I am always amazed to witness the spotty, speculative logic from the gun control crowd. The way they carry on in the wake of a shooting is as if violence was invented along with bullets. When they discuss magazine capacity, they seem to labor under the assumption that a gunman will shoot his ten shots, and then say, “Oh, I guess that’s all. I’ll be on my way now.” It never enters the conversation that a gunman could have multiple guns or that with a little bit of practice, a skilled shooter can pop in a new magazine before the last one hits the ground. Also absent from the conversation is the havoc wrought by any number of weapons, including knives.
Take, for instance, the tragedy in Salt Lake City last Thursday. Most have not heard about it because it runs contrary to the liberal media’s narrative that guns are responsible for violence. A man outside a Smith’s Marketplace went in, bought a knife and then stood outside the store and began stabbing people. He stabbed one man in the head and another in the stomach. Smith’s employee Dorothy Espinoza stated,
“He pulled it out and stood outside the Smiths in the foyer, and just started stabbing people and yelling ‘You killed my people, you killed my people.’”
But don’t worry, the attack didn’t go on for too long. The assailant didn’t get tired or get disinterested and walk away; he was stopped promptly by a bystander who saw what was going on and drew a concealed handgun on the assailant.
Yes, that’s right, one of those man-killing machines was used, as it often is all across America, in a defensive manner to stop violence.
“A guy pulled a gun on him and told him to drop his weapon or he would shoot him. So, he dropped his weapon and the people from Smith’s grabbed him.”
This is exactly the kind of story that needs to be promoted. For every James Holmes that shoots up a movie theater, there are scores of situations diffused through the use or threat of use of firearms. The mainstream media does nothing to promote these stories because it conflicts with their social agenda. Of course gun violence seems out of control when there is no mention of the proper use of firearms to balance the discussion.
Police say that they do not yet know what caused the man to start stabbing people. While purely speculation, I suppose it’s safe to say that they man is a first-class nutjob. The real story here, though, is the classic illustration as to why the right of citizens to carry a weapon works as a means of helping to deter and stop crime.
Do what the liberal media won’t do. Use this as an example the next time someone suggests that guns only create more violence. Forward this article to whomever you think would enjoy it. And please check out the monthly column of Armed Citizens that documents the many, many stories like this one that the media simply won’t discuss.