It is amazing how many people who survive shooting rampages end up understanding the importance of a gun in the “right” hands.
Every day in America, guns save lives. Police make it home to their families because they are armed. Concealed carriers sprinkled within the civilian population stop “bad guys with guns.” Police arrive in time to save fearful citizens from crazed whackos and, tragically, sometimes they arrive too late.
Every morning, Michael Bloomberg and his band of bought-and-paid-for stooges at Moms Demand Action and Everytown wake-up, determined to undermine the Second Amendment and restrict legal access to firearms that save lives and it is nothing short of a human rights violation.
People who have had their lives saved directly by “good guys with guns” often understand the need for them and it is easy to see that laws prohibiting “bad guys” from getting guns are next-to useless.
One such man who has “evolved” on this controversial issue is Jesse Hughes, the lead singer of the Eagles of Death Metal, the American band that was playing at the Bataclan in Paris, France, when a group of terrorists began a campaign of indiscriminate carnage last November.
In a recent interview, the frontman explained how his view on gun control laws have changed since he escaped death at the hands of armed terrorists who armed themselves in violation of French law.
Speaking of gun control laws, the frontman boldly went head-on at the issue:
“Gun control kind of doesn’t have anything to do with it, but if you want to bring it up I’ll ask you: Did your French gun control stop a single fu*king person from dying at the Bataclan?” Hughes stated emotionally to French outlet iTele. “And if anyone can answer yes, I’d like to hear it, because I don’t think so.”
He pressed on, “I think the only thing that stopped it was some of the bravest men that I have ever seen in my life charging head first into the face of death with their firearms.”
He admitted that people may disagree with him, but he claimed that “God made men and women and that night, guns made them all equal.”
“I think the only way my mind has been changed is maybe that until nobody has guns everybody has to have them, because I don’t ever want to see anything like this ever happen again,” Hughes stated. “I saw people die that maybe could have lived.”
The interview was harrowing as Hughes explained the mental anguish from which he continues to suffer, replaying it over and over again as he relives the horrific ordeal when 130 people were killed by adherents of radical Islam- the prime motivation of terrorism across the globe and a concept which President Obama refuses to cite as a danger to our society.
What foes of the Second Amendment refuse to recognize is that there are a great many people in this world who view murder as a justifiable means to achieve their ends. When such means are considered fair-game, silly rules and laws concerning who may possess or carry a firearm mean absolutely nothing.
However, the good, law-abiding citizens of the country and, indeed, the world, are routinely disallowed access to firearms or must otherwise clear costly or insurmountable obstacles to obtain what they already are guaranteed in America- the right to bear arms.
It’s a shame that it took this kind of tragedy to open the eyes of Mr. Hughes. Maybe, by sharing his story, others can learn from this tragedy.
The below video is Hughes’ recent interview and the one below that is a tell-all interview done in the aftermath of the attack where the band recounted the series of events.