Founder of Mom’s Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Shannon Watts claimed that a good guy with a gun never stops the bad guy. Well, funny thing is, Shannon is dead wrong. Will the good guy ALWAYS stop the bad guy? No, this is real life and not a movie. Bad things happen to good people, BUT that does not mean that they never win.
This past Monday night in Valdosta, GA, police responded to a home robbery on Emory Drive after a woman and her child were shot. Upon hearing all of the commotion, her husband grabbed his gun and fired at 2 (not 1, but 2) armed black men.
Police have evidence to support that the 2 men shot were not only involved in the robbery on Monday, but 2 other robberies in the area as well.
The son has been released from the hospital. The wife has not yet been released but shows signs of a full recovery.
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.”
Data shows it doesn’t happen? Hmm, that’s interesting because I have found TONS of data showing it does. Do you mind sharing your ‘data’? Sorry Shannon, but it looks like your lack of fact-checking has got you looking like an idiot yet again.