Sunday, March 13, 2016

Guns never protect

They only kill.  Gun Rights (and other liberty) activists would rest easier, and be more willing to talk, if those who oppose them didn't constantly trot out tired, worn out arguments that are demonstrably false.  Mention that guns can be used to protect the innocent, and expect to get laughed at.  Mention that someone in your very part of the country stopped a neighbor's home invasion, and if it wasn't on the National News, you'll be called a liar.

So we have this little tidbit.  Looks like a citizen for responsible gun ownership was shopping when a crazed attacker rushed into a store with a machete.  The citizen for responsible gun ownership was able to stop the attacker.

I realize we don't know the details.  I know something could come out where the gunman was the villain and the machete wielding attacker was the victim.  But right now, it looks like that citizen for responsible gun ownership turned out to be quite the hero.  Given that his actions betray the Media narrative, I hope he has a spotless record going back to about his 6th month of life, because if he has done anything wrong, the media will find out.  Especially if this gets picked up on the national level.

If it's true, however, then I'll be those who were spared from the machete wielder's attack will be more than happy that at least one person bucked the narrative and dared to suggest that guns, in the hands of the right people, can actually save lives, rather than be instruments for indiscriminately taking them.


  1. It doesn't always have to be because of a home invasion that a gun saves someone's life.

    But then I'm beginning to realize that is the REAL issue with the liberal narrative. The REAL lesson leftists want to hide from is that the world is dangerous.

    That's probably why so many city christians fall prey to it. Like I noticed at Mark's way back when, try to bring up to them that things can be dangerous, and you get questioned on your faith in God and whether He protects us. Thus, ultimately what always seems to be wanted, is for the world to be safe; and if it can't be safe for real, then don't shatter their illusions.

  2. Another one of my boys' gems - though I don't remember exactly how they said it: the modern world promises us everything we want, complete affirmation no matter what we do, and no skinned knees or bruised elbows. I think that goes with a world increasingly losing its concern for the hereafter and instead focusing only on the here and now.

  3. As screwtape said:

    "This, indeed, is probably one of the Enemy's motives for creating a dangerous world—a world in which moral issues really come to the point. He sees as well as you do that courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means, at the point of highest reality."

    Though now I'm wondering how much is this:

    "The use of fashions in thought is to distract men from their real dangers. We direct the fashionable outcry of each generation against those vices of which it is in the least danger, and fix its approval on the virtue that is nearest the vice which we are trying to make endemic. The game is to have them all running around with fire extinguishers whenever there’s a flood; and all crowding to that side of the boat which is already nearly gone under."

    Guns... capitalism... it's hard not to look around and get the feeling a lot of people are running after the least dangers.


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