To gun nuts, the answer to all problems is guns. That last 10 pounds you can’t seem to lose? Buy a gun. A mother-in-law who insists on popping in for days at a time? Buy a gun. A squabble over a restaurant bill? Buy a gun.
Ben Carson, whose only apparent skills seem to be in the operating room, engaged in some serious victim blaming when he opined about the mass shooting in Oregon.
“I would not just stand there and let him shoot me,” Mr. Carson, who has been surging in recent polls, said on Fox News. “I would say: ‘Hey, guys, everybody attack him! He may shoot me, but he can’t get us all.’ ”
Source: New York Times
Ted Nugent, of course, is the Prince of All Gun Nuts. In a blog post in World
Nut Net Daily, Nugent doubled down on Carson’s comment, even going so far as to call the victims “losers.”
Meanwhile, those losers amongst us – spinelessly discarding self-evident truth, logic, common sense and pure human instinct – continue to fall for the big lie of political correctness, and get cut down by murderous maniacs like blind sheep to slaughter.
Don’t tread on me. Live free or die. Remember the Alamo. Never again … ring any bells?
Gun-free zones are a self-inflicted suicidal curse and send a big, crazy message to evil people to come and get us. We are unarmed. We are helpless. Do with us as you may.
Bernie Goetz did the right thing and defended himself and others from rampaging predator punks on the New York subways, and he was convicted of breaking some bizarre laws that encourage rampaging murderous punks. Meanwhile the rampaging punks got a break and were off on their merry way to continue their criminal lives.
Source: World Net Daily
Well, Umpqua College is not a gun free zone and some of the people on campus did have guns, and one in particular intelligently chose not to use it, knowing that people might think he is one of the bad guys.
John Parker Jr., an Umpqua student and Air Force veteran, told multiple media outlets that he was armed and on campus at the time of the attack last week. Parker and other student veterans (perhaps also armed) thought about intervening. “Luckily we made the choice not to get involved,” Parker told MSNBC. “We were quite a distance away from the actual building where it was happening, which could have opened us up to being potential targets ourselves.”
Parker is just one of many armed civilians who have been present or proximal to a mass shooting but was unable to stop it. The canard of the armed civilian mass-shooting hero is perpetuated by exaggerations and half-truths.
Of course, neither Ben Carson nor Ted Nugent have a clue what they would do if they found themselves facing a mass shooter. Even Carson’s own words show him to be a coward when facing a gun.
I have had a gun held on me when I was in a Popeye’s organization. Guy comes in, put the gun in my ribs. And I just said, ‘I believe that you want the guy behind the counter.’
Telling a gunman to target someone else is hardly courageous, despite the fact that he’s somehow trying to play it that way. Snopes has a lot of doubts that even that story is true.
As for how Ted Nugent might handle a mass shooting, well, when he had the chance to face guns in Vietnam, he literally sh*t his pants.
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