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.