On September 28th, 2020, Founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Shannon Watts, contributed an opinion piece to USA Today, condemning President Trump's Supreme Court Justice pick, Amy Coney Barrett.
By clicking on the image above, you can read that piece in full context. With that in mind, if you care to read Shannon's opinion, of course, Mom-At-Arms will be offering ours, as well, within this fun article.
The Success of Gun Control Through Propaganda
Being that my parents were of the law enforcement and medical professions, I caught the stories in society of victims and survivors of violent crimes (or accidents), and the safety measures that came along with their many serious circumstances, at a very young age. My parents educated me with these stories so that I'd be aware of things that *could* happen in my life, as well as maintain a sense of self, and caution, while handling firearms (or anything) at a young age. Their teachings weren't a "solve all," but more so little tid bits of direction, so that I would make good and safe choices in life. Growing up with this knowledge, I guess you could say I've been a proponent for Gun Rights for a very long time.
Fast Forward: I started Mom-At-Arms in 2018 while sitting at my kitchen island... or it could've been while changing my kid's diaper... I have no idea... I can't remember (I'm going off of Shannon's article... but who cares!?!)... to be an added voice in the Gun Rights community; to combat groups, like Shannon Watts' Moms Demand Action, which was once called 1Million Moms FOR Gun Control, and their support of restricting the civil rights of all, especially women, throughout the country. Since then, I've noticed how Gun Control activists reach above and beyond in propaganda tactics. Even prior to 2018, when I used to work for a small advertising agency, I watched how these organizations worked. As Donald J. Trump stepped into the seat of President of The United State of America in 2016 (while I was very pregnant with my son), I noticed things in the Gun Control World intensify. Now, with a new Presidential Election (2020) on the horizon, Shannon Watts, who is a master of propaganda and advertising, is pulling out all the stops.
Watts, along with her "Army of Moms for Gun Control" (aka Moms Demand Action), are not only jealous that Trump has an "army" now, but have remarkably made an impact for the last five years, pushing Gun Control measures like Red Flag Laws and (Universal) Background Checks, through their huge efforts of getting "Gun Sense" Candidates elected within their political realms. They have garnered a major following with their impressive use of words and phrases to capture the hearts and "feels" of a certain demographic. That kind of work and success is something to be commended. When they say to "Expect them," they mean it; and while many say they're irrelevant, I take Watts's and Moms Demand Action's words to heart... I Do Expect Them.
Women For Gun Rights
Within the last year, my own civil rights advocacy opened many new doors for me to become personally active with other groups in the firearms community, like The DC Project: Women for Gun Rights. Though success within the Gun Rights World has been fleeting over the last few years, we have made some major wins. But... it is a big slap in the face when people, on both sides of the Firearms Fence, recognize the red shirts of Moms Demand Action almost immediately... and if you ask them about The DC Project Foundation- which supports WOMEN in the Gun Rights World, or our #TealFor2A Campaigns, more often than not you'll get a, "Huh?"
Left/Top: Moms Demand Action
Right/Bottom: The DC Project: Women For Gun Rights "Educate Not Legislate!
As COVID-19 took the nation by surprise, along with the included rise of racially motivated riots and tensions, more and more Americans have become Gun Owners during these "uncertain times." The majority of those numbers are Women, too. So, you'd think that Women For Gun Rights would have center stage, wouldn't you? I mean... you would've heard about The DC Project: Women For Gun Rights, and how we work to educate others on Gun Safety practices, right? Or even 1Million MOMS AGAINST Gun Control... the ORIGINAL group that went head to head with Moms Demand Action when they were just that of a Facebook Group that was created at Shannon Watts' kitchen table?
Although the new statistics on gun ownership highly favors women and minorities, and it is something that's celebrated, the focus is temporarily placed when groups like MOMS Demand Action comes up with a new scheme... like that of Shannon Watts' article in the beginning of this one. While she uses her prowess and major funding from billionaire politicians, like Michael Bloomberg, Women For Gun Rights are left begging for the scraps, just to get ahead.
Supreme Court is best GUN RIGHTS hope
(I'm playing off of Shan's titling... IDK...)
If Gun Control groups, like Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, do not stop President Trump and his Republican Senate Allies, the coming years could bring legal decisions that threaten to undo decades of progress for Gun Control. (I re-worded Shannon's article point a bit... but YAAAY!)
As Shannon Watts' says in her US TODAY article linked above...
The president’s decision to try to ram through a new Supreme Court justice while early voting in the most important election of our lifetimes is already underway — and his selection of a judge with an alarming interpretation of the Second Amendment — lay bare just how high the stakes are for the gun safety (control) movement.
Watts makes a major point to emphasize her anxiety for the days to come. And as she also states in her opinion piece...
Over 145,000 Americans have been killed by guns with President Trump in office, and if he succeeds in appointing another opponent of gun safety (control) laws to the court, even more Americans will die.
Although she uses her art of twisting words and statistics, what she does not mention is that her Gun Control mission will leave the other 328+ Million Americans (as of 2019) at risk of the same, by limiting/ restricting & eradicating their inalienable rights to even make a choice in how they protect themselves from potential dangers.
Barrett record shows threat to Gun Control Group's Narratives
Adding one restriction after another, in hopes to eradicate the 2nd Amendment all together, Shannon Watts has built a personal empire on Gun Control. With the future confirmation of President Trump's Constitutionalist nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, to take the place of the late Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, all of what Watts and her Mom Army have accomplished does stand a very good chance of falling apart.
Even though this thought makes me extremely happy, I am wary, because Shannon Watts has been known to be very conniving in her schemes. #ApproachWithCaution
The Constitution does not specify a timeframe to which the President of the United States HAS to appoint a new SCOTUS nominee. He can pull one out of thin air... at random... doesn't even have to be a lawyer/ judge. It sets NO cap or consequence in doing so.
The procedure for appointing a Justice is provided for by the Constitution in only a few words. The “Appointments Clause” (Article II, Section 2, clause 2) states that the President “shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint ... Judges of the supreme Court.” The process of appointing Justices has undergone changes over two centuries, but its most basic feature—the sharing of power between the President and Senate—has remained unchanged: To receive appointment to the Court, a candidate must first be nominated by the President and then confirmed by the Senate. - Per The Constitution & SCOTUS
Even the late Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg stood by this...
"There's nothing in the Constitution that says the president stops being the president in his last year," Ginsburg said in a 2016 New York Times interview in which she called for Garland to receive a confirmation vote in the Senate.
There's no doubt that the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a major impact on the direction for Women's Rights. Being the first Jewish Woman and second female Supreme Court Justice, ever appointed, her position in history books plays an important part in every little girl's future. As they should. RBG was a real life super hero for women's rights, and a champion for gender equality. Even going up against the Virginia Military Institute on gender discrimination practices.
Per RBG's Wikipedia in regards to her part in the case United States vs. Virginia...
For Ginsburg, a state actor could not use gender to deny women equal protection, therefore VMI must allow women the opportunity to attend VMI with its unique educational methods.
Liberal/ Progressive organizations and voters are using this achievement to enhance Ruth Bader Ginsburg's purpose and why her seat should not be filled until AFTER the 2020 Presidential Election.
Gun Control groups, like that of Shannon Watts and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, use this as well (even in Watts' article linked above). Amy Coney Barrett, as they claim, puts an end to all of what they've accomplished. Barrett, who is a mother of seven, a devout Catholic... not to mention, like RBG, an established, fair and sensible, Judge, herself, but for some reason, this WOMAN in America... is an extreme threat to "Gun Safety." (Control)
Barrett even having recommendations from many colleagues on both sides of the political aisle, claiming her to be a fair and practical Judge, with a heart for the Constitution.
Watts says it herself in her own piece...
Background checks on all gun sales, a lifesaving policy supported in polls by over 90% of American voters and gun owners, could be at risk of being ruled unconstitutional. Red flag laws, which also have broad support, are also in danger.
With the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett as the next Supreme Court Justice, all that Watts and others like her have worked for, will unravel for the nation to see. THIS SCARES SHANNON (which is why I mention it a lot in this piece). If this happens, it will prove that Shannon Watts and her ilk are the UNconstitutional bunch that she has worked so "hard" to oppose the concept.
"We are nothing but a group of pissed off moms! How dare you!?!" which seems to be their delivery, but even Casey Anthony was a "pissed off mom" at one point, too.
Shan Shan claims that Barrett's addition to the SCOTUS will increase the "modern day misogynistic efforts of white supremacy." But going back to Shannon's love of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and the place she has in modern day feminist movements, Shan would do well to learn to understand and implement the expectations of RBG, rather than using her as a political pawn... now that she's dead. Ruth Bader Ginsberg's quote in the above pic should make Shannon Watts and her platform take a seat or two, considering Shannon works for a man that buys votes. Not only that, Shan should re-read the part of RBG's United States vs. Virginia suggestion.
a state actor could not use gender to deny women equal protection - Ruther Bader Ginsburg
So, with that said, BY RUTH, herself, Shannon Watts and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America are actually contradicting their support for Women's Rights. NOT just because they are opposing President Trump's nomination of another WOMAN for SCOTUS, but because per the legal definition of what "State Actor" means...
a person who is acting on behalf of a governmental body, and is therefore subject to regulation under the United States Bill of Rights, including the First, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments, which prohibit the federal and state governments from violating certain rights and freedoms.
Shan, who used to hold political positions, and her friends are actually imposing on Mrs. Barrett's abilities to act within her position... as a woman. AND in addition, are denying women all over the nation the opportunity of EQUAL PROTECTION than that of anyone else, as they pressure law makers to infringe upon the civil rights of all Americans.
What Watts doesn't realize is that, even within her little articles, tweets, speeches and live videos, where she uses big words and terms to twist truths, in order to manipulate feeble minds throughout the nation... some of us... WOMEN... actually understand and have an eye for pulling out the addition of underlying meanings/ definitions within the law. So, thank you, Shannon Watts and Moms Demand Action, for supporting the misogynistic efforts of white supremacy in America (with your white male billionaire funding), by trying to deny Amy Coney Barrett from taking her rightful place within the SCOTUS... on top of infringing on my inalienable rights as, a woman, that I am guaranteed, not only by the United States Constitution, but backed up by the one and only, "Notorious R.B.G."
I mean... I'm a woman, who owns firearms and I'LL BE DAMNED if I let anyone tell me how I am to protect myself and my family. Especially if that means being told that my rights are limited, by a woman... WHO IS PAID BY A MAN, to tell me such things. How misogynistic is that!?!
I, along with all Americans, especially women & minorities, deserve EQUAL PROTECTION from those who want to restrict our abilities and overall choices to thrive. You cannot deny us that, so I look forward to your work falling apart.