It’s no secret many that my fellow liberals/lefties hate guns. This is misguided at best, but it’s also incorrect to assume that the right completely owns gun rights as an issue no matter how hard left/liberal publication try to reinforce the stereotype:
Nonetheless, liberal blog Addicting Info evidently runs anything that nurses their bias against firearms, and in the wake of the attempted massacre in France reaches so far as to astonishingly assert that yes, it’s somehow completely reasonable to expect the “best defense” against a gunman wielding an AK-47 is to have unarmed people charge a would-be mass-murderer.
The bravery of Anthony Sadler, Spencer Stone and Alek Skarlatos can’t be understated, for which they were awarded the Legion of Honor, France’s highest decoration. But as Chris Hernandez (known for his defiant stance against the lunacy of “micgroaggressions” and “trigger warnings”) puts it, they were lucky and because of that, has to set the Addicting Info types straight on why expecting this outcome to be normal is ludicrous and lethally stupid:
Having said that, and I’m in no way detracting from their bravery or heroism, but they got lucky. Many factors gave them the opportunity to rush and take down the attacker. As a combat vet, former active shooter response instructor and longtime cop, when I heard about the attack and the Americans (and others) who stopped it, my reaction was, “Those guys are incredibly brave,” followed quickly with “And it’s a damn good thing they’re still alive, because they could have easily lost.”
I think most of us with a tactical background understand this was something of a fluke. Generally speaking, you don’t bring a nothing to a gunfight and expect to win. It can happen, but you don’t make “use your bare hands to take down a guy with an AK-47” your Plan A. I know this because I have training, experience, and a brain. The blithering idiots at Addicting Info, however, looked at this fluke, consulted fellow blithering idiots who know nothing about lethal force, and published an article titled Proving The Best Defense Is A Good Guy WITHOUT A Gun, Unarmed U.S. Soldiers Foil French Gunman.
I’m pretty sure Addicting Info’s writers are literally the dumbest people on earth.
I wouldn’t hold my breath expecting those who think people should be unarmed in the face of danger to actually rise to the occasion and defend the lives of themselves and others when called to by circumstance.
This is, after all, their assertion in an age in which people retreat into hug-boxes to feel morally superior about watching and letting someone die from being stabbed to death on a subway car full of people. Perish the thought of stopping it with a firearm.
People who think like this should have their heads examined, before some criminal, lunatic, or terrorist blows it off.