Rebecca and I attended the NRAAM in Atlanta this year (if you couldn’t tell by the pics…) and it was energizing. To be in a place with over 80,000 like-minded individuals is an amazing experience, and if you are able to get to one you should take the opportunity. For me personally, it is definitely awesome to catch up with industry professionals, and meet a few celebrities. The main thing it does for me though is encourage me to continue to defend my 2A rights. A firearm is truly a great “equalizer for women. I may not be able to physically stop a man with brute strength, but by carrying a firearm I can compensate for that if I am attacked. As a mom I will continue to fight for my right to defend not only myself but my family. Not until I had kids (and most women, I think, can agree) do we truly understand the mama bear effect. Sure I loved kids before, but when you have them you have this overwhelming sense to guard and protect children, not only mine but others. I can understand the emotional side that Shannon Watts likes to prey on. I am a very emotional person. If we can just save one life…. If you just ban guns….etc. It appeals to the emotional side and can be QUITE effective! However, we must put emotion aside for a moment and use our reasoning skills.
We guard banks, courthouses, presidents, jewelry stores, sporting events and more with guns (there is a great meme about this) BUT we guard our children with a sign. Where in history has a sign defended someone against an attack? If signs were so very effective we wouldn’t be going to war with guns. We could solve those wars with Dollar Store poster Board and fruity smelling markers… Moms Demand believes that if no gun signs are posted, no bad guy with a gun will enter the premises. They better come out with a new campaign on No Knives, No Cars, No Blunt Force Object signs to cut down on those incidences. Someone forgot to inform my sisters’ attacker that he was NOT supposed to kick down my parents’ door stab her multiple times, and use objects to beat her but I digress.
Back to the meetings…. Now, if you are Moms Demand Action, you are thinking OH MY GOSH all those people and guns someone is going to die!! I can tell you, not only do those cities become a bit safer during the multiple day event, there aren’t incidences by the guns of the attendees. If we are to truly believe that guns are the issue at hand, then one would assume one of these meetings (and this is the 146th year of meetings) would become a bloodbath. Are police on edge when large events come to their towns? Being a LEO wife, I can tell you it can be nerve wracking especially in todays’ world. However I can bet that THIS specific event is most likely the least of their problems. Why would I say that? I can’t produce numbers or graphs to prove my point but I can point out the past and the lack of incidences. All these extra “scary” weapons in town and what did I hear about in the news in the morning as I got ready to leave for the event? Not an out of town, NRA supporting, law abiding citizen hurting someone. No, an FBI agent was shot by a criminal who had shot another person a few days before. Of course who is on TV with the 5th District Rep. John Lewis saying the NRA isn’t welcome here and he would tell them if he had a chance?
Bloombergs’ mouthpiece Shannon Watts. You know, the woman who lies like a rug on the living room floor and tells us that the majority of mass shootings occur in the home. What boggles my mind is the fact that so many believe her and her group. At least our group won’t lie, and pass out shirts to homeless for the mere fact we need photo props. We were approached by a very pregnant homeless woman who donned a Moms Demand T-shirt. Bob Owens of Bearing Arms broke the Moms Demand T-shirts to homeless scandal, but it was mind boggling to see in person. Sad that they use the unfortunate as pawns in their true lies game.
With all that said, I encourage you to get out and counter the trash that anti gunners sling at us. Be the voice of reason, and keep fighting for our 2A rights no matter if your state has fabulous gun rights laws. The opposition will never cease to take away our rights so stay vigilant.
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