Updated: Jan 10
A blast from the past.
Bethany S. Mandel, author/ journalist/ mother... who is Jewish, decided to arm herself due to threats of neo-Nazis that actually doxed her:
This entire exchange is mostly documented here (and is well worth the read) and occurred due to Bethany’s NYT opinion piece on why she decided, as a mother, to purchase a firearm for self protection. From article:
"A few months after my father left our family home for good, my mother heard me screaming in the middle of the night. It was the kind of scream that made her grab her rifle in one hand and some ammo in another.
It was a spring night and I was sleeping with my window open, which was right above my bed; I loved breathing in the fresh air. That night, in that open window, I heard the banging of a ladder, and by the time my mother made it into the room and began loading her gun, a man was about to climb in.
She said something along the lines of: “Bethany, come over here. I don’t want you to get his brain matter on your face.” I backed up behind her and my mother raised her gun. The would-be intruder slowly backed down the ladder. As he climbed down, my mother approached. The barrel of her rifle was inches away from his face and she told him, “Next time you come here, I won’t hesitate.”
No shot fired, no lives lost in that incident. Just an addition to the hundreds of thousands of lives saved yearly by the presence of firearms (deescalated a dangerous situation). We all know that Shannon HATES when guns are used to by civilians to stop crime and tragedies though, as she most recently showed us in regards to the Texas church shooting that was stopped within seconds:
Well, it worked rather quickly in Texas, ma’am. What about people that suggest Synagogues be armed?
Coming back to Bethany’s NY Time’s article:
Over the Republican primary season, I was an outspoken conservative critic of then-candidate Donald Trump, and a torrent of hate rolled my way. I would later learn just how much: The Anti-Defamation League named me one of the top 10 Jewish journalists to be attacked by the alt-right during the election season. After years of receiving death threats for my conservative views, months of being attacked by the alt-right and then having our address published online by the neo-Nazi Daily Stormer, I pushed myself to finally go through the process of asking friends for letters attesting to my character, obtaining fingerprints and submitting to background checks.
Gets death threats/doxxed and takes action for her and her family’s safety.
The ending of Bethany’s article no doubt “triggered“ Shannon:
But such a compromise will require gun-control activists to confront the lie of one of their favorite talking points: that gun-rights supporters care more about guns than children. For many, support for gun rights is motivated precisely by our devotion to protecting our kids.
Shannon went after Bethany HARD because she’s “white”, although her Jewish religion is what prompted her to take action for her own safety due to threats and doxxing. That raises questions about this tweet Shannon sent out:
Uhhhhhh, was she just not criticizing a Jewish woman for making her choice after threats due to her religion to be armed? Did the NRA ever tell Jewish people “you don’t need a gun, Police will protect you” and work to take their rights of self defense away? No, they didn’t, Shannon. What does Shannon do? Recruits Jewish children for her causes, which included advocating for laws that create victims and lobbying against laws/clarifications that help bring tragedies to a halt when they break out like in Texas (yes, her organization lobbied AGAINST allowing armed CCW holders in Texas places of worship).
What’s interesting is that Shannon proudly displays her support for the Women’s March. Hell, she’s going to be speaking at one of their events on 1/18/20:
Why is this interesting?
Almost two years later, one of the organizations that grew out of the march, Women’s March Inc., is embroiled in controversy, its leaders accused of anti-Semitism and mismanagement.
Several people involved in planning the march say that at a November 2016 meeting, Women’s March co-chairs Tamika Mallory and Carmen Perez “asserted that Jewish people bore a special collective responsibility as exploiters of black and brown people,” Leah McSweeney and Jacob Siegel reported at Tablet last week. One organizer also told Tablet that she heard Mallory “berating” a march co-founder, Vanessa Wruble, over her Jewish identity at a January 2017 meeting. Wruble confirmed this account to Vox.
The allegations come after Mallory faced criticism earlier this year when she attended a February event with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan where he espoused anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. In March, Women’s March issued a statement disavowing Farrakhan’s rhetoric, but critics have called on the leaders of the group to denounce and cut ties with Farrakhan himself. One co-founder of the march, who is no longer with Women’s March, called for the co-chairs to resign in November over their links to Farrakhan.
Interesting, right? What about another Women’s March leader, Linda Sarsour?
Moms Demand Action gave them (and Linda) the spotlight before as well. They actually joined forces:
Linda has ties to terrorism.
The son and two daughters of Linda Sarsour’s mentor have been busted by authorities for setting up an Islamic extremist terrorist training camp on American soil.
This week, police raided an Islamic extremist compound in New Mexico, where its leaders were reportedly training children to become school shooters.
The leader of the terrorist training camp, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, was arrested by police during the raid. He and two of his sisters, along with his brother-in-law, were also arrested by authorities. Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe described the arrested parties as “most likely heavily armed and considered extremist of the Muslim belief.”
Linda also support armed confrontation (notice the AR-15’s with 30rd Pmags, which Moms Demand Action/Everytown advocates for banning):
Hey, wait a second here......armed protection against “neo-Nazis“????? Shannon should have chimed in, no?