As we previously reported, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) appallingly declared in a tweet last Tuesday that the fact that it took the Uvalde police so long to respond to the horrific Robb Elementary School mass shooting “puts to bed, forever” the “good guy with a gun” scenario often cited by Second Amendment defenders in their arguments.
“We’ve always known it was a gun industry created lie, designed to sell more guns,” he also wrote. “Now we just have the gut wrenching proof”:
The Uvalde video puts to bed, forever, the question of whether the way to deal with bad guys with guns is to make sure there are more good guys with guns.
We’ve always known it was a gun industry created lie, designed to sell more guns. Now we just have the gut wrenching proof.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) July 13, 2022
While the chilling 77-minute police response video from Uvalde was indeed gut-wrenching, it in no way proved Murphy’s point – in fact, it proved just the opposite for reasons I and thousands of others explained to him in response to his remarks.
In the aftermath of the deadly Greenwood, Indiana mall mass shooting Sunday where three were killed and two were injured, Murphy has gone silent on his “good guy with a gun” theory – perhaps because Greenwood Police Chief James Ison noted in a press conference that the shooter was shot dead “almost as soon as he began” by a “good Samaritan,” a 22-year-old unidentified man who Ison said was “lawfully carrying” his firearm:
“The real hero of the day is the citizen that was lawfully carrying a firearm in that food court and was able to stop that shooter almost as soon as he began,” Ison told reporters during a press conference on Sunday night.
Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers also confirmed that the suspect was “shot by an armed individual,” whom he called a “good Samaritan.”
“This person saved lives tonight,” Myers said in a statement late Sunday. “On behalf of the City of Greenwood, I am grateful for his quick action and heroism in this situation.”
At least three people are dead, plus the suspect, after shooter opens fire at Indiana mall, police say.
Greenwood Police Chief Jim Ison said the suspect was fatally shot by a good Samaritan who “was able to stop that shooter almost as soon as he began.” https://t.co/azKRmpkDPF pic.twitter.com/Nxbywde1SE
— ABC News (@ABC) July 18, 2022
Virtually the only thing Murphy has tweeted about before and since the Indiana shooting has been to pat himself on the back for his work in getting the so-called “bipartisan gun bill” passed and signed into law by President Biden. He hasn’t said one word about the shooting, nor the hero’s quick actions which undoubtedly saved countless lives that day if witness and police reports about what happened are accurate.
Strangely enough, Murphy has also been silent on his theory in the aftermath of another “good guy with a gun” story, this one out of Missouri, as RedState deputy managing editor Susie Moore wrote about earlier. Also, there’s been nothing from him regarding a disturbing June incident where a deranged person repeatedly tried to enter an Alabama elementary school through locked windows and doors, but didn’t get any further because he was shot and killed by law enforcement in the parking lot during a scuffle with police officers.
Anytime there’s a mass shooting in this country, Democrats are the first ones to come out swinging with the vile accusations and definitive proclamations about how we “need more restrictions” and how the “good guy with a gun” scenario is BS. But when all the dust has cleared and the actual facts come out in some of these cases, these same Dems suddenly become “too busy” to revisit the issue and admit they were wrong.
We know why.
On the other hand, maybe it’s better Murphy stay quiet than speak on this again and remove all doubt about his stupidity and willful ignorance, as Shannon Watts from “Moms Demand Action” did in her own responses to the Greenwood mass shooting.