Demanding moms don’t realize they’ve lost the culture war

After Americans bought more than 2 million guns last month, the Florida chapter of Moms Demand Action called on Gov. Ron DeSantis to create public service announcements that extol the virtues of safe gun storage.

Other Moms chapters are following suit.

I have a couple questions about the demanding moms’ demand.

First, why can’t Moms Demand Action or their parent organization — Everytown for Gun Safety — produce the PSAs?

They both describe themselves as grassroots gun safety groups. They should be chock-full of gun safety expertise, right?

And why should taxpayers foot the bill, especially since both organizations have ready access to Bloomberg money?

In fact, the former New York City mayor and multi-billionaire created both groups overnight, out of thin air. To describe either group as grassroots is disingenuous. I think astroturf is more accurate.

Their lack of gun safety experts, in my opinion, stems from the fact that they don’t care about gun safety. They’re all about disarmament. Always have been, always will be. I’m guessing most of their members have never even touched a firearm, much less know anything about how to operate one safely.

And the group’s desperate request of Gov. DeSantis is as telling as the fact that one in 20 households ignored the moms’ rhetoric and went out and bought a firearm last month, including, we’re told, a few folks who used to be staples at the demanding moms’ rallies.

As a result, both groups are struggling for relevancy, since the entire country ignored their pleas.

Folks realized that when there’s a chance they may need to defend themselves or their family, a firearm is a pretty handy thing to have around.

The fact that the groups continue to blather means they haven’t learned their lesson, and they haven’t realized that they’re out of step with the rest of the country.

They have nothing to offer except red t-shirts and a plea for safe-storage PSAs, which they want someone else to pay for.

They’re like a crying toddler fussing on the floor of a grocery store aisle. Millions of Americans just ignored the caterwauling and walked around the tyke, thankful they don’t have to put up with crap like that at home.


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Lee Williams can’t remember a time in his life when he wasn’t shooting. Before becoming a journalist, Lee served in the Army and worked as a police officer. He’s earned more than a dozen journalism awards as a reporter, and three medals of valor as a cop. He is an NRA-certified law enforcement firearms instructor, an avid tactical shooter and a training junkie. When he’s not busy as a senior investigative reporter, he is usually shooting his AKs, XDs and CZs. If you don’t run into him at a local gun range, you can reach him at 941.284.8553, by email, or by regular mail to 1777 Main St., Sarasota, FL 34236. You can follow him on Twitter: @HT_GunWriter and on Facebook @The Gun Writer.


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  3. Please email the governor and Lt. Governor and ask them to look into why the online system has been shut down but you can mail in the applications for a CCW and renewal. Doesn’t make any sense.

    • Alice Cokefair on

      Simple answer- the Commissioner of Agriculture, responsible for weapons permits in Florida, is an incompetent anti-gun Democrap Ass Hat by the name of Nikki Fried. Got a complaint? Tell THAT ignorant bitch.

  4. Bryan Jestis on

    Those MDA’ers will continue to caterwaul long after the Covid-19 crisis is over with when all of those firearms that were purchased don’t end up being given away in “gun buybacks” because there are suddenly more folks out there that realize that you can’t count on government, local or otherwise, to come protect you in your time of greatest need. They’re looking around, realizing that Covid-19 is just the latest thing to come along and another issue is likely in the works. Hell no, I don’t think the governor should authorize PSAs that they want, let ’em pay for it, themselves. They have the money to pay for trying to flip Texas from Republican to Democrat then, they have the money to spend on the PSAs. They want it to say, “From the office of Gov Ron DeSantis”, they know that their relevance is slipping.

  5. A gun / weapon in “safe storage”, does little to PROTECT a person or family against harm or criminals.
    Maybe if these fools would actually learn something about that which they are so fearful of, they would be less paranoid and better understand that a “gun” is nothing more than a tool, to be used responsibly by a trained and practiced user.
    Be more concerned with useful “secure” storage, where the gun is “safely accessible” to the proper user at time of need, and not locked away unloaded in a safe.

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