“Gun Safety Advocates” is the new re-branding for Gun Control activists. The original name ended up sounding too Nazi so they went to others including Gun Violence experts and now this latest label. But the name is not working alone. They are re-hashing an old but favorite slogan to go along with their new brand: We are doing it for the children!
Moms Demand are now fully again on the accidental shooting by/to kids bandwagon and toned down the Universal Background Checks opera (at least for a while) so every news item where a kids gets hurt or killed by gunfire becomes the last stages of civilization as we know it. Last Friday (or was it Saturday? never mind) I had an exchange with a lady in Facebook who was repeating the MDA mantras about Gun Safety and children, so I asked her one simple question: How many gun locks has Moms Demand provided out of their deep pockets to secure firearm at home? ….crickets…. I also asked her if they have done reviews and recommendations about gun safes so parents could safely lock their guns away from the reach of tiny hands….yep, more crickets. I ended up pointing out that maybe MDA is not only not interested in solving the problem but that they might be benefiting from it as they have not done one real thing to promote gun safety as they advocate….. I am still waiting for the lady to answer me.
So I was surprised when on Saturday night I happen to come across this post from MDA:
Holy crap! Was somebody from Moms Demand watching the exchange and decided that they needed to cover that obvious hole? So I clicked on the link to The Idiot’s Guide to Gun Storage expecting at least some modicum of advice on keeping the guns under lock and key separated from the ammunition….and it turns out to be a long rant on kids being killed by guns with no real help for any parent who may wish to actually get an answer. So much for theses “Gun Safety Advocates.”
So, don’t expect to see this gun lock anytime soon, even for sale, at the Moms Demand website:
And if you need to get a gun lock, any gun store will have them for literally peanuts or go to Project Childsafe where you will be able to locate where to get a free gun lock. Hell, ask your “gun nut” friends as they all have at least one or two spares around the house. It is a good first step.