Heroism and Second Amendment rights set aside: USA Today pushes a gun control narrative

USA Today tweeted yesterday the following: “Opinion: Jack Wilson is exactly the type of person you want around with a gun because he’s a firearms instructor. But we know nothing about the at least six other parishioners who also appeared to draw their handguns. And that’s terrifying.

“Journalist” Elvia Diaz

From the headline at the opinion piece: “Armed, even in church: Texas shooting is about a lot more than Jack Wilson’s heroism”

The author, a journalist named Elvia Diaz, further asks, “Jack Wilson is a hero. But why were so many other parishioners armed? And how did the shooter get his gun, given his criminal history?

She’s asking so many questions, let me help her out with a few answers…

For example, why must one be armed in church? Because evil exists EVERYWHERE, Elvia.
Why were so many parishioners armed? Because of the Second Amendment.
How did a criminal get a gun? Because criminals DO NOT FOLLOW the law.

Here’s excerpts from her opinion piece:

“Jack Wilson is a hero alright. It took him only six seconds to kill a gunman at a Texas church, saving countless lives.

Unfortunately, that kind of split-second heroism has been turned into a PR tool by gun advocates.

The reality of Wilson’s heroism is a lot more complex. He wasn’t just an ordinary parishioner, as gun advocates may want you to believe. The church’s volunteer security team member is a firearms instructor, gun range owner and former reserve deputy with a local sheriff’s department, according to a New York Times detailed account.

The real story here isn’t heroism

Of course, that wouldn’t matter to the churchgoers of that community of roughly 18,000 residents, right? What matters is that Wilson saved them with a single shot and other gun-wielding parishioners were ready just in case Wilson failed.

But have we really reached a point when each of us need to carry a firearm anywhere we go? Gun advocates certainly think so. They point to Wilson and the new Texas law that allows him and others to carry firearms inside the church.

The Second Amendment gives Americans the right to bear arms. And that isn’t going anywhere. But that constitutional amendment doesn’t spell out the types of firearms Americans should bear, nor does it give Americans the right to sell them to anyone to carry anywhere.

We know firearms are readily available to anyone who wants one, really. And that’s part of the problem. Sunday’s shooting isn’t just about Jack Wilson’s heroism. It’s about how Kinnunen got a hold of a weapon in the first place, given his criminal record.

If this womyn has NO CLUE as to how a criminal can obtain a gun as a prohibited possessor, I can’t help her. She’s intent on pushing a gun control narrative.

And shame on her for turning Jack Wilson’s excellent taxpayer relief shot that resulted in saving human lives into a “PR stunt” by gun advocates.

DCG

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TrailDust
Admin
9 months ago

Thank God he was there.

William
William
9 months ago

The barely disguised subtext of this weasely piece is that gun control laws don’t work, therefore confiscation is the only solution. The drumbeat of anti gun rhetoric is escalating, a big push is imminent. I expect an uptick in “mass shootings” as the election approaches. We have an absolute constitutional and God-given right to self-defense, period. Many people don’t get that, there’s a lot of stupid out there. Let them be marched passively up the chutes, it’s their choice. But we should ignore their gun laws. They have zero legitimacy

Alma
Alma
9 months ago

I wish that woman would have been a parishioner at that church, had there not been armed people, she would not be asking so many stupid questions, her casket would be on its way to the cemetery and her family mourning. It’s not heroism but protecting the innocent.

Vin ze Vizzer
Vin ze Vizzer
9 months ago

These Mexicans are too stupid for their own good, and should not come to our county at all.

Kevin J Lankford
Kevin J Lankford
9 months ago

Her questions are really irrelevant; even if you believe this was a real event.

Alma
Alma
9 months ago

Kevin, whether it was a real event or not, ir sends a very strong signal.

Kevin J Lankford
Kevin J Lankford
9 months ago
Reply to  Alma

I believe only to the propaganda prone,..of which, I suppose there are way too many. These days skepticism seems to be the more prudent reaction.

It is a little difficult to see how this can be spun to the gun grabbers advantage. Perhaps in their next event they will portray mass collateral damage from too many armed parishioners gone wild. That would really send the kind of signal they desire.

William
William
9 months ago

Admittedly it’s difficult to accept anything at face value these days, that any events are random and spontaneous and not scripted for effect. Her emphasis was on the fact that the perpetrator was armed illegally and that Mr Wilson being there was just serendipity, with the implication that if guns were banned outright there would be no need for his heroics; “the authorities” would take care of the situation. No matter how an event, real or fake, shakes out they are free to spin it any way they like and that is always in the direction of gun confiscation. That… Read more »

chemtrailssuck
chemtrailssuck
9 months ago

Even if it were possible to get rid of all the guns in the world (impossible), people would still get murdered.
They want to get rid of our guns so they can flood our country with sharia enforcing muslims courtesy of George Soros. They’re importing them into cities by the boatload.