Sunday, September 7, 2014

Moms Demand Action - But Not Truth

Moms usually demand the truth, especially when looking over a broken lamp at a snot-nosed brat. (I speak from experience.) That doesn't seem to be the case with Bloombergs's astroturfing Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Shannon Watts, founder of the shrewish ant-gun org, has told a whopper, and few seem interested in calling her on it.

Watts/Troughton & Bloomby
(Ruth Fremson/The New York Times)
Watts of Moms Demand Action: Good guy ‘has never’ stopped bad guy with gun

Never? Mein Gott.

CNN's Victor Blackwell's convoluted, artificially constrained question asked Watts “Is there an example in school shootings or a mall shooting or these public facilities, where that has been wrong? Where a bad guy with a gun has been stopped in any other way or by a person other than a law enforcement officer with a gun or by killing himself?” MDAG's Watts replied “This has never happened. Data shows it doesn’t happen.”


Jeanne Assam Stopped Church Attack
Even without Google Assisted Memory, I can think of quite a few instances where a good guy (or gal) with a gun has stopped a mass killing. Those in schools, churches, shopping malls,theaters, etc. have benefited many times from an armed citizen's actions. Anecdotal evidence even suggests that the mere possibility of a CCW being present caused a spree killer to specifically chose a theater disarmed by a gun-free sign. To answer with an absolute "Never"... Well, Watts was either wildly incorrect or she deliberately misspoke - i.e. lied.

It wouldn't be the first time. 

Nick Meli Stopped
Clackamas Mall Shooting
We often justly damn the gun control industry for their emotion laden misrepresentation of the facts. They're so welded to their position that they're compelled to make the most outrageous lies. Winning at all costs, by any means is their goal; as (wait for it) the ends justify the means. It should come to no ones surprise that Shannon Watts is herself a disingenuous construct. Thanks to Miggy's (Gun Free Zone blog) work, we find that Watts is also known as Shannon Troughton, a high-powered executive with extensive experience as a professional shill; excuse me: corporate communications and political public affairs officer. In the 1st Freedom Sep 14 issue article; Not Watts She Seems, the NRA also examines the the false front that is Shannon Watts. She's hardly the carefully crafted stay-at home mom portrayed in the media. In that context, a finely nuanced, bald face lie in support of Bloomberg's anti-gun agenda can certainly be expected.   

It is important that we do not sink to the level of our foes. Watts/Troughton has been given a free pass - we would not. In any case, we should not want to be like them.   

"You are entitled to your own opinion, but you are not entitled to your own facts."
       Daniel Patrick Moynihan

HT:, Gun Free Zone, CNN, NRA 1st Freedom


  1. Mein, not mien.

    Bitte schön

  2. Here is a list of mass killings stopped by armed citzens: