It costs money to organize mass protests. Big money. The cost of leasing chauffeured buses, days of meals, lodging is expensive and most high school students don’t have that kind of money available on a moment’s notice. While parents can raise that kind of money, and may be motivated to do so, most don’t have the organizational skill to put it all together overnight. Certainly high school students don’t.
So, you must ask, how did 3,000 students suddenly turn into “School Shooting Survivors” and organize, lease, reserve and arrange these complex interlocking things overnight?
I expect that the answer is simply that they didn’t.
(Now – two weeks later – the truth confirms my suspicions…
Astroturfing – Student Style…)
Organizing these trips to Tallahassee and Washington this quickly shows all the hallmarks of professional organizers and long term planning. So do the news interviews displaying the post traumatic stress disorder of hundreds of “School Shooting Survivors” that probably were nowhere near the psychopath’s attack and zones of fire. The high school in Parkland, Florida has a very large campus with a large number of separate buildings. The attacks took place at only one area of one building. Several hundred students simply could not have been there.
All this makes it clear that outside forces with organizational experience and deep pockets have to be involved. That means that these cynical opportunists almost instantly swooped down on the traumatized victims and all the other students and staff associated with the school and started their work. But what is their work?
Several organizations with very small membership and very deep pockets want to convince Americans that they will be safer when firearms are prohibited. They have been willing for decades to work in small increments, and hold out that fantasy of safety after the ability to defend yourself has been withdrawn from free citizens. They are deluded, and dangerously so.
A quick look into the IRS 990 (not for profit organization filings) shows hundreds of millions of dollars behind them. Recent surveys show that organizations like “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense In America” only have about 3,000 members nationwide. They are backed by big money and that money is only there for one reason – to buy power.
The “Moms Demand Action” tax free status was recently revoked. They apparently now operate under Michael Bloomberg’s “Everytown for Gun Safety”.
Moms Demand Action 46-1633180
In 2013, the MDA operation was a million dollar concern. Their exemption was subsequently revoked since only 2013 shows up. The name was changed, and the EIN shows up on a IRS exemption 501C4 revoked list in August 2017:
But here is the related umbrella organizations, Everytown for Gun Safety 20-8802884
And their revenues are astounding. $39,331,000 in 2015, $40,773,000 in 2014, $36,030,000 in 2013 and $4,061,000 in 2012. That money is there to buy influence and power. The influence is over American citizens, and the power would be taken from those so influenced.
The Brady Center is another deep pockets organization.
Brady Center 52-1285097
Their revenue numbers are also remarkable. $5,205,000 in 2015, $4,593,000 in 2014, $4,577,000 in 2013 $3,820,000 in 2012 and $2,867,000 in 2011.
Again, deep pockets and an investment in influence and power.
History is ripe with cautionary tales about people gathering such power and what happens to a society that responds by becoming subjects instead of citizens. A very similar strategy was used in Wiemar Germany in the early 1930’s when free citizens were traumatized by the depression and post war reparations demanded by the Allies after World War-I. They registered all firearms in 1932 and committed to protect the records from radical influences. By 1938, through stealthy means the most dangerous and radical dictatorship in history had those records, and Hitler’s Germany immediately used those records to disarm undesirables – the Jews of Germany. We all know the result.
You really have to ask yourself, did these traumatized post traumatic stress disorder affected high school students and parents act alone in their shrill calls for “Gun Control”? Have they thought through the real implications of disarming a lawful civilian population of citizens and taking away the ability for them to defend themselves from criminals, psychopaths, terrorists and (in the future) radical governments?
The founders of our nation made the right to bear arms and defend yourself specific because they had just experienced the impact of governments that took these rights away from their subjects. They saw the British take arms away from Protestants and Catholics in the mid 1600’s because they were considered dangerous. Furthermore, the British banned American imports of arms and gunpowder in 1774 and confiscated their subjects arms in 1775, precipitating the American Revolution.
Nazi Germany disarmed the Jews and followed with Kristallnacht in 1938 and their “Final Solution” against this defenseless minority in the ensuing years. Americans disarmed Black citizens in the South during Reconstruction and the early 20th century. Syria disarmed it’s citizens to protect Assad’s corruption. Much of Europe disarmed their subjects and citizens after WW-II and has watched massive lethal terrorist events proceed with the confidence that only a cowering population can provide.
Gun registration and background check systems are dangerous to the liberty of free citizens and ineffective in preventing crime. Only the law abiding comply with these efforts.
The establishment of supposed “Gun Free Zones” has proven ineffective and dangerous because it attracts the criminals, psychopaths and terrorists that would harm our most precious children.
Unable to completely legislate gun prohibition, the grabbers have turned to death by 1,000 cuts. In fact, the sum of “gun control” efforts makes clear that the zealots that would disarm America’s citizens are following a strategy that is corrosive of liberty and extremely dangerous. When hundreds of millions of dollars fund a national organization of only 3,000 the effort is anything but “Grass Roots” and reflects the wishes of elitist power obsessed oligarchs and the delusional impact that they are having on their subject followers.
The emotional reaction of traumatized school children adds salt to their corrosive gun control brew. It’s no wonder that the “Gun Control” movement is quick to exploit them. They found success exploiting other tragic violent incidents, and have had the money and resources to fine tune their strategy.
“Gun Control” efforts work to corrode away the strength of America’s system by slowly taking away an individual citizen’s effective right to defend themselves. Time and again, in hundreds of years of Western history, this has proven ripe for abuse by governments and opened the door to violent cultural attacks from within and outside nations. There is a good reason the Swiss were never attacked by their Northern neighbor Germany during WW-I and WW-II. There is a difference between free citizens and disarmed subjects that can defend themselves, their culture and their nation.
“Gun Control” is a one way street. Once you have corroded a system with it and slowly eliminated the strength of a society, you can never go back. It’s clearly demonstrated every time you have rendered citizens defenseless – whether in small supposed “Gun Free Zones” or across an entire State or the Nation. This is how citizens become subjects. We have already fought a Revolutionary war over this, and it was precipitated by British efforts to disarm Americans.
It’s impossible for the victims of “Gun Control” to protest like the emotionally motivated post traumatic stress victim high school students that the Gun Control zealots are exploiting right now. The problem is that the victims of “Gun Control” are dead. History speaks from their graves a cautionary tale that true American patriots cannot ignore.
There is a solution. Permit staff, administrators and teachers to protect America’s school children. It is not Politically Correct. Of course neither were the Holocaust, the American Revolution, the Syrian war, The Charlie Hebdo massacre, or Oliver Cromwell’s persecution of the subjects of the British Commonwealth with the “wrong” religion during the 17th century. All of these things were perpetrated by leveraging civilian disarmament.
If you listen carefully you’ll hear the whispers of millions of their gun control victims.