Former Employee Issues Most Damning Critique of Everytown: ‘It’s like being in an abusive relationship’ 

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What’s it like to work for the Bloomberg-financed Everytown for Gun Safety?

Well, if we are to believe the grievances of a former employee, it’s like “being in an abusive relationship.”

No joke.  

This former employee posted a full rundown of her experiences at the anti-gun organization on Glassdoor, a portal where users can anonymously submit reviews and details about what it’s like working for various companies.

The post is dated July 30, 2021, and the user pulls no punches.

“Working at Everytown is similar to being in an abusive relationship. I do not take that statement lightly – I have experienced my fair share of abusive and manipulative relationships and I previously worked for a domestic violence and sexual assault crisis center,” the ex-employee wrote. “Everytown as an organization and Everytown’s management really meet all the criteria.”

Wow.

It gets worse. They blast the leadership of the organization for exploiting a tragedy to reap financial gain.

“The Field Team is paid the least within the organization, this team includes the SURVIVORS OF GUN VIOLENCE, Moms Demand Action, and Students Demand Action. There is cliquey energy within this team with the white women who have been around ‘since the beginning’ aka since a white woman who had absolutely no connection to Sandy Hook decided to ‘take action’ via Facebook and later profit massively from it,” they wrote. “Spoiler alert: these women are now managers/directors and are part of the reason why talented staff leaves, especially staff of color.”

SEE ALSO: Everytown Spending $3M on Boot Camp to Turn Gun-Control Activists into Politicians

One can safely assume this individual is talking about Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a subsidiary of Everytown for Gun Safety. Despite not having any explicit connection to the Everytown tragedy, Watts founded Moms Demand Action on social media in the aftermath of Sandy Hook.

In 2013, Watts merged her group with Bloomberg’s anti-gun outfit, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, to form Everytown for Gun Safety.

Shannon Watts on MSNBC with Rachel Maddow. (Photo: MSNBC)

Though Bloomberg and Watts claim the goal of the organization is to eradicate gun-related violence, the former employee says that’s not the case at all.

“I want to circle back to this idea of working ‘for the cause’ – in Everytown’s case, senior management actually has no intention of ending gun violence, especially outside of gun violence that white children might experience. This organization is used as a shiny, feel good, star for the wealthy, white folks at the top. It’s all politics,” they observed.

“Instead of investing millions or hundreds of thousands of dollars into communities, with violence intervention programs that have been proven to work, they will literally donate millions (y’all can look it up) into political races and into the hands of legislators to get what they want,” they continued.

SEE ALSO: Everytown Law Announces $3M War Chest to Eliminate 2A Rights Via the Courts 

“Again, not based on what a community wants – it doesn’t matter if Black and brown folks will be over policed by a policy Everytown paid to come to fruition because Everytown does it to look ‘good’ (to white people). Remember, saying ‘police violence is gun violence’ was a highly radical statement until they needed to look woke in their listserv when George Floyd was murdered,” they added.

To their point, incidentally, Everytown announced this week that it would be spending $1.8 million in the 2021 Virginia elections.

The former employee insists that they’re not alone in feeling this way, that they know at least five others who are “actively trying to quit” and over 20 more who are similarly disgruntled but don’t leave because “thebeginning charm of this abusive relationship flares up and keeps them going like a free lunch, a new sweatshirt, working remotely for many Field staff, or maybe they just need to keep the good benefits for their family.”

In conclusion, they warn potential job-seekers to stay away at all costs.

“This organization is beyond change, beyond saving. This harm is intentional. Do not waste your life like so many of us did,” they wrote.

Ouch!!!

But if I’m being honest, I’m not surprised. Not at all. A fish rots from the head down.

Stands to reason then, that an organization as misguided as Everytown, one whose true purpose is the full-scale elimination of one’s Constitutional right to keep and bear arms, would ultimately adopt the core ethos of its most prominent benefactor, the cretinous and corrupt Michael Bloomberg.

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

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  • Neil Ringlee September 20, 2021, 11:23 am

    The Progressive New Left, all of it is simply a money and power scam. Rich leftists use misguided and uneducated drones to advance an emotion driven agenda. The agenda is irrelevant. Whether it be climate madness, equity madness, whatever lives matter, or ‘safety-ism’ madness all of these efforts are an attempt to extract money and power from the uninformed. I figured this out decades ago when I was an undergrad at a leftist university studying leftist political ideologies. Entitled trust fund babies gathered under the banner of a 501(c), raised money, paid themselves and ranted about saving the Black Tailed Marmont from imminent destruction at the hands of right wing neanderthals. It is a very effective scam. Shake down your rich relatives and their golf club friends, engage them financially in a ‘good’ cause and grant them an indulgence from their otherwise capitalist life in the name of saving something from somebody bad. And the kicker is it is all tax deductible. In the meantime you get the office space, desk and phones, the leased beemer and the paycheck for defending something helpless from the neanderthals who wreak havoc on the earth. You know, the Christian conservatives. Anytown is simply another iteration of an old scam. Safety at any price and if you don’t buy it you eat grilled kindergartners for lunch. When they fail they reemerge under a new banner, new colored T-Shirts and a new 501. Same scam, different P.O Box. In spite of my Summa Cum Laude in Political Science at SF State I was really the dummy. I took my degree, signed by Jerry Brown and went back to being a Marine and chasing communists. My lesser gifted classmates have almost all jumped on the 501 gravy train and have cashed in nicely. And they get to feel real good about it.

  • JonsOn September 20, 2021, 11:05 am

    Do these people really think that they can stop crime by outlawing firearms? Probably not. They don’t care about crime or mass shootings they just want to disarm America the same way that the NAZIs disarmed Germany in the 1930s or the Soviets in Russia or the socialists in Venezuela or Cuba or any other country that took the road of Marxism. Right now in this country we are solidly under attack from Marxists and they are in so many places: schools, media (news papers, TV News), social media, Hollywood and corporate America. They are dug in like ticks and sicking the life out of this country which has endured many attacks on it through the last 250 years. We can’t let this enemy within prevail as if they do we the people lose so much that has made this country great. Next year we need to remove as many democrats and RINO republicans from office as possible. We need to handcuff the Biden administration so they can’t screw this country up any more. Yes we are in a war for the very soul of this country. Our children and grandchildren’s prosperity is at stake.

  • Nicholas September 20, 2021, 9:21 am

    Interesting! I’ve thought for several years that being a member of the NRA, GOA, and other so-called pro-2nd groups was abusive.
    I’d like to remind those who might take the time to read this that the 2nd amendment has 27 words in it, and every word in the original Constitution and its amendments must be given “its due force, and appropriate meaning, for it is evident from the whole instrument, that no word was unnecessarily used, or needlessly added.”. The courts have stated that on more than one occasion, but when it comes to the duty to keep and bear arms, so clearly written into the Constitution, everyone, including those who claim to be supportive of the 2nd amendment draw a blank.
    The purpose of the 2nd, according to those who wrote and ratified the amendment, was to guarantee that the people would maintain their militia. This was the case until the incoherent opinion of Heller came about, and that came about because “We the People” wanted nothing at all to do with performing the duty “necessary to the security of a free State”.
    The Constitution commands a duty that cannot be removed without a constitutional amendment. That duty was incorporated so that the people would maintain a force with authoritative power that could contain public officials and protect all our rights.
    The entire enforcement of law hinges on Article I, § 8, Cl. 15, and it is the one clause of the Constitution that is completely ignored by almost everyone in this nation.

  • TomD September 20, 2021, 9:19 am

    Thirty years ago I worked in an office, and I noticed that the friendly people were gun owners, and the nasty people were anti-gun. I decided that the nasties choose to not own guns because they wanted to kill people with their tongues, and not owning guns was their way of self-control. This observation (plus an Atlantic Monthly article that inadvertently backed up the NRA) convinced me to take the plunge and become a gun owner.

  • Stan d. Upnow September 17, 2021, 12:28 pm

    With few exceptions, the saying “Money Talks and Nobody Walks” holds true in too many cases. One must be an upright person with strong moral & ethical traits to resist the temptation. We know that those on the Left are devoid of those qualities.

  • Stan d. Upnow September 17, 2021, 11:27 am

    Not new news; known this for years. The one thing that’s the most telling is the massive amount of financing behind the relentless anti-gun push. The Left are skillful liars & deceivers. It’s never been about combating gun violence. That’s a smokescreen for their True goal– eliminating armed resistance to the Left’s totalitarian take-over.

    If you had any doubt before, you’re seeing that goal coincide with their agenda that’s being implemented real-time via the puppet Obiden administration. While they scream that every voice opposing their plans is just a crackpot conspiracy theory, it is the Left that has been actually conspiring all along to destroy our country and mold it into a “fundamentally transformed” version that will be assimilated into the New World Order, or what is now termed, The Great Reset.

    This is why they keep referring to Jan. 6 as an “armed insurrection,” when it was nothing of the sort. Also, why they mobilized tens of thousands of troops and heavy equipment to “protect democracy.” It was a dress rehearsal for the armed rebellion they know will eventually happen to save America from their evil clutches. Why do you think, starting with Obama, the U.S. military has been systematically purged and replaced with compliant Leftist officers? Can you say Gen. Milley?

    Don’t look to Republicans to save the day. They are a proven bunch of eunuchs. Unfortunately, even a Trump-like figure can’t do it alone. We saw how they tried to destroy Trump, and not a single one of those
    traitorous coup-mongers suffered for their subversive activities. There will not be a “solution at the ballot box” for the present state-of-affairs. The Left knows this and has prepared for it. Meanwhile, what are We doing? Nothing. The few who are trying to organize will be identified(thank you Patriot Act), arrested, and prosecuted as “domestic terrorists.”

    The illegitimate Obiden admin. will be the most anti-gun in history. It must be, for the puppet masters are at the stage where they will make a run for home plate soon. The only thing giving them the jitters is the armed American patriot. They are presently hard at work to thwart that threat to their total take-over. They will start with ramming through unConstitutional “laws” to give their disarming of the public a transparent veneer of legality. They will install anti-2nd A. officials to further that mechanism. Witness that POS candidate for BATF chief, David Chipman, that Obiden’s handlers told him to select. We dodged the proverbial bullet on that one, but there will be many more to come.

    Bottom line– no matter what, do not surrender your firearms & supplies! But, that won’t be enough to counter the threat. Their tactic will be to divide(or isolate) and conquer individuals and small groups. Don’t count on the police to not participate in their scheme. Not all are like Sheriff David Clarke; many are like (former)Sheriff Scott Israel, of Parkland, FL, infamy.

    • Kane September 17, 2021, 9:25 pm

      Jan. 6th was counter revolution that failed and Biden was installed.

  • Tarheel September 17, 2021, 8:15 am

    I have always thought of these groups as being very inept but good at virtue signaling. How does one defend taking the only means of self defense away from women or the elderly or anyone that only wants to protect the sanctity of home and family. It’s like they are incapable of realizing there are truly bad people that can and will hurt or kill you just for sport and do not need a gun to do it. The firearms have always been a great equalizer. Possibly some of these twits may understand this logic, however a free individual is an armed individual. Quite sure they could never grasp that concept.

    • Stan d. Upnow September 17, 2021, 11:58 am

      You, like all too many others, just can’t see the real picture. For the Progressive-Socialists, it’s not about protecting your home, family, & self. They couldn’t care less about that, nor do they give a hoot about violent crime victims, as has been proven. They only see an armed populace as a roadblock to their totalitarian take-over of the country. The “gun safety” chatter is only a smokescreen.
      And you’re dead wrong about them not grasping the concept that “a free individual is an armed individual.” They are Very much aware of that! Why they need to disarm the populace before we can be enslaved.
      Now, do you get it?

  • Snowdin September 17, 2021, 6:39 am

    Gloomburg is a billionaire who thinks that he can buy everybody with his massive amounts of money. He is so unpopular that he could not get enough votes to stay in the Presidential Primary Race even with the vast millions that he spent. No one east of the Mississippi will vote for him except for Californica, Oregon and Washington. He is another Commie who wants to strip away our Gun Rights any way he can but it is okay for him to have armed guards. Where are the Drones? Maybe he will contract the China Virus and keel over. Like all of the other Lying Politicians, I doubt that he took the Franken Shot.

    • Stan d. Upnow September 17, 2021, 12:06 pm

      The power brokers on the Left did not support his presidential candidacy because they feared that with his huge ego, he would not bend to their will once in the WH. They reasoned that he would serve their cause much better in his traditional role as the money bags.
      It was no fluke that Dementia Joe was chosen by his Progressive-Socialist overlords.

  • Dr Motown September 16, 2021, 10:22 pm

    The rich white progressive is the biggest domestic threat to our nation’s liberties (and to minorities, as Malcolm X warned 55 years ago)😳

    • Stan d. Upnow September 17, 2021, 12:08 pm

      They are only a part of the problem.

    • Kane September 17, 2021, 9:37 pm

      Yeah, the the Black supremist and sexaul slaver said that after he changed his name from Detroit Red to Malcolm X. He said something about the “chickens coming home to roost” after JFK was killed, I wonder what the chickens were doing when his old comrades punched his time clock?

  • Snake September 16, 2021, 2:58 pm

    I was very happy to read these lines, although I hate it when one uses the phrase “people of color”, wanting to make you believe that white does not count as a color. Anyway, this woman, whoever she is, now tells everybody right from the inside what is going on at Everytown and that it is truly an evil organization entirely focused on gaining money and political power for a few people (egoists) to feel good about themselves and receive good publicity as well, but all for the wrong reasons.

    Well, nobody of us at GunsAmerica is surprised about these insights, I am also not, just like Mr. Blannelberry. After all, if an organization is being supported by a billionaire, who does not give his money away for free but must obviously have a deeper goal in this, something just can’t be right. And I hope that this coming out will make other Everytown members to leave this hopefully soon to be sinking ship.

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