As if Moms Demand and Watts couldn’t get any more “woke”:
Eight years ago, Shannon Watts responded to a crisis—the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School—by founding the Moms Demand Action movement against gun violence.
Now, her movement counts several hundred thousand members as it responds to the United States' two most pressing crises: the coronavirus and the fight for racial justice. Gun safety is at the center of both those battles, particularly activism against police brutality. "Police violence is gun violence," says Watts.
Watts and her movement have jumped aboard the bandwagon to attack LE (and even try to bait the NRA into it as well). What is also included in her interview is another aspect of her/MDA’s “advocacy“:
You mentioned domestic gun violence. We've heard a lot about the increased risks of domestic violence while families are quarantined together—how does gun violence play into that?
We know that women are isolated with their abusers. We believe there’s a 20% increase in calls to domestic violence hotlines. We expect to see an increase in domestic gun violence. We’ve been working to secure more funding for domestic violence and suicide hotlines in the stimulus packages. It’s incredibly important that domestic abuse victims have help—that they have easy access to help just like, sadly, their abusers have easy access to guns.
During the whole lockdown situation, victims of domestic violence were (and are) locked in with the very people abusing them. You’d think Moms Demand and Watts would advocate for them taking their personally safety seriously. Nope! According to them, women are a danger to themselves if they protect themselves with firearms or even advocate for it! :
Yep. So with that, victims of DV have 3 options according to Moms Demand/Watts. First, you can join them and advocate for gun laws (like that does any good in an immediate life or death situatio, but hey, it ups their recruitment numbers). Second, you can do nothing and just take it. Just don’t get a gun, it will be used on you, not by you. The third option is no more, because “police violence” against an abuser might happen if they respond to a 911 call at your home. Even so, calling 911 does little good in a life or death situation, as this Everytown For Gun Safety afternoon points out quite well (whoops):
That ad itself even points to advocacy being the solution in the title “Will you stop this?”, but what does advocacy do for an immediate situation? NOTHING. They ONLY thing that can stop an abuser hell bent on beating/killing you is a firearm.
To sum it all up (according to MDA/Watts):
1. Cops are bad
2. Guns are bad, and guns+women= danger
3. The only thing victims can do is turn to political advocacy
Sounds to me like MDA/Watts just want more people to join their ranks instead of actually getting empowered to take back their lives.
So why is Watts opening up about her disdain for law enforcement a good thing? It proves that her and her organization don’t give a crap about anything other than politics and also the “flavor of the day”. A few months ago, they were begging LE organizations to enforce their laws in Virginia. Now they’re against cops lol. This organization will say whatever it can to remain in the spotlight pretending to be “safety advocates“. If you’re a DV victim, don’t be fooled by these people. They’ll turn on you in a heartbeat if you don’t toe-the-line. They‘re using a perceived “weakness” to get people on board with them. Instead, buy a gun, learn how to use it, and protect yourself. Cops are only their to take a report and respond after the fact, and depending on where you live, a “social worker” might be answering the 911 call soon instead.