Moms Demand at UMass Lowell 10-26

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Someone should have called 911 and said there are women at UMass Lowell threatening my guns then hung up. I wonder if there would have been an over reaction response...SWAT, lock down, dogs executed, etc? Technically it wouldn't be a lie.
 

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Lol, I remember going to their symposium a while back at MGH and the lady with the glasses, brown hair and unattractive librarian haircut asked me and my gf "which side are you with?"

Me: "Ma'am we just came here to check out the ether dome, but we'll listen to whatever it is you're selling."

My gf had a hard time holding in her laughter while we entered.
 

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The alarm goes off on both my clock and cell phone. Reluctantly I turn them both off and start flipping through my email and Facebook feed like the morning paper. It is in this moment that I realize that the organization that I despise the most, in regards of threats to my rights, will be on campus today to lie about their purpose and lull you into believing they want to save the children and make everyone safer than they currently are. (Embellishment aside, this is effectively what they do to gain your support.)
These people were the women of Moms Demand Action, a sub-branch to Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety advocacy group that focuses on gun control legislation targeted at limiting Americans from being able to purchase firearms.
My eyes nearly pop out of my head as I see this. Wait what? How did I not hear about this until today? I get out of bed to get ready and try and contemplate what it is I can do to counter this event. Open protest? Feasible, yet incredibly difficult to pull off if I end up being the only person to show up to it. Nothing says “dismissible gun nut” like a one man protest. I blast the UMass Lowell Firearms Club’s Facebook page with a post of the event and ask anyone who can to come down and spend time with me to counter the MDA women’s event.
I grab my pro-2a posters and camera, and run down to where they are holding the event. As I’m on my way down I get several messages from members of the gun club saying they will get there as soon as they can, excellent. As I get there, I find that MDA has taken the whole first floor lobby space to set up with,
“Eleven quilts stitched by people across the country to demonstrate the human toll of gun violence… on display in the “Mother’s Dream Quilt Project” exhibit”.
Frankly disgusted with the use of this kind of propaganda, I wait for club members to show up. We have a three man protest starting to form with a poster board with the words “Criminals Love Defenseless Victims!” written clearly on it. (I set it down to take these pictures)
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We are there for about twenty minutes before a University staff member comes up to us and says, “You didn’t reserve this space, you can’t be doing this here”. Thinking this is going to turn quickly into an open debate with a bad end, we point out that the MDA being there is the whole reason why we have shown up. “We have free speech zones for protests” Wait what? No that’s not okay because this is a public campus, you don’t just decide that there is a zone for that, I tell them. Sidestepping that statement, “Why would you show up to an event that focuses on victims of violence?” Because they are using those victims to further their political efforts to ban firearms in this country, “Wait, they do what?” and after explaining again, we asked why they were allowed on campus without student representation. “They paid to be here.”
They paid to be here.
I was floored. I can’t believe that the college allows outside influences like this to just rent space and preach intolerance and uneducated understandings of current laws already in place.
We were told to wait here and they were going to set us up with a table so that we looked more formal, and not so ragtag. We took a step closer to the MDA table and continued holding our sign.
After a few minutes, the campus event coordinator shows up and tells us he’s going to set us up with a table on the second floor. “Are you the person with the final say in this?” I ask. He tells me that he is and I respond with the fact I would much rather be standing without a table than to be hidden in the corner on a different floor. After going back and forth on the issue and making it abundantly clear we weren’t going anywhere else, he told us that he would bring a table down for us to use. We thanked him and held our spot. Finally they bring us a table with a cloth covering and a freshly printed Firearms Club sign, an extremely unexpected bonus. We continue to thank them for being so flexible on the matter and excitedly start unpacking our gear, game on Anti-Gunners.
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All of this took place around 10am, and as soon as we set our table up, MDA placed a sign that they were there from 8a-7p. Two can play this game. So there we sat for eight hours today countering their efforts all day with respectful, calm debating with a couple of their members. Obviously, we didn’t agree on anything that was discussed, but it was very rewarding that we ended up with the majority of visitors that came through today. We recruited eight new members, and gained just as many new followers of the Facebook page. A Great Success.
Looking back on the day, it was worth missing classes in order to challenge them with our presence and even out the field. I can’t be more proud of our members stepping up big and helping me, this is a big deal for me and hope this is a great sign of things to come.

Reps Inbound, very effective, thanks for fighting that nonsense.
 

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The alarm goes off on both my clock and cell phone. Reluctantly I turn them both off and start flipping through my email and Facebook feed like the morning paper. It is in this moment that I realize that the organization that I despise the most, in regards of threats to my rights, will be on campus today to lie about their purpose and lull you into believing they want to save the children and make everyone safer than they currently are. (Embellishment aside, this is effectively what they do to gain your support.)
These people were the women of Moms Demand Action, a sub-branch to Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety advocacy group that focuses on gun control legislation targeted at limiting Americans from being able to purchase firearms.
My eyes nearly pop out of my head as I see this. Wait what? How did I not hear about this until today? I get out of bed to get ready and try and contemplate what it is I can do to counter this event. Open protest? Feasible, yet incredibly difficult to pull off if I end up being the only person to show up to it. Nothing says “dismissible gun nut” like a one man protest. I blast the UMass Lowell Firearms Club’s Facebook page with a post of the event and ask anyone who can to come down and spend time with me to counter the MDA women’s event.
I grab my pro-2a posters and camera, and run down to where they are holding the event. As I’m on my way down I get several messages from members of the gun club saying they will get there as soon as they can, excellent. As I get there, I find that MDA has taken the whole first floor lobby space to set up with,
“Eleven quilts stitched by people across the country to demonstrate the human toll of gun violence… on display in the “Mother’s Dream Quilt Project” exhibit”.
Frankly disgusted with the use of this kind of propaganda, I wait for club members to show up. We have a three man protest starting to form with a poster board with the words “Criminals Love Defenseless Victims!” written clearly on it. (I set it down to take these pictures)
View attachment 149459View attachment 149460
We are there for about twenty minutes before a University staff member comes up to us and says, “You didn’t reserve this space, you can’t be doing this here”. Thinking this is going to turn quickly into an open debate with a bad end, we point out that the MDA being there is the whole reason why we have shown up. “We have free speech zones for protests” Wait what? No that’s not okay because this is a public campus, you don’t just decide that there is a zone for that, I tell them. Sidestepping that statement, “Why would you show up to an event that focuses on victims of violence?” Because they are using those victims to further their political efforts to ban firearms in this country, “Wait, they do what?” and after explaining again, we asked why they were allowed on campus without student representation. “They paid to be here.”
They paid to be here.
I was floored. I can’t believe that the college allows outside influences like this to just rent space and preach intolerance and uneducated understandings of current laws already in place.
We were told to wait here and they were going to set us up with a table so that we looked more formal, and not so ragtag. We took a step closer to the MDA table and continued holding our sign.
After a few minutes, the campus event coordinator shows up and tells us he’s going to set us up with a table on the second floor. “Are you the person with the final say in this?” I ask. He tells me that he is and I respond with the fact I would much rather be standing without a table than to be hidden in the corner on a different floor. After going back and forth on the issue and making it abundantly clear we weren’t going anywhere else, he told us that he would bring a table down for us to use. We thanked him and held our spot. Finally they bring us a table with a cloth covering and a freshly printed Firearms Club sign, an extremely unexpected bonus. We continue to thank them for being so flexible on the matter and excitedly start unpacking our gear, game on Anti-Gunners.
View attachment 149461View attachment 149462View attachment 149463View attachment 149464
All of this took place around 10am, and as soon as we set our table up, MDA placed a sign that they were there from 8a-7p. Two can play this game. So there we sat for eight hours today countering their efforts all day with respectful, calm debating with a couple of their members. Obviously, we didn’t agree on anything that was discussed, but it was very rewarding that we ended up with the majority of visitors that came through today. We recruited eight new members, and gained just as many new followers of the Facebook page. A Great Success.
Looking back on the day, it was worth missing classes in order to challenge them with our presence and even out the field. I can’t be more proud of our members stepping up big and helping me, this is a big deal for me and hope this is a great sign of things to come.
 
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I was going by what your pic was showing. Discounting that--good job. No one else there stepped up.

I would not be surprised if the local Moms chapter whined on FB about the "gun bullies" at UMass Lowell terrorizing them. Misrepresentation is part of their shtick.
 

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You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to DarthRevan again.

Nice Job DarthRevan and all others that participated!

Makes me sick that Bloomturd is using his $ to spread his propaganda to college campuses with no student representation.
 
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I think this pay-to-play could be a good thing as Knuckle Dragger suggested.

DarthRevan, have you considered maybe having some competitive shooting incorporated into the UML Firearms Club? The NRA has a program: http://collegiate.nra.org/
I've only just started looking into it. I doubt we could get it done before the end of this year but I'd love to see Lowell get one.
 
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