Gun Rights Examiner
Saying they are “deeply disappointed” and “outraged” by a federal court ruling that “Chicago’s ordinance prohibiting licensed gun stores from operating in the city is unconstitutional,” Moms Demand Action issued a press release Tuesday decrying the decision.
“Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is shocked that in a densely populated city struggling to keep children safe from gunfire, the court has dealt a serious blow to public safety by essentially encouraging more citizens to arm themselves,” the group said in its statement. “We firmly believe that loosening gun legislation is a step in the wrong direction, and we echo the Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, who ‘strongly disagrees’ with this ruling and said in a statement yesterday, ‘we need stronger gun safety laws, not increased access to firearms within the city.’”
The group reserved special criticism for “forces of the DC-based gun lobby to wield influence in Illinois.” It’s a curious objection in light of the Moms’ special interest alliance with Michael Bloomberg.
“The combined group will align Bloomberg’s deep pockets with the strong social network and media savvy the mothers’ group brings,” USA Today reported in December. “The billionaire founder of Bloomberg News said last week that he’ll ‘devote extensive resources of my own’ to the effort.”
What’s clear from the outrage and disappointment is, contrary to what the name of Bloomberg’s front group implies, it’s not just illegal guns that are being attacked. All guns, and the means to lawfully obtain them, are targets.
“Wow,” North Carolina gun rights activist Sean D. Sorrentino observed on An NC Gun Blog. “They just put it out there, don’t they? They don’t try to hide their hatred of gun ownership at all. All the previous gun ban groups have tried to downplay their hope that purchasing a gun should be as near impossible as can be arranged, but Moms Demand Action, a wholly owned subsidiary of Michael Bloomberg, Inc. comes right out and says it.”
That, of course, is consistent with goals stated early on by the framers of the modern “gun control” movement.
“Our ultimate goal — total control of handguns in the United States — is going to take time,” Handgun Control, Inc. founder Nelson T. “Pete” Shields told New Yorker in 1976. “The first problem is to slow down the number of handguns being produced and sold in this country. The second problem is to get handguns registered. The final problem is to make possession of all handguns and all handgun ammunition-except for the military, police, licensed security guards, licensed sporting clubs, and licensed gun collectors-totally illegal.”