The myth of a good guy with a gun

Posted: 06/17/2014 in Screwed

What’s the most often repeated last words in Texas?  Traditionally, it’s “Hold my beer and watch this!”  But lately it’s been a repeat of Wayne LaPeirre’s famous quote, “The only thing that will stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”

However, when that idea was tested in Las Vegas recently, Joseph Wilcox, a good guy with a gun, wound up in the morgue, and police already on the scene (supposedly also good guys with guns) were the first people killed.  It seems that Wilcox’s idea to charge in and take control of the situation because he was a good guy with a gun didn’t quite stand up to the reality of the bad guys shooting back.  So here’s a quote for you: “The idiots that are perpetuating this myth should be shot before they get still more good guys killed.”  Apparently, not every good guy is smart enough to realize that for themselves.

Unfortunately, in any contest between crazy and not crazy, it seems that crazy always wins.  In the end, with tons of police shooting at them, the bad guys did just fine.  Eventually they killed themselves in order to make a statement.  I can’t help but wonder how LaPierre is going to spin this one into a victory for gun ownership.


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