By Jenn Jacques
The woman who has more people blocked on Twitter than most of our readers are following combined is at it again.
Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand and Bloomberg talking head, has dressed up her gun control narrative for an audience of future moms: Teen Vogue.
In her op-ed, Watts advises young women to hate the NRA for keeping American lawmakers ever-reminded of their oath to uphold and defend the United States Constitution which includes the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.
In part because America has something else no other developed nation has: a gun lobby that pushes for extreme “guns everywhere” policies while lobbying against common-sense gun laws. The National Rifle Association — which used to be an organization of sportsmen and hunters — boasts some of the most powerful lobbyists in America, working to pad the pockets of gun manufacturers by fighting even modest efforts to close loopholes in our gun laws. As a result, dangerous people are able to get their hands on guns — no questions asked.
Nope, nope, no, nuh-uh, nah… whole lotta lies in there, but the gist is that Ms. Watts is angry that American gun owners still passionately fund the National Rifle Association to lobby on our behalf. She should educate herself on how much we advocate for changes to fix the system rather than spouting off like a petulant child.
Here are some things you may not know about the NRA leaders and their radical campaign to weaken and block lifesaving gun laws, which includes:
1. Blocking research to better understand our nation’s gun violence crisis and how to solve it. NRA lobbyists persuaded Congress to ban gun violence research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As a result, the Journal of the American Medical Association recently found that gun Click to see the original article