One of the more unpleasant tasks of gun rights advocacy is keeping up with what the other side is saying. It’s a necessary evil because knowing what they are planning is key to mounting an effective defense. That said, immersing in the stupidity and lies is not easy on the soul, and it doesn’t wash off.
Keeping apprised can be accomplished in many ways, from visiting anti-gun group websites, to following such groups on social media, to signing up for their email alerts, and by reading what citizen disarmament promoters are writing on “progressive” sites like The Huffington Post, Media Matters, Think Progress and the like, as well as in mainstream press editorials and purportedly “straight news” stories.
Another source is books, and an old one recently came to my attention that I’d missed, one that shows the profound ignorance and arrogance of those who would impose their silly and unschooled demands on the rest of us under force of law. That book is “Looking for a Few Good Moms: How One Mother Rallied a Million Others Against the Gun Lobby,” by Donna Dees-Thomases, with a foreword by Dianne Feinstein.
Dees-Thomases was founder of the Million Mom March, now merged with the Brady Campaign. She actually provided the template for the Mayors Against Illegal Guns-affiliated Moms Demand Actionby purporting to be just a grassroots housewife who’d finally had enough, but who was then revealed to be a politically-connected CBS publicist, a Democrat donor, a former press flack for two prominent Democrats, and the sister-in-law of one of Hillary Clinton’s confidantes. Likewise, Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts is hardly your typical homemaker.
And as with Watts, known to make such brain-dead claims as “An assault weapon enables humans to shoot 10 rounds in one minute,” and “We understand about the Second Amendment, but it was written in 1791, before AK47s [Perhaps she’s been talking to Piers Morgan?],” Dees-Thomases set the bar for leadership ignorance, particularly as it relates to founding intent.
“We the mothers know that life is the first pursuit promised by our Constitution,” the Original Mission Statement to the Million Mom March (Chapter 1, “Fertility,” pages 21-22) declared.
“My mother-in-law, a former teacher, had to point out that the Constitution doesn’t guarantee life…