Came across this event in Marion, Illinois the other day:
A community safety fair in which Moms Demand Action is a heavily involved participant. Oddly, that area of Illinois until recently was been pretty free of Bloomberg’s “grassroots” army. Looks like they’re starting to recruit in places they know will be a hard sell, so let’s dive into what “Be SMART” is.
Seems pretty noble, and for the most part, it’s pretty “common sense” (a favorite phrase of theirs). However, this program is specifically designed to lure individuals into the web of Everytown/Moms Demand Action under a false pretense that they are “pro 2nd Amendment and just work to educate on gun safety”. Nothing could be farther from the truth, so let’s begin.
First, due to uncertainty from people in the middle of the gun debate, Moms Demand Action rebranded only two months after the formed. What was their original name? 1 Million Moms For Gun Control:
INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — One Million Moms for Gun Control announced today that it will now be known as Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.
The fast-growing grassroots movement is changing its name two months after it was formed in order to better define its mission: to urge legislators to take action now on new and stronger common-sense gun laws. In addition, the new name will help reduce the likelihood of any confusion with similarly named organizations.
“Getting weapons of war off our streets is an uphill battle, but the only way we’re going to get this done is if members of Congress hear directly from parents, teachers, law enforcement and doctors – the citizens who understand all too well what gun violence is doing to our country,” said California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, author of the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. “I applaud the leadership of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, and I am grateful for the grassroots commitment of moms all across this country to saving lives and helping to pass common-sense gun laws. Now is the time for action.”
Moms Demand Action’s middle-ground solutions to the escalating problem of gun violence in the United States are straightforward:
1) Ban assault weapons and ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.
2) Require background checks for all gun and ammunition purchases.
3) Report the sale of large quantities of ammunition to the ATF, and ban online sales of ammunition.
4) Counter gun industry lobbyists’ efforts to weaken gun laws at the state level.
See why they changed the name so quickly? Gotta use deceit to seem like you’re a “pro-2A” organization, yet you’re out to ban semi-automatic firearms, magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, kill off online ammo sales, etc.
Moms Demand Action also received grants shortly after they started from Bloomberg’s Mayor’s Against Illegal Guns (another organization that had its issues because they were going after LEGALLY owned firearms).
The same year as the above form 990 tax document (2013) Bloomberg’s group (MAIG) was coming under fire for their false name title (“Illegal Guns”). One was even the mayor of Rockford, IL:
THE MAYORS OF ROCKFORD, Ill., and Nashua, N.H., have decided to leave Mayors Against Illegal Guns, an advocacy group spearheaded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg that pushes for new gun control laws.
Independent Mayor Lawrence Morrissey of Rockford and Republican Mayor Donnalee Lozeau of Nashua both said the group’s name is misleading.
“I’ve dropped out of a group called Mayors Against Illegal Guns,” Morrissey said at a June 22 town hall meeting, to loud applause. “The reason why I joined the group in the first place is because I took the name for what it said – against ‘illegal’ guns.”
In Rockford – Illinois’ third-largest city, with more than 150,000 residents – gun crime infrequently involves assault weapons, Morrissey said, but often involves handguns that are “usually in the hands of people who are prohibited from having them,” particularly convicted felons.
Morrissey joined MAIG because “I thought it was about enforcement of [the] existing gun laws” against illegal weapons, the three-term mayor said. “As the original mission swayed, that’s when I decided that it was no longer in line with my beliefs”
The mission swayed because MAIG was now expanding to their current mission, which is advocate and lobby for gun control. Because of this bad press, Bloomberg needed a rebrand, and in late December of 2013, Moms Demand Action merged with Mayors Against Illegal Guns to form Everytown For Gun Safety:
So there’s a brief history on Moms Demand Action and Everytown, but let’s see what this “pro 2nd Amendment gun safety group” has been up to recently in Illinois and nationwide:
Supporting the draconian Fix the FOID (SB1966):
Supporting Don Harmon’s Gun Dealer Licensing bill (SB337):
Supporting Senator Feinstein’s bill to ban semi-automatic rifles, as well as magazines that hold more than 10 rounds:
And many, many more.
Be SMART is a gateway drug in order to lure individuals that don’t know about them into joining their cause. Don’t be fooled, as they are a well funded army of anti-2nd amendment activists that will use any means to deceive (as shown) in order to recruit for their cause (the erosion of the 2nd amendment under the lie of “common sense gun safety”). You’ve been warned.
Update: I’ll let the event organizer’s own words prove I’m right:
So, she’s the area “Be SMART” contact. Now, does this sound like the words of someone who is pro-2A and wants to only talk about firearm safety??
She heavily exaggerated (to the point of lying) on why the ISRA and “gun rights extremists” opposed the bills. So, with her own words, you all know she is against firearms (calling us extremists for supporting the 2nd amendment) and wants us to not “maintain our grip on guns at all cost”. Real pro-2A, lady…….
She even put out a press release (or provided the info on it):
MARION — The Marion Cultural and Civic Center will be home to the inaugural Community Safety Fair on Saturday.
The Community Safety Fair is the first of its kind of its kind of what organizers hope will be an annual event in Marion. It is free and to the public.
The purpose of the fair is to bring together a variety of service providers so that Marion and the surrounding communities will become aware of and participate in all aspects of community safety.
The Marion Police Department, Marion Fire Department, Animal Control, U.S. Army, Southern Illinois Healthcare, Heartland Regional Medical Center, Abbott EMS, “Stop the Bleed” and Franklin Williamson Bi-County Health Department will have interactive displays.
Tombstone Gun Range and Training Center will do two presentations in the morning along with the BeSMART gun-safety-in-the-home program by Moms Demand Action.
The BeSMART program will also be offered twice in the afternoon. Face painting, bouncy house and photo opportunities for the children are included. Every hour there will be valuable giveaway items for those who are present.
This event is sponsored by Southern Illinois Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a grass-roots movement of Americans working for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence.
Moms Demand Action is the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with over 5 million supporters and more than 350,000 donors.
For more information, contact Jane Otte at email@example.com.
Luckily, Tombstone Gun Range and Training center caught wind of the real agenda after being informed about them and how they were being used:
There you have it.