Cognitive dissonance, illustrated

This is priceless.

In the Sep/Oct 2015 issue of TSRA Sportsman, Alice Tripp, Legislative Director and Lobbyist at the Texas State Rifle Association, recounts an encounter with a member of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

My first encounter with Moms Demand Action was in Dallas during the check-in and set-up for the 2014 Democratic Convention. I was getting my booth assignment when a member of Moms came up and asked convention staff why there were no armed guards present. The staffer answered that during the convention, as the delegates arrived, there would be more visible security. The concerned lady pointed to her Moms Demand t-shirt and said “When you wear this t-shirt, you need armed security.”

Roll that around in your head. Consider this group, what their goals are, then the mentality surrounding their demand. The cognitive dissonance should make your head explode.

Alice continues:

No, I didn’t laugh, but I had to smile as she stomped off. The staffer knew me and said, “I wonder if she would have felt more secure if I’d told her not to worry, most of us are armed.”

2 thoughts on “Cognitive dissonance, illustrated

  1. Ladies and Gentlemen. I wish to apologize for the ultra bright sun-like flash some of you may have witnessed this afternoon emanating from Dallas.

    That was my head exploding.

    Now back to picking up shards of bone and lumps of gray matter….

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