Let’s be clear. If yesterday’s church shooting in the West Freeway Church of Christ had taken place in another church (one without a security plan) or in another state (one that prohibits carrying firearms in houses of worship) the casualty count would likely have been much higher than it was. That’s a fact acknowledged by law enforcement and politicians alike in Texas yesterday.
Thankfully, as is well known by now, the West Freeway Church had a security plan, complete with armed congregants watching over those gathered for Sunday services. One of those armed individuals stepped in and ended the threat six seconds after the first shotgun blast.
The very idea of people carrying firearms in a church or synagogue is anathema to the the gun-grabbing droogs of the Civilian Disarmament Industrial Complex. They can’t conceive of why anyone would want, let alone need a gun in a house of worship.
In September, Democrat Joe Biden attacked TX Gov Greg Abbott for signing a law that let lawful gun owners carry guns into places of worship
Biden: “it’s just absolutely irrational. It’s totally irrational”
Today, a good guy with a gun saved countless lives inside a Texas church pic.twitter.com/qeK31Bvm84
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) December 29, 2019
That bit of Bidenesque wisdom didn’t age well at all, did it? Slow Joe has been mysteriously silent on the matter of guns in church since yesterday’s shooting.
But don’t look for even incontrovertible evidence like that video to change any minds among America’s busy
confiscation disarmament advocates. They can’t afford to let the possibility that guns really do save lives, and protect people and property enter into the conversation.
They simply have too much invested in the proposition that a disarmed society is somehow safer and more enlightened (not to mention most of them collect fat paychecks that depend on it) to brook any dissent.
#JackWilson is a HERO! He stopped the #TexasChurchShooting, and yet Shannon Watts and her Moms Demand Action cultists think it’s a bad thing. These people are endangering us allhttps://t.co/feTaPclVhD#texasshooting #texaschurch @CamEdwards @guntruth @DLoesch @ChrisLoesch pic.twitter.com/TqsmtskrYD
— Elmer Non-Fudd (@Non_Fudd) December 30, 2019
And then there are those who simply will not see. It’s hard to articulate this any better than Marta Hernandez at Victory Girls Blog has when discussing the alarming regularity of anti-semitic attacks in and around New York City . . .
Social justice is apparently more important than actual public safety.
So in light of a drastic increase in anti-Semitic violence in the region, and the fact that Cuomo signed a “reform” that will let thousands of violent pieces of garbage out on the streets to terrorize the citizens, why is it that some Jews are still not only in the bag for the social justice lunacy that is putting their lives in danger, but are also refusing to see that armed self-defense can help save Jewish lives?
On Twitter – the cancer of the Internet – some brain-dead creature that claims it’s a writer is arguing that is never the solution.
Shooting people isn’t the solution and it never will be. https://t.co/wasl4OdL03
— marisa kabas (@MarisaKabas) December 29, 2019
“You want a society traumatized by gun violence, just peep the replies here,” she continues.
THE STOOPID! IT BUUUUURNS!
How else does one stop a machete-wielding villain from chopping up one’s loved ones? Kind words?
Jewish people in the United States have a longstanding aversion to firearms ownership. It’s a ridiculous one, to be sure, since the Torah actually commands Jews to defend their lives with lethal force, if need be. Given Jewish history and the continued anti-Semitic abuses of the Jewish people, it’s hard to believe that so many Jews think that doing nothing and remaining passive victims is the way to stop anti-Semitic attacks.
On the pro-gun side is the famous Talmudic dictum: If someone comes to kill you, rise up and kill him first. This statement from the Talmudic sage Rava is derived from a passage that permits a homeowner to kill an intruder in self-defense if the trespasser arrives in the night.
The Torah commands self-preservation, and Jews who stubbornly refuse to see it while preaching gun control, and claiming that Judaism’s prohibition on putting oneself in unnecessary danger proscribes gun ownership, are blinded by stupidity. How is sitting in one’s own home, celebrating the High Holy Days unnecessarily dangerous – even more so than owning a firearm for self defense?
Flooding POC neighborhoods with cops is going to carry real costs, potentially even fatal ones, for tens of thousands of people who have no complicity in these attacks. I’m also deeply uncomfortable with the optics of cops functioning as security for Jews against POC. https://t.co/WpTsaTwPR9
— David Klion🔥 (@DavidKlion) December 27, 2019
So why is it that Jews like this David Klion, who is ostensibly Jewish, but thinks that protecting Jews from anti-Semitic violence should take a backseat to social justice virtue signaling about police abuses about “people of color,” absolutely refuse to see the value of armed self-defense to protect Jewish people from anti-Semitic attacks?
“…real costs, potentially even fatal ones, for tens of thousands of people who have no complicity in these attacks.”
OK, asshole. Now do gun owners.
You don’t care about depriving hundreds of thousands of innocent American citizens of their fundamental rights – people who have no complicity in any shootings? Why not?
Why? Because those who view guns only as instruments of death that civilized people shun are constitutionally incapable of examining the data that show a country with 423 million guns (at least) is also a country with a historically low violent crime rate.
Find more statistics at Statista
Their twisted world view is reinforced on a daily basis by like-minded members of the media who relentlessly push the narrative that guns are only capable of doing harm. So they won’t let a little thing like video evidence — a single defensive gun use among hundreds of thousands that take place each year — sway them.
The video of yesterday’s shooting has been widely disseminated among the People of the Gun. You can see it for yourself right here. Our post with that video has become the most-read post in TTAG history. As John Boch’s post made clear, there’s much to be learned from it.
Just don’t expect the people who really need to view that video to do so…or let it affect them in any meaningful way.