More information on the Indiana mall shooting that was averted by an armed bystander is coming to light, and it’s becoming more and more clear how little gun control activists actually understand the world they’re trying to live in.
In one of the most glaring instances, CNN’s Alyson Camerota concluded a broadcast about the bravery that saved several lives on Monday by making a snide remark about what it all meant.
But all she really accomplished was demonstrate how absolutely correct Second Amendment proponents are.
The “CNN Newsroom” report that included video of Greenwood, Indiana, Police Chief James Ison describing how gunman Jonathan Douglas Sapirman emerged from a restroom to start firing on patrons in the food court of the Greenwood Park Mall in the city outside Indianapolis preceded the on-air incident, according to Mediate’s Kipp Jones’ report on Monday.
According to CNN, Sapirman killed three individuals, including a husband and wife, before being shot dead by 22-year-old Elisjsha Dicken.
“He engaged the gunman from quite a distance with a handgun — was very proficient in that, very tactically sound, and as he moved to close in on the suspect, he was also motioning for people to exit behind him,” Ison said, as per CNN.
“Many more people would have died last night if not for a responsible armed citizen that took action very quickly within the first two minutes of the shooting.”
Any rational American — indeed, any moral human being — would view the event as both a tragedy and a vindication of the self-defense principle. Even though three innocent people were killed and families were torn apart, a good guy with a gun was able to stop the situation from being unbearably worse.
At the conclusion of co-anchor Victor Blackwell’s story, Camerota interjected with a snide: “But sane people (not to mention “decent”) are evidently not a priority at CNN.
“I mean, but are we all supposed to rely on an armed 22-year-old in the food court?”
CNN’s Alisyn Camerota Reacts to Good Samaritan Who Killed Mall Shooter: ‘Are We All Supposed to Rely on an Armed 22-Year-Old?’ https://t.co/lhMf0R5RVS
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) July 18, 2022
It’s a sarcastic question that a high school sophomore might ask, yet at CNN, it passes for fascinating insight.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
The answer is obvious: No, in a civilized society, we’re supposed to reply on law enforcement to keep criminals from attacking innocent civilians. But criminals have the human agency to decide when and where they’re going to commit crimes. And, by a weird coincidence, those times and places tend to be times and places where law enforcement officers are not present.
So, logic dictates that even in a civilized society, any adult should be prepared to act in self-defense if it’s necessary. Sometimes, as at that Greenwood mall, that self-defense will require a firearm. And thanks to God and the Founders who ratified the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, there was a man with a gun who was on hand to put a halt to Sapirman’s killing spree.