Come on, is nothing sacred any more? With the opening of Machine Gun Alley in Orlando, yet another wholesome destination for family fun is about to be sullied by the sound of gunfire. Automatic gunfire. “The 13,000-square-foot facility sits directly across from Kissimmee’s Old Town attraction which is a nostalgic tourist mecca aimed at family fun. But instead of roller coasters and go carts, Machine Gun America offers live ammunition automatic weapons, including high-powered machine guns,” reports Orlando’s wtsp.com. Bastards. And you know who’s supremely peeved by the whole thing? A national spokesperson for Moms Demand Action, that’s who . . .
“You’ve got Holy Land right there in Orlando. You’ve got Disney World, and Epcot,” said Lucia Kay McBath, a member of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, “All places for family fun where they should feel protected.”
Wait. We thought Shannon’s hoplophobic harpies were Second Amendment supporters. I know I’m getting older, but I seem to remember the malevolent former mayor’s telegenic sock puppet spouting that particular talking point a number of times. Yes, that’s right, it says so right on their web site.
Moms Demand Action supports the 2nd Amendment, but we believe common-sense solutions can help decrease the escalating epidemic of gun violence that kills too many of our children and loved ones every day.
OK then. But if that’s the case, why would a bunch of stalwart pro-2A types like the Moms object to a legal business where Americans can have a little closely supervised fun shooting the kind of small arms that are mostly denied to them by the law? It’s probably just a big misunderstanding. Maybe Ms. McBath didn’t get the memo from the home office on how to calm the low information crowd while continuing to stigmatize civilian gun ownership and usage. Better check your inbox, Lucy.