By David Codrea
USA – -(Ammoland.com)- “Just after midnight on December 22, 2014, I got a phone call that no parent should ever get,” a Wednesday email from Organizing for Action (formerly Obama for America) begins. “It was my niece, who I raised as a daughter, telling me that she and my granddaughter had both been shot. A man had broken into her house and chased the two of them into the driveway, before shooting both of them and then himself.”
The writer is one Martha Clark, who happens to be OFA’s Ohio State Lead. And her story, while understandably evoking sympathies, leaves out some key information that a report about her support for Obama’s recent “executive actions” on guns fills in. This was a domestic violence incident – it wasn’t just some random attacker who broke in.
“Preble County Sheriff Mike Simpson said Catherine L. Gessman, 45, ‘did everything she should do’ in getting a protection order to shield herself and her daughter,” a Dayton Daily News report at the time relayed. That’s disputable, noting the utter ineffectiveness of a piece of paper at stopping someone with murder on his mind. Except the only real defense against that is not something OFA would be inclined to broach.
“Someone from the sheriff's department told me later that the killer used a gun that he bought legally, with no background check, from a seller on Facebook,” Clark continued in the OFA email. He was a convicted felon.”
If that’s really the case, then he couldn't have bought the gun “legally.” Felon status and a protective order mean he was “legally” a “prohibited person,” twice over. But OFA isn’t sending its appeal out to people likely to know that, or to ask any questions.
“Thankfully, last week Facebook moved to ban the selling of guns on its site,” Clark elaborated. “Headlines like that give me hope, but hundreds of thousands of guns are still available for sale online, no questions asked and no background check required.”
OFA is appealing to ignorant emotion-driven followers who applaud Mark Zuckerberg sucking up to the power elites by using volunteer snitches to discriminate against gun ownership, as if that will do anything to stop a bad guy. They’re counting on being able to lie to people who don’t know any better. Calculated use of the word “legally” is all that’s needed to convince them we need more laws.
These mouthpieces for the power elite know exactly what they’re doing, so don’t hold your breath waiting for them to do the right thing. And that makes their invitation to “Join the OFA Truth Team” all the more Orwellian, and all the more proof of the real truth 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.