Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action who has spent the last 24 hours misrepresenting a counter-protest to one of her group’s meetings, has now escalated her war of words, asserting that gun owners want to murder and rape members of her flailing and hysteric group of prohibitionists.
At the end of my conversation with Shannon Watts, of gun-control group Moms Demand Action, Watts said something rather astonishing. The reason that the moms in Dallas were so intimidated by the counter-protest outside, she told me, was that Open Carry Texas is “like the Taliban” and could feasibly have planned to open fire. “You don’t honestly believe they were going to shoot you?” I asked.
“I have no idea why you would actually assume that,” Watts replied. “You never know with these mass shootings. I don’t know who these people are. I don’t know if these people have had background checks. Or if they have had any training.” Watts also suggested that Open Carry Texas was full of people who might rape the women involved in Moms Demand Action. I suggested that this was a “little extreme,” but she said that OCT’s website featured some choice comments and that she had inferred it from that.
Remember, these were the same Moms Demand Activists who were so “intimidated” and in fear for their lives in Dallas that they asked members of Open Carry Texas to pose for pictures, including this one.
Watts hasn’t yet explained which members of the “Taliban-like” Open Carry Texas group posing for Moms Demand Action activists were violent enough to murder or rape them. Is she referring to the two moms aggressively smiling at the camerawoman, or perhaps the viciously well-behaved children?
As for the “Taliban” comparison, I sincerely hope that isn’t a reference to the man on the right side of the photo with the dark skin and the beard. That would be incredibly racist, if not atypical for a gun control movement that has spent more than 140 years attempting to disarm minorities.
She sounds tired.