With grieving parents still waiting to learn if their children were alive, the radical anti-gun group Everytown was already using a mass killing in Texas as a political fundraising opportunity.
“Everytown sends email fundraising off of Texas shooting,” Twitter account @2Aupdates posted at 7:12 p.m. ET on May 24, just hours after the attack, and with parents still waiting to learn if their children were among the victims.
Everytown sends email fundraising off of Texas shooting: pic.twitter.com/67jas5RnVV
— Rob Romano (@2Aupdates) May 24, 2022
The email blamed “weak gun laws” for the shooting, despite the fact the perpetrator would have passed the background checks the group demands.
It also blamed “the gun lobby’s relentless ‘guns everywhere’ agenda.” Schools have been federally-mandated “gun free zones” since 1990. It is a federal crime to possess a gun within 1,000 feet of a school.
The email then asked readers to sign up to work political efforts, instead of providing support to victims.
It ended with a massive red button urging readers to donate funds to support the group’s political lobbying campaign.
“Gun groups like The Brady Campaign and Everytown have wasted no time in attempting to profit off of this horrific tragedy in Uvalde, Texas,” Senator Lee said in a Wednesday Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.
“Lee’s comments were part of a line of questioning he directed toward President Joe Biden’s nominee to become the director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Steven Dettelbach,” The Daily Caller reports. “Lee asked whether Dettelbach would disavow the organization, which Dettelbach confirmed has endorsed him.”
“Are you willing to disavow their shameless, immediate fundraising off of the Texas tragedy just hours after this tragedy occurred?” Lee asked Dettelbech.
“I haven’t seen what you’re referring to and it’s not for me to get involved in a political argument,” Dettelbach dodged.
Despite its harsh anti-gun agenda, Everytown, founded by anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg, has its own problems with committing gun crimes.
“Everytown” was originally founded as “Mayors Against Illegal Guns,” led by a cabal of anti-gun elected officials, many of whom had convictions for violent crimes, including crimes committed with guns.
“At least 14 members of Michael Bloomberg’s ‘Mayors Against Illegal Guns’ have either plead guilty or been convicted of crimes, ranging from illegal guns to child molestation, giving them a higher crime rate than the gunowners they’re attacking,” Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX) noted in 2013.
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