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March 15, 2017

Video: Good Guy with a Gun Stops Bad Guy With a Gun

The good guy was a former deputy working as a private guard at a bank.

Compelling stuff.

One thing that strikes me as bizarre is progs' notion that only "Bad People" can ever hit anything with a gun. Their claim is that no law-abiding citizen could possibly stop a criminal.

Why do they think that? Do they think that learning to become a fair shot is linked to the Badness Gene?

Fact is, I gotta think most legal gun owners, and concealed carry permit holders especially, practice a lot more with their guns than criminals. After all, people who have a legal permit to carry a gun don't have to worry about being arrested for transporting an illegal weapon on their way to the gun range.

It's a solipsistic thing, I think: They have decided that crime is a danger they will not bother protecting themselves against. They consider themselves good people. Ergo, good people, as a universal law, do not protect themselves against crime.

And it further follows then that people who take self-defense seriously must themselves be criminals -- sociopaths just lookin' for a legal-ish opportunity to kill -- and not good people.

It's just so narcissistic, isn't it? I choose not to take this reasonable precaution, ergo anyone who chooses to take this reasonable precaution is a nut or a barely-repressed psychopath.

I don't do any Prepping myself. (Though I kinda keep wishing I did.) But the fact that I don't take a reasonable and not terribly expensive precaution (well, not terribly expensive for minor prepper stuff) doesn't mean that people who take it more seriously are defective. I must also entertain the possibility that we simply estimate the risk-reward in this scenario differently, and, this being a very vague calculation based on a host of unknowable variables, neither of us can be said to be "wrong" -- we're both just guessing.

I must also entertain the possibility that I am just lazy, disorganized, and do not think nearly as much about the future and possible future setbacks as I ought to.

What is this narcissistic bug -- present in all humans, but in full garish flower on the prog left -- that demands that everyone believe that all of their interests and worries are Holy, and everyone else's interests and worries are Unholy?

By the way, Kirsten Gillibrand continues saying patently stupid things about guns. This time she's fretting that "silencers" -- which apparently silence a gun completely -- will keep criminal gunmen from being detected by anyone.

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