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Everytown for Gun Safety – along with their subsidiaries, Mom Demand Action and Students Demand Action – are gearing up for the 2022 midterm elections. The Michael Bloomberg-financed gun control organization is bankrolling $3 million on their “Demand a Seat” campaign, which “trains” anti-Second Amendment candidates to run for office.

As Everytown describes the effort . . .

Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action volunteers have already demonstrated their power by winning races for city councils, school boards, and state legislatures across the country. Demand a Seat will help to build a pipeline of gun safety candidates by providing opportunities for mentorship, networking and high quality educational training to encourage even more Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action grassroots volunteers and gun violence survivors to run for office up and down the ballot.

According to The New York Times, the campaign launches this fall and will utilize “instruction from advocates-turned-legislators” to explain the “nuts and bolts of running a campaign.”

The “goal” is to pack school boards, city councils, state legislatures, and even Congress, with gun control advocates-turned politicians.

“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,” Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts 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.”

Of course, the anti-gun organizations tout their alleged millions of members as a natural, built-in volunteer base for those that decide to run for political office.

… Demand a Seat will harness the grassroots momentum and volunteer base of one of the largest advocacy organizations in the country to recruit and train volunteers to take the next step in their advocacy by running for office on a platform of gun safety. Demand a Seat will provide educational training on how to build and run winning campaigns as a gun safety candidate. By connecting with officials Everytown and Moms Demand Action volunteers have helped elect across the country, the program will also create networking and mentoring opportunities, including with elected officials and seasoned campaign veterans, that will serve as a resource to program participants as they navigate the electoral process. 

The “training” will also feature former Everytown members who made the transition to political office, including . . .

    • Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA)
    • Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms
    • Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu
    • Former Rep. David Jolly (D-FL)
    • Kansas State Rep. Jo Ella Hoye
    • Boulder, Colorado City Councilmember Rachel Friend
    • Clark County, Nevada School Board of Trustees President Linda Cavazos, President
    • Phoenix School Board Member Aaron Marquez

In order to qualify for the training, a person has to have been an active member of Moms Demand Action or Students Demand Action for at least three months.

We knew anti-gunners were going to continue to push their radical agenda. They’re razor-focused on pushing an “assault weapons” ban, a ban on “high-capacity” magazines, passing universal background checks, and banning ghost guns.

Their way of accomplishing these goals – outside of Congressional legislation – was to bank on David Chipman’s leading the ATF. But his nomination is on the brink of failing, thanks in large part to gun owners and pro-Second Amendment organizations highlighting his failures and deficiencies.

Now Bloomberg’s team appears to be going back to the drawing board and shifting their strategy. It’s once again about packing Congress with gun control-loving Democrats.

Newsflash, Shannon: America’s more than 100 million gun owners are awake. They know what you’re up to. They’re fighting like hell and won’t roll over like you think they should. You can “train” as many of your minions volunteers as you’d like, but gun owners have one thing in their favor the civilian disarmament movement never will: the Constitution. And it’s a powerful force to be reckoned with.

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