Every time one of the anti-gun organizations talks about concealed carry, they try to make it seem like the whole exercise of packing a gun is pointless. “No one has ever stopped a mass shooting with a concealed handgun” they claim, completely ignoring the fact that you can’t quantify mass shootings that didn’t happen. Well, according to the Philadelphia Police Department, a properly licensed person who was carrying a concealed handgun stopped a man who had begun firing wildly in a downtown barber shop late Sunday afternoon. According to a cbslocal.com report . . .
“The person who responded was a legal gun permit carrier,” said Philadelphia Police Captain Frank Llewellyn. “He responded and I guess he saved a lot of people in there.”
Police say there was a crowd of patrons inside the shop at the time of the shooting, including several children, but no one else was injured.
“There were numerous people in there,” Captain Llewellyn said. “So it could have been a lot worse.”
The gun control crowd scoffs at the idea that “the only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” Then they promptly trot right out and hire themselves armed personal security guards and rely on armed police officers for protection. Its a hypocritical position that the majority of Americans see right through. The problem is their rhetoric — to the extent that anyone listens — costs people their lives every single day.
The Philly barbershop shoot is just one example of thousands every year in which lives were saved by a law abiding citizen using their legally owned firearm to stop a bad guy. In this case, the police believe that the quick and decisive action of an armed citizen saved lives and prevented what could have turned into a mass shooting. This is a prime example of exactly the kind of situation that Shannon Watts and Michael Bloomberg constantly claim never happen.
Guns save lives. It’s a concept that some people find difficult to wrap their heads around, but there it is. And in this case, even the police in a city that’s decidedly unfriendly to civilian-owned guns are singing the praises of an armed individual.