Head of Moms Demand Action: “Police Violence is Gun Violence”

The Minneapolis 3rd Precinct Police Station in flames after rioters seized the building

U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- Moms Demand Action has joined the anti-police witch-hunt. I have long written that armed citizens and police are natural allies. It is because both of them have strong incentives in enforce order and prevent crime and violence. Two years ago, I wrote:

An armed people and local police are natural allies. When locally controlled police and a population who trust them work together, crime rates plummet to very low levels.

Officers on the street have generally had a positive attitude toward armed citizens.

I did not expect the Bloomberg funded group, Moms Demand Action, to come out strongly against police. I should have, as the orientation of the group was always on the far left. David Horowitz said it this way. On the left, the issue is never the issue. The issue is always about getting and keeping power.

We should anticipate that a far-left group like “Moms Demand Action” would support other far-left groups like BLM or Antifa.

Emma Hinchliffe, the writer at Forbes, frames the issue this way. From fortune.com:

There was already a strong connection between the movement against police violence and the movement against gun violence; some “Mothers of the Movement” like Rep. Lucy McBath have devoted their efforts to the broader gun violence prevention movement. How has the recent movement for racial justice affected the movement against gun violence?

Moms Demand Action founder, Shannon Watts, answers:

Police violence is gun violence and that’s why our movement must be responsive as well. We’re partnering with leaders and organizations who are experts against policing. We’re committed to working with them to address white supremacy and racism at its roots. We are seeing an appetite among lawmakers to push through anti-police brutality legislation.

Orwellian word usage is how the Left gets and keeps power. “Gun violence” is an Orwellian term used to conflate all uses of guns in defense, police work, and especially suicide, with murder and violent crimes committed with guns.

The new Orwellian phrase is “Police violence”. Police, by definition, cannot maintain order without the use of violence. Violence is necessary and good when it is used to defend either individual persons or society as a whole.

The Left redefines words and creates words to destroy their opponents' arguments and justify violence against them. Conservatives, by their nature, prefer fixed meanings to words. Without agreed upon meanings, no debate is possible.

Now Moms Demand Action are “against policing”? It appears so.

We are seeing the results of reduced or no policing in Seattle, Washington, at the CHAZ/CHOP debacle; in Minneapolis, Baltimore, Chicago, Portland as well.

You get horrific property destruction, violence, and skyrocketing murder rates when you pull police back from heavy crime areas.

You don't need as many police in areas where residents have a high trust factor, and police themselves. Those are areas where police and armed citizens work together.

Armed citizens create police and sheriffs to be the backup, so a single couple or homeowner does not have to face the mob by themselves. The ordinary homeowner does not have to do the critical investigative work police do. They do not have to take time from their productive lives to track down criminals and arrest them. It is the productivity of specialization of training in action.

Mob action is now supported by the media, as leftists see that they are losing the power to direct the vote.

I do not expect Moms Demand Action to gain followers with this anti-police rhetoric. But they have sent a message. They are against both self-defense and the police. That is called mob rule.



About Dean Weingarten:Dean Weingarten

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of Constitutional Carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
16 days ago

Remember, “Moms Demand Action” is the name of a famous porn movie in the mid-1980s… it was ridiculously popular in Atlanta (I saw constant ads all over the city – especially downtown on Peachtree Avenue – while I was there on a business trip in ’85).

Nowadays in my city, whenever I meet a member of Moms Demand [such as at gun-rights debates – the idiots keep showing up!], I ask which role they played… but for some reason the only answer I usually get is loud cursing. 🙂

Tionico
Tionico
16 days ago

This is actually good news, because the more and louder they holler to defund police the more they will alienate themselves, and their idiotic message, from mainstram America. We know full well that once police are removed, all restraints are off, leaving WE THE PEOPLE as the only ones guarding”the security of a free state”. And that will put Shannon Two Watts on the wrong side of the preferred narrrative.

Knute
Knute
16 days ago
Reply to  Tionico

The above could only have been said by one of high consciousness. He knows what Baird Spaulding knew when he said that there are no bad things, but just lessons yet to be learned. Even bad actions are good, because they teach those doing them to stop. And if they don’t, then they force those good men doing nothing on the sidelines into action. So EVERYTHING is for the best, even the nastiest of evil. Because the miscreants will either learn to stop, or perish of their own devices, hoisted by their own petards. 🙂 Its just difficult for those… Read more »

John Dow
John Dow
16 days ago

So riot violence is “fire violence”?

We must ban matches and lighters.

Camotim
Camotim
16 days ago

Shannon needs to lay down the crack pipe,

MICHAEL J
MICHAEL J
16 days ago

Police use tactical response to combat “perps with guns”. The left can spin it all they want, these morons have become public enemy number one.

uncle dudley
uncle dudley
16 days ago

I guess Shannon and Emma have never watched a TV episode of Live PD or Cops, if they had maybe they would understand what the cops have to deal with some of our fine citizens.
Why do people pay any attention to these two mouth pieces.

Jeffersonian
Jeffersonian
16 days ago

Justine Damond could not be reached for comment.

PakRat
PakRat
16 days ago

I keep hearing the term “Gun Violence” I have laid my gun ob the coffee table and left it alone.for hours. It has NEVER became violent. I have even tried this with different makes of guns. Still no violence. Are my guns defective ? I was looking forward to the violence so I could educate them. The term Gun violence would not be a lie because our smart lawmakers come up with it. Could it be they have an agenda to disarm Patriotic Americans so they could enslave us ? All the evidence points in that direction. They are NOT… Read more »

greengiant
greengiant
16 days ago
Reply to  PakRat

Pack Rat, Gun Confiscation Works!! HITLER, STALIN, MUSSOLINI, BIN-LADEN and many other tyrants of history have proved it works. When they managed to disarm their citizens, THEY SLAUGHTERED MILLIONS OF THEM! Charlton Heston made the statement concerning the government getting his gun(s), “From My Cold Dead Hands” a philosophy I pray all responsible American Citizens hold true to! The Socialist Democrat Politicians and Bureaucrats, along with the Leftist Groups and the Fake News Media are many and they are awake and making considerable noise and mayhem. Should they succeed in waking-up the “Sleeping Giant” (Conservative Americans) and the Giant has… Read more »

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
16 days ago
Reply to  PakRat

If “guns kill people,” then mine are defective! Ted Kennedy’s CAR killed more people than my gun has – well, so far.

uncle dudley
uncle dudley
16 days ago

The people who push the anti-gun message are the same one’s who believe it takes a village to raise a child, remember who wrote that book.

Vince
Vince
16 days ago

MDA fits the definition of a cult. A subversive cult.

Dubi Loo
Dubi Loo
16 days ago

So I guess Commie Mommie won’t be requesting police protection anymore while she goes around spewing her bullshit?

nrringlee
nrringlee
16 days ago

Professional propagandists eventually fall in to their own trap by believing their own propaganda. It is no coincidence that many of the ad execs who perpetuated American Tobacco’s campaigns died of lung cancer. The leftists who Bloomie hired to run Moms and the rest of the clown shows are most susceptible to falling for their own propaganda because they are driven by ideology and not principles. They decry “police violence” or “gun violence” up until the point that the state directs direct, kinetic action against their ideological adversaries. If the US Marshals show up and shoot up the NRA headquarters,… Read more »

Green Mtn. Boy
Green Mtn. Boy
17 days ago

Ah yes Demanding Commie Mommy’s demanding Communism,next totalitarian marxist group.

GUNFUN
GUNFUN
17 days ago

Maybe Mom Demand Action should demand something that will accomplish their stated goals. If they are willing to strip a fundamental right away from Americans in a desperate, misguided attempt to reduce violence, wouldn’t they advocate for an ordered society? If not, Iran’s borders are open…

Richard
Richard
17 days ago

The police officer was kneeling in Floyd with a gun? Oh it was a knee.

Tionico
Tionico
16 days ago
Reply to  Richard

if yu mean George Floyd, the drifter felon who was already dying of a fentanyl and speed cocktail overdose? Yes, the cop had a gun on his belt, so he DID kneel on Floyd to restrain him till the medics, already on their way, arrived. with a gun. That isl the officer had a gun, so he did that with a gun. Sort of like the folks in hospital with acute heart attacks, bullet holes in their head, and serious trauma from a motorcycle crash then heppened to test positive for the Wuhan virus died FROM coronavirus…… Newspeak at its… Read more »

Branden
Branden
17 days ago

If their against the police then exactly who is moms demand action demanding action from. Who would enforce any action taken.

GUNFUN
GUNFUN
17 days ago
Reply to  Branden

Underrated comment.

nrringlee
nrringlee
16 days ago
Reply to  Branden

They will call the same people the rest of the Progressive New Left wants to depend upon: the Red Guard.