“Erika Quinn who described herself as a Moms Demand Action leader for Oklahoma, was ordered by the courts to remain 300 yards or more away from the children named in the order, as well as surrender any and all firearms that she may own.”
via 2A BOMBSHELL: Moms Demand Action Leader was Slapped with a Protective Order – Watts Still Kept her on Board! – BuzzPo.
Funny how often anti-gunners are people who are actually prohibited from owning guns themselves. Of course, that’s not always the case. Bloomberg is legally entitled to own a gun and has a full squad of goons to carry guns on his behalf. He just doesn’t think YOU should have the ability to do the next best thing…Carry a gun yourself.
It’s been making the rounds that Moms Demand Action has been trying to shame Kroger into adopting policies that MDA/Watts/Bloomberg find appealing. Specifcally, banning guns from Kroger stores. Kroger, to their credit, has thus far said, in a nutshell, “Our business, our decision, we don’t need your advice, we’re here to sell groceries…Please move along.” Well in the last few days, it seems Bloomberg, Watts and the gang have kicked their campaign into high gear, buying ad space with publications in areas served by Kroger. I could be wrong but, I suspect Kroger will leave things as they are so long as no one “shows their appreciation” by staging a scene to “educate the rest of us” on our rights.
“Watts had begun a lesson in gun safety with an appeal to “a society that regards itself as moral and ethical.” But she became preoccupied with the NRA, calling for a “conversation” about gun safety and then concluding in the same sentence that “it’s also a conversation in which the gun lobby refuses to participate.”
I’m a gun owner. I can’t speak for the other estimated 70 million gun owners, but my gun lobby is me. And I’m not refusing to participate in a conversation…” – Courtland Milloy via Shifting focus to the human side of the gun debate – The Washington Post.
Courland Milloy doesn’t come off as unapologetically pro gun but, it’s a great deal better than I might have expected from most in his profession. I will say that I don’t think it’s an issue of not being willing to have a conversation. It’s that we’re not willing to have Watts, Bloomberg, or even Obama dictate terms rather than have an actual discussion. None of us cheer tragedy. But it’s a little hard to have a conversation when the other side always starts it, “It’s your fault and you shouldn’t have those rights.”
And we are on the right side of American opinion. A poll from July 2014 found almost all (93 percent) women voters, including Republican and independents women voters, support background checks for all gun sales, and by a 3-to-1 margin, women will favor a candidate who supports this common-sense policy.
via American Moms Aren’t Buying What the NRA Is Selling | Shannon Watts.
Shannon Watts has penned a new article over at Huffington Post that claims women, “American Moms” in particular, “…aren’t buying what the NRA is selling.” I guess you can lie to yourself enough to believe it. Watts’ butt hurt over the NRA’s recent portrayal of her as a paper doll is palpable.
I guess Ms. Watts has never heard of the likes of NRA Moms like Kay Clark, Julie Golob, or mom to be, Michelle Viscusi. No, Ms Watts and her ilk don’t think they exist. Nor does Ms. Watts recognize the existence or rights of millions of other women who are just as committed as Ms. Watts to the safety of themselves, their children, and their families as Ms. Watts, Moms Demand Action, and Everytown for Gun Safety. The difference is, female gun owners don’t believe that safety will come with giving up their right to bear arms and it’s a stretch to say women aren’t buying into self-reliance and the ability to defend themselves.
A simple Internet search for women gun owners reveals articles from every major news and financial publication with headlines that all state, in varying ways, that gun ownership among women is on the rise. The NRA embraces this and yes, encourages it…As well we should. But the NRA doesn’t have to sell the idea of the right to self-defense to moms. That idea sells itself. Ask any mom what she’s willing to do to defend her child. When you find one willing to stand by and do nothing while someone does harm to their child, you’ll probably find a picture of Shannon Watts.
The race took on national tones just last week when Mr. Bloomberg — who helps head the Mayors Against Illegal Guns group and who has taken up a personal crusade to scale back Second Amendment rights — threw in $150,000 to defeat Sheriff Clarke. That amount was more than what Sheriff Clarke and his opponent, Chris Moews, spent on their entire campaigns, The Post reported.
via Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun money up in smoke as pro-gun sheriff wins in Wisconsin – Washington Times.
I just love a little bit of good news on “Hump Day.” Don’t you? It’s inspiring to see the voice of the people resonate in spite of meddling from the likes of Michael Bloomberg. In his crusade to buy his way into Heaven by sending gun rights to Hell, Bloomberg was handed a full on defeat by the people of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.
Chris W. Cox, Executive Director of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action issued this statement: “On behalf of the NRA’s five million members, we would like to congratulate Sheriff David A. Clarke on his hard fought victory in yesterday’s Primary election for Milwaukee County Sheriff. Sheriff Clarke’s outspoken commitment to the Second Amendment earned him the admiration of NRA members and gun owners nationwide. His dedication to freedom and the Constitution also earned him the wrath of gun control elitist Michael Bloomberg and his allies, who spent over half a million dollars (more money than both candidates in this race combined) trying to defeat Sheriff Clarke. But in the end, Bloomberg’s money could not buy the hearts and minds of the voters.”