Michael Schaus

THIS STORY HAS BEEN UPDATED to reflect that "Hoosiers against Gun Violence" is not directly related to Bloomberg’s Everytown organization. Please read the full update at the end of this article.

At first, it looked like an epic-fail (and I really hate that phrase) for Michael Bloomberg’s new gun control group, Everytown For Gun Safety. Deciding that they should organize a protest outside of the NRA annual meeting in Indianapolis, gun control advocates “flocked” to show their disdain for American gun-owners… But, there was only one problem: With a mere 25 people deciding to show up for one of the local rallies, the “protest” looked more like an OFA global warming meeting.

Apparently, two dozen people was the absolute most the anti-gun group, Hoosiers Concerned About Gun Violence, was able to gather for the afternoon… Heck, I could probably attract a larger crowd by handing out high-capacity sodas on any given afternoon.

At first, this almost seems like a failure in the anti-gunner’s ability to effectively influence the debate over gun-rights. But, judging by a recent video of anti-gun activists in Virginia, the relative invisibility of this rally might be a blessing in disguise for the Nannycrat’s group. After all, the protesters that make a habit of picketing the NRA headquarters in Virginia aren’t exactly the most eloquent spokespeople for the repeal of American rights.

Ha…Knife control. (It already exists.) Gun control advocates should start taking gun-safety lessons… Maybe then, they’d stop shooting themselves in the foot.

Michael Schaus

Michael Schaus is communications director at the Nevada Policy Research Institute and is responsible for managing the organization’s messaging with the public, the media and NPRI’s membership.

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