Why is it that America’s legacy media refuse to report on the proven benefits of firearm ownership? Is it because doing so would reflect poorly upon the (mostly) Democrats who would like to legislate away our God-given right to keep and bear arms?
Here’s another story the New York Times has failed to mention: everyday armed Americans stopped not one, not two, but six active shooters in 2021 alone – nearly 10% of active shooter incidents reported across America in 2021.
That’s right, the FBI reported the day before the Uvalde massacre that armed good guys and gals stopped six of sixty-one active shooters intent on creating their own Uvalde-type atrocities last year.
Good guys with guns stopping bad guys with guns.
From the Daily Signal:
Citizens stopped six active shooters, whom the FBI defines as “one or more individuals actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area,” in 2021, killing four of them, according to the report “Active Shooter Incidents In The United States In 2021.” There were 61 active shooter incidents in 2021, 12 of which met the FBI’s criteria for a “mass killing,” up from 40 the previous year.
“The active aspect of the definition inherently implies the ongoing nature of an incident, and thus the potential for the response to affect the outcome, whereas a mass killing is defined as three or more killings in a single incident,” the FBI said in a Monday release.
Not all of those incidents ended well for the heroes who stopped the carnage.
Arvada police and residents call John Hurley, the Good Samaritan killed in the Olde Town Square shooting, a “true hero.” They say his actions may have helped save lives.
— Denver7 News (@DenverChannel) June 23, 2021
These incidents of good guys with guns stopping crazed killers happened both in urban areas like Denver and in rural areas like Superior, Nebraska. We wrote about the Agrex incident in Nebraska where an angry former employee stormed a business intent on killing everyone inside. One staff member grabbed a shotgun and stopped him with a load of buckshot.
…An employee grabbed a shotgun from the office and confronted an active shooter Thursday afternoon. The killer, Max Hoskinson, 61, had been fired earlier in the day. He had returned with a gun and started shooting. Hoskinson managed to kill one and wound two more before the good guy with a shotgun ended the rampage with a load of buckshot.
The incident proves once again that the only thing that stops a bad guy with evil in his heart is a good guy with a gun.
As for the disgruntled active shooter, Hoskinson was transported to the hospital, but he won’t be celebrating his 62nd birthday.
The FBI also gave details about the outcomes for the killers. Newsflash: mass murder is not conducive to a long and prosperous life. From the FBI report:
The 61 incidents in 2021 were carried out by 61 shooters. Sixty shooters were male, and one was female. Individual shooters carried out all the incidents. The age range of the shooters was 12 years old to 67 years old. Two shooters wore body armor. Thirty shooters were apprehended by law enforcement, 14 shooters were killed by law enforcement, four shooters were killed by armed citizens, one shooter was killed in a vehicle accident during a law enforcement pursuit, 11 shooters committed suicide, and one shooter remains at large.
Once again: the only thing that stops bad guys intent on committing mass murder is a good guy with a gun. You can have a gun on your hip to deal with one of these lunatics, or help can be parked a few minutes away at the local donut shop. The choice is yours to make.