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February 27, 2018

Media Mocks Trump For Saying He'd Rush Unarmed to Stop Armed Assault; But They Forget That Time He Did Intervene Unarmed to Stop an Armed Assault

The media is enjoying its everyday easy posting -- recapping what the late night clowns said about Trump last night.

I wouldn't bother watching that, by the way. I'm not linking it because it's funny or interesting, but just to provide the cite proving my statement about the late night clown bukkake party.

A lot of jeering over Trump's claim he that he'd like to think he would have done something about the school shooting, even if unarmed himself. It's certainly not impossible to conceive -- many teachers used their bodies as human shields to protect student, and one unarmed cop rushed in to stop the shooter.

But the media has this weird thing about "good guys" just being incapable of bravery and effective (and lawful) violence to stop crime. And of course it has this unshakable idea that Trump is terrible in all ways.

So they're laughing at the idea he might have risked his safety to do stop a shooting. Well, maybe, maybe not. I think most real men actually think they would risk their lives in the defense of an innocent; it tends to be the feminized soibois who laugh at the idea as an impossibility. (And I'm thinking they're just universalizing from their own cowardice.)

Would Trump have run into a hail of bullets? Would you?

I certainly like to think I would, but I know that courage fails even brave men (a group I can claim no membership in). But I'd sure like to think I would.

But amidst the laughing about this preposterous idea that Trump might intervene to stop an assault, there should be this minor fact kept in mind: There was that one time he actually did, and it made (of course) the newspapers.

Trump was riding around Manhattan in his limo with his girlfriend, and later wife, Marla Maples. He saw a guy beating another guy. Trump told his driver to pull over. Maples did not want him to get involved.

But he did.

Trump told James Rosen of the Daily News, "The guy with the bat looked at me, and I said, 'Look, you’ve gotta stop this. Put down the bat.' I guess he recognized me because he said, 'Mr. Trump, I didn’t do anything wrong.' I said, 'How could you not do anything wrong when you’re whacking a guy with a bat?' Then he ran away."

There were witnesses, including Kathleen Romeo, who told the newspaper that when he emerged from his limo, the crowd cried, "There's Trump."

Now, yeah, that's "just" a baseball bat, but anyone who would sneer at standing up to a thug attacking someone with a baseball bat has obviously never been in any kind of physical fight and therefore had any cause to think about how damaging such a weapon can be.

Incidentally, Trump also said to the group he was addressing that he was sure most of the assembled crowd would do likewise.

I suppose Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, and Trevor Noah would not do likewise, and know that about themselves, and therefore find the idea that anyone else would to be just some kind of fantasy, like the idea that an armed citizen could ever be courageous and cool-headed enough to stop a violent crime by using or threatening to use his gun.

And that's because they're narcissists, of course, as many progs and wannabe TV evangelists are: If I can't/wouldn't do it, no one can or would do it, and therefore, it shouldn't be done at all.

That's 99% of the reason for the gun-control frenzy: Many people just don't want the heavy moral responsibility of carrying a gun and being responsible for protecting their own lives and their loved one's lives (and possibly for taking the life of someone threatening those lives), and therefore think that no one else should volunteer to bear that moral responsibility.

H/t to Instapundit for the Don Surber link.

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