Shannon Watts Blames NRA for Disarming of Courthouse Security Officer

Shannon Watts
Shannon Watts
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

Washington, DC – -( Monday of last week, Michael Bloomberg surrogate Shannon Watts issued a tweet blaming NRA for a shooting at a courthouse in Berrien, MI. “THIS,” she typed, “is outcome [sic] of @NRA’s dangerous agenda of guns for anyone, anywhere, anytime: no questions asked. Berrien County”.

Turns out Watts should have asked a few more questions before, once again, publicly humiliating herself.

As was quickly revealed by news reports, the perpetrator was a prisoner being transferred from a holding cell to a courtroom when he grabbed the gun of an officer who was assisting in the transport. Fortunately, the presence of other armed officers on the scene allowed for a rapid response, and the criminal was killed before he could harm other innocent people.

Even after the facts became clear, Watts had not issued any apology for her mind-numbingly asinine and inappropriate accusation. “#DisarmHate,” a hashtag on her Twitter feed read.

Needless to say, it wasn’t a hateful person who carried the fateful gun into the courthouse that day. It was an officer of the law willing to put his life on the line every day … and not just to ensure the safety of those in the courthouse, but to enable those accused of crimes to get their day in court and receive the full benefit of due process. As most Americans besides Shannon Watts know, it’s unjust (not to mention foolhardy) to condemn another before the facts are duly established.

Just as obviously, NRA’s advocacy was not responsible for the fact that a law enforcement officer was carrying a firearm in the course of his official duties. This brings us back to a point we’ve made many times.

The sort of antigun advocacy practiced by Shannon Watts and her knee-jerk compatriots has nothing to do with facts. Indeed, their official playbook counsels specifically to push out a message during an emotional event before the facts are known.

Watts thus has the relative advantage of operating in a post-factual, post-constitutional, post-rational paradigm, where the only objective is to manipulate gullible people to act on cues that appeal to their lowest nature. Her template for invoking fear and animosity is the one that in olden days led to dunking stools and the burning of accused “witches” at the stake, only now she has a “smart phone” (a particularly ironic appellation when applied to how she uses it) to help stoke hysteria.

And so, like clockwork, self-inflicted damage to the credibility of Shannon Watts again follows an event that any decent person would recognize as a tragedy, not a political opportunity. For all the money he’s spending on her, one of Bloomberg’s chief mouthpieces could use a few more watts illuminating her own dim decision-making. #LowWattage

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@Wild Bill,

“Watt an Idiot” That’s a good one. I believe it was Moms Demand Action that staggered protesters in a photo to appear like a lot of protesters showed up.

Wild Bill

@Eric_CA, She probably looks that way because she got slapped so hard. Shannon “Watt an Idiot” was tasked by, the Soros funded, Moms Demand Action to lead huge protests outside of the NRA convention in Louisville. And forty anti-Second Amendment Civil Rights activists showed up. I think that “Shan non-employable” better use some of that Soros funded time to brush up her resume.


@Wild Bill,

Yes, definitely low WATTage. Looking at her mug shot. I can ponder a few derogatory thoughts. However, I really do my best not to digress any lower than necessary. So tempting though.


Poor pretzel faced Shannon ‘say Watt’ can’t think her way past her make-up mirror. What a twit.
Somebody send her than fly shooter they call an “A Salt Weapon” that shoots salt at flies to knock them down.

Wild Bill

@Eric_CA, That is funny! As to Shannon, she has the least Watts in the whole room.


“As most Americans besides Shannon Watts know, it’s unjust (not to mention foolhardy) to condemn another before the facts are duly established.’

So True! Only the President can do that.


What a idiot! We have to have armed guard in court house.the NRA has nothing to do with it. But it looks like this idiot does.


am I in the twilight zone.


Social media has given the stupid new ways to humiliate themselves, and it is humorous to see them take advantage of it.


The anti gun crowd believe a woman raped and murdered is morally superior to a woman, dead rapist at her feet, smoking gun in hand.

Wild Bill

, I believe that is a Lincoln quote. The thought that Lack of Watts might actually influence someones vote is more shocking than my pasture fence.

Gene Ralno

I’m just surprised she didn’t throw in a lawsuit against Glock or whatever brand the cretin grabbed. If she wants the naive to believe the NRA has a “…dangerous agenda of guns for anyone, anywhere, anytime: no questions asked…” she probably wants them to believe the manufacturer shares the blame. Bloomberg and Watts aren’t deluded. Only their uninformed followers are. They’re the ones who’ll vote for the confiscation crowd.


The old saying “Better to keep silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt” comes to mind.

Jim Macklin

The big lie is, of course, lying about the NRA’s position on the right to keep and bear arms. The NRA has never opposed identification and restrictions on arms to known convicted felons. The NRA does not support “guns for everyone, rather they support the right of the individual honest citizen and legal residents to possess, own, purchase and bear arms for lawful purposes. Banning arms to everyone means that everyone will be a victim when an evil person with a knife, golf club, carpenter’s hammer or a gun shows up at work, school or public gathering. The anti-gun motto… Read more »

Dr Timothy-Allen Albertson

Shannon needs to put down the crack pipe.


Can fix stupid!!

Shawn Alexandre Grammont

Wow Shannon Watts has a ugly close up. She’s being a bad example for her kids.


The left really couldn’t care less about “facts”.