SXSW Anti-Gun Event Fails
SXSW Anti-Gun Event Fails
The facade of gun control is falling
March 9, 2014
Very few attended a panel discussion on gun control in Austin, Texas yesterday even though the event was heavily promoted by media, proving once again the popularity of the Second Amendment and basic human freedoms as a whole.
Very few attended yesterday’s gun control event. Photo: Stuart Dredge/The Guardian
Key leaders from the three largest gun control groups – Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Americans for Responsible Solutions and Moms Demand Action – not only organized the event but also spoke to the handful in attendance who occupied at most 10% of the available seats.
This despite the fact that the panel discussion was a registered event of South by Southwest, an internationally-known set of film, interactive and music festivals and conferences that takes place every spring in Austin with an attendance of at least 100,000 from across the world.
The lack of attendance for a gun control event is not unusual.
In San Antonio back in October, only around three people showed up for a gun control event organized by Moms Demand Action as a counter-protest to an open carry rally occurring simultaneously at the Alamo, of which an estimated 1,500 showed up in support for the Second Amendment.
The lack of attendance at these anti-gun events reveals that not only is gun control unpopular, but the groups organizing these events are not grassroots as they claim but are rather top-down front groups led by corrupt politicians such as former N.Y. mayor Michael Bloomberg.
These groups pretend to be grassroots to shift attention away from Bloomberg and his true agenda: the complete disarmament of all Americans.
“Under the guise of helping mayors facing a crime and drug epidemic, MAIG intended to promote confiscation of guns from law-abiding citizens,” Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Mayor John C. Tkazyik wrote shortly after leaving Bloomberg’s gun control group.
Bloomberg is unfortunately not alone.
At a gun control event last year, Austin, Texas City Council Member Mike Martinez admitted that gun control is simply a step-by-step process to completely eliminate the Second Amendment.
While pointing at a sign held by a protestor which read “Stop Gun Ban,” Martinez said that “someone needs to inform him that there is no gun ban currently, but because of the work we’re doing today, we will make [his] sign legitimate shortly.”
“So you hang on to that [sign],” he said to a cheering crowd of gun control advocates.
Bloomberg’s supporters are also working with Facebook to restrict free speech when it comes to pro-gun talk on the social media site, which was discussed at yesterday’s event.
“Last week, Facebook and Instagram announced nine new policies that they were putting in place in response to our campaign,” Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action and a former Monsanto PR exec, said to the Guardian.
With these nine new policies, including restrictions on users under 18 from seeing firearm-related content and the forced indoctrination of gun control propaganda, Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram are now placing guns in the same category as porn.
But why would Bloomberg and these other authoritarians want to do all of this? Simple, citizens who lack liberties are easier to control.
“He who becomes master of a city accustomed to freedom and does not destroy it, may expect to be destroyed by it, for in rebellion it has always the watch-word of liberty and its ancient privileges as a rallying point, which neither time nor benefits will ever cause it to forget,” noted 16th-century historian Niccolò Machiavelli wrote as advice to tyrants.
By taking away basic liberties as recognized by the Bill of Rights, authoritarians are preventing real grassroots resistance to upcoming laws worse than New York’s soda ban or Obamacare because subjugated citizens no longer have any fight left in them.
In other words, Americans are being conditioned to become slaves.
But many are still standing up for their rights and it’s also been reported that gun owners are planning another rally in Austin in the near future.