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Parkland Parents Form Super PAC to Ban “Assault Weapons”

Since the tragedy in Parkland, FL, students from Stoneman Douglas High School have campaigned to ban firearms like the AR-15. Now their parents have formed a new political action committee determined to take over Congress and make harsher gun laws a reality.

Last Wednesday the group, Families versus Assault Rifles, started taking donations for the November midterms. The super PAC was formed late in May as a counter to the National Rifle Association.

“FAMSVARPAC’s mission is twofold and clear,” the group’s website states. “To remove the NRA from our political system, and then to amend the National Firearms Act of 1934 to include a BAN on assault weapons, bump stocks, and high-capacity magazines … We echo the words of March for our Lives: ‘Either change the law or change the lawmakers.’ We plan to do both.”

According to Amy Harwood, a spokeswoman for the group, Families versus Assault Rifles will not support any candidate during the midterm election. Instead they’ll use negative advertising to target politicians supported by the NRA. In fact the group has already fired vitriolic rhetoric at Senator Marco Rubio of Florida.

One day after the Santa Fe shooting, the committee’s Twitter feed asked if it was too early to call Rubio “little prayer b*tch,” after the senator sent his condolences to the victims and their families.

Jeff Kasky, father of activist Cameron Kasky and co-founder of the committee, was unapologetic for the tweet. “They’re sellouts,” he said in reference to pro gun politicians. “Somebody’s gotta call it for what it is.” Kasky also said that the group is already receiving commitments from “mega donors” who will match any grass roots contributions.

There’s not a shadow of a doubt that the November midterms will be a pivotal election for gun owners. While Families versus Assault Rifles is new and lacks the established political machinery of the NRA, the super PAC has a lot of momentum. With the Parkland students receiving constant media coverage, the gun control lobby has a massive platform to spread its message and generate donations for candidates who want to curtail the Second Amendment.

With enough funds, groups like Families versus Assault Rifles could really damage pro-gun candidates. And come November, activists like Jeff Kasky might soon be pulling all the strings.

What do you think of this story? Is Families versus Assault Rifles a legitimate threat to gun owners’ rights? Let us know in the comments below.

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14 Responses to Parkland Parents Form Super PAC to Ban “Assault Weapons”

  1. Albert June 5, 2018 at 6:25 am #

    They should push for the ‘repeal of “ALL rights that are offensive”…..Not just the right of ‘self defense’; you must lay down and die to be a ‘good citizen’…

    • Roger June 13, 2018 at 8:14 pm #

      They should go after the liberal judges that slap repeat offenders on the wrist and turn them loose.Four time felons caught with guns in Ct are are just being fined and freed.They are not supposed to have a gun but that doesn’t matter to the judges.For murder in this state you get 25 -40 years and eligible for parole half way through.Our great gov(?) shut down 2 prisons because crime is down.
      Last year a felon broke into hi ex girl friends house beat her up and tasered her,got arrested, back in front of the judge that had issued a restraining order and was fined $1200. Felon paid fine in cash and walked.
      PEOPLE WITH GUN PERMITS DO NOT COMMIT CRIMES,THEY HAVE A LOWER CRIME RATE THEN THE POLICE. SO GO AFTER THE CRIMINALS,THE VIOLENT MENTALLY ILL,GANGS AND LEAVE US LEGAL GUN OWNERS ALONE.WE DON’T KILL PEOPLE!!!

  2. Ricky June 7, 2018 at 3:25 pm #

    I believe that the gun laws aren’t the problem . The people that b.c. ave been getting their 15 minute of fame are it mentally stable. That is what needs checked in the background checks, is the mental stability of that person. They say they have Mega donors and probably so but who are they and what do they do for a living. There are dangerous people that would love to see all law abiding people have there guns taken away so they can rob ,steal,and kill good people. Why hasn’t anyone gone after car companys for all the killings and deaths of innocent children that have been ran over and whole families that cares have killed. I would bet cars or trucks kill more people than guns so let’s all get together and outlaw or make better laws to protect us from these vehicles.

  3. James June 12, 2018 at 7:28 pm #

    Odds are that these people, residents of Broward County, are 21st Century Dems with their progressive/ Marxist ideas. As such they are hypocrites because progressives approve of abortion which murders @ 1000 babies a day, yet they castigate 8 million AR owners who have done nothing illegal with their rifles. They want a band-aid that won’t fix the moral rot that they and their ilk, godless progressives all, have brought to this nation.

    • Phil June 13, 2018 at 6:47 pm #

      I couldn’t agree with you more.

  4. JW June 12, 2018 at 7:41 pm #

    The mega donors are communist wannabes like Sorryazz, Bloomingbird and other democommies who want to control us and force us into becoming their subservient subjects. The “leader” of this socialist PAC is a bleeding heart lawyer and is pushing the ABA policy on gun control through this.

  5. John Hunter June 12, 2018 at 8:21 pm #

    Illiterate people are always a threat. They are irrational, they have no sense of reasoning. They do not know what an assault weapon is. Assault weapons are not being used in the shootings. But more importantly, the majority of murders are not being done with guns. Knives are used in far more murders.

    And they do not know that far more lives have been saved by a good person with a gun than have been killed by a bad person with a gun. They also can’t comprehend that mass shootings occur in the gun free zones; most murders occur in the places that have the greatest restrictions on guns. London who has some of the greatest restrictions on guns, has passed NY City in the number of murders.

    These numbskulls don’t have an inkling as to what the cause of evil is.
    They do not know that we are in the prophesied “perilous Times” that will exist in the Last Days, in which wickedness will increase dramatically.

    In fact, if Jesus tarries, the organized church will start murdering people;
    it will approve and encourage euthanasia and assisted suicide. But the True Church (the remnant) will remain faithful until we are snatched out of here.

  6. Jon June 12, 2018 at 9:04 pm #

    Do the people from parkland really think banning guns is going to make this country saver IT’S Not look at the UK they’re trying to get a law to ban kitchen knives that are sharp and have a point there doing this to stop murders we just need to teach right from wrong you know the old saying the kids are the future teach them to ban everything they will have nothing

  7. Randy June 13, 2018 at 1:51 am #

    I have to disagree with your assessment that knives are used more to commit more murders than firearms. It is true, that knives are used more than the combined murders than those with rifles and shotguns combined. They only account for around 300 killings a year. Total firearm deaths, not including suicides is around 13,000 people a year. There would be more of emphasis of knife control, if there were that many murders done with knives. Their main goal is to start with semi-auto rifles, then shotguns, and then start on pistols. There has been a slight uptick in gun deaths, that have been attributed to bad guys getting shot. There is supposed to have been a 30% increase in bad guys being killed. That means, there are people successfully using firearms to defend themselves. When you eliminate career criminals, it will eventually cause a drop in overall numbers of the violent crime rate. It is also proving that guns do save lives.

  8. Joe King June 13, 2018 at 6:11 am #

    These people would not know an assault weapon if they saw one. Assault weapons are already outlawed unless you get a special permit from the ATFE. No and I repeat NO soldier would go into battle with an AR-15. The AR-15 is really a jazzed up in appearance 22 rifle. If you look at a bullet for an AR-15 and a bullet for a 22 rifle, you will see they are about the same diameter just shaped differently. None of the mass shooters has been a member of the NRA.

  9. Mark June 13, 2018 at 6:43 am #

    Have these people not studied history? Gun confiscation has led to millions being slaughtered by those who take the guns. Cambodia, Laos, Viet Nam, Germany, Russia, China to name a few. What is wrong with Jeff Kasky’s brain? Millions of Jews lost their life due to Hitler’s gun control/confiscation and he wants more of the same? Sheer stupidity and ignorance is on display with this group.

  10. Larry June 13, 2018 at 11:13 am #

    The liberal radical left will do ANYTHING to take away our 2nd Amendment rights. As said so many times “guns don’t kill people-people do!” The left mega-donors will spend whatever it takes to push their agenda while ignoring the messed up judicial system and mental health. We just had a mentally deranged person who had been arrested 10 times for arson, domestic violence and other assorted felonies. He’s out on “30 years probation” which he violated 4 times and ends up killing himself and 4 children in a standoff. WHY IS THIS MAN ON THE STREETS? Talk about crime prevention….what idiot judge made the sentence of probation and what judicial system allowed him to remain free after 4 violations. That mass murder is ON OUR JUDICIAL SYSTEM…not on the NRA or any citizen who has the right to defend themselves.

  11. Andie June 13, 2018 at 12:22 pm #

    In the Idaho primary, a group called Survivors Empowered put up billboards saying that Raul Labrador has received $14K from the NRA. I got right up close to it for a picture and noticed the fine print at the bottom. “total donations from the NRA victory fund, NRA employees since 1989”. Apparently this implies the NRA is able to buy votes for cheap, only $500 per year. The deceit and lack of integrity is standard among gun prohibitionists. Ironically, This group was founded by a couple whose daughter was killed in the 2012 Colorado theater showing the Dark Knight Batman opening night. THEIR DAUGHTER WAS A VICTIM OF A GUN-FREE ZONE. That gunman passed 5 other theaters, also playing the Batman movie, to shoot up the theater that has a company policy making their properties gun-free zones.

  12. bob June 15, 2018 at 11:41 am #

    i suppose they would be happier if everybody was killied witl hammers and ball bats

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