A little bird forwarded me this email from “Protect”MN to its mailing list. I’ll add emphasis:
You are Invited!
What: A house party fundraiser with Protect Minnesota
When: Monday, November 25, 5:30-7 p.m.
Where: [Redacted] Fremont Ave., Minneapolis [And no, it’s not North Fremont. Or north of 38th Street South. If you catch my drift – ed.]
Why: To raise funds for a new campaign to change the conversation around gun violence prevention
How: By creating a strong new campaign, we will be able to overcome those promoting a culture of gun violence
With comments from: Richard Carlbom, former campaign manager for Minnesotans United for All Families at 6 p.m.
Co-host levels available:
$250 – $500
Suggested minimum contribution: $40
And so the Carlbom era of gun control in Minnesota begins.
Before Richard Carlbom, the gay marriage debate in Minnesota was between people who believed in principle that marriage was a gender-blind civil right, and people who believed that it was a religious institution intended for the creation and raising of future generations.
After Carlbom, it became a battle between good, compassionate people who cared about rights, and evil bigots.
And that’s what the anti-civil-rights movement – and its highly-paid consultant, Carlbom – wants to do with the civil right of self defense; frame it as a battle between people who represent a “culture of violence”, and people who believe that with enough laws, we can create a violence-free utopia.
Like Chicago. Or Washington DC.
“Protect”MN and Carlbom want the uninformed and gullible to conflate “armed self-defense” with gun violence; to lump people like this, this, this, this, this, these and thousands of others in with gang-bangers, thugs and spree killers.