There was a pathetically small Mom’s Demand Action meeting at one table in a restaurant in Dallas yesterday. The meeting was counter-protested by a much larger pro-freedom group of open-carriers in the parking lot outside. The reaction from the alarmists of Moms Demand was pretty much what you’d expect from a group that runs in full freak-out mode as a default.
You’ll note that in the follow-up tweet, the head of Mom’s Demand had to change the claim from “armed men,” because the protesters were family groups, including liberty-loving moms and their children.
By Shannon Watts’s own admission, her group could muster just four tired old biddies to attend her group’s meeting in Dallas, and they were outnumbered 10-1 by counter-protesting open-carriers.
Despite the shrieking of Watts and the rest of her prohibitionist ilk on Twitter, the four Moms Demand protesters rather obviously weren’t really intimidated, unless the natural reaction of the oppressed is to ask their “bullies” to smile for a group photo. Gun owners being a friendly bunch, they happily complied.
Was the goal of the open carry even to send Moms Demand Action into a clucking rage? I wasn’t there so I don’t know, but that was certainly the response the friendly open-carry protesters got (the tweets above represent just a small sample of the MDA freakout).
Hysterical reactions like this are helping to flush whatever meager credibility they’ve managed to build down the toilet.