Shannon Watts says Only White, Middle-Aged Men Care about the Second Amendment – What?

Shannon Watts says Only White, Middle-Aged Men Care about the Second Amendment – What?

Shannon Watts repeatedly posts on Twitter that NRA members and Second Amendment advocates are mostly white, male and middle-aged. Watts, one of the founding members of the Bloomberg-funded gun-control group Moms Demand Action (MDA), often tries to sell this point by posting videos and pictures showing white, male, middle-aged gun-rights supporters. She does not, of course, post pictures and videos of gun-rights supporters who don’t fit that description. And if a person of color should mention supporting their constitutional protections to her, Watts would probably respond with her usual mock-and-block tactics. Ignoring everything else for a moment, it would be easy to “prove” in exactly the same cherry-picking way that MDA is “mostly” made up of white, female, middle-aged women exactly like Watts. To address Watts’ point directly, people of every color and gender can be found in the Second Amendment community. As a recent video of NRA members at the last Annual Meetings and Exhibits shows, Watts is wrong. “The Second Amendment does not see color,” said John Malloy, a black man who attended a massive pro-Second Amendment lobbying event in Richmond, Va., on Jan. 20. “It’s a right. If it gets taken away, everybody loses.” “It was the most-polite place I have ever been, literally,” said Princess Kuevor, a black woman who drove from Ohio to the same event. “We were shoulder-to-shoulder, but people said ‘excuse me’ and did their best to get out of the way, and it was so calm and quiet, I could have […]

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