Latest Gun Grab Teen Just another Pawn for Older Prohibitionists

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Latest Gun Grab Teen Just another Pawn for Older Prohibitionists

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Meet the 19-year-old gun control lobbyist who has lawmakers’ ears,” Politico urges in a Sunday paean to citizen disarmament masquerading as straight news. The latest useful face slated for media exploitation is 19-year-old Charlie Mirsky, “political director of March for Our Lives” who “registered as a lobbyist last summer and arranged to finish his last year of high school online.”

There’s nothing like presenting a person of experience, mature judgment and knowledge if you wish to throw away the wisdom of the Founders and replace it with a monopoly of violence, no? Mirsky is there to appeal to emotion, as the adults behind the scenes are starting to realize that David Hogg and Emma González turn off too many middle-of-the-roaders. But like them, this latest “flavor of the month” doesn’t have an original idea in his head, and what is there has been planted by his influencers. After all, everything he proposes has been on the table for years.

As for the “lawmaker’s ears” that he supposedly has, most are Democrat gun-grabbers in a position to exploit that association, like Ted Deutch. That Mirsky “get[s] into rooms that … not many of us can get into” speaks more to the way the swamp operates to the benefit of the “Big Club” than anything, and there’s an anecdote presented in the Politico account that’s telling:

“Mirsky said he had a few early mishaps, such as when he casually put his feet up on a table in Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey’s office, only to be told it cost $5,000.”

That says much about upbringing and thoughtless entitlement. I don't own any tables worth anywhere near that much, but try that at my house and you'll hear about it. But my first thought is not so much that the oblivious kid has no appreciation for what others before him with real knowledge and skill have carefully built (although that’s a part of it), as it is this:

What the hell is a damn “social justice” Democrat doing with a $5,000 table in his office, how much did the other furnishings cost, and what else is this guy treating himself to on the taxpayers’ dime? Hey, the nomenklatura always did get top pickings.

March for Our Lives is every bit as fraudulently presented by Politico as it presents young Mirsky. We’re told it’s a “grassroots effort” and as such “doesn’t have the financial resources of” Bloomberg’s Everytown. We’re told “the group remains largely student-run.”

That must be why “adult” groups like Everytown, Giffords, MoveOn, Women’s March LA, the American Federation of Teachers and Planned Parenthood helped organize the Washington rally where, according to The Washington Post, “the average attendee looked much more like a 49-year-old college-educated woman.”

That must be why the real “leadership” is provided by a Hollywood producer, and various lawyers, administrators, and apparatchiks. And it must be why the “grassroots” funding was “organized” by the grown-ups and supplemented with massive contributions from the likes of “George and Amal Clooney, Oprah Winfrey, Jeffrey and Marilyn Katzenberg, Steven Spielberg, and Kate Capshaw.”

Desperate to make real change at the national level, the established gun owner control lobby is relying on fresh new faces of youths raised in the public school indoctrination mills to be ignorant of their birthright and hostile to their heritage. As they’ve shown us time and again, buzz phrases like “commonsense gun safety laws” are just that, and the real goal is citizen disarmament, to be taken incrementally when they can get it, but ultimately to be taken in full.

The useful young idiot du jour is just a convenient and effective tool to manipulate the emotions of low-information voters, who then turn around and reward the swindlers with the power to have their edicts enforced – at gunpoint, of course.


About David Codrea:David Codrea

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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    JPM
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    Children should be seen and not heard. It’s an old saying with a lot of relevance today. Most people assume It originally referred keeping kids quiet so adults could talk, which is partially true, but it also had the dual purpose of making kids listen when adults were speaking to each other so they could learn. Children, up until the time they are adults, have no wisdom, which is gained through life experience and therefore, their comments, while containing some useful information at times, are not grounded in experience and wisdom and should carry little if any weight. Kids may… Read more »

    Timm
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    Timm

    They don’t hesitate to use children for anti-gun purposes, I’d believe them much more if they were just as anti-abortion!

    Get Out
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    Get Out

    IMOA Mirsky’s found his cash cow and will keep at it until the checks stop. He’s being guided along and told what to say by the well known anti-gunners by taking their money. Mirsky believes himself to be self-important by putting his feet up on Sen. Ed Markey’s office table only to demonstrate his arrogance instead. He thinks he’s one of the insiders now when in fact he’ll be tossed to the curb once his usefulness ends.

    MICHAEL J
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    MICHAEL J

    What a crock of hypocrisy, using children as if that changes the fact that the left kills them by the millions before and now after they’re born.

    gregs
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    gregs

    exactly my thoughts when I first read this.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @David Codrea, Somehow, I placed this in the wrong spot, the first time. Second try: I am sure that this is just the result of an over zealous spell check program, but it is “nomenklatura” as opposed to nomenclatura. Good article, however, and your articles keep me coming back to Guns and Ammo, as well.

    M.I.A.
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    M.I.A.

    Maybe I am being over zealous, but why is it that people like you cannot/will not resist the need to point out any little grammatical error they see and then have the gall to, at the same time try and sound nice or condone their action by saying “by the way, great article”?? Asking for many, many people…

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Mia, It is not a grammatical error. It is the wrong word. Often times, the spell checker program will make a change so fast that the author does not know that it has happened. We would not want improper word selection to reflect poorly on one of our favorite periodical authors, now would we?

    Tionico
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    Tionico

    David, excellent catch on the $5K table the SJW dweeb so vigourously defended… the one we taxpayers bought. That little incongruity flew right past me. Well done.

    Tionico
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    Tionico

    Note to the twelve year old cutie pie holding the “protect children not guns” sign: Sweetie, YOU help to protect MY GUN and MY GUN will be available to protect YOU and all your young friends and siblings. PROVIDED, of course, I am allowed to HAVE it when the dirtbag comes round to the park, or your school, to rack up body count. You see, the REASON almost all of those school and other “mass shootings” have been able to happen is because government in its infinite whiz dumb hath spoken and declared those places to be “gun free zones”… Read more »

    MikeRoss
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    A 19 year old who puts his feet on anyone’s coffee table is an ill-bred, arrogant punk……He’ll fit right in with anti-freedom Democrats.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Mike Ross, Yep, another non-useful being that learned his manners while smoking dope at the frat house.

    gregs
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    gregs

    I agree unless he paid for it. reminds me of the picture of b. hussein o putting his feet up on the desk in the oval office. if barry had a half-white son would he look like this kid.

    tomcat
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    tomcat

    All of this political correctness and gun control is useless and void of any reason. If you told a progressive they can’t have something they would scream and stomp their feet until they get it. we are just supposed to lay down our guns and change this country to the way they want it. They can kiss my ass if they think for one minute that I will bow to their petty demands. If the Constitutional government of this country is changed to an everything free utopia that they perceive then we will become another Venezuela or any other country… Read more »

    joefoam
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    Another Hogg looking to capitalize on emotion, pushed forward by the gun grabbers. Gotta give Hogg his due, he parlayed his act into an invitation to Harvard. My daughter is a senior in HS this year and her and her peers are focused on grades, graduation and of course who is taking who to the dance. Will there be babies and kittens featured by the crowd?

    Mac
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    Mac

    So let me get this straight, they want to protect kids not guns, BUT they want to kill babies! Liberals are tooooo stupid to see this then there is NO hope for them!

    JoeUSooner
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    JoeUSooner

    Since liberalism is a mental disease, there has NEVER BEEN any hope for them.

    jmb1911
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    jmb1911

    Avery well written article and truthful. Some 18-20 year olds are mature know about their rights. Others don’t. The left has become more aggressive in their quest to crush this country, what it was founded on and principles, since Donld Trump won the 2016 election. The left thinks they are right with their views and everyone has to agree with them. We don’t have to agree with them. The leftists especially the hard core ones should have been ID and thrown out of the country, since many of are also holding political office at many level of government they need… Read more »

    Tionico
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    Tionico

    Joe McCarthy tried to expose and uproot the tree of communism/socialism, but he was ridiculed and pilloried right out of the nationial theatre. History has vindicated him in the time since…… he was right…. the Wobblies, big unions, education system, Hollywood, and nationial poiltics were infested with “reds”. They’ve since then fermented up a fine batch of rot that is rapidly spreading. Once a cancer has mestastasised, it is VERY difficult to eliminate. The Cure is nearly always the near-death of the organism. Read the current news on Venezuela, Nigeria, Somalia, Cuba……. then take a careful look at the larger… Read more »

    JIAZ
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    JIAZ

    “Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”
    Vladimir Lenin

    Alan1018
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    Alan1018

    So let me get this straight. If you are between 18 and 20 you are not responsible enough to own a rifle or shotgun, but you are responsible enough to lobby for laws regulating the use or ownership of these items.

    J Gibbons
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    J Gibbons

    The hypocrisy makes my head hurt.

    Tionico
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    Tionico

    Yup. An I gots me a chikkin can fly to th’ moon an back in a week, all on her own.

    John
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    John

    When sucking down tide pods are the thing, it is easy to get these wet behind the ear youngsters to hold signs, if it just saves one life, well unless of course reproductive rights are the issue, then saving any, let along one life does not apply.

    Will Flatt
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    nrringlee has a point. The radical Left (which is now ALL of the Left) has always ascribed to the doctrine of ‘By Any Means Necessary’, and nrringlee is correct to bring up the Weather Underground: Terrorist marxists like Bill Ayers have moved into academia and infected the minds of many public-school students with their particular brand of indoctrination. Today’s Leftists are totally comfortable with open violence against anyone who don’t totally agree with them, and they openly discuss the ‘virtue’ of rounding up conservatives, Christians, and gun owners into concentration camps for liquidation. They no longer hide out in clandestine… Read more »

    Wild Bill
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    @DC, I am sure that this is just the result of an over zealous spell check program, but it is “nomenklatura” as opposed to nomenclatura. Good article, however, and your articles keep me coming back to Guns and Ammo, as well.

    nrringlee
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    nrringlee

    There are fools and there are useful fools. In the progressive new left battle against your liberty leftists see no bounds on tactics employed. By any means necessary has been their credo since the Weather Underground.

    Tionico
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    Tionico

    since at least as far back as the time the Bolsheviks lied to the Mensheviks, convinced them they should lay down their arms and cease resistance, at which time they would be free to go back to their homes and live in peace…. and instead herded them, now disarmed, together and mowed them down with machine guns, then offed the Tsar and family and took over Russia. And nothing has changed since. Except now we have the Fuzzies, er, M…. who have been at it several centuries longer than the marsixts, and are far more violent once they attain sufficient… Read more »