October 13, 2013 10:59 am -

guns12n-13-webSomehow, a Thursday joint announcement by the Second Amendment Foundation, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and slipped under our radar. We rectify the matter here. The above groups have…

… decided to sponsor “Guns Save Lives Day” on Dec. 14 — the anniversary of last year’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. … Alan Gottlieb, the president of [the Second Amendment Foundation], said the goal is to show “there’s a good side of guns.”

“People every single day use guns to save lives,” Gottlieb said. “We don’t think anybody should have been a victim at Sandy Hook, and we don’t think anybody should be a victim in the future.”

Gottlieb estimated that some 200 gun-rights groups from all 50 states would participate in the event.

“Quite frankly, we don’t want the gun prohibition lobby to own that day,” he said. “So we’re starting early.”

Poor fella can’t tell the difference between “prohibition” and “sane, constitutionally legal regulation of weapons of war.” On top of that, he must have assumed that preaching to the paranoid wouldn’t get noticed by the reality-based world. It did, and Gottlieb’s epic fail did not go over well with the New York Daily News:


In an appalling bid to “own” the Dec. 14 anniversary of the Newtown slayings, a coalition of gun lovers has announced plans to declare that horrific date “Guns Save Lives” day.

“We are going to use the day to get our views out,” said Alan Gottlieb of the Second Amendment Foundation. “We don’t want (pro gun-control groups) own that day. … We are gonna be there first.”

It was a proclamation that had people who lost family members at the hands of a crazed gunman at Sandy Hook elementary school shuddering.

“Dec. 14 is a sacred day for Newtown families that should be about our loved ones — not this disgusting political stunt,” said Erica Lafferty, the daughter of murdered Newtown principal Dawn Hochsprung.

“These people will be trampling on the graves of the innocent children and educators who were murdered that day.”

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.