Many in Hollywood and Washington want you to think that mass shootings wouldn’t happen without guns and the way to prevent active shooters is to make guns harder to put their hands on. Well, Chicago makes it clear that putting your hands on a gun isn’t an issue for those who want to do it, whether legal or not.
Citizens, both armed and unarmed, successfully intervened in eight active shooter incidents over the last two years, according to a new report from the FBI.
The agency said the “selfless actions” of those who thwarted the attacks “likely saved many lives.” In total, the FBI recorded 943 casualties — 221 deaths and 722 injuries — across 50 mass shootings, including 20 in 2016 and 30 in 2017. All the shooters were male, ranging in age from 14 to 66, according to the report.
“The enhanced threat posed by active shooters and the swiftness with which active shooter incidents unfold support the importance of preparation by law enforcement officers and citizens alike,” the report concludes.
In other words, if we want people to be safe, then responsible gun owners should be everywhere and should be carrying a firearm on their person everywhere.
Contrary to what anti-gunners think about gun owners, gun owners overwhelming are like Stephen Willeford who stopped the mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas in November of 2017. Willeford said recently,
He had an AR-15, but so did I. I’m not the bravest man in the world or anything, but I was there and I could do something. And I had to do something.
Contrary to standard anti-gunner rhetoric from Washington, Willeford’s words aren’t the words of a crazy man or an aggressor. They are the words of a person who takes responsibility for being able to help other people, and he did so. That is the attitude of the average gun owner in America, and we need more of these people in America instead of clueless anti-gunners in Washington.