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One Million Moms for Gun Control? Seriously? Seriously.

Posted on: January 21st, 2013

“Shannon Watts of Zionsville, Ind. [above] did not want her 12-year-old son to hear about the Sandy Hook massacre.” Bam! What else do you need to know about the founder of One Million Moms for Gun Control? Ms. Watts wants to shield her son from knowledge of evil in the world so she forms a lobby group to restrict (i.e. eliminate) Americans’ Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. I suppose the only other important facts about Ms. Watts are . . .

A) she’s from The Dark Side (PR) and B) the New York-based national media is eating out of her hand. CBS, USA Today, Forbes—they’re all over it. (Take that Gun Appreciation Day!)

The above lead comes courtesy of The New York Times, which pimps Watts’ product with all the subtlety of Huggy Bear, offering not one word of criticism.

“There was no focus group testing,” she said. “I came up with the name off the top of my head. I had a feeling that every other mom in America had a similar idea. I just happened to create the page that they found.”

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  • Docs357

    Anything to get their faces in the press. You don’t like guns don’t buy one. The rest of will protect our own

    • gypsy314

      Well said and note to moms would you use a gun to protect your children if some coward can in the door shooting? I think I know 90% of you would answer yes because if you did not your could be killed and you would not just watch your child die. Like I said liberals want control and will use moms to get there if folks want change impeach Obama NOW.

      • http://www.facebook.com/winona.wacker.1 Winona Wacker

        What if that mom in Georgia hadn’t a gun when her house was invaded? Her husband might have been paying for multiple funerals rather than taking the family out for dinner!

  • gypsy314

    Im a father and this message needs to go out to all moms. Gun free zones kill our children and us so let the truth come to you with all do respect you can not be a Obama puppets forever.

  • sha49tn

    Guess I’m cancelling them as a group to belong to! A conservative would in NO way be for gun controls

    • edodaniel

      I am conservative and I am all for gun control!

      If you can’t hit what you are aiming for you need more practice!

      • http://www.facebook.com/winona.wacker.1 Winona Wacker

        The best way is to aim before you draw! But, practice makes perfect!

      • RG

        Then find ways to control the criminals guns,,not the law abiding legal gun owner who protect others against the criminals. You people do not think ahead to what would happen if a gunman came in your school or house for that matter and was going to shoot anyone he wanted to unless you had a gun to stop him first..please think these things through before you start trying to ban the one thing that can stop a criminal. Another gun is the only thing that will stop a criminal from killing more people..please think hard on this problem before we lose the right to stop criminals…the police get there after the fact when it is too late to save someone….

        • edodaniel

          RG, either you didn’t actually READ what was written or you have trouble understanding ENGLISH.

          WHAT is gun control? As I said, it is actually the ability to hit your target. What do YOU think it means, regulation? That is not gun control but gun grabbing.

          YOU PEOPLE (to use your words) who blurt out things BEFORE understanding what someone said are a big part of the problem as you are preaching to the preacher and wasting your energy.

  • fliteking

    These same “Moms” overwhelmingly back abortion, but now feel they have the political power to negotiate your rights . . . without your input.

    The American Male is Rapidly Being Made Null.

  • rikker5700

    She needs to pull her head out of the sand or body cavity she hides it in.

  • witch

    Her son probably knows more about the shootings then she does.

  • 2War Abn Vet

    It has always been said that people vote with their pocketbooks. They’re voting as much as they can afford, right now, to empty the shelves of every gun store in the country. That should tell these lib/socialists what folks are thinking.

  • DenverKitty

    Ms. Watts, I am a Mother and Grandmother…and I am AGAINST you and your deluded friends. I am going to PROTECT me and mine. I will NOT protect you and yours.

  • nancy miller

    Guess what? For the first time in my life I bought a gun. I joined the NRA.

    The liberals have pushed me far enough. Time to support the 2nd Amendment. Time to save the country from the losers who produce nothing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ricky.price.73307 Ricky Price

    Well, if he was my son, it would bother me more for him to see two men walking down the street holding hands and/or touching each other’s behinds .People will killed each other until the Lord comes back. If you don’t believe me, just read the Bible.

    • http://www.facebook.com/winona.wacker.1 Winona Wacker

      Even then, there will be wars, bloodshed, who knows what!

  • http://www.facebook.com/frankie601 Deb Scott

    she doesn’t want her son to hear about Sandy Hook so she starts a national movement to eliminate guns-duh-I think he will notice

  • Jack

    I guess she does not seem to not ,be upset over the violence and blood in movies and shows her kid is seeing ever day.No no it is the Nra and gun owners she is worry about.Where are her priorities

  • JustCommonSenseKy

    ENOUGH, ENOUGH !! Another surface intellect who just listens to the media, does no in-depth research into the true problem, which is the mentaily deranged shooter. Would she and the others cower in the corner waiting to be shot or a child hurt because of the dislike of guns; maybe waiting 10-15 minutes for over worked law enforcement to arrive; after it’s all over. Maybe we need Two Million Gun Owning Citizens to push home the stupidity of these whinners. Knowing how to defend yourself, your family and others in life threating situations saves lives; a proven fact. Protect your rights against these idiots and those on capitol hill…write, call, fax your politicians until they are sick of hearing from you. ENOUGH !!

    • http://www.facebook.com/winona.wacker.1 Winona Wacker

      Yes, she would hide in the closet, just as Piers Morgan has advised!
      Then, she would wait for the police to come—that twenty minutes or so for them to get there would seem like twenty centuries, and she might not be alive when they arrived!

  • lee

    Shannon want’s her kid to grow up in a make believe world.When you wan’t your freedom and liberty , you tend to wan,t to protect it. Don’t depend on the government for that, because the way it stands right now they are the ones trying to take that all away from you.I’m a veteran take my word for it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/winona.wacker.1 Winona Wacker

      Exactly! She has had all her freedoms and rights for so long, she doesn’t understand how much blood it takes to keep her free!
      One thing all Americans should remember: Freedom is NOT free, as the Tree of Liberty has to be watered periodically by the blood of Patriots!

  • lee

    The reason people think like her is because they have everything handed to them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/debra.prince.927 Debra Prince

    “I had a feeling that every other mom in America had a similar idea”….Really….you had a FEELING and that makes it so?

    I just love it when these libtards assume everyone else thinks just like them! Well, we DON’T, thankfully. Some people are actually thinking real thoughts and not parroting whatever dreck they are serving up today in the PC media sources. However, from what I have seen there probably ARE at least about a million dumba$$es out there who would agree with her. Good luck to them and their mace.

  • edodaniel

    If she is using the term correctly and means an emphasis on hitting the target GREAT!

    If she really means banning she needs to contemplate other bans such as the ban on drugs – that worked really well didn’t it?

    The ban on alcohol worked so well it was repealed so crime and criminals could be better controlled and not enriched.

    She also needs to revisit what our founders said on the issue:

    Zacharia Johnson of Virginia Ratification Convention

    “[T]he people are not to be disarmed of their weapons. They are left in full possession of them.” –Zacharia Johnson, speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788

    George Washington, of Virginia:

    “Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples’ liberty’s teeth.”
    George Washington

    “Laws that forbid the carrying of arms. . . disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. . . Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” — Jefferson`s “Commonplace Book,” 1774-1776, quoting from On Crimes and Punishment, by criminologist Cesare Beccaria, 1764

    George Mason, of Virginia:

    “An instance within the memory of some of this house will show us how our militia may be destroyed. Forty years ago, when the resolution of enslaving America was formed in Great Britain, the British Parliament was advised by an artful man, who was governor of Pennsylvania, to disarm the people; that it was the best and most effectual way to enslave them; but that they should not do it openly, but weaken them, and let them sink gradually, by totally disusing and neglecting the militia..”. . . I ask, who are the militia? They consist now of the whole people, except a few public officers.” — Virginia`s U.S. Constitution ratification convention, 1788

    Samuel Adams, of Massachusetts:

    “The said Constitution [shall] be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press, or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms.” — Massachusetts` U.S. Constitution ratification convention, 1788

    Tench Coxe, of Pennsylvania: – “The militia, who are in fact the effective part of the people at large, will render many troops quite unnecessary. They will form a powerful check upon the regular troops, and will generally be sufficient to over-awe them.” — An American Citizen, Oct. 21, 1787

    “Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American . . . . The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.” — The Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.peterson.182 Michael Peterson

    I am a proud member of a new group too. It’s “Dads Against Daughter Dating Democrats” or DADDD. I have a shotgun, a head bag, and a pack of zip-ties for the first democrat to darken my door step.

  • Jack

    I guess this same woman does not seem to be upset .At the amount of bullets that are bought by homeland security and many othere goverment agencys.That will be used on us . I think she should look that up on her computer ,before she gets all upset over people who own guns.It will not be the Nra that comes to her door.Then when she opens it up it will be armed govermetn agencys asking her to go to a nice fema camp .If she does not listen well lets just say what will happen to her.From these armed guards will not be nice . I wonder if she has any idea about that

  • lokiswife

    If Republicans don’t believe in guns, they don’t have one. If Democrats don’t believe in guns, they think that no one should have one.

  • J. Brown

    This organization leaves her about about eighty five million women short of a quorum. Misguided women raise misguided boys to be misguided. Get dad involved in this if he isn’t one of the above.

  • ladykroft

    MS. WATTS DOESN’T KNOW HER HISTORY. IF SHE DID SHE WOULD KNOW THAT, WITHOUT GUNS SHE WOULDN’T BE FREE, OR EVEN HERE, TODAY.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Bryant/650320019 Mike Bryant

    Will do anything for money or fifteen minutes of Fame..
    PS: Looking for husband..

  • Steven Newman

    She is continuing the strategy Nelson Shields described back in the ’70’s. It is incremental and will not stop unless we fight them tooth and nail!

    “We’re going to have to take this one step at a time, and the first step is necessarily — given the political realities — going to be very modest. … Right now, though, we’d be satisfied not with half a loaf but with a slice. Our ultimate goal — total control of handguns in the United States — is going to take time. … The final problem is to make the possession of all handguns and all handgun ammunition — except for the military, police, licensed security guards, licensed sporting clubs and licensed gun collectors — totally illegal”. (The New Yorker, July 1976) — Nelson T. Shields, founder of Handgun Control Inc.

  • gwinf

    Wonder how she would have protected her child in a situation similar to that of the Atlanta woman? Fear of guns is reasonable with the inexperienced. However, if you have a fear, you should not run from it. On the contrary, you should confront and conquer it. Such a foolish woman. I am certainly glad she was not my mother!

  • leannimal88

    Visited their FB page. Apparently, they are blocking anyone who makes negative comments on their page. They feed on other peoples’ fear. I was only trying to make a point asking what about the 446 children killed in 2012 in Chicago, the city with the strictest gun laws in the nation, then they blocked me. I also asked who would speak up for the 55 million babies murdered since Roe vs Wade.

  • Drifter

    somebody living next to her needs to put out the sign, “The house next door does not have a gun–mine does” So who ya gonna rob today?

  • dad666

    My daughter in law has attempted to hide gun awareness from my grandson and I can only tell you that he resents it and is constantly scheming to get around it. A smarter move would be to educate the child in the proper use of guns and responsible gun handling. To hide anything from a curious child is to invite disaster. Many children have been killed or mamed when they play with a friends guns and don’t understand the risk and the Dangers. NOT RESPONSIBLE PARENTING.

  • stinkerbean

    AWWWWW Isn’t that sweet. What a nice world she lives in. Her house must be free of everything. How do you live in a world that you don’t teach your kids to be prepared for anything? It is a world with bad people in it. I guess she does not know that you can be for gun rights/2nd Amendment and not own a gun. I am glad she does not own one, then I would be worried.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1156537430 Anita G Flippo Hitchcock

    You cannot hide the terrible happenings in the world from your child. If you choose to do so, you are doing that child a sad diservice. We would all like to protect our kids, fact,, not possible. Do you want your child growing up thinking the world is wonderful and there are no bad people in it? Come back to reality, a 12 year old needs to know.

  • gypsy314

    Hundred of millions for guns. Gun free zones kill our children and us.

  • Strangerinmyownland

    Well, gee, if all I have to do is give up my 2d Amendment rights to make her happy; or until she comes up with another wish list; what’s the matter with me.

  • TAM44

    Those who are against guns are also against your freedom and if we ever have our guns taking by force we’ve lost our freedom.

    People kill people sick people that is a fact that some liberals cannot get this through their thick heads.

    56 million people have been exterminated after their guns were taken from them and left them defenseless so they were rounded up and killed, by sick people all in the 20th century.

    Look at Switzerland they gave every household a gun, the adults wanting to purchase a rifle were taught how to use them first.

    Switzerland has the lowest crime rate of any country and I salute them for being so intelligent..

    I say God bless all gun legal owners in this country, there are way over eighty million gun owners now and the sales are rising like the membership to the NRA.

  • Pennell

    Than I am going to form a 10 Million Man Lobby Group against mothers against guns.. Come on men, who wears the pants in your home.

  • http://www.facebook.com/charles.lombardi.52 Charles Lombardi

    Want to stop killing? How about “One Hundred Million Moms Against Abortion”?

  • iloveguns

    Sooooo I’m assuming that this woman would rather have her and her daughters be defenseless against rapists, theives and murderers than carry a gun to protect them. I always thought a mom’s 1st responsibility was to protect her children?

  • http://www.facebook.com/tom.townsendii Tom Townsend II

    Shannon Watts of Zionsville, Ind. seems to be like so many others who wish to push her anti-gun agenda on other people against their will. It makes me wonder if she (and they) have any idea what totalitarianism, tyranny, naziism, and dictatorships are. Mrs. Watts and others like her such as obama, Hillary and Sarah Brady are so busy trying to remove our 2nd amendment from the U.S. Constitution and force lawful gun ownership into the pits that I would honestly bet she has not ever even considered what will likely happen when and if they succeed and the only ones with guns become those who are criminals and the government and these become the very people who very actively end up enforcing “their” collective wills upon us.

    Consider if you will what life will be like when the thief, rapist and murderers in your neighborhood end up with a hunting license (in effect through the disarming of honest law abiding citizens by anti-gun laws Mrs. Watts, obama, Hillary, Brady and others forced upon us) and come into her home and work to practice their chosen habits. Would she be so eager to sit by and watch as those around her are robbed, brutalized, raped and murdered? What when these things happen to her through the unrestrained and largely unopposed actions of such people? Will she still be happy that she will have helped make sure the thugs and assorted criminals can hunt her and others without fear because those who might have opposed them will have been disarmed? What about when the government, unrestrained and no longer fearful of an armed citizenry, decides to turn on its citizens to use and abuse them as they wish and then come in uninvited to take her children away against her will and train them to be good little youth movement followers who will then turn on their own families by order of the government and come back to harm, abuse and murder her and the rest of her family?

    “Extreme,” you might say. “Can’t happen?” Just try telling that to the early founders of this nation, those who lived during Russia’s Boulshevik Revolution, the rise of the Third Reich under Adolf Hitler, those living under Mao or Mousolini and the many others who live or have lived under communist regimes, fascism domination and Islamic brutality and gross intolerance. Thank you Mrs. Watts and all those like you who would so easily help fasten the yoke of slavery to the backs of others and sell your own children and our and their futures into the bondage of evil. God bless you all…

    P.S. For politicians and patriots, please consider the film in this link in its entirity:

    http://girlsjustwannahaveguns.com/2013/01/video-anonymous-responds-to-obama-on-gun-control/
    Thank you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.schwartz.7771 John Schwartz

    yes the group formed 12-14-2012 and is looking for donations. I am sure this is another grass root group like occupy wall street

  • Chandler

    Try commenting any questions on her FB page and you will also see she doesn’t agree with freedome of speech either!

  • http://www.facebook.com/bernadette.shonka Bernadette Shonka

    It seems that
    the highest correlation with violence seems to be prescription drugs that have
    side effects of paranoia and/or violence and violent video games. It is also
    proven that more gun control leads to a higher crime rate and the more guns,
    the less violence. Our forefathers gave us the 2nd Amendment not simply for
    defense of our homes and family against common criminals, but as the final
    defense against a government gone bad. Yes, we must NOT restrict nor infringe
    our gun rights. Militia meant and still means–the armed citizens being able to
    quickly form up to defend. Want to reduce violence? Do this:

    1. Put God back in every facet of our lives
    2. Prayer back in school
    3. Remove/stop violent video games
    4. Remove pornography
    5. Stop using the drugs that produce side effects of violence
    6. Eliminate gun free zones
    7. Enforce current laws
    8. Death penalty for those convicted of violent crimes
    9. Institutionalize those who are dangerous to themselves or others
    10. Teach patriotism; the constitution; and the truth that this is a Republic
    Finally, let’s ask our County Sheriffs to teach gun safety and good shooting.
    Let’s learn and LIVE our Constitution and bring our country back to Christian
    Family Values. We CAN do this.

  • JJM123

    WATTS – Gun Control / Self Control starts at home with proper training of Morals, Responsibility, Golden Rule and in particular the 10 Commandments. If you want to risk your family’s safety by removing proper self defenses then do so at your own peril, not at our detriment & risk.
    Try the UK – they are gun free but have a murder rate 4.36 times worse than US. There are over 120 countries with gun bans with murder rates higher than US. And you want your child to join the ranks of these riskier countries????

  • olyman

    Check out 1 Million Moms Against Gun Control and help fight against this group and other like it.

 

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