Skip to comments.Armed Citizens are Responsible Citizens
Posted on 02/07/2013 1:32:18 PM PST by Winged Hussar
It is easy to understand why Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (AZ) made a speech in support of gun control. She remembers that a deranged individual used a firearm to cripple her for life, but she also needs to remember that there were two gun-wielding individuals involved in the incident. The second gunman, Joseph Zamudio, wrote Giffords and Jared Lee Loughner's other victims a blank check on the spot for any amount up to and including his life. Even though Zamudio had a permit to carry a concealed weapon, he had no legal obligation whatsoever to walk into a situation that involved an active shooter.
Consider also Nick Meli, a concealed-carry permit holder who drew his weapon on Clackamas mall shooter Jacob Tyler Roberts. Meli was not a police officer whose duty required him to stand his ground against a deranged gunman. It is also noteworthy that Meli, like Zamudio, made the correct decision to not shoot: Meli because innocent bystanders were in his line of fire, and Zamudio because he was not sure of the identity of the assailant.
Then we have Assistant Principal Joel Myrick, who used a .45 Automatic to stop Luke Woodham's school shooting at two fatalities instead of Adam Lanza's twenty-six. Nothing but a personal sense of duty to others prevented Myrick from simply getting into his truck, driving away, and hoping the shooter wouldn't kill too many people before the police arrived. These are but three examples of the fact that armed citizens are responsible citizens.
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Giffords didn’t deliver a speech. She painstakingly repeated words whispered to her by her handler...er.. husband.
I have much doubt as to whether Gabrielle Giffords is even cognizant of what’s happening around her. She made a remarkable recovery in many ways, but it’s quite clear her brain damage is too extensive. She wasn’t even able to write the simple, monosyllabic words on that sheet she supposedly read.
For those dems to trot her out there in some macabre act of show-and-tell in pursuit of their perverted political agenda is a nasty form of exploitation, but they gleefully exploit the deaths of those Newtown school kids every day.. so it’s not surprising.
What a magnificent article.
I agree with you. There is something seriously twisted in the minds of liberals, and I think it boils down (at least for the hard-core, dedicated Alinskyites) to one thing: “The ends justify the means”.
In their minds, Utopia is the end. Any action on their part, no matter how despotic, no matter how despicable, no matter how immoral, is justified in achieving that goal.
They think, that once they reach Utopia, that people will thank them for doing it. Because they always know better.
An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject. What would you rather be?
A rapist’s worst nightmare is an armed woman.
Gun control means you hit what you shoot at.
I agree she certainly did not write that speech and no doubt she would repeat anything her husband Mr Brady-—Mr. Giffords tole her to.
have they formed a non-profit yet?
You might want to be a little careful about this -- the motor skills part is not necessarily tied directly to the critical thinking part. The day after my craniotomy, where a meningioma about the size of a small lemon was removed, I could haltingly spell my first name, but I could not pronounce it. But the second day after, I could organize my thought into a sentence. On the third day after, I could speak a whole intelligent paragraph and joke with the physical therapist, and pass the test by ascending and descending a set of steps by myself. On the fourth day after, the neurosurgeon chatted with me, said he could let me go right then except for the paperwork, and the day after discharged me, with no restrictions on the discharge papers.
So, it all depends. Don't jump to conclusions about what muscle function loss demonstrates lack of intellect. In the night following the procedure, I was memorizing Scripture -- Ecclesiastes 7:16-18. Look it up. After two and a half years, I can still quote it to you, word- and punctuation-perfect.
But that does not mean that I could not yet suffer from Alzheimer's, going forward, yet retain good motor function. Ne?
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