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A major gun control group, ‘Fight for Our Lives,’ has now announced that they will be shutting down operations permanently.

As The Daily Lobo reports:

After three years of civic engagement initiatives dedicated to education, justice and service in Albuquerque, Fight for Our Lives, a student-led organization established to propel social justice causes, announced their self-decided shutdown on Oct. 2.

FFOL was focused on advocating for gun violence prevention in 2018, seeking climate crisis action in 2019 and creating ABQ Mutual Aid in 2020, according to FFOL co-founder Jonathon Juarez-Alonzo. He said on social media that the decision to dissolve the organization was a tough one and that “all good things must come to an end.”

A key legacy of FFOL was the youth involved in the movement’s work, who were able to develop leadership skills through organizing efforts, according to co-founder and former President Zoey Craft. Former Vice President Emil Phan said she got involved with FFOL in high school with the goal of advancing action and conversations on urgent social justice issues, which directly pertained to Albuquerque’s underserved communities.

But in spite of how things might seems, according to Bearingarms.com, this development might not be the good news it seems:

But hey, another gun control group down. That’s a win for our side, right?

Not really. It seems FFOL shut down because the leadership wants to do other things and despite the broad focus of the group, it’s not broad enough for their ADHD-focus of activism. This wasn’t really due to any lack of support for their initial gun control mission.

Unfortunately.

At least, there’s not any evidence of that. It’s entirely possible that after a couple of years, they started focusing on climate change because they just couldn’t get any real traction as a gun control group. Oh, they claim wins, but how much of that was because of them and how much was because of other, most established groups?

 

 


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Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
1 month ago

Raising money would be easier for them if they asked the other groups that support gun control. For example, millions in taxpayer money is funneled to Illegal alien groups, e.g.,La Raza, LULAC, MALDEF, ACLU, SPLC. Big city gangs might share, e.g., those in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and Albuquerque itself. Organized crime groups, e.g., MS-13 also might chip in.

The specter of new firearms owners numbering in the millions should have signaled a downturn in the public’s support for disarming the citizens.

Scotty
Scotty
1 month ago
Reply to  Gene Ralno

Don’t forget BLM!

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
1 month ago

Move Ops to MA VT DE VA OK for funds

Robert Higginbotham
Robert Higginbotham
1 month ago

Typical of that age group FFOL picked some of the popular topics of the day. I’ve seen it happen over and over again as an 80 year old. Some portion of the college crowd always seems to take up causes with a high degree of enthusiasm that tends to fade over time!!

Scotty
Scotty
1 month ago

Yeah, right up to the time they start asking for money.