By: José Niño
“Get them while they’re young” is the modus operandi of the Left when it comes to recruiting new generations of anti-Second Amendment shock troops.
The Washington Times reports a coalition of gun control organizations has rolled out a “Demand a Seat” program to recruit activists to pursue higher office and become more involved in politics.
This coalition of anti-gun groups consists of the usual suspects: Everytown for Gun Safety Victory Fund, Moms Demand Action, and Students Demand Action. They unveiled their plan this week, with a goal of training at least 200 activists to run for political office during the 2022 election cycle.
“Since the beginning of Moms Demand Action, our volunteers have fought to get a seat at the table, support lawmakers who are doing the right thing, and replace those who are standing in the way of gun safety,” Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, said in a statement. “The more we’ve worked and grown, the more often that has meant filling those seats with our own volunteers. Demand a Seat formalizes this evolution and will provide education and guidance to help these leaders take that next step from advocating to writing laws.”
Georgia Congresswoman Lucy McBath, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms, and former Florida Congressman David Jolly will be involved in this program, along with other elected officials nationwide who are seeking to disarm lawful Americans.
“Our volunteers are already political and legislative experts, and we’re going to help them go from advocating for gun safety laws to writing them,” stated John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety. “This program will help hundreds of gun safety advocates get their foot on the political ladder, starting with local office and ending with them writing state or even national laws.”
Gun Control Inc. is banking on indoctrinating the young, given the impressionable nature of their minds and their susceptibility to being influenced by left-wing, radical celebrities. The Second Amendment movement should do everything possible to beat the gun control crowd to the punch and start educating America’s youth, not only on firearms usage, but also on the importance of the Second Amendment. That way, we can guarantee that future generations will carry on the legacy of the right to bear arms and defend it from whatever new threats emerge further down the line.
There is some hope, too: GPM reported just a couple months ago that according to a new ABC/Washington Post survey, the number of young American adults (under 30 years of age) who support gun control is down some 20 percent, a remarkable change in attitude the Post downplayed with this stifling headline: “Support for new gun laws falls from peak after Parkland shooting.”
The poll surveyed more than 1,000 people aged 18-39. Read more about it here.
José Niño is a freelance writer based in Austin, Texas. Sign up for his mailing list here. Contact him via Facebook, Twitter, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Get his e-book, The 10 Myths of Gun Control, here.