Astroturf

A three-part biography on Shannon Watts, HuffPo admits gun control losing at the state level, and open carry gets within inches in Texas. Anti-gun groups are clinging to last year’s “victory” in Washington state because there really isn’t much else.

1.) Shannon Watts. The group 1 Million Moms Against Gun Control has written a three-part essay detailing the background of Shannon Watts, the head of Moms Demand Action. The essay basically demolishes the “stay at home mom/accidental activist” narrative MDA has tried to keep up and reveals that Watts is anything but a middle-class mother who just happened to get into gun control activism. In reality, PR is and has been her trade for years, including being the director of Public Affairs…..for Monsanto.

(Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)

2.) Ferguson. Some news from the Daily Mail suggests that a lot of the “protests” in Ferguson were bankrolled by unrelated third-parties in order to create an “echo chamber” reinforcing the protests. It would sound conspiratorial if the protests kept going despite their own cause of “hands up, don’t shoot” being repeatedly proven to be a lie.

3.) Losses. It’s obvious by now that gun control has not had the best of times lately. Now, Brietbart News says there is even a Huffington Post article to that effect.

4.) Texas. While we’re on the subject of MDA and anti-gun groups getting wrecked, let us move to Texas. SB17, the Open Carry bill in Texas, passed the state Senate this week. Lt. Governor Dan Patrick released a statement congratulating the bill’s author, Senator Craig Estes, and supporters on the passage. Gun control groups have been fighting the legislation, saying the open carry of weapons will make the state more dangerous.

Of course, all it ultimately does is allow Texas to live up to its reputation.

All this is happening while Illinois streamlines the process for getting a Firearms Owner’s ID Card.

In short, from having narratives trashed to multiple losses over the last few weeks at legislatures across the country, there’s never been a worse time to be a disarmament advocate.

Stay informed. Stay alert. Stay free.

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