A Michigan Congressman present at this morning’s attack by a Bernie Sanders supporter from Illinois says that a gun saved their lives. Rep. Mike Bishop described himself and his fellow Republicans as “sitting ducks” for the would-be murderer and political assassin armed with a rifle. He credited a good guy with a gun for saving their lives.
He told WWJ News Radio:
“The only reason why any of us walked out of this thing, by the grace of God, one of the folks here (security detail traveling with Scalise) had a weapon to fire back and give us a moment to find cover. We were inside the backstop and if we didn’t have that cover by a brave person who stood up and took a shot themselves, we would not have gotten out of there and every one of us would have been hit — every single one of us,” said Bishop. “He was coming around the fence line and he was looking for all of us who had found cover in different spots. But if we didn’t have return fire right there, he would have come up to each one of us and shot us point-blank.”
Rep. Bishop said what we all already know: The only thing that stops bad people with evil in their hearts is a good guy with a gun. He’s right: Thank the good Lord for the presence of a good guy with a gun.
Had there not been an armed good guy present, we’d almost surely be talking about a mass assassination. In the end, a brave police officer armed with only a sidearm took the shooter out. If Rep. Steve Scalise and other Congressmen hadn’t been present with the other Congressional staffers today, there would have been no armed security on site and the situation would have been far worse.