For those of you suffering from a dearth of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America = astroturf posts, we offer this nugget from the org’s Facebook page (Texas edition). “HOST A HOUSE PARTY: As part of our Mother’s Day Week of Action, moms across the nation are hosting house parties the week of May 4th – 10th. This is a great opportunity to build community, introduce our new Gun Sense Voter campaign and discuss next steps in reducing gun violence in America. It’s not too late to sign up to host a house party.” Anyone remember slide shows? Like that, only not as popular. Or interesting. In fact . . .
the House Party idea is so dull – and unlikely – that the image accompanying the invitation shows a classroom. Today’s lesson: how to pretend to be a grass roots organization. There. Happy?
All moms want their children and families to be safe. All moms are not willing to defend the Second Amendment.
Bloomberg’s moms believe that taking away all guns eliminates gun crime. NRA moms know this is not true.
Perhaps the one question that needs to be asked of Bloomberg’s mommy corps is this one: If your child was in danger, and the only way to stop the crime was to fire a gun at the miscreant who intended harm to your loved one, would you authorize it or do it? Also, add to this scenario the fact that law enforcement is 12 minutes away.
Or, would you hearken back to your kitchen craft days and say it is OK to sacrifice your innocent child to the evil of this world because of your belief in the anti-gun movement?
That’s all we really need to ask these moms, regardless of how they feel about the 2A. How deep are your convictions?
Note to Baird: you can’t use logic to argue a person out of a position they didn’t use logic to get into (even if it’s the rule about not ending sentence with a preposition). That said, Baird told TTAG that she knows her audience: “I hope I’ll awaken other women who feel like I do about this and get them to speak up about their second amendment rights.”
Unlike Shannon Watts, Barabara Baird has no plans to start a media-friendly pro-gun Mommy org, Facebook page “members” and all. “The NRA isn’t funding us,” Baird said. “And I’m not trying start a movement.” As they say in Russia, sometimes movement starts you. Now, how do you burp a plastic bowl again?