I don’t check on them regularly and they go hypocritically stupid:
And they even changed their cover photo:
Even back then, The Narrative was set to ignore the fact that it was armed civilians who stepped up and kept Charles Whitman’s head down with their own personal rifles. It was this gunfire what allowed the killings to stop, rescue of the wounded to begin and police to reach the top of the tower and take care of Whitman:
I will quote from Massad Ayoob:
He never comes right out and says it, but McNab seems to show some sympathy for armed citizens. Analyzing the Texas Tower massacre by Charles Whitman in 1966, he writes, “The body count was soon stacking up on the streets of Austin. Such was the frustration felt by police that they permitted armed civilians to join them in directing fire against the tower. Their role became invaluable, as was acknowledged by Texas Ranger Ramiro ‘Ray’ Martinez, in his later autobiography ‘They Call Me Ranger Ray.’” It was Martinez who, along with brother Austin officer Houston McCoy, killed Whitman atop the tower. McNab quotes Martinez, “I was and am still upset that more recognition has not been given to the citizens who pulled out their hunting rifles and returned the sniper’s fire. The City of Austin and the State of Texas should be forever thankful and grateful to them because of the many lives they saved that day. The sniper did a lot of damage when he could fire freely, but when the armed citizens began to return fire the sniper had to take cover.”
But the lessons keep being ignored at the peril of the population. Politics trump common sense.