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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