It has been long argued by freedom-loving Americans that anti-gun groups from around the nation actively strive for civilian disarmament that disproportionately effects the law-abiding, and a recent statement from the Moms Demand Action group provides evidence that this argument is pretty accurate.
On November 1st, Moms Demand Action (the gift that keeps on giving the whole year) posted an official statement about the shooting at Los Angeles International Airport. Of course, the statement calls on Congress to enact more laws to supposedly “fix” the problem of gun crime and implement a full ban on so-called “assault weapons” for civilians, a phrase that many out-spoken critics of gun ownership in American cannot intelligently define.
Within the statement, the group inadvertently reveals the true nature of their involvement in the gun debate. In their attempt to prove that the “gun lobby” wants more guns everywhere, the statement includes the following text:
Despite these tragedies and increased gun danger at American airports, the gun lobby continues to fight to make it easier to carry loaded guns inside airports. For example, the gun lobby advocated for the new policy that makes it legal for permit-holding gun owners to bring loaded weapons into the Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta, one of the busiest airports in the world.
This statement is a point-blank attack on law-abiding gun freedom in the United States of America, something that most anti-gun groups claim to support. Here, Moms Demand Action takes issue with permit-holding gun owners bringing loaded weapons into the Atlanta Airport.
Read that again: permit-holding gun owners. Permit-holding gun owners are not criminals – that’s why they hold a valid state gun permit.
Many states already provide permit-holding gun owners more carrying freedom, without cause for alarm. Arizona, for example, allows permit-holding gun owners to carry guns into bars and restaurants that serve alcohol provided the gun owner does not drink. The AZ permit also allows gun owners to carry guns in some state parks, all national parks and within 1,000 feet of schools (when was the last time you heard about a school shooting in Arizona?).
The LAX shooting proves that criminals will ignore the law. But Moms Demand Action actively supports restricting law-abiding gun freedom in the United States of America, and this official statement proves it. Why would anyone want law-abiding gun owners to bring loaded weapons everywhere they go? To protect themselves, and others, from the Paul Ciancia’s of the world (LAX shooting), from the Major Hasan’s (Ft. Hood shooting), from the Aaron Alexis’ (Washington Navy Yard shooting) and from the Adam Lanza’s (Newtown, CT shooting).
I call on Moms Demand Action to start putting their money where their [loud] mouth is. If they truly feel like gun crime is a problem in the country, then start fighting criminals and stop fighting the law-abiding. Their rhetoric is fooling no one, and the damning truth of their real agenda is not difficult to figure out. It is even easier to see when groups like this publicize their disgust for law-abiding gun freedom.
The assumption is as clear as it is frightening: this group treats law-abiding people as if they were criminals.
Congratulations, Moms Demand Action – you ARE the problem.