SCC Challenges Founder of Everytown for Gun Safety to No-Holds-Barred Cage Match

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SCC Challenges Founder of Everytown for Gun Safety to No-Holds-Barred Cage Match

AUSTIN, TEXAS – -(Ammoland.com)- Students for Concealed Carry (SCC) recently announced that Michael Newbern, the organization's assistant director of public relations, is formally challenging Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, to a WWE-style cage match to determine the future of campus carry in America.

Newbern explained, “We've given this a lot of thought, and we've concluded that the best way to decide this very nuanced policy question is to have a competitive powerlifter compete against a mother of five in a no-holds-barred contest of hand-to-hand combat.”

SCC was inspired to adopt this unconventional approach after seeing that gun-rights activist Kaitlin Bennett, who became a highly-publicized viral sensation after tweeting graduation photos of herself walking across the Kent State University campus with an AR-10 rifle, has challenged gun-control activist David Hogg, who rose to fame after surviving the Parkland High School shooting, to an arm wrestling contest to decide the future of the Second Amendment.

“We saw Kaitlin Bennett's tweet challenging David Hog to an arm wrestling match,” said Newbern, “and it was like a light bulb went on. We asked ourselves, ‘Why are we wasting so much time and energy participating in policy debates when we can settle this with a display of brute strength and athleticism?”

SCC's challenge to Shannon Watts is obviously satire, but it raises legitimate questions about the direction of the debate over guns in America.

What does it say about political discourse in this country when so much attention is paid to activists like Kaitlin Bennett, whose advocacy eschews factual arguments in favor of efforts to “own the libs“? There are legitimate reasons to criticize David Hogg, who favors insults over policy discussions; however, his unnecessarily caustic rhetoric neither merits Ms. Bennett's personal attacks nor reaches her level of childishness.

Bennett Hogg Pregnancy Meme
Kaitlin Bennett posted this meme accusing David Hogg's mother of drinking and smoking while pregnant.
Liberty Hangout Rifle Meme
These meme taunting liberals with a picture of an AR-15 was posted to Liberty Hangout, where Bennett is a grassroots director, digital content producer, and founder of the Kent State chapter.
Two Guns Gender Meme
Bennett used this picture of herself holding two guns, to taunt liberals about the existence of only two genders.

During SCC's first decade of political activism, the organization successfully used policy debates, op-eds, and information campaigns to help effect a tenfold increase in the number of U.S. college campuses that allow the licensed concealed carry of handguns in classrooms. Unfortunately, this brand of fact-based activism is quickly falling out of fashion. The new brand of activism is all about inflaming rather than informing. Groups like #CocksNotGlocks and Turning Point USA are teaching the next generation of activists that successful political engagement is all about going viral.

Newbern commented, “Real activism seeks to win over fence sitters and rebut opponents, not simply spit in the eye of the opposition. Real activists effect change by focusing on political discourse, not publicity stunts. Kaitlin Bennett isn't an activist; she's a narcissist. She's not trying to influence public policy; she's auditioning for cable news.”


POSTSCRIPT: As Students for Concealed Carry was doing the final edits on this lighthearted press release, when public discourse involving David Hogg took a dark and nearly tragic turn. On the morning of Tuesday, June 5, 2018, SWAT teams responded to Hogg's Parkland, Fla., home after someone called the police to report that a hostage situation was underway at the residence. The call turned out to be a hoax, a dangerous and highly illegal prank known as “swatting.”

Although this incident did not result in any injuries, one past swatting incident resulted in serious injury to a responding police officer, and another led to the death of the targeted victim. Such hoaxes are a federal crime that carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.

Mike Newbern commented, “This wasteful and dangerous use of police resources is completely unacceptable. Although we can't be certain that Hogg was targeted for his gun-control activism, we can say without hesitation that the gun-rights community has done an inadequate job of self-policing its activists and calling out bad actors. Both sides of this debate have a responsibility to tone down the heated rhetoric and personal attacks and refocus their efforts on productive civic engagement.”


Students for Concealed Carry on CampusABOUT STUDENTS FOR CONCEALED CARRY

Students for Concealed Carry (SCC) is a national, non-partisan, grassroots organization comprising college students, faculty, staff, and concerned citizens who believe that holders of state-issued concealed handgun licenses should be allowed the same measure of personal protection on college campuses that current laws afford them virtually everywhere else. SCC is not affiliated with the NRA or any other organization. For more information on SCC, visit ConcealedCampus.org or Facebook.com/ConcealedCampus. For more information on the debate over campus carry in Texas, visit WhyCampusCarry.com or tweet @CampusCarry.

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    Sorry Mr. Newborn you do sound a little hypocritical. I will have to say no more, I would not want to be called a narcissist.

    Goose
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    Newbern, insert a manpon, stuff a couple of growacets down your throat and call your guyacologist in the morning. You may be a physically imposing specimen but your testicular fortitude is sorely lacking.

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    I wonder if this wasteful use of Police resources is equal to say the cops beat the shit out of a guy in Oregon and kneeling on his head or slamming a woman face first in to the ground and all the other abuses of power we are seeing now days. The problem is the few that abuse the power are highly visible just like all the other exceptions like the idiots the run out thinking they are living in a video game and shoot up a school. or the clowns that can’t control their drinking and drive over or… Read more »

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    Do we know it was a pro-rights person that “swatted” him? From what we know of anti-rights people and groups, it could well have been him or another anti-rights group member that did it to make the pro-rights people and groups look bad. The other sickening part is how they claim we are violent while threatening or wishing violence upon us and our families, or at the least using ad hominem attacks, vile language, etc., to verbally assault, abuse, and harass us all the while claiming to be open-minded and tolerant. Well, a few don’t claim to be open-minded and… Read more »

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    @Heed…I would bet on the second scenario . Because they would know he wasn’t home so you get attention with out any “danger” to little piglet .

    G-man
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    G-man

    Gutless hoggboy wasn’t even at the school and claims to be scared now ,probably playing hooky , bandwagon jumper, just go away you have no credabilty

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    I think maybe Davie’s mom repeatedly dropped him on his head when he was young.And Ms. Bennett has a nice tush.

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    I have to echo Laddyboy. Putting a pejorative spin on Ms. Bennett’s reply to little Davey Hoggbreath is music to the ears of those who oppose this well funded fraud. He is not a survivor of anything but atomic wedgies and swirlies for being a high school creep in California where he is really from. He went to the school from home on his bicycle if anything he speaks of is to be believed. As for Shammy Watts of Demanding Womyn Demand Something the sooner she is verbally body slammed the lies she spreads and just being annoying.

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    Newbern: You have lost support from one weapon owner due to your hypocritical statement of Mis. Bennett not being an activist.
    She has done more to advance the awareness of the Anti-American gun-grabbing individuals along with the Anti-American ANTI-GUNNER groups that get their PAY from millionaires who belong to the IDIOTIC ‘nwo’ organization.
    As for the picture of the pregnant woman with the cigarette and booze, it IS a proven SCIENTIFIC FACT that these chemicals adversely affect the unborn child.