[Screenshot from CBS Evening News via YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J67MMTqcyAo]
If you haven’t seen the video of the church shooting in Texas, beware: It’s harrowing.
Yet, it illustrates such a simple idea which some in politics seem hellbent on ignoring.
There’s largely only one way to defend oneself against a gun. And it isn’t a law, since murderers aren’t intimidated by legislation.
How do I know? They’re murderers.
Laws can indeed serve as deterrents; but murder carries the harshest penalty possible: Death or something like it.
He who isn’t bothered by execution won’t be too inconvenienced by a fine. Or time in jail.
Is it possible, in any remote way, that someone could not understand that?
If our elected leaders have been genuine, the answer is absolutely Yes.
Somehow — according to a cacophony of voices — that would-be shooter with conjoined death wish and murderous will can be foiled by something such as the following:
Purchase handgun without safety certificate: misdemeanor, punishable by up to six months in jail, a fine of up to $1,000, or both.
Possess without permit: class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in prison, a fine of up to $1,000, or both.
Could there be anything more evil than walking into a house of worship and taking the innocent lives therein?
Is there anyone who would do that, if not for their concern over what a legislature thinks?
Three are dead, including the suspect.
But many, many more could’ve been killed, had it not been for the only thing, generally, that can defend against a gun.
If you can, watch the video below. Be warned of its terrible nature.
NEW: Video shows man opening fire at Texas church before he is shot by a security guard; 2 dead, 1 critical (blurred to hide victims, viewer discretion is advised) pic.twitter.com/hulXR7MYIy
— BNO News (@BNONews) December 29, 2019
During the Lord’s Supper, a man pulled out a rifle.
Freeze that moment.
What law is going to save anyone at that point?
There was only one thing able to stop that bad guy with a gun.
And let it also be known that the weapon which protected innocent worshippers — due to its deadliness — was not a rifle, though that’s precisely what the assailant had.
The church security guard protected the flock with a handgun.
When it meets flesh — to a considerable degree — a bullet is a bullet. Whether from a pistol or the vilified AR-15.
Thank God the guard was there. He took a stance of surety and defended his fellow congregants.
He IMMEDIATELY answered the question of the bad guy with a gun.
It was a fatal shot — not just into the perpetrator, but into the notion that laws are all we need in order for the law-abiding to be safe.
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