One of the more disgusting things I saw the Left do after the Dallas protest police shootings last week was gloat over the fact that a concealed carrier did not stop this mass shooting. Because a regular citizen with CCW did not stop a sniper attack, to them, proves that CCW is ineffective and they responded by relishing that fact over the NRA (of course). This goes without saying is absolutely disgusting.
Let me be clear on something.
Nobody has said that a CCW permit holder can stop EVERY shooting. It can’t.
In this case, the shooter was a sniper hiding in a fortified position – he barricaded himself in a room. US Army guidelines say that it takes a 3:1 ratio to assault a fortified position, three assaulters for every defender.
For snipers, there is no guidelines, but historically the method that works is overwhelming force. I remember watching an interview in the History Channel of some WWII veteran telling about German snipers. His convoy was pinned down by a sniper. They figured out the sniper was in the top of a tree in a stand of trees a few hundred yards away across a field. One brave soldier got into a M45 quad mount that was in the back of a truck and emptied the entire battery into the stand of trees, knocking them all down. They figured they got the sniper when the shooting stopped.
In Iraq, counter sniping was done more often with close air support than other snipers. When pinned down by a sniper in a building, the Army called in to have a JDAM dorpped on the building.
Quite famously, to try and stop the the Finnish sniper Simo Hayha, the Soviet army located the forest he was in and carpet bombed it. Hayha survived.
The Dallas police understood how dangerous it is to take on a sniper, and send in a robot to deliver a bomb to get the shooter.
Of course the reality of the situation means nothing to Liberals. They found a way to manipulate a tragedy into a talking point and they are going to run with it.
The overwhelming majority of CCW permit holders are not “Rambo wannabes.” We don’t get our permits with the dream of getting into gunfights with snipers. We simply want to be able to defend ourselves if we find ourselves in a situation in which that is the only option. We do not want the difference between live and death to be at the mercy of a bad guy.
Of course, for me this is only a matter of principle. So I’m going to leave the final words of this post to a woman who lived this, Suzanna Gratia Hupp, who survived the 1991 Luby’s massacre in Kileen, TX.