Gun control proponents let the mask slip
The shooting at the Greenwood Park Mall is one of those things that’s going to be brought up for years to come. The reason is simple. A good guy with a gun did exactly what many of us have said a good guy with a gun can do if they’re in the right place at the right time.
I mean, the 22-year-old man, Eli Dicken, put eight out of 10 rounds on target at a range of about 40 yards and had a 15-second response time. It’s insane how amazing he did and, as a result, the death toll was so much smaller than it could have been.
Yet it seems many anti-gun jihadists are letting the mask slip.
Now, understand that up until now, people like Brown wouldn’t explicitly state their opposition to self-defense. They wouldn’t say that people shouldn’t be able to use a gun to defend their lives or the lives of others.
They wouldn’t do it because it would play about like crapping your pants on your wedding day. Absolutely no one would be there for it.
But now the mask is slipping.
Brown’s comments, claiming there’s a “vigilante safety net” basically makes it clear that they’d rather good people end up dead than see good guys with guns end the threat.
Now, to be fair, that’s not surprising. They can’t fundraise on this shooting like they could after Buffalo, Uvalde, or Highland Park. They can’t scream to the heavens about how good guys with guns are myths and our only possible solution is gun control.
Which doesn’t work.
Yet Dicken’s shooting did end the threat. If we see a whole lot more of that, maladjusted morons seeking fame will have to give up on making a splash as a mass shooter and instead do stupid things on YouTube or TikTok like the rest of their generation.
And, of course, that’s a problem for Brown and her ilk.
They don’t want the threat to end. They like that threat existing. They want it because it lets them winnow away at our right to keep and bear arms.
Yet it’ll be interesting to see how the tide shifts against gun control after this one.
The truth is that Brown and her fellow travelers want blood. They want carnage. They want all of it because it lets them justify their attempts at oppression.
Usually, though, they’re a little better at hiding it.