Early on the morning of November 28, 2016, The Ohio State University sent out a tweet, alerting their students to a dangerous situation:
Naturally, gun control advocates hopped to Twitter to push their narrative and agenda, including Senator and former Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine, who reprimanded the “senseless gun violence”, and Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Shortly thereafter, it became evident that the attacker actually used his car and a butcher knife to attack his victims, not a gun.
But Shannon Watts had already opened a can of worms on Twitter:
I’m sorry, Shannon Watts, but you can’t use me, a student, as your political pawn. Not today, or ever.
I responded to Watts with three simple tweets – three tweets which would prompt her to personally block my account on Twitter:
Perhaps she realized that not every student in the United States wanted her agenda – in fact, many do not. But the issue is that Watts’ response to someone disagreeing was to simply block them, pretend they don’t exist, and retreat to her own echo chamber.
As a woman, I deserve my 2nd Amendment rights.
As a student, I deserve my 2nd Amendment rights.
As a law-abiding citizen, I deserve my 2nd Amendment rights, should I choose to exercise them.
Shannon Watts, don’t ever try to make me your political pawn again. And if you do, at least engage with me in debate; perhaps we could learn something from one another. But until then, enjoy the walls of your echo chamber that simply reverberate what you want to hear.