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.


  1. The only thing that Wilcox stopped that day was a bullet. And he left behind a wife with small children.

    He wasn't a hero--he was a zero.

    1. Wow, what an awful thing to say. Do you say the same thing about the two cops who died?

    2. Yes. One lesson that we might learn is that you guys who so love to talk about situational awareness are full of shit. You love to pretend you have super powers and can anticipate problems even in your blind spot. You watch too many movies.

  2. Allow me to play the devil's advocate. Wilcox died. Nobody else. Isn't that all that the TTAG guy was really trying to say?

    Nobody can guess what these two armed maniacs would have done had he not confronted them. We already know that Miller was prepared to go to prison. Maybe their plan was double-suicide the entire time.

    1. No, that's not all the TTAG guy was saying, not by a long shot.