In Minneapolis, SWAT team snipers shot an illegally-armed 20-year-old man (who later died), ending a six-hour standoff that began when police were called to an apartment complex on a report of shots fired inside the building. A mother with two young children told a 911 dispatcher shots entered their apartment.
In a suburb of Indianapolis, a legally-armed 22-year-man shot and killed a would-be mass shooter in a mall, minutes after the disturbed 20-year-old opened fire, killing three people, including a husband and wife. The innocent bystander likely saved countless others from being gunned down.
In one of the above cases, Black Lives Matter protesters marched against the fatal shooting of the gunman. In the other scenario, gun-control groups remain predictably incensed over a good guy with a gun taking out a bad guy with a gun, including gun-grabber Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, who lied about the good guy and trashed the Second Amendment. Any guesses as to which case is which?
Just kidding. Of course, you know which is which.
Here’s Ms. Watts, in all of her far-left, anti-gun extremist, ill-informed glory, who coincidentally lives in a different suburb of Indianapolis; a snooty, upscale suburb, at that.
I don’t know who needs to hear this but when a 22-year-old illegally brings a loaded gun into a mall and kills a mass shooter armed with an AR-15 after he already killed three people is not a ringing endorsement of our implementation of the Second Amendment.
Yeah, no. The good guy with a gun, who continues to enrage gun-grabber leftists as we speak, was legally carrying a pistol under Indiana’s new constitutional carry law, according to police.
Far-left anti-gun extremist Shannon Watts apparently wishes that more innocent people were murdered in the mall shooting. Why? Because she's a terrible human being. pic.twitter.com/Yqs3V0pgq7
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 19, 2022
Incidentally, as reported by my colleague Susie Moore, another “good guy with a gun” story unfolded in St. Charles, Missouri, early Saturday morning.
Switching gears, when the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, properly returning to the states the right to pass abortion-related laws — presumably based on the majority of beliefs of the residents of each state — pro-abortion radicals threatened the lives of SCOTUS Justices Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh, and made thinly-veiled threats against Justice Amy Coney Barrett and her children.
The Democrat Party itself— including “devout Catholic” President Joe Biden and “deeply religious” Nancy Pelosi — viciously attacked the “illegitimacy” of SCOTUS and America’s independent judiciary, purposely created by the Founding Fathers as the final arbiter of the U.S. Constitution. Moreover, 49 of 50 Senate Democrats in June voted in favor of on-demand abortion until birth, yet Democrats shamelessly proclaim themselves to be “the party for the children.”
In another example of sheer hypocrisy, a Black Lives Matter arsonist got off easy after traveling from Alexandria, Virginia, to Philidelphia, Pennsylvania, to participate in a riot, during which he torched a police car. Meanwhile, a January 6 Capitol protester, who told the court he was “guilty of being an idiot” for entering the Capitol Building, still awaits sentencing — more than 18 months after the breach of the Capitol by Trump loyalists.
Finally, Biden remains hellbent to end former President Trump’s Title 42 Border Security program, which allows the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to deport illegal aliens if they pose a public health danger to American citizens, including public health dangers other than COVID-related.
Yet? As noted by Missouri Republican Congressman Jason Smith, Democrat lawmakers hold American health care workers, federal employees, and federal contractors – all of whom are required to be fully vaccinated to be employed — to higher health-related standards.
Why? As in, Why, all of the above?
Why does the left vilify America’s heroes and celebrate our villains? Because they can, is the easy answer.
More precisely, in each of the above cases, actions by “the good guys” run counter to the left’s narrative. In the case of mass shootings, the notion of a law-abiding good guy with a gun taking out a law-breaking bad guy with a gun flies in the face of the left’s whole “gun violence,” anti-Second Amendment schtick.
Hence, the Good Samaritan in Greenwood, Indiana, and Kyle Rittenhouse in Waukesha, Wisconsin, who fearlessly stepped up and did the right thing when presented with a situation in which only they were in a position to take action, must be condemned by the left for actions counter to their gun-grabber narrative.
Again, Democrats obscenely claim to defend America’s children, yet vote in favor of on-demand abortion until birth, condemn the Supreme Court’s correct decision to return abortion-related decisions to the states, and ridiculously attack Jan. 6 protesters as “insurrectionists” in search of a coup, while laughingly describing violent George Floyd rioters as “peaceful protesters.”
As I’ve said, countless times, the hypocrisy of the left knows no bounds. That hypocrisy now includes declaring the right among us wrong; and the wrong among us, right. Go figure.