Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts claimed a win on Thursday because one state’s Democrat governor signed a new gun law.
Moms Demand Action is a Michael Bloomberg-funded subsidiary of the gun control group, Everytown for Gun Safety.
Politico reports that the one state to adopt a new gun law was Louisiana, where Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) signed a bill enacting “new restrictions on firearms for domestic abusers.” On the other hand, governors in Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, Tennessee and Utah all chose not to sign similar legislation.
So one governor said yes to gun control while five governors said no. Shannon Watts calls that a win.
Watts said, “When you look at what’s happening in statehouses across the country, the gun safety movement is winning in state after state — even in this challenging political environment — because volunteers and gun violence survivors have become the counterweight to the gun lobby.”
Contrary to Watts’ claims, the gun control lobby is getting trounced at the state level. They lost in North Dakota and New Hampshire earlier this year, when both states abolished their concealed carry permit requirements, thereby adopting permitless carry. Moreover, the gun control lobby lost in Georgia and Arkansas, as both passed campus carry into law earlier this year as well.
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