Moms Demand Pushes #DisarmHate For Orlando Pulse, but Everyone in Pulse Was Disarmed
For the one-year anniversary of the heinous attack on Orlando Pulse nightclub, Moms Demand Action is pushing a #DisarmHate campaign. In so doing, they fail to note that everyone in Pulse was disarmed; it was a gun-free zone.
This is one of the inconvenient truths the gun control movement does not acknowledge because it is hard to push gun control on the back of a heinous attack if Americans are given all the information. And all the information includes the fact that Orlando Pulse had a ban on guns, period.
It was actually an illustration of the failure of gun bans, rather than justification for implementing them.
Consider so many of the other horrific criminal and/or terrorist attacks that gun control proponents use in hopes of pushing their agenda: the Virginia Tech University (April 16, 2007), the Aurora movie theater (July 20, 2012), Sandy Hook Elementary (December 14, 2012), the DC Navy Yard (September 16, 2013), Fort Hood (April 2, 2014), Umpqua Community College (October 1, 2015), San Bernardino (December 2, 2015), UCLA murder-suicide (June 1, 2016), and Orlando Pulse (June 12, 2016), to name a few.
And what do all of these horrific events have in common? The common thread in all is that they occurred in gun-free zones. But as it turns out, gun-free zones do not #DisarmHate. Instead, they actually give vent to it.
Gun-free zones give hate a place it can be unleashed because the attacker does not have to worry about facing an armed response.
Regardless of these facts, Moms Demand Action has spent the day tweeting and retweeting people who have used the hashtag #DisarmHate or who are attending #DisarmHate marches and rallies. Their tweet of 13 attendees at a Washington state rally exemplifies what they are tweeting: