So-called Moms Demand Action likes to brag about its activism. But we don’t hear much bragging after the organization, which pushes gun bans and restrictive laws that would curtail the rights of law-abiding Americans, only mustered about 150 protesters at the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Nashville.
According to a report at Breitbart.com, Shannon Watts, public relations professional and alleged “leader” of the group (the funding actually comes from billionaire Michael Bloomberg), told the tiny gathering: “Together we are shining the spotlight on extremist polices that the gun lobby used to pass in the dark.” Considering a bit of mathematics reveals only two Moms Demand members for every 1,000 NRA members in attendance, it seems they actually shined the spotlight on the fact that most Americans oppose the gun-ban group’s extremist agenda.
More Media Malice
In an apparent effort to demonize the NRA by associating its members with sex trafficking, The Tennessean ran a long feature on the last day of the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Nashville with the headline, “Big conventions, like NRA, can draw sex trafficking.”
While the story was likely an important one, detailing how sex trafficking tends to increase when large conventions come to town, it did not make a single connection between any visiting NRA member and sex trafficking. In fact, it didn’t even make a single accusation against any individual NRA member concerning sex trafficking.
Instead, it appears that The Tennessean might have chosen to pair NRA and sex trafficking in the headline simply to take a swipe at the organization.
Armed Citizen Ends Barbershop Attack
A Philadelphia barbershop was the scene of a fight that led to one man drawing a handgun and opening fire on one of the patrons. A concealed carry permit holder who was present used his own sidearm to shoot and kill the attacker.
Philadelphia Police Captain Frank Llewellyn praised the armed citizen’s actions, noting that the location was full of people who might have been harmed if not for his quick actions.
Illegal Seizures Sweeping America
A natural disaster. A neighbor’s grievance. A doctor’s restraining order. Persons accused—not convicted, simply accused—of domestic violence crimes.
All of these situations have resulted in illegal seizures of individual guns. Without good or just cause, guns were confiscated and, almost without exception, never returned. Instead, they were destroyed or sold by the law enforcement agencies that took them in the first place.
This disturbing and deceptive tactic seems to be increasing in frequency across our nation. And it violates not one amendment, but two. “The Second Amendment is protected by the U.S. Constitution, and private property is protected under the Fifth Amendment,” reminds Donald Kilmer, California civil rights attorney. “Government cannot take property without just compensation and due process.”