Oh yeah, it was me! And this story, Via Moonbattery backs me up
After his roommate and his girlfriend were robbed by armed men in ski masks, Benjamin Portman of Washington, DC became sufficiently alarmed to attend a community meeting on skyrocketing local violence. There he asked why bureaurats make it all but impossible for law-abiding citizens to defend themselves by exercising the Second Amendment.
Paul Quander, the District’s deputy mayor for public safety and justice, responded that crime victims should give the criminals what they want. Mr. Portman protested, saying, “But how do you know you’re going live and survive? You’re completely at their mercy.”
Mr. Quander thinks victimhood is preferable to self-defense. “The problem is, if you are armed, it escalates the situation,” Mr. Quander told residents. “It is much better, in my opinion, to be scared, to be frightened, and even if you have to be, to be injured, but to walk away and survive. You’ll heal, and you can replace whatever was taken away.”
Or at least, if they choose not to kill you for kicks you’ll survive. The God-given right of self-defense never comes into it from the statist point of view.
Leftists see people as cattle,incapable of doing anything for themselves. The fondest desire of Leftists is for us all to be completely reliant upon government, big Leftist government of course, for EVERYTHING. and that includes protection. The Leftist has no use at all for individuals defending themselves. That sets a bad example for the rest of the “cattle” you see.
Moonbattery also highlights another story that points out how armed citizens save lives. I heard of this on the drive home last night.Oddly enough, the report from the media gave not one mention of an ARMED doctor helping to save lives
A Colorado doctor with a concealed-weapon permit said he grabbed his gun and guarded an exit at a medical building as dozens of people fled from a gunman who had taken two hostages.
Authorities in Colorado Springs said the hostages were released before police shot and fatally wounded the gunman Tuesday. No one else was hurt.
Gee,why would the media leave out the armed citizen helping to save lives? HMMMM