On August 7, a bad guy with a gun was stopped by a good guy with a gun at a back to school event in Titusville, FL.
Details are sketchy, but we do know the good guy with a gun likely will not face any charges because his “actions were within the law” as stated in the article.
Twelve shots were allegedly fired by the bad guy with a gun before the good guy with a gun took down the bad guy with a gun (more on that later).
Despite the obvious trauma suffered by those in attendance at this back to school event intended to promote ‘Peace in the City’, there were no injuries to anyone except the bad guy with a gun.
Predictably, the NRA weighed in shortly thereafter:
In what has become a tiresome repetition of one of their more prominent talking points, the NRA appears to be trying to sell this incident as a prime example of a good guy with a gun stopping a bad guy with a gun.
That’s it. They did not, nor will they, go into the story I wrote about a few days ago regarding a good guy with a gun being stopped by another good guy with a gun. I wonder why that is? Well, not really.
But I digress.
I expected this reaction from the NRA.
I did not expect the following reaction from NRATV’s Dana Loesch:
According to Ms. Loesch, “guns save lives”.
Guns save lives. That’s what she said.
Guns save lives as a talking point hasn’t been used nearly as frequently as good guys with guns stopping bad guys with guns…not even close. But there it is front and center.
Guns save lives…
I’m sooooo confused!
According to most hoplophiles, guns don’t kill people – people kill people. Guns are, after all, inanimate objects incapable of taking any action whatsoever on their own, right? They’re tools, right?
I can’t begin to relate how many times I’ve been subjected to sarcastic comments from hoplophiles that they left their gun on the porch waiting for it to get up and shoot somebody.
I can only assume their mocking tone is based in an obvious truth that guns are not capable of getting up off that porch and shooting somebody. They’re inanimate after all.
So, guns gotta be shot by people to kill people.
That’s the assertion…over and over and over ad nauseum. And, in most instances, that’s probably true.
And, in spite of all these examples of what some hoplophiles claim is just ‘thinning the gene pool’ as justification for the gun users negligence in the video, Ms. Loesch asserts guns save lives.
How does that work, exactly?
How does a gun become sentient, jump into the fray, and somehow save lives?
Did the gun in the incident in Titusville jump into the hands of the bystander and somehow fire itself to take down the bad guy with a gun?
I swear, sometimes the hypocrisy from hoplophiles, including Ms. Loesch, is almost too much.
She also hopped on the “Amazingly, the only person that was injured was the criminal that came back and fired his gun at the event” bandwagon.
Twelve shots fired. No injuries to anyone except to the bad guy with a gun.
Come to think of it, that is pretty amazing!
No injuries to any of those in attendance.
Does that mean the bad guy with a gun was a really bad shot? Sorry, rhetorical question.
Maybe it just means he didn’t really intend to injure anyone else. After all, he had plenty of opportunity.
He got off twelve rounds. He did so with what definitely sounds in the embedded video in the article like a semi-automatic weapon. There’s no mention anywhere that the good guy’s gun somehow fired itself to save the lives of attendees at this back to school event.
None, nada, zip, zilch!
Bottom line: If guns don’t kill people, then guns don’t save people, either.
My two cents.
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