July 11, 2016. THE SOLUTION to a bad guy with a gun, it is often said, is a good guy with a gun. Yet according to Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings (D), there were 20 to 30 good guys openly carrying guns among the protesters whom Dallas police were supervising last Thursday night, when Micah Xavier Johnson began picking off officers.
With tragic events such as the shooting of a bible study group at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, the stories of heroic self defense and lives saved by legal gun owners are often overlooked.
Much has been made in public discussion about a slogan popularized (though I doubt originally penned by) the National Rifle Association, namely: “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” Ignoring that no such absolute statement is true (e.g., “all politicians are criminals”), it is a good slogan to ponder.
The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. According to National Rifle Association executive Wayne LaPierre, if we want to stop mass shootings and other gun crimes, we don’t need any more restrictive gun laws. Rather, the only thing that will successfully stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.
The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun.
The ‘good guy with a gun’ theory is a myth. I never see a “good guy with a gun:” I see a human more likely to exacerbate a tragedy than to stop it. FBI agents outside Rancho Tehama Elementary
When The ‘Good Guy With A Gun’ Is A Black Man An African American stopped a shooting only to be killed by police. This is the next big test for gun rights activists.
The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. But that hasn’t always been the case — especially when the good guy with a gun is black. Take the case of a recent shooting by police in a mall south of Birmingham, Alabama.
A gun-wielding good Samaritan brought a harrowing road rage incident to a safe end, reportedly stopping a driver who’d been racing through Massachusetts — with a 65-year-old man …
In a Sunday appearance on MSNBC’s “Kasie DC,” gun control activist David Hogg offered his thoughts on Saturday’s synagogue attack in Pittsburgh. He argued the reason people use the phrase, “The only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” is to sell more guns.
Before we can make the argument that “a good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun,” our opponents will have to recognize that there are indeed good guys and bad guys.