(Tea Party 247) – The left will find a way to ruin anything. Instead of acknowledging that armed law-abiding citizens are a good thing in active shooter situations, leftist media outlets have attempted to demonize good people to carry their narrative that “guns are bad.”
While the consensus from the left has been that Jack Wilson, the Freeway Church of Christ shooting hero, was qualified to carry a gun given his past as a sheriff’s deputy and firearms instructor, the other church members who were carrying were not qualified to the public’s knowledge and therefore the fact that they were is “terrifying.”
Of course, this criticism comes from people who have never lived through anything as traumatic and terrifying as a mass shooting. One mass shooting survivor is speaking out in response to this criticism of armed, law-abiding citizens.
Big League Politics reports:
One of the survivors of the Columbine High School Massacre in 1999 wished there had been a law-abiding gun owner on the scene who could have neutralized the two assailants.
The survivor, Evan Todd, cited the example of Jack Wilson’s heroics at the Freeway Church of Christ near Fort Worth, Texas, where he stopped a potential mass shooting from taking place.
Todd was the first student to be wounded during this shooting rampage that claimed the lives of 13 people. He was allegedly the last person to speak to the two Columbine murderers before they committed suicide.
This experience taught Todd the importance of having school security in order to protect students, teachers, and staff.
“I stared down the barrel of a gun at Columbine, where 13 people were murdered and almost 30 wounded,” Todd tweeted. “I wished then and now that we had a Jack Wilson that fateful day. The world would be a better place if there were more men and women like Jack Wilson.”
Todd commented in response to an article in USA Today which declared it “terrifying” that several attendees at West Freeway Church of Christ were armed that day.
In other words, [Wilson is] exactly the kind of man you want around with a firearm,” the article highlighted. “But we know nothing about the at least six other parishioners who also appeared to draw their handguns at West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas. And that’s terrifying.”
In other words, the writer of the USA Today article says that we should be concerned with gun owners who aren’t “qualified,” at least not qualified to their standards. Yet, for actual mass shooting survivors like Todd, these trivial qualifications are irrelevant when it comes to being able to potentially prevent or end a mass shooting and save human lives.
Unfortunately, thanks to liberals and their completely flawed gun control logic, gun-free zones make sitting ducks of law-abiding citizens who are unfortunate enough to get caught in an active shooter situation. As Big League Politics puts it, gun-free zones are essentially “criminal safety zones,” which could not be truer.
The perspective of those who have survived mass shootings should be invaluable but the left will always find a way to demonize guns and those brave enough to carry them legally. We need more armed law-abiding citizens willing to step up and save lives regardless of their “qualifications” to do so.