Organizing for Action gathers a whopping three people for gun-control rally in California

posted at 9:21 pm on June 18, 2013 by Mary Katharine Ham

Feel the momentum:

Exactly six months after 20 children and six adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., a small group from Organizing for Action stood here Friday with 26 flags and signs calling for stricter gun control…

The protest drew three members of Organizing for Action, a nonprofit group that supports President Barack Obama’s agenda, to the National Orange Show Events Center.

“It’s three people today, but it will be 23 next time, and we’ll see the time after that,” Lewis said.

The problem for the gun-control crowd has always been, even when polls show support for a measure of gun control under consideration, gun control moves Second Amendment supporters but does not move gun-control supporters. Second Amendment voters electorally punish those who step out of line, vocally advertise they’re going to do it, and follow through. Gun-control supporters do not. That may change after the post-Newtown push failed, but perhaps mostly in ways that are detrimental to the Democratic caucus in the Senate .

This is a pretty decent illustration of the lack of enthusiasm on the pro gun-control side, especially in light of a nearby and tragic shooting spree fairly recently. I’d wonder if a protest of three Second Amendment would even warrant a news story, unless it was to mock the absence of actual protesters. So, here I am providing some newsworthy context to this reporter’s exceedingly fair treatment of three gun-control supporters. There were three.

I assume this is meant to be an exercise in “Squirrel!” politics, but then, I never understood the relentless emphasis on gun control for months of President Obama’s second term. And, we’re gonna go for it again?

Update: Hmm.


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It could have been six had they invited Clintoon and a couple of his inflatable girlfriends.

viking01 on June 18, 2013 at 9:27 PM

All three are allowed to try coming to get my guns.

Let’s see what happens with that.

Liam on June 18, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Well, the anti-gun folks can just say they stayed home because they were afraid the pro-gun folks would come out and shot them.

Cindy Munford on June 18, 2013 at 9:29 PM

shoot them, dang it.

Cindy Munford on June 18, 2013 at 9:30 PM

“Three’s a crowd..” ABC

Electrongod on June 18, 2013 at 9:31 PM

…Joe Biden…Diane Frankenstein…and who?

KOOLAID2 on June 18, 2013 at 9:33 PM

3 people?..they actually sent a reporter to a rally with 3 people?..I’ll bet you that this “news organization” doesn’t even do a paragraph on tomorrow’s tea party rally that’ll have thousands

galtg on June 18, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Fluke off, fools of the world.

O bama
f lukes
A merica

Schadenfreude on June 18, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Nanzi Pelosi could count as three, er, personalities. None of them good.

viking01 on June 18, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Boycott this Rat of the World

Schadenfreude on June 18, 2013 at 9:36 PM

this will get more air time than the thousands that attend a right to life march in DC…

cmsinaz on June 18, 2013 at 9:37 PM

OT

Michael Hastings, the award-winning journalist whose explosive 2010 Rolling Stone profile of U.S. Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal (“The Runaway General”) led to McChrystal’s resignation, died in an early morning car accident in Los Angeles on Tuesday, the magazine said. He was 33.

Schadenfreude on June 18, 2013 at 9:40 PM

this will get more air time than the thousands that attend a right to life march in DC…

cmsinaz on June 18, 2013 at 9:37 PM

The Gay Bay Chronicle brought this out — a homosexual rag made this public.

Liam on June 18, 2013 at 9:44 PM

There will be no more shootings next year in California. Going to ban all rifles that have detachable magazines. Already neutered rifles, that use a bullet button, will be banned. $50 permit and background check to buy ammo. I also think they’re going to ban non-smart guns (thumb print from owner required to turn on gun).

El_Terrible on June 18, 2013 at 9:44 PM

The protest drew three members of Organizing for Action, a nonprofit group that supports President Barack Obama’s agenda, to the National Orange Show Events Center.

Wow! You would have thought that their NSA-provided database and datamining tools would have been able to get at least half a dozen. Too many hangovers from parties celebrating the Kardashian/West spawn?

Happy Nomad on June 18, 2013 at 9:46 PM

http://readwrite.com/2010/01/09/facebooks_zuckerberg_says_the_age_of_privacy_is_ov#awesm=~o9awh6uBeQacwd

Good idea and I hope 300 million people follow through.

FOWG1 on June 18, 2013 at 9:51 PM

Liam on June 18, 2013 at 9:44 PM

ah

cmsinaz on June 18, 2013 at 9:52 PM

Well, that didn’t work.

Schadenfreude on June 18, 2013 at 9:36 PM has the right idea.

FOWG1 on June 18, 2013 at 9:53 PM

Pics or it didn’t happen

blammm on June 18, 2013 at 9:54 PM

Looks like the entire audience for MSNBC showed up.

SparkPlug on June 18, 2013 at 9:54 PM

And yet the presstitute organs will dutifully report it as a success.

Steve Eggleston on June 18, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Pics or it didn’t happen

blammm on June 18, 2013 at 9:54 PM

It pretty much didn`t. lol

ThePrez on June 18, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Pics or it didn’t happen

blammm on June 18, 2013 at 9:54 PM

Pics were taken but mostly asphalt and grass can be seen…

Electrongod on June 18, 2013 at 10:00 PM

fluke, hal and non-p were the only ones to show.

RickB on June 18, 2013 at 10:02 PM

Boycott this Rat of the World

Schadenfreude on June 18, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Well, that didn’t last long:

The Constitution does not specifically mention a right to privacy. However, Supreme Court decisions over the years have established that the right to privacy is a basic human right, and as such is protected by virtue of the 9th Amendment. The right to privacy has come to the public’s attention via several controversial Supreme Court rulings, including several dealing with contraception (the Griswold and Eisenstadt cases), interracial marriage (the Loving case), and abortion (the well-known Roe v Wade case). In addition, it is said that a right to privacy is inherent in many of the amendments in the Bill of Rights, such as the 3rd, the 4th’s search and seizure limits, and the 5th’s self-incrimination limit.

http://www.usconstitution.net/constnot.html

davidk on June 18, 2013 at 10:03 PM

Three showed up?

And none of the major networks had droves of reporters covering every angle, with voluminous in-depth interviews and flowery and glowing reportage of their heroic efforts????

My, my, how the journalistic profession has sunk to new depths.

coldwarrior on June 18, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Pics or it didn’t happen

blammm on June 18, 2013 at 9:54 PM

If someone had to hold the camera then they could only claim two showed up.

viking01 on June 18, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Update: Hmm.

I was reading about that awful bit of anti-2nd Amendment propaganda from Ms. Magazine over at PJM earlier. What I found most informative about the PJM article were the testimonials by all the posters who said they submitted a post at Ms. and every single one, without exception, had their posts go into moderation or be deleted. When the gun grabbers want a debate they really mean they want you to shut your damn mouth and take it with a smile.

NotCoach on June 18, 2013 at 10:20 PM

This happened in a city where the Chief of Police recently told the citizens to buy a gun and lock their doors.

SurferDoc on June 18, 2013 at 10:24 PM

In the Ms. Magazine article, Heidi Yewman made reference to Wayne LaPierre’s quote about bad guys and good guys with guns. What she fails to realize is that “a woman with absolutely no firearms training and a Glock on her hip sitting within arm’s reach of small children, her hands shaking and adrenaline surging” is much closer to the former than the latter. Shameful.

Longing4Lincoln on June 18, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Hahahahahahahahahahah

Rode Werk on June 18, 2013 at 10:51 PM

When they had the big “protest Chick-fil-a day” the weekend after the “support them” day, there were also 3 protesters outside my local one. I sense a pattern. I even snapped a pic.

Fenris on June 18, 2013 at 10:53 PM

So, here I am providing some newsworthy context to this reporter’s exceedingly fair treatment of three gun-control supporters. There were three.

No, no, no! There were three hundred thousand!

Or at least, that’s what the MSM will claim. And they’ll have the Photoshopped aerial photos to prove it. As they did at least once on the Washington Mall.

The moral is that “pics or it didn’t happen” is no longer valid. Unless you see it yourself, you cannot trust it.

And yes, that’s exactly why you should never trust the news media. They have been experts at manipulating the news propaganda for decades. And thanks to advances in technology, they now have entirely new ways to make their lies look believable.

clear ether

eon

eon on June 18, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Does anybody besides me find it “curious” that Organizing for America morphed into Organizing for Action after the election?

Why ditch the “America” part, and change it to “action?

Just what kind of action do they mean?

soundingboard on June 18, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Just what kind of action do they mean?

soundingboard on June 18, 2013 at 11:09 PM

The best kind of action!

NotCoach on June 18, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Isn’t OFA supposed to be signing people up for Obamacare? Good luck with 3 volunteers. Underemployed sociology majors can be riled up to get out for the Obamessiah, but door-to-door insurance salesmen? They’ll be lucky to get 3 people.

xuyee on June 19, 2013 at 1:09 AM

Typical liberal press! overstating the size of this mass demonstration. I doubt it was as many as 3, given the unpopularity of democrat gun-grabbers. 1 drug addict and his dog, I would believe.

virgo on June 19, 2013 at 1:31 AM

Organizing for Action gathers a whopping three people for gun-control rally in California

Over time (near future) the Democrat shills on the news shows will vaguely refer to this and in terms of “protests” and “many”.

It’s a new type of politics and ideological warfare using past experience and predictive models drawn up by behavioral psychologists.

Dr. ZhivBlago on June 19, 2013 at 3:44 AM

SHALL

NOT

BE

INFRINGED

TX-96 on June 19, 2013 at 6:06 AM

If free cell phones were offered for attending, there would have been 300,000 protesters.

MaiDee on June 19, 2013 at 6:16 AM

It’s almost as if people didn’t want more gun control…

ontheroad on June 19, 2013 at 7:11 AM

It’s three people today, but it will be 23 next time

And they know that 23 is all the media needs to make it seem like a million stupid march…

23 out of a few hundred million? That is what they are hoping for?

If I promised a shotgun shell from Jill Biden’s shotgun, I bet I could get hundreds to show up…

right2bright on June 19, 2013 at 7:39 AM

Just a reminder, they got their non-profit status PDQ in spite of literally being a political campaign organization for a specific candidate:


Organizing for Action (OFA)
is a nonprofit social welfare organization and community organizing project in the United States which advocates for the agenda of U.S. President Barack Obama.[1][2] The organization calls itself non-partisan…Founded after President Obama’s re-election, the group seeks to mobilize supporters in favor of Obama’s legislative priorities. OFA is registered as a 501(c)(4) organization

forest on June 19, 2013 at 7:55 AM

And none of the major networks had droves of reporters covering every angle, with voluminous in-depth interviews and flowery and glowing reportage of their heroic efforts????

coldwarrior on June 18, 2013 at 10:13 PM

They knew they could not get away with “estimating” the crowd at being in the thousands and you can’t CGI in that many when you only have three samples.

Kafir on June 19, 2013 at 8:03 AM

Think any of these 3 had jobs? Wonder how many welfare spawn they have?

However, I’m sure they were filming in on their obamaphones.

acyl72 on June 19, 2013 at 8:22 AM

davidk on June 18, 2013 at 10:03 PM

How is interracial marriage a privcay issue? Isn’t that sort of a public thing?

Think any of these 3 had jobs?

acyl72 on June 19, 2013 at 8:22 AM

Well, one was the local OFA leader, so he has a job, even if it is a parasitical one. I had developed the impression somewhere that one other was a kid, but I don’t find that in the linked article.

GWB on June 19, 2013 at 9:06 AM

Funny how we heard almost nothing about that Santa Monica shooting at the beginning of the month – you would have thought the gun control crowd and the media would have made a big deal out of it, the latest outrage to prove the need for more gun control…

but that story got buried and was disappeared from the media almost instantly – why? It was hard for me to even find the name of the shooter, all the articles seemed to just call him “the gunman”. And then, finally, I found it!

Oh – his name was Zwahiri, and he was from Lebanon. So THAT’S the reason no one in the media will dare to talk about it!!! An immigrant, AND a muslim! Can’t let the people hear about that! So down the memory hole the story goes.

Tom Servo on June 19, 2013 at 9:19 AM

Will the MSM spin this as an “Intimate Gathering?”

TimBuk3 on June 19, 2013 at 9:24 AM

Think any of these 3 had jobs?

acyl72 on June 19, 2013 at 8:22 AM

You can bet they all had cell phones…Obama phones…

right2bright on June 19, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Will the MSM spin this as an “Intimate Gathering?”

TimBuk3 on June 19, 2013 at 9:24 AM

“Three of the top officials have gathered for an impromptu meeting to plan the next big event, an event that is designed to expose….”

right2bright on June 19, 2013 at 9:57 AM

shoot them, dang it.

Cindy Munford on June 18, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Good idea.
But ammo’s a little tight right now.

justltl on June 19, 2013 at 9:57 AM

You are not supposed to count the people. You have to count the signs.

unclesmrgol on June 19, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Oh – his name was Zwahiri, and he was from Lebanon. So THAT’S the reason no one in the media will dare to talk about it!!! An immigrant, AND a muslim!

Yes, yes, yes, and no;
he and his family are Christian.

Another Drew on June 19, 2013 at 12:52 PM

At lest they walked away with a free Obama phone.

RdLake on June 19, 2013 at 10:04 PM

Yes, yes, yes, and no;
he and his family are Christian.

Another Drew on June 19, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Could be. Do you have a source for that? I know there was speculation at the time. Also some family row that was going on. (but that doesn’t explain why the shooter started killing innocent people in the street).

BTW, the savage muslim who butchered the english soldier in London was from a Christian family too.

Anyway, I think the media was looking more for a caucasian christian to blame, so this wasn’t it.

virgo on June 20, 2013 at 1:34 AM