Criminals are criminals because they have no regard for the law.
Gun control advocates often fail to take this into account when discussing the Second Amendment.
Liberals are constantly lobbying the government for stricter gun laws in America, but these laws only stop law abiding citizens from purchasing firearms for self-defense.
If a bad individual wants to seriously harm another human being, then no law will stop them. The same holds true for so-called “gun free zones” in schools and movie theaters, which are enforced by nothing but a sign.
Thankfully, this attitude isn’t shared by the rest of the country.
In Texas, many citizens take advantage of their right to conceal carry, and this fact may have recently saved dozens of lives in Arlington.
From NBC News:
A “good Samaritan” with a gun killed an active shooter who may have been gearing up for a deadly rampage at a Texas sports bar Wednesday night, police said.
When 48-year-old James Jones walked inside the Zona Caliente Sports Bar, started yelling and then allegedly shot and killed Cesar Perez — a 37-year-old restaurant manager who’d attempted to calm him down — Arlington police said witnesses were afraid they would be next.
An armed “good Samaritan” — as the Arlington Police labeled him — happened to be eating at the restaurant with his wife. A concealed carry permit holder, he told her to get down on the ground and then shot Jones in the back.
The hero of this story is choosing to remain anonymous, but he just proved yet again that the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good man with better aim!
Believe it or not, Texas wasn’t always so gun friendly.
In fact, Texas was a no-issue state to get a carry permit up until 1995.
This largely changed due to the efforts of Suzanna Hupp, a woman who lost both of her parents during a shooting at a Luby’s restaurant in 1991. Because the state of Texas had recently stripped her of her right to carry, she didn’t have her gun that was normally in her purse.
Hupp feels she could have stopped the senseless deaths of her parents and 22 others had she had her firearm that day. She spent the next few years successfully lobbying Congress to acknowledge her right to bear arms so that no one would have to experience what she did.
Because of her efforts to reinstate the second amendment, many Texans, including the individuals in Arlington, are alive today.
Source: NBC News