Moms Demand Action Steals my Picture; Followers Issue Threats

By Dean Weingarten

Dean Weingarten Open Carries at Fry's in Arizona
Dean Weingarten Open Carries at Fry’s in Arizona
Dean Weingarten
Dean Weingarten

Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- I had the picture above taken, and wrote the story about it a month ago.

It seems to have hit a nerve, because Moms Demand Action stole the picture and tried to use it for their propaganda.   It is one of the reasons that I copyright these articles and allow for use *if the attribution line is included*.   MDA did not include the attribution line, but their use of the picture is backfiring anyway.

Here is a link to the article at concealednation.org that it generated.    Brandon, the author, did a good job.

As we start reading through the posted comments, we quickly realize that some MDA followers seem quite violent. These aren’t things that we would ever promote, and find it insanely ironic that a follower of an organization such as MDA would promote such violent acts:

It is interesting to find that there are people who want to kill me, simply for exercising my first and second amendment constitutional rights. Linda Andrew Hunsicker wrote:

“If I see a guy carrying a big gun like this while I’m shoping, I have to assume he’s a bad guy and shoot him.  It doesn’t make sense to wait to see if he shoots someone else first.  He’s got a gun in Kroger, I feel threatened, so it’s my duty to shoot him first.”

I wrote about a prominent TV anchor in Phoenix that expressed the same attitude:

Mark Curtis, anchor, 12News:

“Someones carrying a gun, and they’re with their children, and they see a man walk into a Starbucks with a rifle on his shoulder.  What would stop them from blowing your client away?

Marc Victor, attorney :

Well, the fact that the law prohibits that unless there is an imminent risk of deadly physical force, or….

Mark Curtis, Anchor 12News:

You don’t think that a man carrying a rifle in a Starbucks, after what we have seen in Aurora, Colorado, would be enough reason for someone that is carrying a gun to think that they are in imminent danger?

It appears that Linda has expanded the “big gun” category that you can be sumarily executed for, to include such mundane handguns as a Glock 17.   Next people will be wanting to kill their fellow man because they drive an SUV, or maybe because their house is bigger than average.

It would not be the first time.

c2014 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice is included. Link to Gun Watch

About Dean Weingarten;

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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gjohn
gjohn
6 years ago

MDA needs to be in one of those rooms with the soft walls and floors and the jacket with the sleeves crossed.

MJ
MJ
6 years ago

Lest we not forget prior to the mid 60’s blacks were perceived to be a threat some even were lynched and shot. These days those carrying firearms are prohibited from entering many businesses just like blacks were at one time. Gun owners are NOT separated but equal-but are treated like sub humans. Where is the compassion and understanding of others views that the left espouses all the time. Gun owners- We need to stand above the emotional confrontation we criticize the anti’s of and make it clear we too are against all violence. We need to address violence in a… Read more »

Roger V. Tranfaglia
Roger V. Tranfaglia
6 years ago

Dean…
Sue them!…They did not show any link to you or your copyright!
Put the suit in the general news (regional/national). WE already know they’re hipocrites so out MDA to the general public!!!!!

John Peter Jorgensen
John Peter Jorgensen
6 years ago

Just my humble opinion – from a former cop and retired military officer – I “carry” at all times wherever and whenever I go, on a daily basis. I favor discreet ‘concealed’ carry versus open carry. If one’s intent is to “carry” for personal defense; discreet carry is the best manner to assure that a perpetrator doesn’t already get the drop on you first by allowing him to identify his priority target (you) by virtue of your broadcasting being armed by your open carry status.

TEX
TEX
6 years ago

One other thing them mad mommas need to realize is that open carry is legislated by states,..not the feds. I’m sure that before this is all over individual states will tell the federal gov’nt to go to hell and legislate all their own firearms laws,..period !

TEX
TEX
6 years ago

Let them mad mommas get mad,..who gives a sh*t ? Them mad mommas are gonna get one hell of alot madder before this is all over !

Janek
Janek
6 years ago

Apparently ‘Open Carry’ is at the top of MDA’s list of things they want legislated away. What will they go after next? The ‘anti-gun’ minions are on an incremental path to their goal of a total gun ban.