Imagine an America Where All the Good Guys Had Guns

Opinion
By Dan Wos
Author – Good Gun Bad Guy

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USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- “An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein

Did you hear about the Indiana man who was shot and killed by a good guy with a gun after attempting to kill multiple people in broad daylight during a deranged rampage that started in Brownsburg Cemetery on Thursday, July 16th, 2020? Probably not.

Joshua Hayes chased down Seth Robertson and killed him in the street. According to police, the motive was unknown. He then turned his attention to Robertson’s friend and chased him through a residential neighborhood while shooting at him. Hayes caught up with his victim and a physical altercation ensued. As Hayes had his gun pointed at the head of the second victim, a good guy with a gun reminded Hayes of his “manners” and ended his deadly rampage. How many more people would Hayes have killed that day had he not been stopped? The good news is, we will never know, because a good gun was close by.

“This tragic event could have been much more disastrous. So, victim three not only saved victim two’s life, but he saved potentially the lives of many others,” BPD Capt. Jennifer Barrett. “Victim three did exactly what anybody would have wanted him to do at that scene that day.”

We hear about the shootings that fit the media-preferred narrative designed to push for more gun-restrictions, but hardly ever hear about good guys defending innocent life with a firearm. Why?

Because should the anti-gun media admit that the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun, they would also have to admit that their anti-gun messaging and psychological influencing has been putting good people at risk for decades.

According to the Kleck/Gertz study, Armed Resistance to Crime: The Prevalence and Nature of Self-Defense with a Gun, 2.5 million lives are potentially saved each year in America because potential victims were armed. This doesn’t necessarily mean good guys killing bad guys. It most often means just the mere presence of a good gun deters a bad guy. 46% of those Defensive Gun Uses are by women. The Kleck/Gertz study was confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a study of their own that they hoped would never see the light of day, according to Law Enforcement Today.

If the Kleck/Gertz study is accurate, guns save 12x more lives per year in America than bypass surgery, but in order for the political left to continue perpetuating their anti-gun fear campaign, they must never allow facts like this to be seen. The “gun-violence” narrative must remain strong and be the first thought on the minds of those who can’t think for themselves when the topic of guns comes up. This is why the first thing main-stream does when an attack involving a gun occurs, is roll the AR 15 across your TV screen. We all know there is no such thing as “gun-violence.” “Gun-violence” doesn’t exist. What we should be talking about is “human-violence” but that would take the focus off the one thing the gun-grabbers want to get rid of…the gun.

If Americans were to denounce the term “gun-violence” and discuss the real causes of violence in America, we would be forced to look at gang violence, recidivism of prisoners released for political reasons, rampant drug use, sanctuary cities, gun-free-zones and gun restrictions that render good people unarmed and helpless (often in some of the most dangerous blue cities). But we can’t have that because that might shine a light on failed Democrat policies, or worse, expose their real intentions of using unnecessary violence to justify more gun-restrictions in their pursuit to disarm law-abiding citizens.

So, what if all the good guys had guns? America would be safer, the bad guys would watch their manners and our elected government employees would remember who they work for.


About Dan Wos, Author – Good Gun Bad Guy

Dan Wos is a nationally recognized 2nd Amendment advocate and Author of the “GOOD GUN BAD GUY” series. He speaks at events, is a contributing writer for many publications and can be found on radio stations across the country. Dan has been a guest on the Sean Hannity Show, NRATV and several others. Speaking on behalf of gun-rights, Dan exposes the strategies of the anti-gun crowd and explains their mission to disarm law-abiding American gun-owners.

www.goodgunbadguy.net

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uncle dudley
uncle dudley
8 months ago

It would be nice if a member of congress and the senate would read this article into the official record on the floor of each chamber, and every self defense article where a good guy did stop the attack by using their weapon.
Time to show the world that firearms do save lives.

swmft
swmft
9 months ago

you dont have democrats talking shit if they have to back it up

CT Ginger
CT Ginger
9 months ago

Here’s an idea. Let’s give every lefttard a Jennings .22. Two to three days from now about half will be dead or incapacitated via negligent discharge.

Happy Everafter
Happy Everafter
9 months ago

Logical articles such as this one, or speaking on pro-gun shows like Hannity and NRA-TV, unfortunately targets an already convinced audience – ‘preaching to the choir’. But here is the hurdle we cannot overcome: If Mr. Wos were to appear on say, ‘The View,’ and read this very article, every single phrase would be met with derision and ridicule. Of course the audience, as well as the hosts, are so very far left they simply would neither believe nor tolerate any of it. And the very vocal [rehearsed] reaction from that audience would reinforce not only the currently held superstitious… Read more »

DNFU
DNFU
9 months ago

There was a study years ago where incarcerated criminals were asked about how guns affected them. 40% of the prisoners reported that the mere presence of a firearm had caused them to not commit a crime at least once.

Just another suppressed study that anti-gunners don’t want to be made public, because it destroys their false narrative.

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
9 months ago

Reality is not needing a firearm will only happen AFTER CHRIST RETURNS. That is when we can beat the tools into plow shiers. Until then we should stay armed. We are the first responders. If something does happen it will be minutes before the cops get there. Most incidents last only seconds. Most times the cops are only there for clean up detail.

Arm up and carry on

Miserable Wretch
Miserable Wretch
9 months ago

I’d love to live in a world like that, but it requires an unfettered approach to make that world reality.

Finnky
Finnky
8 months ago

@MW – Not sure how to read your comment. Are you advocating a totalitarian government unfettered by any constraints – with absolute control of all weapons and total power over life or death of each and every subject?
Maybe you are pointing out that that is what it would take to achieve leftist nirvana. Even most radical anti-gun people would not want that end result – even while fighting for it!
I try to inform or educate, but as @HappyEverafter said above – reality falls on deaf ears.

Miserable Wretch
Miserable Wretch
8 months ago
Reply to  Finnky

The reality where good citizens have guns. That is what I meant. Clear things up any?

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
9 months ago

When we live in a world where everyone gets along, everyone works for a living and no one takes advantage of the other then we will no longer need guns but we will still want them simply for the joy of shooting and for hunting so it is not hard for me to imagine every good guy with a gun because there will always be bad guys. That’s why the left thinking if they take all the guns away that there will be peace is so far gone. But, thinking left is a mental disease so it is understandable when… Read more »

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
9 months ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

“… there will always be bad guys.” Why is that simple truth so abominably difficult for Socialists/DemocRats to understand???

Heed the Call-up
Heed the Call-up
9 months ago
Reply to  JoeUSooner

They understand it fully, they also know that they are the bad guys. Would you, as a bad guy, want to face a good person with a firearm?

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
8 months ago

Regardless of whether I qualify as a “good guy” or a “bad guy,” I’m smart enough to not want anyone to point a firearm at me… but then again, I’m a sane adult.

Heed the Call-up
Heed the Call-up
8 months ago
Reply to  JoeUSooner

I’m a sane adult.

That may be, but we were speaking of those Left of center politicians, not normal, sane people.

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
8 months ago

How true!!