November 07, 2017

Law abiding gun owner ended massacre in Texas

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

On last night's show, our own John Cardillo joined me to discuss the mass shooting in Texas and why the left is wrong to use this as an excuse to call for more gun control.

The shooting took place in the rural town of Sutherland Springs, the left doesn't understand that long response times for police in remote communities means locals rely on their own firearms for security. Thankfully, a law-abiding gun owner was able to take out the shooter before more lives were lost.

It's further proof that the best solution to a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

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commented 2017-11-08 21:26:02 -0500
Butt-taking Andrew makes this non argument – “If the shooters seek out gun free zones, then how come entire nations, like Japan, which are giant gun-free-zones, have so few murders and virtually no mass shootings?”

Why does Switzerland which has the highest gun ownership on the planet and is a virtual police station have even smaller crime rates than Japan?
commented 2017-11-08 17:15:57 -0500
The government screwed up. And you want them to implement controls? Give your head a shake.
commented 2017-11-08 14:53:35 -0500
Liza, Ms. Stephenson belittles this heroic response as I suspect she would allow her distaste for humankind to keep her ass firmly on the couch, and, trying to figure out the best way to virtue signal. This type of coward would take to twitter and leftist forums to demand gun control while the bodies are still warm.
commented 2017-11-08 14:45:43 -0500
@Andrew Stephenson, “46 people were shot before the gun toting “hero” bothered to show up.”
Bothered to show up?! Why do you insist on belittling a man with a gun who was brave enough to jump into action to use it? He could not have got a block and a half down the road any faster than he did once he realized shots were flying and where they were flying. He didn’t even stop to put his shoes on. The only way he could have arrived at the scene faster would have been if he hadn’t had to open his safe to get his ammunition and load his gun. I rather doubt you would have shifted on the couch so who the hell are you to make light of what this man did.
commented 2017-11-08 12:37:25 -0500
Simple question for you “gunaphobia” types.

You and your loved ones are in a life and death situation The home intruder has a gun and he’s shooting up the place. Or you have some Muslim terrorist who’s gone off the reservation and is stabbing people.

Do you dial 911 and wait for the police to show up in 10 to 20 minutes or do you reach for your weapon ?? Which scenario would you choose? I don’t know about you kids but I wouldn’t go down without a fight.

Remember this; your Liberal government considers true Canadians expendable, that’s why they are importing sand maggots wholesale. You need to learn to protect yourself because the won’t help you.

We don’t have to dial 911 at my place.
commented 2017-11-08 10:21:10 -0500
“Glenn Craig commented 3 hours ago
@Andrew Stephenson…Japan is also an immigrant free zone with no cultural conflicts that result from “diversity” and it is a highly conformist culture that is highly intollerant of individuality.

The main reason why there are so few guns in Japan is because their guns were confiscated after an unconditional surrender. I was offered an Arisaka rifle for $150 at a gun show two weekends ago. No Japanese get that opportunity mostly because of how badly they behaved with them back in the 1930s and 1940;s

Selecting the G7 is statistical cherry picking. South Africa has the highest murder rate and there is no way I would live in South Africa unarmed and Switzerland has the highest per capita gun ownership. "

So, basically, a culture with strict gun control, and a culture that is at best apathetic to firearms, has a low gun violence rate? I’m pretty sure that that was exactly the point I was trying to make.

Do you honestly feel South Africa, a profoundly dysfunctional post-colonial nation that has been on the verge of perpetual civil war for pretty much its entire existence, in essence the very definition of a “failed state”, is a better basis for comparison than peaceful, modern economy like Germany?

The Swiss example is an interesting one. Why do you think the Swiss can pull it off peacefully when the US is in perpetual bloodbath? I’ll point out that Swiss gun ownership rates are actually closer to Canada’s than the US (Switzerland, ~45, Canada ~30, US >100), they do have pretty strict regulations, and “concealed carry” basically doesn’t happen there – the guns are kept at home. Perhaps they’ve kept their culture in line with the original intent of the Second Amendment, which is to say, guns are not meant for personal protection, but rather so you can build a militia in a hurry in case of invasion?

Arguably, both laws are now obsolete; modern Europe’s unified nature protects the Swiss and the US is no longer in danger of being reclaimed by the Brits or competing colonial powers. The Swiss laws remain near their original intent, a way of cobbling together an informal militia, while the US has warped into something else entirely, a pseudo-militaristic state where the biggest threat is itself? Perhaps your South African comparison is actually not far off.
commented 2017-11-08 10:20:47 -0500
“Drew Wakariuk commented 8 hours ago
Andrew the murder rate includes all forms, not just guns, majority of gun deaths are suicide. You are not helping your argument with that comment. And the rate is highest among certain groups by the way. "

The US records something like 12,000 gun related murders a year. Murders, not suicides. Some of those are manslaughter (ie, accidental murder). That.s ~3.5/100k, easily twice Canada’s overall murder rate of about 1.6/100k.

“Drew Wakariuk commented 8 hours ago
Andrew the laws did nothing in this case, other laws will not do more. Bureaucracy that the left loves so much FAILED! "
You speak as if we don’t already know that. There are huge holes in the system that these shooters keep slipping through (including several shootings this year) the Dems keep trying to fix those holes, and the Republicans/NRA/2nd Amendmentalists keep blocking those repairs.
commented 2017-11-08 07:10:46 -0500
@Andrew Stephenson…Japan is also an immigrant free zone with no cultural conflicts that result from “diversity” and it is a highly conformist culture that is highly intollerant of individuality.

The main reason why there are so few guns in Japan is because their guns were confiscated after an unconditional surrender. I was offered an Arisaka rifle for $150 at a gun show two weekends ago. No Japanese get that opportunity mostly because of how badly they behaved with them back in the 1930s and 1940;s

Selecting the G7 is statistical cherry picking. South Africa has the highest murder rate and there is no way I would live in South Africa unarmed and Switzerland has the highest per capita gun ownership.
commented 2017-11-08 01:36:11 -0500
Andrew the highest murder rates in history are form commies, yet you seem to think they are great.
commented 2017-11-08 01:33:57 -0500
People like Andrew can count on the state to save them , i will not. My Body,My Choice. The left is deflecting form the fact that this was a hate crime against Christians and was done by a secular leftist.
commented 2017-11-08 01:32:38 -0500
Andrew the murder rate includes all forms, not just guns, majority of gun deaths are suicide. You are not helping your argument with that comment. And the rate is highest among certain groups by the way.
commented 2017-11-08 01:30:56 -0500
Andrew the laws did nothing in this case, other laws will not do more. Bureaucracy that the left loves so much FAILED! The guy who stopped the evil secular democrat got there before the police could. What part of that is beyond your understanding?
commented 2017-11-08 01:08:12 -0500
If mental health was the issue for the shooter, then, what do we do to fix our mental health problem in the US? How many of us struggle with mental health issues from time to time? Can anything be done to prevent the next one? At some point, we should do something besides talk.
commented 2017-11-07 22:50:57 -0500
“Gun control systems are fallible but the armed citizen is the safety gap where these systems fail to stop a monster in the making. There are more monsters prowling the streets now more than ever – they seek “gun free zones” to do their evil. ’

I’d say in this case that “safety” system failed. Both in terms of gun control, and in terms of response (I will point out, again, that the shooter was able to methodically murder over two dozen people before hte “hero” sauntered in and dinged him). Yes, the shooter should have been caught. Why wasn’t he? Partly because…. the control system is weak. They know it’s weak. The NRA lobbies against any attempts to fix it.

If the shooters seek out gun free zones, then how come entire nations, like Japan, which are giant gun-free-zones, have so few murders and virtually no mass shootings? Theoretically, if gun control doesn’t stop criminals from getting them, and if it’s only a well armed citizenry keeping them from running amok, Japan should be a perpetual bloodbath. Yet, it’s not. Why?
commented 2017-11-07 22:44:27 -0500
Glenn Craig commented 7 hours ago
Andrew….there is already a law against murder. Scofflaws don’t care about laws so there is no such thing as gun control"

The US murder rate is three times higher than any other G7 nation. Murder is equally illegal in all, but only the US has such lax gun control laws. Are they hurting? We can’t say definitively, but they’re clearly not helping.
commented 2017-11-07 22:16:08 -0500
Stevenson continues to talk out of his ass.

1. The shooter was section 8ed and jailed for a violent crime by the military – then given a dishonorable discharge. Under the 1967 Democrat gun laws he was ineligible to buy or own firearms – control system epic fail number 1.

2. the citizen who stopped the crime and defended his community, was using the very gun the Dems want to ban as “not suitable for civilian use”. An AR15.

3, The armed citizen acted 10 minutes before police arrived from a 911 call to an immediate criminal threat – as is provided for citizen arrest and brevet peace officer status in the absence of police, as per the 2nd amendment. – had they depended on police protection alone all would be dead by the time police intervened. Exercise of the 2nd amendment saved lives – no ass-clown spin can negate that stark reality. 4. The armed citizen was an NRA member and instructor skilled in defensive firearms tactics – this skill allowed him to shoot the suspect accurately in an area where his body armor didn’t protect him. – Most police lack this skill level in defensive combat shooting. NRA doing what it was established to do 116 yrs ago – train civilians in gun safety and defensive deployment readiness — eat your guts out over that hoplophobes.

5. The suspect has a long history of violent run ins with the law indicating a mental condition – statues in both the states he committed these in provide for legal intervention to ban him from firearms possession but these records are unavailable to point of sale firearms vendors due to FBI refusal to allow civilian access to their firearms “no sell” lists. – system epic fail 2.

Gun control systems are fallible but the armed citizen is the safety gap where these systems fail to stop a monster in the making. There are more monsters prowling the streets now more than ever – they seek “gun free zones” to do their evil.
commented 2017-11-07 19:05:06 -0500
ANDREW STEPHENSON You are an IDIOT !!
Your comment is asinine.
commented 2017-11-07 16:02:14 -0500
No intervention by lawful gun owner and the massacre would have been worse. Andrew’s sarcasm concerning this intervention is truly pathetic. Good thing the world isn’t made of cowards like our little Andrew!
commented 2017-11-07 15:41:10 -0500
Andrew….there is already a law against murder. Scofflaws don’t care about laws so there is no such thing as gun control.
commented 2017-11-07 12:58:51 -0500
46 people were shot before the gun toting “hero” bothered to show up. For an incident that could easily have been prevented had even their rudimentary gun control not failed.
commented 2017-11-07 12:04:06 -0500
When seconds count the police are only minutes away… Please support responsible open carry.

Saving your life and the lives of others should not be a crime but a civic duty.