I support the Moms Demand Action anti-gun group

Moms-Demand-Action-outnumber-empty-chairs-by-one-courtesy-cbsdenver.com_As a freedom-loving American citizen, one might expect me to hold a vehement disgust towards Moms Demand Action, an anti-gun group of women (mothers?) that use highly-publicized gun crime to advocate for civilian disarmament.

But the truth of the matter is something very different.  I love this group and I love to push their writings, but not only because I support their right to exist as a supporter of true freedom.  I enjoy getting the word out about Moms Demand Action because they illustrate better than I ever could what freedom-loving Americans are truly up against and how little many of these anti-gun outfits know about gun crime.

Look no further than the group’s own About page, which provides a list of six “solutions” to help address gun violence in the United States, all of them dependent entirely on more government regulation.  Not a single word about our lax mental health services in our country.  Nothing about our nation’s relatively weak jail sentences for gun crimes.  The group advocates nothing but more government: background checks, weapon bans and regulations.

The group’s collective ignorance regarding guns and gun safety is amazingly robust.  Their About page unknowingly recommends banning almost every gun in existence today (Solution 2: “Ban assault weapons and ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds”).  Most guns can, especially with extended magazines.

Founder Shannon Watts coughed up an equally bewildering statement when she Tweeted that an assault weapon “enables humans to shoot 10 rounds in one minute“, effectively making an 1860′s rifle an assault weapon.  That’s cute.

Despite the group’s claim to support the 2nd amendment, MDA’s own founder told (again, unknowingly) millions on Twitter that she supports banning every weapon made in the last 200 years.  The bigger problem is she does not realize what she said because she knows so little about guns and gun crime.  She, like so many others who support sweeping gun-bans, does not possess the ability to intelligently define what an “assault weapon” actually is.

Worse, this group has directly opposed legal and law-abiding gun possession.  The group actively supports the denigration and dis-empowerment of women with a clumsy implication that women are not capable of defending themselves.  Further, many of their rallies are short on supporters, and for good reason.  What woman would willingly support a group that believes she is incapable of self defense, reliant only on government and laws for their protection?  This women’s-clan apparently believes that all women are helpless.

This group does not support the 2nd amendment – and, they do not realize it.

It should come as no surprise that the Sandy Hook-inspired group was originally called “One Million Moms For Gun Control“, because those terms truly represent what the group supports: gun control.  Founder Shannon Watts now uses the friendlier sounding “Moms Demand Action” name to elicit a more objective “violence prevention” overtone, but the change in the group’s name did not effect the group’s purpose.

I love this group of anti-gunners because they give a public voice to the ignorance that envelops the disarmament crowd.  Full of emotion and void of any real understanding of guns (ask an anti-gunner what a “barrel shroud” is), these groups provide more fodder for freedom-lovers than our hapless government ever could.

Visit Moms Demand Action, please: http://www.momsdemandaction.org.

It’s official: Anti-gun groups oppose law-abiding gun ownership

gty_tsa_screeners_lax_jrs_120425_wgIt 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.