In the wake of the Umpqua Community College attack that left nine Christians dead at the hands of a pathetic loser*, retired pediatric neurosurgeon and GOP Presidential candidate Ben Carson made the comment that he would lead a charge against the shooter in such a situation, on the theory that a number of people swarming the shooter could overwhelm and disarm him.
Carson’s logical response has been attacked by spineless cowards in the media ever since, with the prissy Andrew Rosenthal of the New York Times offering up a representative establishment media response:
In the days since the college shooting, which left nine dead, the worst, most damaging comments came from two Republican candidates, Jeb Bush and Ben Carson.
In a Facebook chat on Monday, Mr. Carson, who loves to invoke his long and distinguished career as a surgeon, talked about how many bullets he had extracted from people’s bodies. “I never saw a body with bullet holes that was more devastating than taking the right to arm ourselves away,” Mr. Carson wrote on Facebook.
His comment displayed a shocking lack of empathy, and left him open to criticism that he thought the Second Amendment was more important than the spilling of innocent blood. A surgeon has to achieve some kind of detachment to do the job, but Mr. Carson is not running for chief of surgery. He’s running for president.
Actually, natural rights ARE more important Mr. Rosenthal, Without such rights we would all be wards of the state, with no ability to cart our own lives, speak or minds, worship as we choose, or defend ourselves
On Fox News, Mr. Carson said that if faced with the kind of threat those people in Oregon faced, “I would not just stand there and let him shoot me.” He added: “I would say: ‘Hey, guys, everybody attack him! He may shoot me, but he can’t get us all.’ ”
He went on to offer the tired, empty talking point from the National Rifle Association that the solution to the threat of deranged people with unfettered access to firearms, including ones designed solely to kill human beings, is to arm everyone.
Mr. Rosenthal, you seem to be suffering from Truth Deficit Disorder. NO ONE, I repeat NO ONE at the NRA, or Ben Carson, or any other gun rights supporter has EVER advocated “arming everyone”. You know this too, yet you lie about it anyway. You do so, Mr. Rosenthal, because as a Leftist you place zero value on honesty or truth.
Mr. Carson seems to have a shocking lack of understanding of what happened in Oregon. There is no evidence that a single victim behaved badly in those terrible moments. And one of them, Chris Mintz, an Army veteran, did try to stop the carnage. He was shot seven times and both legs were broken. It was his son’s sixth birthday. Mr. Mintz, thankfully, survived, but I guess Mr. Carson considers his wounds a trivial matter compared to blocking gun laws.
Mr. Rosenthal, Chris Minz DID act heroically, now imagine if he had been joined by others, all charging the gunman at once. A gunman can only shoot so much at one time. Other mass shootings HAVE been stopped by charging and tackling the shooter. Examples include the recent case in Europe, and the Gabby Giffords shootings. Other mass shootings have been stopped by armed citizens, and in truth all of the mass shootings, which yes are very rare, end when armed resistance meets the shooter, who often offs himself, as happened in Oregon. Really Mr. Rosenthal, your attempt at belittling Carson, and Jeb Bush as well, is pathetic and devoid of any grasp of facts.