How often have we heard that the best way to stop a bad guy with a gun is for there to be a good guy with a gun?
After the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre, repeated the same thing and now a writer for CNN is using the fact that an armed deputy was on the scene but failed to stop the shooter, thus nullifying LaPierre’s statement.
This idiot reporter fails to understand that it was the inaction of the armed deputy that allowed the shootings to take place. He was in position to go in and stop the shooting before so many were shot and killed, but he chose to be a coward and is now a former and disgraced deputy, who could be facing lawsuits by families who lost someone in the shooting.
(CNN Politics) – When the shooting started at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last Wednesday, there was an armed deputy on duty at the school — someone tasked, specifically, with keeping the students inside safe.
He was outside when the first shots were fired. And he stayed there for four minutes as the shooter murdered 17 people.
These revelations about the actions — or, more accurately, inaction — of deputy Scot Peterson came on the same day that National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre spoke in front of the Conservative Political Action Conference, making a by now very familiar argument for guns.
“To stop a bad guy with a gun, it takes a good guy with a gun,” LaPierre said to applause from the CPAC crowd on Thursday morning.
The problem for LaPierre is that this latest shooting in Parkland, Florida, isn’t an affirmation of that view. It’s a direct rebuttal…
My response to Chris Cillizza of CNN is that according to his philosophy, the United States should completely disband our military and lay down all of our weapons and declare the US a war free country. Should we disarm all of our police, prison guards, private body guards and even the Secret Service? If he is serious about his absurd argument, that is what his flawed logic leads to.