Charles Heller is the head of the Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership. Mr. Heller’s posted an attention-worthy takedown of gun control advocate Colin Goddard at ammoland.com. Goddard, if you’ll remember, is the telegenic survivor of the Virginia Tech shooting who’s enthusiastically thrown his lot in with the Brady bunch. Following the Norway massacre, Goddard predictably commented, “unfortunately, I was soon infuriated by the gun fanatics in America who immediately used this massacre to assert that strong gun laws, like Norway’s, don’t work.” Goddard evidently has the same high standards for determining who qualifies as a ‘gun fanatic’ as our peripatetic poster, mikeb302000…
Namely, anyone who owns a gun is, by definition, a gun fanatic. The mere fact of posession is all that’s necessary for fanatichood. Therefore, no one should own guns. Q.E.D. But Heller’s having none of it, asking “who, Mr. Goddard, is actually the fanatic in this case? Is it common sense self defense advocates, or emotionally convoluted knee-jerk hysterics?” We’ll give you three guesses at the answer.
Let me explain why the Brady Center’s poster boy, Mr. Goddard, embraces methods that are fanatical: He advocates for victim disarmament, in the face of irrefutable evidence that said disarmament actually allows for greater harm to innocent people.
What he advocates is a decreasing of arms in the civilian population. That’s exactly what gives free reign to evil doers who use guns unlawfully. Is that not the advocacy of a fanatic?
Heller attended a screening in Tucson of Goddard’s film, “Living for 32” and had a question for him.
Mr. Goddard described to us all in Tucson how his classmates at Virginia Tech heard the noise of the gun shots, and at first thought it was construction noise. They then heard the noise getting louder, and the teacher opened the door to look, suddenly slamming it shut and telling everyone to get on the floor and dial 911, that there was a man with a gun approaching. Mr. Goddard did so, opened his back pack, retrieved his cell phone, and got through to 911 before he was shot four times by Cho.
Just before the screening of his movie in Tucson, I asked Mr. Goddard: “If there had been a police officer, off duty with his gun sitting next to you, do you think he could have drawn and engaged the shooter with that amount of warning?” (Understand also that Mr. Goddard was an ROTC Cadet, familiar with arms and tactics, and experienced on the M-16 rifle.)
Mr. Goddard’s response to me was, “I have war gamed that over and over in my mind, and I just don’t know.”
It simply has to be said: Mr. Goddard, this is a truly pitiful response.
You seem to be under a hypnotic trance. Do you now actually embrace the lie that holds you hostage?
Think about Mr. Goddard’s reply. He does not know if a police officer could neutralize a deadly threat with about 50 seconds of warning? This from cover, with the assailant coming through a known and restricted entry point?
Heller’s conclusion is that Goddard’s disingenuous non-answer can only be the response of a semi-delusional anti-gun fanatic. One who’s so fully in the tank with the gun grabbers that he can’t admit “a gun in the hand of a righteous man or woman could have saved innocent lives.”
And as for Goddard’s curious claim that the gun lobby is “dancing in the blood” of the Danish victims, Heller calls BS, pointing out that this is merely a textbook case of projection on the part of the gun grabbers.
The truth is that’s exactly what he, and his cohorts and handlers at the Brady Center To Promote Gun Violence, are doing. Just like their victim vulture response to the Giffords shooting in Arizona, it’s to their advantage to do so.
As was tragically demonstrated, all of Norway’s stringent gun laws couldn’t prevent a dedicated wacko from embarking on a murderous spree in a gun-free zone. The only thing that might have mitigated the carnage (someone with a gun to challenge the murderer) is such a violation of elite received wisdom and political correctness that it can’t even be considered.
So there remains but one question, Mr. Goddard: Are you going to allow lawful citizens to shoot violent criminal actors, or are you going to continue to bury dead children, gunned down unchallenged because of “gun control”?
A curious world awaits your answer.