By Theresa Inacker
Shannon Watts, founder of the Michael Bloomberg-owned Moms Demand Action anti-gun rights org, recently published an op-ed in Elle Magazine, called Research Shows Gun Violence And Misogyny Are Closely Linked. It’s Time To Make Sure Abusers Can’t Buy Guns. Watts opined, “To be clear, pro-gun activists don’t disagree with us because they actually believe we want to take their guns away. They hate us because we’re women.”
The misogyny is all yours, Shannon.
Why do you ignore the burgeoning demographic of women gun owners? Why are women who are concerned for their own safety flocking to gun ownership and rejecting your gun control initiatives? It’s because you’re more interested in terrorizing your followers rather than empowering them.
Gun sales, reached 38.8 million last year. That was down slightly from 39.7 million in 2020. Since the beginning of 2019, 3.5 million women have purchased a firearm for the first time, not far behind the 4 million men who did so.
Why does Watts talk about women like we aren’t even in the room? Or as if we don’t have a seat at the table? She literally acts as if we don’t exist. It’s hard to be much more misogynistic than pretending half the populations doesn’t have a voice when very clearly, we do.
For example, The DC Project–Women for Gun Rights works to highlight the diversity and rising demographic of female gun owners through ongoing advocacy because gun rights are women’s rights.
The DC Project is the countervoice to anti-gun civilian disarmament operations like Moms Demand Action. The DC Project’s members show up in state houses across the country, defending gun rights as human rights.
Anti-rights gun-grabbers are so deeply trapped by their obsession with identity politics they are unable to recognize how they themselves perpetuate the misogyny they say they condemn.
Arming and educating women empowers them. Women taking responsibility for their own safety and for their families’…that’s empowering women.
Shannon Watts’ entire body of work seeks to disarm the innocent — men and women alike — who want only to lawfully protect themselves and those they love. Disarming the innocent is, to put it bluntly, violence unto itself.
Watts’ most recent attack on men is like a death rattle. As her Bloomberg-funded empire is losing its power and she’s grasping at straws. She is clinging to an “us versus them” mentality, desperately vilifying all men in the process.
Why scapegoat men for the failures of your own narrative? Because it’s all she has left. It’s time to face facts, Shannon. Your endless gun control initiatives are increasingly rejected by both women and men alike.
Anyone interested in learning more about The DC Project is encouraged to visit www.DCproject.info for more information.
Theresa Inacker, an attorney and Second Amendment advocate, a member of the US Supreme Court bar, the New Jersey delegate to The DC Project, and a Board Trustee and Communications Director for the Coalition of New Jersey Firearm Owners.