Chris Loesch: ‘Shannon Watts Should Be Ashamed of Herself’

I’m not going to lie, at SHOT Show 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada, I wanted to interview Dana Loesch, conservative radio host, contributor to The Blaze and author most recently of “Hands Off My Gun.”

Unfortunately for me Dana is a very busy person. But I did get to speak with her husband Chris Loesch, as he eloquently put it, “The man behind the woman who is more of a man than most men.” Indeed!

Chris is a cool dude and a lot like you and me in that he has a deep and abiding love for firearms. As an avid hunter, sportsmen and firearms enthusiast, Chris was totally “geeked” by SHOT, all the new guns, gear, optics, etc. had him reeling. We know the feeling.

In addition to broadcasting “The Dana Show” live from SHOT, the couple was there to promote a very worthy cause: The National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Project ChildSafe. If you’re unfamiliar with the initiative, here are some facts about Project ChildSafe:

  • The goal of Project ChildSafe® is to help gun owners take proper steps to ensure their families and communities are safer when firearms are stored in the home.
  • Project ChildSafe® provides responsible gun owners with the tools and information they need to securely store their guns away from children, at-risk individuals and criminals.
  • Project ChildSafe® has partnered with 15,000 law enforcement agencies in communities across the country.
  • Since 2003, 36 million firearm safety kits (including a cable-style gun locking device, lock-installment instructions and a safety booklet have been distributed free of charge to gun owners through partnerships with law enforcement in all 50 states and five U.S. territories.
  • Every day, NSSF receives 5-10 new requests for hundreds of firearm safety kits from law enforcement agencies.
  • Fatal firearms accidents in all age groups dropped by 22 percent between 2000 and 2010, according to the National Safety Council.
  • They now constitute less than one percent of all fatal accidents in the U.S.
  • In 2013, NSSF announced an additional $1 million commitment to Project ChildSafe, which will provide hundreds of thousands of new, free safety kits to gun owners throughout the country.

As Chris points out in the interview, Project ChildSafe is something that everyone should contribute to regardless of where they fall with respect to the gun debate as federal funding for the program was cut in 2008. Now, Project ChildSafe has been sponsored solely by the firearms industry through NSSF.

Dana Loesch holding a copy of her new book, "Hands off My Gun."  (Photo: The Blaze)

Dana Loesch holding a copy of her new book, “Hands off My Gun.” (Photo: The Blaze)

Who has a lot of money that could help to make a difference and really save lives? Chris had a good answer to that question.

“Shannon Watts [Founder of Moms Demand Action] should be ashamed of herself for taking $50 million from Bloomberg and not putting one red cent towards a program that actually does something to keep children safe,” said Chris.

About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

{ 9 comments… add one }
  • Mel Burns February 5, 2015, 2:31 pm

    I am a 68 year old lifetime gun owner. In this case, I think his comments were out of line. He can rightfully attempt to promote his or his wifes views without demanding the end of the free speech rights of someone with differing views. Lower the volume.

    • Barry Blough January 20, 2017, 8:28 am

      You must have heard a different interview than this one. There is no reference to restricting free speech.

  • Mel Burns February 5, 2015, 2:18 pm

    I am a 68 year old ;ifetime gun owner. In this case, I think his comments were out of line. He can rightfully attempt to promote his or his wifes views without demanding the end of the free speech rights of someone with differing views. Lower the volume.

  • old hrmit February 4, 2015, 6:02 pm

    Shannon watts, one of her many aliases , (look her up), is nothing but a professional PR hack, she has worked for many corporations as a PR spinner. Her home in a gated community with armed guards is listed as where the donations she receives from her deluded “moms” goes. As said on here and I have said , she could care less about your or your families safety. Her group has done nothing to promote gun safety, but she is good at spinning lies and misinformation. And sadly too many bobble headed anti gun zombies believe her tripe.

  • Drifter22 February 4, 2015, 9:45 am

    It’s not about saving lives; Those people don’t care; It’s about control!! If they were interested in saving lives they would go after the medical establishment that kill around a half a million people a year with their medical errors and drugs that were prescribed in error; and the sad part these people still get paid big bucks and nobody in authority question them. That’s over 1200 people a day depending on who’s figures you use. Can you imagine the uproar if 1200 people got shot every day.

    • Bill Richardson February 4, 2015, 6:27 pm

      As an RN, I have to address your comment. Yes, it is true that medical errors cause pain, suffering, and even death. But we are seeing a major downward trend in these numbers. According to the HHS, we have seen, “a 17 percent decline in infections, drug mistakes, bed sores and other preventable errors from 2010 to 2013.” We, as a nation, are making great strides in improving healthcare outcomes across the board. Regardless of the political machinations of both sides of the healthcare debate you can rest assured that there are those of us that are dedicated to providing the best possible care. And remember, be kind to your nurse – we keep doctors from killing you = -)

  • Alan February 4, 2015, 9:35 am

    Is anyone among us REALLY surprised that the Lefties use their monies for propaganda & scare tactics as opposed to actual real life solutions?
    It is their norm, they have NEVER proposed one Law, nor any one program to make anything or anyone SAFER, but have focused instead on control of people.
    That’s what Fascist/Socialists do, control people.

  • JGTinNJ February 4, 2015, 5:15 am

    Bloomberg’s money could have important impact if it went to accident or suicide prevention. If the political threat he represents was removed it would free up a lot more money that we presently need to fight him, money that would be better spent on accident and suicide prevention as well.

  • ejharb February 4, 2015, 3:28 am

    I nominate this man for luckiest man in recorded history! She even likes walking dead! My advce is dont bother with already hit jackpot.enjoy the goodness

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