As Twitchy reported, it was not just one but two armed citizens who confronted and killed a man who had opened fire inside an Oklahoma City restaurant Thursday night, injuring three.
We were ready for the spin against the “good guy with a gun” narrative, and it came quickly. Moms Demand founder Shannon Watts, for example, noted that the gunman was shot in the parking lot after he had shot his victims. Guess he just should have been allowed to walk away, then?
Now it’s Saturday, and she’s still trying to downplay the “good guy with a gun” angle. We agree with her that the men were not average citizens … they bravely went above and beyond.
Hey @NRA – The two men who got guns from their cars to take out the Oklahoma shooter were: 1) A former police officer and current security guard, 2) A member of the National Guard for two decades and who served in Afghanistan.
Not. Average. Civilians. https://t.co/OP9QJbAq9p
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) May 26, 2018
And her point is?
Those are average citizens outside of Los Angeles and NYC. https://t.co/c9UEkzohTv
— Liberty Never Sleeps (@realLibertyTom) May 26, 2018
She thinks this justifies her point? She basically showed once again laws on the book to prevent criminals from owning guns failed. If you can't enforce laws we have that clearly would prevent this I'm not inclined to surrender more freedom to broken laws. https://t.co/pyMuGmPvoI
— David Quigley (@dpquigl) May 26, 2018
Sounds like she’s arguing for more armed security guards.
So? They had prior training & are currently civilians. How is this different from millions of other civilian Americans who decide to carry concealed. The point is, so many more lives may have been saved, if they had their firearms on them & didn't have to run to their car. https://t.co/UdDJQOS8dN
— CookiegirlSJW (@CookiegirlSJW) May 26, 2018
How is this different from millions of other civilian Americans who decide to carry concealed? Because most civilian gun owners how no idea what they’re doing, apparently.
I was wondering about that. Because most gun-toting civilians are really bad shots. When they didn't accidentally shoot each other I wondered what their training was. https://t.co/NHHtWKomVg
— Kate [Nevertheless She Persisted] (@originlbookgirl) May 26, 2018
Both were members of a “well trained militia”. https://t.co/L0l3x7kKDa
— Nagurski (@NagurskiWOT) May 26, 2018
Not just "trained individuals", but people whose professions involve firearms.
They aren't "a good guy with a gun".
They're cops and soldiers.
— Monty Boa (@MontyBoa99) May 26, 2018
OK, so this story doesn’t count because one of the heroes was a former police officer and the other a member of the National Guard? They were still exercising their right to carry.
And if you’re worried about “amateurs” having proper training on firearms use and safety, why not join the NRA?
THERE it is! Daily Beast's spin on armed citizens stopping OKC shooter is 'so predictable' https://t.co/P7VdBPZUhc
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 25, 2018