Saturday, April 5, 2014
Colonel Jack Jacobs vs. Professor John Lott
I must admit, John Lott came off better than the Colonel.
Jack Jacobs was indeed guilty of hyperbole. No one is talking about arming everyone on base or even every soldier. I'm afraid the Congressional Medal of Honor recipient took a winning argument and blew it.
The point is very simple. Arming people on military bases would increase the incidents of this type. And John Lott's suggestion that the shooter took advantage of the gun-free zone is false. This guy Ivan Lopez, like so many of them, went to the place of his grievance, unconcerned with the gun-free status of that place. Reports have been coming out that he'd been arguing with someone prior to the shooting.