“Million Moms for Gun Control” Hold Rally of 6,000 in DC

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


Math is not a friend of the left.

Thousands of marchers rallied in Washington in favor of gun control on Saturday, including residents of Newtown, Connecticut, where a mass elementary school shooting reignited the U.S. gun violence debate.

The 90-minute rally was organized by Molly Smith, artistic director of Washington’s Arena Stage, and her partner, and co-sponsored by One Million Moms for Gun Control, an advocacy group.

The One Million Moms rally was organized by two lesbians, Molly Smith and Suzanne Blue Star Boy (pictured above) whose lifestyle makes them physically incapable of being moms except through medical intervention and outside donors.

And the One Million Non-Moms turned out a rally of 6,000 that seemed to have more politicians than people. The march cost $49,000 or about $8 per participant. The turnout would have been better if they had just paid people to come. Some of them might have even been moms.

Molly Smith, the artistic director of Arena Stage, remembers exactly how she felt when she first heard news of the shootings in Newtown, Conn.: “It was as if the unthinkable had happened.” Her partner, American Indian activist Suzanne Blue Star Boy, said, “Somebody needs to do a march,” and Smith realized who those somebodies needed to be. “Within the next day, we decided that we needed to lead a march, to get people together to make this happen.”

The march begins at the Reflecting Pool on Third Street NW and ends by the Washington Monument. Its expected cost is $49,000 (for the sound system, stage, first-aid tent, some advertising, water and more);

Some children just died. Let’s put on a show! That will solve everything. And let’s raise 50 grand to do it.

The rally will continue with a 3 p.m. performance of “Boged (Traitor): An Enemy of the People”

Boged is a left-wing Israeli adaptation of Ibsen’s Enemy of the People. What it has to do with gun control is well… nothing.

“The plays aren’t necessarily about action but [are] about emotional responses to the tragedy in Newtown and other tragedies,” said John Moletress, founder of force/collision. “It’s not just about protestation.”

It’s also about exploitation.

Speakers – including Education Secretary Arne Duncan, lawmakers and actors – urged the protesters carrying such signs as “What Would Jesus Pack?” to lobby Congress and state legislators to back gun control measures.

Duncan, who said one student had died from guns every two weeks while he was chief executive of Chicago’s public schools, denied that gun control was about limiting firearm rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. Murders in that city last year rose to the highest level since 2008, according to police.

“This is about gun responsibility. This is about gun safety. This is about fewer dead Americans, fewer dead children, fewer children living in fear,” Duncan said.

This is about gun euphemisms.

But let’s talk about responsibility. Why are children in Chicago living in fear? Is it because of the guns? If so why aren’t people in North Dakota living in fear and why aren’t students being shot every two weeks in their schools?

What is the responsibility of Chicago’s political establishment, including Duncan and Obama, for this disaster?

  • JacksonPearson

    Six thousand clueless, low informed people. They Don't understand:
    "shall not be infringed." Why?…: Because if the 2nd Amendment can be controlled at an emotional whim, than any other part of the Constitution is dog meat as well.

    Add, Planned Murderhood slaughtered 333,964 babies in 2011. But it apparently doesn't bother the above clueless bunch if scissors did the murdering, but only remain focused on the deaths of a few by guns? {{{Eyes rolling}}}

    • MacGregor

      Hundreds of thousands marched on Washington to protest "Planned Murderhood (good one)" but that didn't get much attention on the news. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/01/25/aborti

      • JacksonPearson

        Thank you….
        IMO, the MSM are America's number one enemy, within. The First Amendment was put into place to allow and protect the freedom of the press, that would be a voice between government and the people. But that's not the case today. The liberal press/TV, have evolved into a governmental regime's echo chamber. They're no longer a free press, but are operating as Political Action Committees (PACS).

        • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

          We know that most moms understand, without the right to bear arms their kiddies will be less safe, not more. When push comes to shove they are loathe to join the gangsters in Washington, other than the feministas who always are on the march for leftist causes – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/12/18/what-the-msm-….

          That being said, the left's stranglehold on the MSM is a done deal. They are twins separated at birth.

          Adina Kutnicki, Israel – http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

      • Mary Sue

        oddly the Canadian news was pretty good about actually mentioning it (though they didn't give it much time)

  • tim

    not worth a comment

  • Edward Cline

    I'm guessing that the missing 994,000 moms who didn't make it to Washington D.C. for the March were at home wondering why their pre-grade schools kids are being chewed out by teachers and cops for pointing fingers and bubble gum and dropping a ripped piece of paper that looked vaguely like a gun. They're also probably wondering why their kids are being indoctrinated in LGTG studies and the history of homosexual Indian tribes the cavalry wiped out and how magnificent Islam is, among other PC subjects.

  • FPF

    Before reading the article, I can see those two women (not PC, should say wimmin? lol) are lesbians, and the article confirms it. It will be no surprise the leftists are all behind this. Without guns for freedom loving citizens to protect themselves from a tyrant, they will lose their freedom to one, aka Obama Inc. And this is the ultimate goal for the leftists.

    • Mary Sue

      Including their freedom to recreate the story "Heather Has Two Mommies".

  • aloyicious

    "What would Jesus Pack?"

    From Luke 22:
    35 Then Jesus asked them, “When I sent you without purse, bag or sandals, did you lack anything?”

    “Nothing,” they answered.

    36 He said to them, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one. 37 It is written: ‘And he was numbered with the transgressors’[b]; and I tell you that this must be fulfilled in me. Yes, what is written about me is reaching its fulfillment.”

    38 The disciples said, “See, Lord, here are two swords.”

    “That’s enough!” he replied.

    Jesus may not of been packing, but it seems He told His disciples to…

    • Mary Sue

      someone needs to put that on a sign next to the idiot who thinks the answer to the question 'what would jesus pack' is 'nothing'

  • Fletch

    Hang on, is this the same march that the Washington Post said had *nearly* 1000 people? I doubt it was 6000 as the report you have states.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcom

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Various stories have various numbers. I'll give them the 6,000 number since it's silly enough.

    • Ar'nun

      Its kind of like when the media reported about Gun Appreciation Day, all the talking heads would say "100's showed up at rallies across the country." And then they would show the crowd and there were clearly a lot more than 100's at each rally.

  • pinnie

    6,000 brain dead.I cant wait for common sense to make a come back! Libs do not think they react. Being,less likely to obey R constitution…thier opinion makes little or no sense at all. Ever!

  • Ar'nun

    “What Would Jesus Pack?"

    Obviously he wouldn't. But I bet Paul, John and all his other disciples would have Glocks.