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Posted By: StormCnter, 12/31/2019 1:11:44 PM

Nothing is ever as simple as good guy versus bad guy. Reality exists mostly in varying shades of gray. But there is no question Jack Wilson acted heroically as a church volunteer security guard when he killed a killer in the sanctuary of the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas, on Sunday. Wilson, a deeply experienced firearms instructor, was legally carrying and took down a gunman with a single shot. Are we relegated to finding solace in the fact that only three people died inside of a church in the latest tragedy, and must we seek comfort


I've read this twice and still don't get the man's point. It seems to be that guns are bad, Texans who have guns are bad and we're going to have to fix that problem. I wonder how he feels about how to prevent invasions of synagogues with a machete?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: BarryNo 12/31/2019 1:26:09 PM (No. 275442)
CNN is in mourning. The bad guy with a gun, got stopped by a good guy with a gun - I'm seconds. That's not supposed to happen.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Shmowry1 12/31/2019 1:27:00 PM (No. 275443)
The lunacy of arguing that more people should have died because good men should have been disarmed. May these people never pull the levers of power. They are intellectually disabled by hyper partisan ideology.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Maggie2u 12/31/2019 1:28:10 PM (No. 275445)
You notice he counted the monster as one of the innocent dead? Only a left-wing, progressive, liberal, socialist, marxist, communist or whatever they're calling themselves today attacks and criticizes people who carry guns to protect themselves or others
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Felixed 12/31/2019 1:28:13 PM (No. 275446)
Like so many other Liberal/Leftist outlets, they offer no platform for discussion, much less dissent. Screed without recourse, propaganda without rebuttal.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: shamrock 12/31/2019 1:34:13 PM (No. 275453)
I don't argue with libtards, I just quietly conceal carry and train alot.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Clinger 12/31/2019 1:39:53 PM (No. 275456)
One arguement he attempts to make is that since one victim was killed before he could pull his own gun that armed worshipers is't the answer. What? Noseriebob, that means that counting on a lone defender runs the risk of that defender going down first leaving the rest to play sitting duck. I have terrifying news for you Jimmy, every government and constitution or other construct on earth is backed up by a gun, lots of them. The only discussion is by how many and who has them. You'd evidently rather that government have a monopoly on the use of force. You might want to read a history book or two and see how that worked out for people with your point of view. Some of them are still alive to tell, ask a holocaust survivor.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Luandir 12/31/2019 1:53:17 PM (No. 275464)
I will posit Mr. Moore the same task he throws out: sit down right now and try writing an enforceable law that results in fewer deaths than occurred here. Until then, quit your predictable bleating.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Catherine 12/31/2019 1:54:11 PM (No. 275465)
My favorite line was, and I'm paraphrasing, 'even liberals have guns but their explanation is much more sensible and informed.' Leave it to CNN to make lemons out of lemonade.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Enoch Powell 12/31/2019 1:57:25 PM (No. 275469)
I am put in mind of the pure stupidity exhibited by Robert Reich when he advanced his support for a $15.00 minimum wage by saying, 'sure some people will lose their jobs, but it's the right thing to do!" It's right to put people out of work? It's right to put companies out of business? It's right that most people working at minimum wage are students and part time workers trying to get ahead elsewhere? The idiocy of the left on full parade...
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Reply 10 - Posted by: ho72 12/31/2019 2:01:45 PM (No. 275471)
Nothing is ever as simple as good guy versus bad guy Stopped reading right there. Sometimes life gives you binary choices: good/evil, on/off, light/dark, male/female, etc. Liberals could muddy the water in a sealed container of sterile H2O.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Newtsche 12/31/2019 2:11:09 PM (No. 275481)
Ironically, nothing is simpler than CNN.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: rinohunter 12/31/2019 2:15:25 PM (No. 275483)
CNN - not a reputable news site! They traffic in lies, misinformation and fake news. I will not even bother to read this. Thank you though for posting.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Mother of AL 12/31/2019 2:42:53 PM (No. 275494)
Maybe Mr. Moore should find employment where intelligence is not required, oh sorry I overlooked he worked at CNN.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: cor-vet 12/31/2019 2:43:19 PM (No. 275497)
Moore says, in the article, that because the use of a gun stopped a possible mass murder situation, it's OK for pro gun advocates to talk about it. He conveniently forgets that when there's no good guy with a gun, it's OK for the anti-gun nuts to start calling for gun bans before the last body hits the ground.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Rumblehog 12/31/2019 2:47:08 PM (No. 275503)
Another bleeding-heart liberal lamenting the invention of firearms and subsequent popularity among American citizens. Nobody makes you buy a gun, numbskull, but you sure would have been happy to have them that day in that church. Of course, authors such as this one usually congregate at ultra-leftist Unitarian churches where they "kumbaya" each other to sleep.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: DVC 12/31/2019 2:59:49 PM (No. 275512)
No matter how clearly a good guy killed a murderer, CNN hates it. CNN wants all of us disarmed so that the Dems can order us to do whatever THEY decide is good for us, not go to church, pay higher taxes, abort our babies, stop driving cars, stop being free. CNN is a representative of the tyrants who want to run our lives and destroy our freedoms. CNN is evil.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: stablemoney 12/31/2019 3:38:35 PM (No. 275549)
It's simple to me. I don't need CNN expositions, narratives, and lies.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: TexasHillCountry 12/31/2019 3:41:00 PM (No. 275551)
Moore wants to know what should be done. How about CNN, et al, begin talking seriously about the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death. How about telling the truth about the disparities in black on white vs. white on black crime. How about talking talking straight--no pun intended--about proper human sexual conduct. How about speaking the facts about graduating from high school, getting a job, marrying, then having children---in that order--leading to happier life outcomes, less poverty, and children who grow into productive adult citizens. In other words, reverse the whole leftoid narrative that misleads and deceives people about how life really works.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 12/31/2019 3:43:25 PM (No. 275552)
In his haste to prove that it's actually bad for citizens to own guns and stop murderous bad guys since some of the ones with guns didn't get to shoot, Moore forgot to push for abolishing the police. After all, the police did not show up in time to stop the shooter, so what good are they?
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Reply 20 - Posted by: bighambone 12/31/2019 3:47:02 PM (No. 275554)
Why complicate the issue of shooting of a nutcase who goes into any public or price establishment with the intention of murdering as many innocent people as possible before his suicide by cop dream becomes reality?
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Ming 12/31/2019 3:54:00 PM (No. 275561)
To the simpletons at CNN nothing is ever simple.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Hazymac 12/31/2019 5:20:42 PM (No. 275615)
Unquestionably, Mr. Jack Wilson's immediate draw and his lethally accurate shot to the head of the perpetrator kept the murders in the Texas church down to two, as tragic as those two murders* were. There were several others present at the church who were also carrying guns, and who would have done what Mr. Wilson did a moment later if he hadn't first. God bless all the defenders, the sheepdogs. In this case the wolf didn't get nearly as far as he might have otherwise... or as far as he might have in a marked gun free zone where law abiding citizens normally stupidly obey such PC foolishness and get slaughtered if the worst happens. Do you remember Pulse nightclub in Orlando, where 49 innocents died? The killer's rampage lasted six seconds before he was cut down. If it had lasted twelve seconds another two or three would have died. In a minute over a dozen would have perished. The more well trained citizens we have carrying legal firearms, the safer our environs will be, not to mention a whole lot more dangerous for criminals who ply their trade on us. In March 2018 our incredulous eyes read the following headline from CBS Los Angeles: "Superintendent: School Shooters ‘Will Be Stoned’ By Students Armed With Buckets Of Rocks." Yes, they were actually suggesting that students and faculty face gunmen by throwing rocks. A lot of rocks, as they were being shot. But you know that the rocks are in the heads of anyone stupid enough to utter such idiocy out loud. What's next? Bear spray? Boiling oil and gravity? Anything but guns. Anything at all, no matter who dies. Hey, Mr. Superintendent, don't feel so all alone. Everybody must get stoned. (BTW, what are you smokin'? Whatever it is, it's some strong stuff.) *CNN's James C. Moore equates the would be mass murderer's death with his two victims': just monstrous.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Hazymac 12/31/2019 5:34:54 PM (No. 275618)
Because I cannot carry a cop, I carry a gun. Link to article referenced above (Orwigsburg, PA):: Here's a idea. Catapults, anyone? They worked well in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Flying arrows good, flying boulders better. Flying monkeys best of all.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: heartsurgeon 12/31/2019 8:39:12 PM (No. 275673)
Fishy stats in that article. FBI lists about 1000 gun related murders in Texas/2017. Article uses CDC data of 3500 gun related deaths (suicides included??). Either way, about same as national average.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Truth Czar 12/31/2019 10:23:50 PM (No. 275709)
Forget the article: CNN Sucks!
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