Tuesday, May 21, 2013

"Local" Anti-Gunner Smells Astro-Turfy

     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.


Old NFO said...

Astro-turf is right... But pay no attention to that...

BatChainPuller said...

I'm not sure if they're astroturf, yet.
It seems like a social media phenom that was the result of Newtownian physics.
They started as One Million Moms for Gun Control.
After finding that "gun control" is not polling well, they changed their name to Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, because "common sense solutions" polls well.
Gun Sense? I dunno, sounds like non-sense to me. I feel another name change coming.
They are getting an inordinate amount of press coverage, and they have re-crafted their mission statement to mirror the Dem gun bill, so I assume the Joyce/Bloomberg money will start flowing.
I hope they have their 501(c)(4)paper work in order. "Nice little non-profit you have there; it would be a shame if anything happened to it."

The Big Guy said...

Muckraker and monkey-wrench thrower that I am, I think that the little art gallery at 20 N Main St. in Zionsville might be an excellent location for an informal Open Carry event...
(Just a little one- no bullhorns shouting "...SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED!")

I imagine the sight of 10 or 15 folks exercising their second amendment rights inside their gallery might be just the ticket to a much deserved aneurism.

Or perhaps just a blogmeet at the Greek pizzeria next door if they have had the foresight to "please rob us" sign on the door...

gamachinist said...

The 404 area code.

The 580 prefix is a cel phone number. I know of at least two in my area ( south of Atlanta city limits).

If we sent you our problem, I'm sorry.