The National Rifle Association went after a gun activist in the September issue of its American’s First Freedom magazine with an odd account of her professional background.
The writer, Dave Kopel, is shocked that the head of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, Shannon Watts, describes herself as a stay-at-home mom but has worked in the past and runs a public relations firm from her home. The NRA piece is complete with an image of Watts surrounded by household items
Kopel takes issue with Watts’ description of the group as a “grassroots” effort since she is an experienced public relations professional with former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg as a client. Moms Demand Action is now part of Bloomberg’s group of gun control organizations.
And Kopel is upset that Watts “purports to speak for all mothers” when she actually “speaks only for a relatively small group of highly gullible people, including some mothers.”
And what’s the issue? Watts claims she’s a Stay-at-home Mom, but as far as I can tell has ALWAYS been a full-time lobbyist. She claims to be an “Ordinary Mom”, but really is an uber-wealthy political operative willing to work for whoever will pay her six-figure salary. She also claims to lead a “Grass Roots Group started on an ordinary facebook page”, but she’s just a subordinate to Michael Bloomberg who orchestrated the whole thing as his “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” collapsed around him as countless members dropped out, wrote angry letters about being listed when they were never a member, or were sent to prison.
Why are they outraged? It’s all true, and even this leftist author can’t deny it.