The Walmart carjacker who attempted carjacking 5 different people and shot one of them in Washington ran into two armed civilians, one of them a pastor who not only shot him but then performed first aid on him until police and an ambulance arrived.
Along with the victim who was shot another 16yo girl was also injured but according to the update I just heard both are expected to be fine.
The purpose of these OPs IMO is to show how guns are a very valuable asset in some circumstances. My point is, we already know this and that we are not arguing against it. The argument we are making is that some limited gun control would be helpful and some weapons like AR15s may be a place to start. Since an AR15 was not used in this case, this OP does not meet the objective of arguing against sensible gun control. They may not be what the OP intended but I think it is.
honestly, with the way our constitution and BOR are written/interpreted if we could go from a firearm homicide every 54 minutes to every (say) every 90 minutes that would be a MAJOR accomplishment.
and, yeah, we’re loaded with guns and have tons of shootings so certain people have to post some feel good stories to counter the ~ 75 gun incidents every day. i guess it makes them feel better about their position.
We always have to worry … complacency virtually always allows a well organized dedicated minority to assume control over the majority. History if full of examples of a minority zealots taking over … our own country owes its origin to fewer than 25% of the population of the colonies.
"The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance.” (Often misquoted as “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty”) - John Philpot Curran
If you want to accomplish your goal, why would you start where you would have so little impact? To make an analogy, if your house had no glass in the window frames, would you add insulation to the attic to reduce heat loss?