Tuesday, June 10, 2014
TTAG Spins the Las Vegas Shooting
Joseph Robert Wilcox
The Truth About Guns
Post title: BREAKING: Concealed Carry Holder Stopped Las Vegas Shooters from Continuing Killing Spree
Amazing quote: It is tragic that Wilcox had to give his life to stop these two murderers, but there’s no doubt that his actions saved countless lives.
Even the commenters were divided about 50/50 on this, which means that half of them are as wacky as Nick Leghorn who wrote the post.
What happened when the two maniacs entered the WalMart was this. Wilcox bravely decided to confront Jared, whom he thought was the only shooter. Amanda slipped behind Wilcox and blew him away. If anything, Wilcox failed in situational awareness and got dead for his failure. For Leghorn to attribute the subsequent murder suicide to Wilcox's actions is the epitome of dishonest spinning.
The unpalatable truth is armed citizens are almost never able to stop an active shooter in time. I imagine it happens occasionally, here and there, but it's rare. That's why pro-gun fanatics need to twist every possible situation to fit their narrative.