By David Codrea
USA – -(Ammoland.com)- “Gabby, women leaders launch the bipartisan ‘women’s coalition for common sense,’” the Orwellian-named Americans for Responsible Solutions announced Wednesday. “The announcement of the new coalition came at the start of a day-long ‘Domestic Violence Awareness Summit’ in the nation’s capital attended by over 100 women from around the country.”
Shoot, we had over four times that many people just at the Arizona Citizens Defense League meeting last Saturday, and we didn't have a “progressive feminist” police chief (one who filed a workplace harassment suit and lives with her sergeant) flying in on the taxpayer dime. But then again, that's because the grassroots is self-financed by individuals, as opposed to AstroTurf efforts funded by the elites, who, populist platitudes notwithstanding, really don't trust the hoi polloi with anything resembling the true egalitarian power sharing afforded by the right to keep and bear arms.
You know what else we didn't have in Tucson? Besides a globalist cleaning woman…?
“Authorized Journalists” giving tons of free publicity. The Google News feed for Gabby, compared with virtually no mentions — not even local ones — for the AZCDL meeting, tells us citizens banding together to promote and defend rights just isn't a priority for our “watchdog press.” On the other hand, establishment opportunists curtailing rights for their own purposes, disguising their scheming as “commonsense safety measures,” is. Anyone who would argue that citizen activists preparing to take on the powerful Bloomberg machine is not a story is either a useful idiot or a liar — especially when it will soon be clear to all that the little control freak covets Arizona as the jewel in his crown, and will pull out all stops to get it.
Part of Gabby’s launch was to announce a “Protect All Women Tour,” starting Oct. 14 in Portland,
OR [correction: ME], and running through to Oct. 22, with stops in Arizona, Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Washington State.
Funny thing about that, though. If the Gun-Grabby Gabby Groupies have posted a detailed itinerary, a schedule saying where exactly they’re going to be and at what time, they sure have made it confusing to locate on their website. And I’m not finding it on their Twitter or Facebook pages, either. Perhaps the schedule is there but just not all that obvious, and it will soon be repositioned in a place of prominence. Perhaps it’s not, but that’s just an oversight.
Then again, perhaps lessons have been learned from Michael Bloomberg’s “No More Names” Everytown bus tour—the one that listed criminals and the Boston bomber among the “victims of gun violence” to be mourned. They had to keep locations and times secret, and away from activist gun owners until the last minute, so that monopoly of violence “supporters” would not be outnumbered by freedom advocates – and in many cases, it was pathetically obvious the tactic didn’t work. With the cheerleader press ever ready to show up at locations they would not pre-announce to the general public, the gun-grabbers not only got cropped footage to mask light attendance for the evening news, but they could continue to perpetuate the deception that a demand for “gun control,” rather than a fear of it, is high on the agenda of most Americans.
That, of course, is not the case, providing further corroboration that for “progressives,” every day is Opposite Day.
About David Codrea:
David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.