In case you haven’t heard from every progressive publication and media outlet, there is a “March For Our Lives” happening in Washington, DC. This Saturday, there will be thousands of people descending on the nation’s capital to demand “an end to gun violence.” What exactly that means is completely unclear, and I suspect even the organizers themselves have little to no concept of how to effectively end gun violence with the same tired calls for increased gun control. Just looking at the mission statement
of the group yields generic text calling for Congress to enact something
– and enact it right now
On March 24, the kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington, DC to demand that their lives and safety become a priority. The collective voices of the March For Our Lives movement will be heard.
School safety is not a political issue. There cannot be two sides to doing everything in our power to ensure the lives and futures of children who are at risk of dying when they should be learning, playing, and growing. The mission and focus of March For Our Lives is to demand that a comprehensive and effective bill be immediately brought before Congress to address these gun issues. No special interest group, no political agenda is more critical than timely passage of legislation to effectively address the gun violence issues that are rampant in our country.
Here’s the problem, kids. You have become tools. You have become tools of the anti-gun left. You have become, unfortunately, just another “side” in the debate over gun control. What you have lost is any sense of impartiality to the free flow of ideas and open discussion. You claim the National Rifle Association “owns” Congress and is bullying everyone around – yet it is YOU and your side who are bullying anyone who disagrees with your notion of how to end gun violence.
Anyone who does not stick to the “March For Our Lives” hymnal is told they literally have blood on their hands. You claim you want to “talk about guns,” yet you label anyone who doesn’t agree with immediate bans and/or confiscation as a “terrorist” in your eyes. Do you think that is helping to advance your agenda? Think again, kids.
The second that David Hogg, and his cohorts, ran in front of CNN cameras and began bashing the NRA and conservatives is the second that this entire debate became nothing but political. You claim that the movement is above any interest group, yet you are being sponsored by one of the largest gun control interest groups there is, Everytown for Gun Safety. This is a lobbying group backed by billionaires like Michael Bloomberg and millionaires all over Hollywood. It is a group that lobbies for left-wing anti-gun policies in cities and towns across the country. This is a group that produces false statistics, and was admonished by a state Attorney General for schemes of illegally running guns from Virginia to New York City trying to entrap people and make cheap political points.
According to the March For Our Lives website, this march is being sponsored by kids, and for kids, and nobody else:
WHO IS COORDINATING THE WORK OF THIS MOVEMENT?
This movement is for kids and by kids. March For Our Lives organizers are the kids themselves. They have brought in support to help ensure it is a success.
Really? So it’s a movement for kids and by kids. That’s it, folks, nothing more to see. Except there is.
FrontPage Magazine has dug deeper into the seedy underworld behind March For Our Lives and found the usual suspects coordinating this “grassroots” event. As always, you can follow the money and find out who is cashing the checks donated to the “March For Our Lives” fund that has been conveniently and quickly established to vacuum up money intended to end gun violence:
The March for Our Lives Fund is incorporated as a 501(c)(4). Donations to 501(c)(4) groups are not tax- deductible. And they don’t have to disclose donors. That’s why they’re a great dark money conduit.
But the March for Our Lives website suggests that donors who want to make a tax-deductible donation should write a check to the “March For Our Lives—Everytown Support Fund”. How will Bloomberg’s organization provide support for the supposed student group?
Why have two March for Our Lives Fund, one dark and one light? And why is one being routed through the godfather of the gun control lobby?
When it comes to March for Our Lives, the questions never end.
The March for Our Lives permit application was filed by Deena Katz, a co-executive director of the Women’s March Los Angeles Foundation. This wasn’t just a little bit of professional activist assistance.
The application lists Katz as the “Person in Charge of Event”.
The kids claim that money is the evil thing keeping politicians beholden to the evil NRA, and yet the first thing they do is advise everyone to get their checkbook out and start sending cash to the usual left-wing groups. They vilify the NRA, which spends a pittance on lobbying compared to billionaire Michael Bloomberg and his toadies in Hollywood, but don’t let facts and logic get in the way of a good, old-fashioned left-wing protest march disguised as grassroots and run by organizers that promote Sharia law on the side.
So, kids, what’s the real intention of this “March For Our Lives?” Sounds strangely Orwellian considering the same groups who want to protect children from gun violence are also the same groups celebrating access to unfettered abortion which snuffs out the lives of millions of innocent children every year. Once again, though, just send the checks, don’t ask questions. Aren’t the kids on your TV set cute while they call you a terrorist? Send the checks here, send them quickly, we need to end gun violence, don’t ask questions.
If anyone cares to venture into the crowd on Saturday with a camera, ask some of these questions and see what kind of answers we get:
1) Who paid for your trip to Washington, DC?
2) Who secured the permit for the March For Our Lives?
3) Where do the donations go if we send money to the March For Our Lives fund?
4) What kind of legislation will stop gun violence?
5) Should we enact the very strong gun control laws in cities like Chicago and Baltimore?
6) Has a school shooting ever happened with a handgun?
7) Has a school shooting ever been stopped by a good guy with a gun? (Answer: Yes)
8) Do “gun free zones” keep people safe?
I imagine the answers will vary, and most will probably be wrong or wildly inaccurate to the point of absurdity. But that’s OK, this is America, and we all have the right to protest and speak our minds. Just make sure you know how to think for yourself, and don’t be just another left-wing mouthpiece spewing garbage in the name of school safety.
John Lott, one of the nations most preeminent firearms expert, pointed out that the “March For Our Lives” is preventing kids from thinking for themselves, and instead requires lockstep groupthink on the topic of gun control:
Just like with the students, if Americans who support people’s right to defend themselves with guns think that they are in a shrinking minority, they will keep their views to themselves.
At my daughter’s school – and from what I can tell from media reports at schools around the country – the National School Walkout didn’t encourage students to think for themselves.
Instead, schools fell into the lockstep of political correctness to endorse one viewpoint on gun control and signaled to students what they should think. Those who disagreed with their peers’ speeches would be made to feel out of place.
It was hard to watch the television coverage without getting the feeling that students were simply being used as political props. Parents, who have differing views on many issues, don’t send their children to school to be pressured and manipulated in this way.
This is an example of left-wing politics seeping into younger and younger circles. The new prevailing wisdom – the only acceptable wisdom – is that gun control must be enacted to prevent more school shootings. This is being ingrained at the high school level, and probably much lower.
It’s time to ask questions and demand answers from these left-wing groups using kids as props and shields. The March For Our Lives is nothing more than The March For Progressive Politics, just with a new logo and a new age group.