Mrs. Weer’d sends me this surprisingly balanced article from anti-gun CNN.
“Owning a firearm is not a right that I take lightly.” — Jason Bostic, Fredericktown, Ohio
“If you love your children, you will teach them how to handle a real firearm.” — Ilidio Serra, Aurora, Illinois
“As a young woman who lives alone and lives in a rather rough area of town, guns are what allow me to sleep at night.” — Layland Oberschulte, Napa Valley, California
They also quote this story
I’m not out looking for trouble but if trouble shows up I want to be prepared.
Lets keep in mind that its the everyday citizen first on scene 98% of the time not the Police.
The only real “anti-gun” message is this:
“It disturbs me when I hear people say things like, ‘If someone in the crowd in Colorado had been armed, the whole thing could have been stopped.’” — Grayson Cash, Savannah, Georgia
It’s a point we heard many times. If a gun owner could have carried his weapon into the theater that night, he might have wounded or killed the shooter — or at least saved some lives. Commenters debated it at length on CNN.
“As someone who has some firearm and self-defense training, I find it laughable to think that the average Joe, in a dark theater filled with teargas, could take out a well armed and armored assailant with a five-round .38 special,” he said. “Arming more people will only eventually end in an accidental death.”
Cash said he rarely fires weapons now, except for at the shooting range, and believes there should be strict rules for firearm purchases.
You may THINK that a civilian might not have been able to improve the situation (I think that’s pretty tin-eared, as I find it hard to believe that showing the killer ZERO resistance is somehow a BETTER option) but we got numbers which override your feelings. Go lay down in your yard, or drive across the great plains, or ship out over the open ocean and tell me the world doesn’t FEEL flat. Feelings can be VERY wrong.
I’m impressed that even the anti-gun bastions are finding that keeping the anti-gun lie alive that lead to the gun restrictions of the 80s and 90s isn’t a smart strategy anymore!