September 17, 2021
By Mark Chesnut
Many in the pro-gun community have long believed that those at the top of some anti-gun groups don’t really care about violent crime victims, but are simply trying to enrich themselves through donations from people who do really care.
Now, we might just have a little more proof of that theory.
In a scathing review at glassdoor.com, a website where people rate employers, a person who claims to be a former employee let loose with both barrels at the upper management of Michael Bloomberg-funded Everytown for Gun Safety. And while we don’t know the identity of the alleged whistleblower, disgruntled or not she said some very interesting things.
“Senior management actually has no intention of ending gun violence, especially outside of gun violence that white children might experience,” she said. “This organization is used as a shiny, feel good, star for the wealthy, white folks at the top.”
The reviewer also blasted the organization’s top brass for what she perceived as using money in ineffective ways to gain prestige in political circles, not in ways that could be useful.
“It’s all politics,” she said. “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.”
While such accusations are indeed damning, the reviewer also shed some light on the alleged work environment at Everytown. And her analysis does not paint a pretty picture of Shannon Watts and her high-level gun-ban cronies.
“Working at Everytown is similar to being in an abusive relationship,” she said. “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. Everytown as an organization and Everytown’s management really meet all the criteria.”
She went on to describe workplace of manipulation, shaming, favoritism, nepotism, fake wokeness and overall disdain for many employees below the senior management level.
“I believe the folks who have positive things to say about the organization (at this point) are either a.) a part of the problem or b.) leave before they take off their rose-colored glasses,” she wrote. “By the time you realize how horribly you are being treated because you are tired, overworked, and you feel crazy, like it’s your fault you feel this way because you are not doing enough self-care, you have absolutely no energy to get out.”
The Backdoor reviewer concluded by giving a little advice to potential employees of the organization.
“This organization is beyond change, beyond saving,” she said. “This harm is intentional. Do not waste your life like so many of us did.”
EDITOR’S NOTE: While this is admittedly a story without a verifiable source, if the reviewer’s allegations are true it sheds some very interesting light on the gun-ban organization.
Freelance writer and editor Mark Chesnut is the owner/editorial director at Red Setter Communications LLC. An avid hunter, shooter and political observer, he has been covering Second Amendment issues and politics on a near-daily basis for more than 20 years.