On June 7, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America founder Shannon Watts said a good guy with a gun “has never” stopped a bad guy with a gun.
Watts made this comment in response to a question from CNN host Victor Blackwell.
I want to challenge you on something Shannon. Wayne LaPierre, executive director of the NRA, after Sandy Hook, said the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. And I think, essentially [what guns rights proponents are saying] is [they] want their wives to be able to carry–to be the good person with the gun. Is there an example in school shootings or a mall shooting or these public facilities, where that has been wrong? Where a bad guy with a gun has been stopped in any other way or by a person other than a law enforcement officer with a gun or by killing himself?
Watts responded: “This has never happened. Data shows it doesn’t happen.”
But it does happen–and it happens all the time.
In February 2013 an armed guard in Atlanta subdued and disarmed a shooter at an Atlanta middle school.
On December 16 Breitbart News reported the Arapahoe High School shooting only last 80 seconds because the school’s armed resource officer closed in on the shooter, who subsequently killed himself.
On June 6 Breitbart News reported on how a good guy with a gun stopped a bad guy with a guy who was attacking a courthouse in Georgia.
On November 7 Breitbart News reported guns are used defensively an estimated 2,082 times a day in America. That’s over 2,000 times a day a good guy with a gun acts to stop a bad guy armed with a weapon of some sort.
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