The Good Guy with a Gun Myth, Debunked

Hey, Fickle Readers! I don’t normally like posting a lot of video clips. There are plenty of web sites that used to be actual news outlets until at some point they decided it was much easier to slap together a bunch of clips of Stephen Colbert and Larry Wilmore. (I’m looking at you, Salon.) But this segment of the Daily Show is really worth watching. In it, Jordan Klepper shows how completely impossible it is for the casual, well-intentioned gun owner to stop an active shooter.

While you’re watching this, remember: video clips and arguments may not change minds, but the goal of representative democracy is only to change POLICY. Get lawmakers to do what you want, and if they ignore you, send their asses home.


One response to “The Good Guy with a Gun Myth, Debunked

  1. Thanks for sharing this video. It is a powerful message re the myth of the good guy. I work for law enforcement and it is telling that during our active shooting training we are taught how to barricade ourselves in our offices. If the myth were true, we’d be handed guns and told to “go get em!” Instead, we are told to “get down”.
    It amazes me that this myth persists despite all of the data. I am sure the myth persists as it allows gun lovers to sleep better at night, even if reality should teach them differently.

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