Last year, Wayne LaPierre held a press conference and declared, “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” He was mercilessly mocked for proposing such a “crazy” idea.
The Bloombergs of the world dusted off their playbooks, set the faux outrage meter to 11, and ran to Colorado to pass some of the most sweeping gun control legislation that state had ever seen. They banned standard capacity magazines and private sales saying that would prevent these mass shootings.
Facts are still coming in, but it appears that the latest shooter used a low-capacity shotgun and bought it through a licensed FFL. Police say that he was “intended to injure many people” and had homemade Molotov Cocktails in addition to his firearm. He had a bandoleer full of shotgun shells and a machete, too.
But he only shot one person, and it was over 80 seconds later.
Because there was a good guy with a gun on premises, and just like every other mass shooting the shooting stopped when the bad guy was confronted.
This works. Every. Single. Time.
But, please: Let’s just continue to make it harder for people to defend themselves from nutjobs like this guy. For the children.