So, there's this "42-year-old stay-at-home Mom in Zionsville, IN," one "Shannon Watts" (if that is her real name) who is (supposedly) runnin' some Mommy gun-hater group, working for change so legally-armed people like me will be made to not let the sun set on us anywhere in her world, especially at Starbucks, Cabela's (oh really?) or the Wal-Mart.
The press release is datelined "Indianapolis," not especially fertile ground for anti-gunners; y'go to her "Contact" page and the phone numbers are all area code 404! --That's Atlanta, Georgia. So, hey, private boiler-room operation? Mighty upscale for a nonworkin' Mom, even in a high-end, semi-artsy bedroom community.*
I guess the ol' "Fine Arts" gig must pay really well. On the other hand, it doesn't look to be as engaging for her as trying to take away other people's rights....
See ya next April, dearie -- unless you take up yet another hobby in the meantime.
ETA: The semi-amusing part is that for a lot of gun-haters, this is an essentially classist thing and they feel ever so much better about their first-class citizenship when they have (supposedly) second-class citizens like you and me to look down on -- all while serving as willing foot soldiers for the Bloombergs and Joyce Foundations of the world, who look down on them as readily-manipulated climbers. C'mon, surely you learned better in Civics class? No?
* Zionsville is Beautiful Music to Broad Ripple's Rock'n'Roll. One suspects their visual art would be similarly soothing and bland compared to the vibrant, raucous stuff down here in the trenches, but that'd be inverse snobbery or something.
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