Confusion and lies — it’s how gun control advocates advance their position. Because as we all know, there are no actual facts behind their stance; only emotion. So it should probably come as no surprise that the Moms Demand Action crowd duped just about everyone when they posted their triumphant “victory” about getting a Staples store in Virginia to turn their business into a gun free zone. We picked up on this story from Miguel, who has done a little more research into the situation and found out that not only did the MDA crowd never succeed in getting the manager to agree to make the change, but the manager in question never had the power to do so in the first place.
Caller: “I’ve been hearing reports about your store, the particular location, enacting a gun prohibition policy?”
Store: “Yeah, that was a misquote on Facebook. We never had a sign up… They put it in there, and we are trying to get it taken down… But we don’t have that sign on the store… They put a bunch of information on Facebook that wasn’t accurate.“
And the analysis from Bob Owens:
In the specific instance of the Arlington, VA Staples store in question, the manager did not post signs prohibiting legal carry of firearms, and did not even verbally agree to post signs prohibiting the legal carry of firearms to the best of corporate’s knowledge.
Put in the plainest possible terms, store managers do not have the authority to change corporate policy on a whim, and Moms Demand Action is not only being deceptive in their claims, they are also wasting their time as they descend up stores in groups and attempt to bully unfortunate store managers into compliance with their prohibitionist views
So, the original premise of the article we ran still stands. If the MDA crowd bullies someone into changing their policies, that’s activism. But anyone else is a mean, nasty bully.
Except in this case, the whole situation was completely fabricated by Moms Demand Action from the beginning. There never was a “victory” to trumpet about adding one more store to the list of gun free zones. There never was a reversal by the manager based on input from gun rights supporters. And according to Staples, the manager doesn’t even have the authority to do so.
It really makes you think. If the gun control advocates’ position is the “right” one, then why do they need to make anything up? Why don’t they open the comments sections of they YouTube videos? And why don’t they allow any form of criticism whatsoever on their Facebook page?