THIS is why gun control extremists can't wait for the next mass shooting
[Editor's Note: This article was originally published on our website September 3, 2018.]
Have you ever gotten the feeling that gun control extremists are poised and ready to take advantage of a mass shooting event? Almost as if they're waiting for it? As if they've strategized about it?
It's true, of course. And it's been proven through the release of internal documents such as "Preventing Gun Violence Through Effective Messaging." The playbook devotes an entire chapter to exploiting active killer incidents, coldly advocating using "pain and anguish," "death, injury and heartache" to advance their gun control agenda.
And while you might think the reasons for their exhuberance over this kind of death and destruction is related to their ideology, an article written in the immediate aftermath of the Parkland, FL attack suggests there is a far more basic motive: Money.
That's right - buried at the end of a March 23, 2018 Rolling Stone article filled with wishful thinking on how Parkland had finally tipped the scales for gun controllers was this little gem:
And, unfortunately, every shooting creates more momentum. Within 24 hours of Parkland, Everytown had received $750,000 in unsolicited donations. Within that week, Giffords had received an additional $1.2 million from 43,000 donors. In the month since, Moms Demand Action has attracted 1.7 million new supporters, brought in 140,000 new volunteers and witnessed the creation of 150 new local chapters around the country. All of it just more machinery that will be in place, ready to spring into action, at the next right moment.
Gun ban extremists constantly assert that pro-gun legislators are really just paid puppets of gun manufacturers and the NRA. But of course, thanks to Rolling Stone, we know that it's billionaire Michael Bloomberg's "Everytown" that immediately cashed in on the "right moment" (aka the Parkland massacre), to the tune of three-quarters of a million dollars.
Rush Limbaugh has often advised his listeners that if you want to know what the Left are doing, look at what they are accusing other people of. Rush is right.
Chad D. Baus served as Buckeye Firearms Association Secretary from 2013-2019. He is co-founder of BFA-PAC, and served as its Vice Chairman for 15 years. He is the editor of BuckeyeFirearms.org, which received the Outdoor Writers of Ohio 2013 Supporting Member Award for Best Website, and is also an NRA-certified firearms instructor.