Yes, Armed Citizens are Clueless Tools — NOT

Tooling around YouTube

Hey, I found this 3-part screed about how bumbling private citizens cannot possibly defend themselves effectively.  This is what they say in the description.

The controlled study documented in these videos show that concealed carry permit holders are fooling themselves if they think they will be able to react effectively to armed aggressors. Most CCW holders won’t even be able to un-holster their gun. They will more likely be killed themselves or kill innocent bystanders than stop the aggressor. For more details, see “Unintended Consequences: Pro-Handgun Experts Prove That Handguns Are a Dangerous Choice for Self-Defense.”

If you could endure listening to that entire steaming pile (I didn’t, not all three videos, but I certainly got the point they intended to get across), then you must know by now that clueless, untrained, and mush-for-brains civilians cannot possibly make a difference in critical situations with their own personally-owned weapons.  So, let’s present some cases in point, demonstrating that without a doubt we should all turn in our weapons and let the professionals protect us.

11-year-old Girl Scares Away Home Invaders — with a Gun

A acquaintance of mine said that the young girl should have just run away to some other part of the house and hid in a closet or something.  Did she know what these guys intended to do?  What if they were looking for her to kidnap?  Wouldn’t they have canvassed the house until they found her?

Yes, hiding would have been useful if she had not had a weapon to defend herself with.  But she had one, and clueless, untrained, and inexperienced or not, she used it effectively to defend herself.

Old Geezer Defends Self, Wife and Patrons at Internet Cafe

So these two guys, you see, come into this place of business and demand money from the patrons.  What else are they going to demand?  Who knows!  Thing is, if someone has a gun and they hold you in threat with this deadly weapon, you don’t know if they are going to simply kill you for the hell of it, or restrict themselves to robbery.  In this case there was this other guy who wasn’t going to stand for any of that nonsense.

Now, ABC News told you specifically that you aren’t going to be able to defend yourself, and you’ll probably get yourself and others killed trying it, so give it up, loser.  It’s a fair bet that this older gent didn’t watch their self-serving piece of trash “documentary”.

Remember how NBC News set up a truck to explode in order to tell us all about how some GM trucks might explode in an accident?  This is another case in point.

The local newspaper reported this in a story, “Patron fires on armed robbers at Internet cafe”:

Two men who attempted to hold up an Internet cafe were shot and injured by a patron of the business Friday night, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s officials said they got a call at 9:54 p.m. about an armed robbery at Palms Internet Cafe, 8444 SW State Road 200. When deputies arrived at the scene, patrons outside the business told them that two men in masks — one armed with a baseball bat and the other with a handgun — had barged into the business. The robbers told the approximately 30 patrons to get on the floor, and they demanded money.

Officials said one of the patrons, Samuel Williams, drew his own handgun and shot at the robbers.

Both robbers began running toward the front door, and the patron fired several more shots as they fled.

Note carefully how the armed old guy, who had probably NEVER gotten the special training that ABC News had its tools give the unsuspecting students in the first video up there, managed to shoot both perps and miss everyone else in the room. He drew from concealed without snagging his gun in his shirt, and did what he had to do.

Armed Citizen Returns Fire, Avoids Robbery at ATM

Another incident of a clueless, bumbling, bozo citizen attempting to “take the law into his own hands”, instead of waiting for the police to rescue him.  Well, in this case the police would have probably have been too late to do anything except call the Coroner’s Office to come collect the victim.  And maybe they would have eventually caught up with the perps; or more likely not.

ABC News, in the original video at the top of this post, had their tools, er, police officials, participating in what amounted to an elaborate STING, set the victims up with situations in which even a trained, though inexperienced person would have had a hard time responding effectively, and then uses their artificially-generated results to PROVE that CCW holders should just give it up ‘cuz they’re hopeless.

And did you notice that they set up the victims (and yes, I mean that word) with clothing that they were unaccustomed to wearing, loose clothing that can easily get caught on the projections of a firearm?  And then made a point of their inability to draw cleanly?  If this was a scientific study, they committed fraud, because they set up their experiment to produce the results they intended.

Or that ABC News intended.

When You Are a REAL CCW Holder, You Know How to Draw the Darned Thing

The kid in the video trying to draw and getting all hung up on his shirt because they deliberately set him up to fail?  Check this out:

Of course it is possible for an armed citizen to have a hard time when presented with a real situation for the first time.  Even a cop would have a hard time.  That’s not the point.  The point is, if you are in mortal danger, then you may defend yourself and you may succeed.  You may also fail, but at least you have the choice.

Home Invasion Foiled by Armed Citizen

One last time for good measure.  They got more than they bargained for.

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