Not that I oppose the idea of Bloomberg putting the former head of Mansanto’s Global PR Division back into the spotlight. Shannon Watts has done more for gun rights than some of the most staunch 2A advocates since 2013. Her constant stream of inanities, her pathological lying, the ease in which her lies are uncovered, her multiple ties to Bloomberg stretching back more than a decade, her stating “Good guys with guns don’t stop bad guys with guns” from behind a phalanx of heavily armed Bloomberg funded goons (who show a propensity for shoving female reporters around) all have added up to one of the biggest, longest lasting public relations win for the 2A side since… well forever.
Every week she got handed a new defeat. Constitutional Carry exploded. Shall Issue spread like wildfire. The Heller decision refuted everything Bloomberg instructed her to say. Concealed Carry permits climbed to record highs, shattered those records, and continue to climb today. Minorities, women and senior citizens joined our ranks in numbers never seen before. It was glorious! At the height of her exposure her “rallies” we sad, sad events. One Facebook page suggested that “MDA” didn’t stand for Moms Demand Action but Moms Demanding Attendance. We found gun control’s comedic Rosetta Stone. Everything and anything she did resulted in millions of people pointing and laughing at the epic failure she had become, and the amount of money Bloomberg wasted on her astroturf movement. (See here for background information: http://www.1mmagc.org/…/growing-astroturf-the-manufacturing… )
We crushed our enemies, saw them flee before us, and heard the lamentation of Moms Demand Action.
Then, alas, Shannon faded from the limelight. She returned to the underside of whatever slimy rock by the lakeside she spawned from. Gone were the days of endless memes. Gone were the days of the material writing itself. Gone were the days of her making a statement in which every word that came out of her mouth was a lie including the words “the” and “and”. Gone were the days of her denigrating memorials to NYPD officers who fell on 9-11 in NYC. Gone were the days where we could point and laugh as Shannon made a complete ass of herself in front of the entire nation.
We wandered in the desert, lost and adrift. The well of LULZ had dried up and we went in search of greener pastures. There were some bright spots like Ladd Everitt’s buddy and CSGV contributor Jonathan Romans getting arrested for assault and disorderly conduct (it seems criminals just LOVE gun control- go figure) but for the most part the meme fields were barren. Then, just a couple days ago, we crested the last ridge and beheld the Holy Land!
She's back and funnier than ever. Of course she is up to her usual nonsense, like trying to turn campuses an sporting events into killing fields, denying domestic abuse victims the tools to fight back, pushing what amounts to OSHA for thugs, rapists, jihadis and killers, supporting the cop killers of Black Lives Matter, and saying CCH holders are responsible for the US homicide rate not prohibited persons(apparently she can't read the Uniform Crime Report of the Federal Bureau of Investigation), but this NRAAM counter-event...that is just icing on the cake.
I truly wish I wasn’t going to be out of the country during the NRAAM. It’s almost worth resigning my position just go head down to Atlanta, find out where the Demanding Moms are holding their event (the location is kept secret), and spend an hour pointing, laughing and taking photos of what is sure to be a miserable turnout as usual.
Come to think of it I do have vacation time I need to burn…
- Mr. Decker
There's a trend we have heard much about over the past few years, safe spaces.
As a parent, it is my obligation to keep my children safe. My life is devoted to keeping them out of danger.
When your children are young, they are essentially with you all of the time. It is a parent’s primary job to ensure that child’s space is safe. As they grow in their independence, there are times when they are no longer under our roof of protection. That is when we, as parents, must teach them how to effectively make their own space safe. We must teach them how to protect and defend themselves from those who have absolutely no regard for their life, let alone an ounce of respect for a sticker on a door, or the laws already on the books which state that murder, attempted murder, rape, kidnapping, and the like, are illegal.
As our children approach college we are entrusting the school to either pick up where we've left off in keeping them protected while in our care, or simply allow them to protect themselves via nationwide campus carry.
To deprive them of both, on the basis of people's feelings, is an outrageous travesty.
Why should their lives be placed in jeopardy on the assumption that criminals will obey laws? Why should their lives be placed in jeopardy because someone else did not tech their child how to protect themselves?
Our children are our future. Their lives are worth protecting.
It is time to make sure they are able to be their own safe space by providing their own personal security with the ability to carry concealed on campus.
Well here we are into the next Presidential Administration and things seem to be all kinds of rosy for those of us on the side of individual freedom and liberty. We have the Hearing Protection Act moving through Congress, which eliminates the onus attached to firearm suppressors and reduces the physiological damage that can arise from engaging in shooting sports. We have a push for national CCH/CCW reciprocity; the same reciprocity afforded to drivers licenses (since that seems to a comparison the gun grabbing crowd just adores). We also have a vacant SCOTUS seat and the nominees all seem to hold to a Constitutionalist school of thought rather than the “Living Document” types who view contracts as changeable depending on political whim. Overall, the picture is looking pretty good for firearm owners for the foreseeable future.
That does NOT mean our fight is over!
Do you think Bloomberg and his crowd of elitists have given up? Do you think the Monsanto Mommy isn’t planning her next press release DEMANDING our freedom and liberty be curtailed from behind her Bloomberg funded phalanx of armed men? Do you think Ladd Everitt and his followers will cease their calls for firearm owners to be SWATed to death and stop harassing pre-pubescent girls on Twitter?
If you do, please find a brick and beat yourself about the face and head until the stupid is all gone.
They will never give up trying to strip our rights away. They will never rest until the only people allowed an effective tool for self-defense are themselves, and those they hire to protect them. They want… no they NEED… the average American to be a defenseless victim to expand their power and control.
Therein lies the difference between them and us. They feel a need to force their will on everyone around them while we just want to be left alone.
We want to exercise our natural right to defend ourselves and our loved ones with the most effective tool at our disposal. Every organism known to science develops or acquires defenses to ensure their survival and the survival of their offspring. Water buffalo have gigantic sharp horns to defend themselves and their herd against lions. Bacteria develop resistance to antibiotics. Cactus plants have sharp thorns to keep animals from eating them. Many insects have venomous bites, stings or hairs to ensure they are left alone by predators. Humans have the advantage of technology which has birthed something that makes a 100 pound woman the equal of a 250 pound rapist in a fight… the firearm.
The gun grabbing crowd wants to turn the natural world on its head. According to them the best way to keep a lion from killing off members of the buffalo herd is to saw off the buffalo’s horns. The best way for a cactus to avoid being eaten is to trim off all its thorns.
Most telling they believe the best way to stop that 250 pound rapist, or the crazed ex determined to ensure that if they can’t have her nobody can, is….
Wait for this….
It’s going to be good…
I promise this will be classic…
They believe the best way is for the woman to be disarmed, call the police, and wait 10 minutes or so for them to show up to handle the problem for her.
The same goes for our elderly in regards to a home invader. The same goes for the disabled in regards to a robber. The same goes for the weak in regards to the strong.
They know, despite our best efforts, that the police are there to record the circumstances of your misfortune and hopefully arrest the perpetrator. Do I wish I could prevent crimes from happening? Of course and I did all I could when I wore a badge to do so. I can't say how many I prevented but I can recall, with perfect clarity, those I could not prevent.
The gun grabbers don't care about that though. They don't care about us. They don't care about anyone or anything but themselves and their twisted vision of utopia where they are safe and we are thrown to the wolves. I guess their line of reasoning is if the criminals have a nice juicy victim pool to choose from, with no fear of those victims defending themselves, no fear of injury or loss of life, they won't bother them behind their walls and armed guards. It's the only thing that makes any kind of sense.
They want us to be defenseless and will lie, cheat, and (to take their own slogan) do “Whatever It Takes” to bring their vision to reality. They want to rest at night, safe and secure in their gated neighborhoods, behind their estate walls, behind their armed guards, knowing that their mission of disarming you and I was successful. They advance the concept, with all the earnestness of a Preacher on Sunday, that loading 8 cartridges into a magazine should carry more time in prison than arson or persistent sexual abuse of a child. They say we are in the midst of an “epidemic” of gun violence when firearm related homicides are at 100 year low. They classify a drug dealer getting killed across town over a deal gone bad and dumped in a high school dugout as a “school shooting”.
When dealing with such dishonesty, such arrogance, such conviction only found in cults, do you honestly believe they will sit back and say “Oh well they won- we will go away now”?
Continue writing and calling your State and Federal representatives. Become involved on a grassroots level with a 2A advocacy group. Donate some money to your favorite 2A advocacy group (1MMAGC comes to mind). Bring new people into the shooting sports. Arm yourself with irrefutable facts and march into battle against the lies of Bloomberg and his cronies and paid mouthpieces.
We may have won the battle, but the war is far from over.
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