws passed and then to try to save legislators’ jobs in the subsequent recall elections. The Moms were nowhere to be found.
And, uh, “two million supporters?” By what measure? The Moms don’t even have 200,000 Facebook likes, let alone one tenth that number of actual “members.”
As for “convincing national chains like Target, Starbucks, Chipotle and Chili’s to change their policies regarding guns in their establishments,” all any of those firms did was issue artfully-worded press releases politely suggesting that their customers might think about maybe leaving their guns at home before they shop.
Finally, here’s a heads up — don’t read the following quote from Shannon while drinking or eating anything:
“We’re not anti-gun. We support the Second Amendment, but we believe that with rights come responsibilities.”
Hey, we warned you….