Ann Coulter explains calmly how armed civilians have stopped would-be mass murderers in the past and how ‘Studies’ like the one done by Mother Jones magazine were faked.
In a nonsense “study” going around the Internet right now, Mother Jones magazine claims to have produced its own study of all public shootings in the last 30 years and concludes: “In not a single case was the killing stopped by a civilian using a gun.”
This will come as a shock to people who know something about the subject.
The magazine reaches its conclusion by simply excluding all cases where an armed civilian stopped the shooter: They looked only at public shootings where four or more people were killed, i.e., the ones where the shooter wasn’t stopped.
If we care about reducing the number of people killed in mass shootings, shouldn’t we pay particular attention to the cases where the aspiring mass murderer was prevented from getting off more than a couple rounds?”
Now there’s a thought. In the cases where a shooter was not stopped there was, naturally, no one to stop him. There are instances where the shooters were stopped and Coulter lists several. Here are a couple:
— Santee, Calif., 2001: Student begins shooting his classmates — as well as the “trained campus supervisor”; an off-duty cop who happened to be bringing his daughter to school that day points his gun at the shooter, holding him until more police arrive. Total dead: Two.
— Pearl High School, Mississippi, 1997: After shooting several people at his high school, student heads for the junior high school; assistant principal Joel Myrick retrieves a .45 pistol from his car and points it at the gunman’s head, ending the murder spree. Total dead: Two.”
I kind of like it when the facts are actually presented. There is so much intentional misinformation out there – like the Mother Jones crap – that it’s refreshing to have someone actually complete the research.
If you’re interested, follow the link above for more instances, as well as the name of the study that backs up Coulter.