Ok this right here is VERY impressive showing exactly how messed up the anti-rights people view the world. From Joan Peterson who works for the Joyce Foundation, as well as the Brady Campaign. For a little background, as I’m not going to copy the entire back-and-forth. Joan, among other things in her increasingly disjointed screeds, was speaking out against campus carry. The pro-rights people pointed out that there have been spree shooting events diffused by armed citizens like in Appalachian Law School, and Pearl High School. After a little argument framing Joan claims the guns didn’t help the situation and doubles-down with this:
Sure I can. They were not stopped before they happened. That is what you guys are always telling me you need your guns for on campuses. It didn’t work in these cases….We’ve gone over this ad nauseous. When you guys stop saying you need your guns to defend yourself and others in public then we can talk.
There it is. First for those not familiar with the cases, both incidents happened in “Gun Free Zones” and because of that the lawfully armed people had to retreat from the event and then RETURN with their firearm (Which BTW is still a violation of the rule, even if you’re grabbing a gun to stop a killer) so the Killer was unopposed for a length of time, and people were killed, but like most spree shootings, as soon as armed resistance arrives (be it in the form of Police, or a civilian with a firearm) the shooting is stopped…in both of these cases without a shot being fired by the lawfully armed citizen.
Now to Joan this shows the failure of civilian carry…well because she refuses to see civilian carry as ANYTHING BUT a failure. What she wants is what probably DOES happen all over the nation. Somebody thinks about killing some classmates or coworkers, and thinks twice about it because they don’t want to be shot. We’ll never hear about it in the news because Psychics aren’t real (tho it wouldn’t surprise me if Joan has had her palms read a time-or-two).
One must ask, how many spree shootings have there been in Utah since they legalized campus carry? How many spree shootings in the Universities that don’t restrict campus carry?
Now let’s look at the usual double-standard of the antis. The two big ones, Columbine, and Virginia tech. Both situations unarmed students were forced to hide and play dead as they were shot like fish in a barrel. Meanwhile outside the armed police planned their methods to diffuse the situation.
Dozens of people were shot and killed, and armed police were mere feet away. This is obviously a failure of armed Police, right?
You see we need to stop saying we need guns to protect ourselves, says this Board Member of the Brady Campaign, and Spokesperson for the Joyce Foundation. She is obviously mentally ill, there’s nothing more charitable I can say about somebody so bent in their world view.
Is this who we should listen to? Also note that she’s an employee of BOTH the major gun control groups in America, she could be dismissed at any time, but is not. You see those who support these various gun control groups see this as rational behavior.
Remember that, and be safe, and carry your guns!