Updated: Nov 24, 2021
***Update at bottom***
Wow!! So we were looking through Shannon Watts’s Twitter feed and saw this under her “likes“:
We wanted more info on what was discussed, so we quote tweeted that we might do a FOIA request on it:
Then this happened:
The individual also seems to be getting paranoid, as someone (who by looking on their Twitter account appears to a Raleigh resident that also has posts to do with “gun violence“) on his tweet wanted more info:
What is Moms Demand Action afraid of? What’s so bad about a FOIA request asking for emails in which were exchanged with the police department and Moms Demand Action members? Oh, that’s right, they HATE FOIA requests. #MomsDemandRedactions
We were kind enough to block out the email address here too, as believe it or not, we are not monsters nor wish them any harm.
This is what she was spazzing out over lol. She exaggerated a LOT. It’s just advertising a gun in stock and “get it before Biden might win and bans it.”
Head mom Shannon Watts even tried to make a big deal over it.
We (everyone) have a right to see how Moms Demand Action is utilizing taxpayer funded services (like Police Departments) to advance their agenda, such as with Chief Brackney of Charlottesville, VA:
Photo attached in email obtained via FOIA:
And what was that event about? Pushing for a nationwide “assault weapons” ban and using her status as a police chief to do so.
Another example of Moms Demand Action and their government allies targeting people here. FOIA again exposed it:
So yeah, we and others are going to FOIA when we see stuff like this. Sorry, but blocking and acting paranoid over it makes eyebrows raise.....
UPDATE: this is who Tony is. From 4/30/21:
The North Carolina chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement after two officers, Sgt. Chris Ward and K-9 Deputy Logan Fox were shot and killed in the line of duty in a home in Watauga County. Two other people were killed in the tragedy – George Wyatt Ligon and Michelle Annette Ligon.
“Our hearts are with the families of those killed, including two law enforcement officers shot and killed in the line of duty, and we’ll continue our fight against the scourge of gun violence across North Carolina and the United States,” said Tony Cope, a volunteer with the North Carolina chapter of Moms Demand Action. “This shooting is another painful reminder of our urgent fight to defeat dangerous legislation that would only increase the risk of tragedies like this. How many more North Carolinians have to die by gun violence before our lawmakers abandon their efforts to let people with dangerous histories buy guns with no background checks and no questions asked?”
So, what was Tony and Everytown/Moms Demand using this tragedy to push? Why helping stop the trashing of North Carolina’s racist pistol permit system of course! Check out what was going on in NC at the same time as that press release. This is the ”dangerous legislation” he was referring to. From 4/16/21:
The pistol permit law in North Carolina is a Jim Crow relic. A holdover from the early 20th century, 1919 to be exact, and similar laws have been repealed in every other Southern state. Reason called the pistol permit process the “Klan’s Favorite Law.” The entire piece offers a comprehensive look at racist gun control laws in the American South.
There are new bills on the House and Senate side to repeal it. Gov. Roy Cooper likes the law but it’s a hard one to defend given its racist history. There are other problems. I’ve written extensively about how North Carolina is falling behind other states when it comes to Second Amendment protections. This law’s existence is another prime example. Many new residents are shocked to find out when they move to North Carolina that the state still has this archaic and racist law. Not only can’t lawmakers pass constitutional carry, but they also can’t even repeal the pistol permit process. Why are we adding undue burdens on the populace when we already have federal background checks. It’s embarrassing and it needs immediate repeal.
Tony and Everytown were using dead cops as a reason to not repeal an outdated racist law that does nothing other than create a burden for North Carolina residents. Tony and Everytown politicized this tragedy:
For two years, Isaac Barnes became increasingly paranoid.
He spoke of people who wanted to “get him” and sought isolation in the woods when not in his bedroom in Boone, N.C.
“He didn’t even talk to us at a certain point about how he was feeling,” said his older sister, Sommer Barnes. “We all felt so helpless.”
Last month, when Mr. Barnes, 32, received a routine summons to appear for jury duty, he panicked. He fled into the forest, then returned to his mother’s home a few days later.
By midmorning on April 28, he was barricaded there in the course of a 13-hour standoff with the police. His mother and stepfather, Michelle and George Ligon, and two sheriff’s deputies, Sgt. Chris Ward and Deputy Logan Fox, had been killed.
Ms. Barnes said her brother’s driver’s license listed his mother’s address.
She said that her mother and stepfather did not keep guns in the house and that she still did not know how her brother obtained firearms.
Somehow, Tony and Everytown think having to pay a fee for a pistol permit will stop crimes or people with a mental illness from obtaining guns. Further, under federal law, there are background checks for purchases at all FFL’s regardless of the type of firearm (rifle, pistol, shotgun).
Tony has been through a lot, but he’s kidding himself if it’s guns that are the problem.
To us, Tony is a little “extreme” in his support for Bloomberg’s moms. Yikes