In the immediate wake of the Sandy Hook Shooting that shocked the world, the NRA remained silent. While the leftist hysterics pounced to gruesomely exploit the deaths of murdered children, the NRA maintained that there would be time for discussions later, that grieving and prayers were important.
Soon, the NRA would finally wade-into the discussion they promised and Wayne LaPierre famously explained that the only thing that stops a “bad guy” with a gun is a “good guy with a gun.”
LaPierre was mocked and savaged for his assertion, but his words became a powerful battle cry for all the “good guys” out there who realize the plain truth in his assertion.
Recently, however, The Daily Show, a pathetic comedy show from which too many morons receive their “news” and commentary, claimed to have debunked this notion of a “good guy with a gun.”
Correspondent Jordan Klepper ventured-out and received the necessary training for a concealed carry permit. After taking 8 hours of NRA-approved classes, Klepper was, unsurprisingly, not a crack shot.
This, the show attempted to illustrate, proves that those who are armed in society are incapable of stopping a “bad guy with a gun.”
The segment, which is broken-up into thirds in the below videos, begins with a commentary asserting that because the government has not yet fully banned firearms, they are not likely to in the future.
And the British monarchy treated the colonies downright reasonably right up until they didn’t. Stalinist purges did not occur until they did. East Berlin was not walled-in… you know, until it was. Get my point?
Klepper goes to a gun range to receive instruction in the proper use of firearms. Immediately, he scoffs and mocks as the instructor tries to make him take the activity seriously.
The sophomoric correspondent then traveled to a training facility where police are trained for active shooter situations. Predictably, Klepper failed miserably.
As should be the case, the professionals at the training facility lecture Klepper, telling him that there is “never enough” training.
The instructor at the facility also plugs his own FBI report that claims that only 3% of active shooter situations are stopped by a “good guy with a gun.”
Of course, when a whopping 92% of mass shootings since 2009 occur in a so-called “gun-free” zone, it seems clear that when the law-abiding are the only ones following the rules, “gun-free” zones are robbed of the “good guys” who left their firearms in their cars or at home.
But, hey, it sure does sound scary when not given the full story, doesn’t it?
Because this moron is a lousy shot and ill-equipped to deal with the challenges of a shooting situation proves nothing.
In essence, the “report” is true; taking an NRA course does not make one into a Navy SEAL. Discipline and continued training and practice are the best ways to be prepared for a gunman.
But should those who are victims awaiting slaughter settle for nothing less than a dead-eye professional? Or, when facing a madman with a gun, maybe we can lower our standards and accept help from the armed common citizen, hmm?
When shots ring-out and unarmed victims cower, they hope and pray that someone comes to the rescue. They hope that trained police officers are coming- you know, “good guys with guns.”
When shots ring-out in an active shooter situation, one should certainly wait for police to arrive. But beggars cannot be choosers and if it is between allowing the shooter to continue on his spree as the police are en route and having the sick SOB’s slaughter curtailed by a “good guy” returning fire, I will choose the “good guy” route every single time.