Ace takes on what I did earlier: the idea that a good guy with a gun didn’t stop a bad guy with a gun.
Leftist John J. Harwood of CNBC tweets thusly: “so it turns out a good guy with a gun was there, with sheriff’s dept training no teacher will ever have, and he didn’t stop the bad guy with a gun.”
Ace points to Sean Davis of The Federalist, who nails Harwood:
Civilians could never stop a shooter, so only cops should have guns. The cop failed, and also only cops should have guns. Gotta love “heads I win, tails you lose” logic from gun controllers.And no, Ace writes, the deputy at the school wasn’t a good guy with gun in one sense:
No, he wasn't a “good guy with a gun,” a shorthand expression for a private citizen with a gun. He was paid state agent and a cop who, reports say, chose to cower instead of doing the job taxpayers used to pay him to pretend to do.Wish I’d thought of that.
Then there’s this idiocy from MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell:
A bullet fired from an AR-15 travels 3x faster than one from a handgun. And yet the president and the NRA think giving teachers guns will stop a school shooterReally? Is O’Donnell actually trying to suggest that AR-15 bullets will be more deadly those from a deputy’s or teacher’s side-arm?
Actually, Ace notes, the accuracy matters, not the bullet’s velocity.
This is MSNBC’s combat shooting expert, Stephanie Ruhle:
Reagan was surrounded by the secret service in 1981...yet, he was shot. How will teachers with guns protect students? How does the best marksman in the world with a handgun take down a shooter with an AR-15 (bullets travel 3x faster)Answer: Because he’s the best marksman in the world.
The Weekly Cuck, as Ace calls it, chimed in with a piece saying not to arm teachers. [Editorial: All the Reasons It's a Terrible Idea to Arm Teachers, Weekly Standard, February 23, 2018]
As they drop their masks and work to make themselves employable by the liberal magazines they've always secretly craved employment at, gun rights will be the first issue they’ll “evolve” on — but it won't be the last.Debating these people is pointless because they’re clueless. They don’t know anything about firearms, and don’t care to learn. They’re impenetrable.