Anti Gun Group Admits to Using Children to Lobby Congress – Dresses Kids in Cow Costumes
Well, we’ve known for some time that anti-gun advocates userhanded tactics to garner support for their side, largely playing on emotional, rather than logical, arguments. Now, at least one group has outright admitted that they are using their children as props to try and make their lobbying efforts more effective.
MomsRising, an apparent anti gun lobbying group that I am literally just hearing about for the first time as I write this (but apparently they have 1.2 million members?), told POLITICO that using children as lobbying props is simply more effective than going by themselves.
“When you go to Capitol Hill and walk the marble halls, there are very few children around,” said Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Executive Director and CEO of MomsRising, which boasts more than 1.2 million members. “When we do come through with children, people do stop and listen and I think that’s important because kids are seldom there.”
“We have found that most politicians do listen when moms and children speak, and that they do take time out to hear the stories and to look at the messages,” Rowe-Finkbeiner said.
As if bringing your children along to further your political motives wasn’t enough, MomsRising actually plans to humiliate their children by dressing them up in ridiculous costumes. Also according to POLITICO:
Next week, members of MomsRising will go to Capitol Hill with their children dressed in cow costumes to deliver small cow toys to Senators with the message that they should not be “cowed” by the gun lobby and to get “moo-ving” on gun policy.
Really? You’re going to dress your children up like barnyard animals and parade them around the Capitol in order to persuade Congress to disarm law abiding Americans? Sounds a bit more ridiculous when you condense the plan into once sentence like that.
The group also plans on creating Political Action Committees (PACs) to target pro gun lawmakers in the 2014 midterm elections.