Let’s go backwards on this one:
Julie Morrall is a long-time Fort Lauderdale resident, with a master’s degree in Public Administration. She previously worked with the Florida Legislature and is now active in the League of Women Voters gun safety committee and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense.
OK, now we know where the “opinion” piece is coming from.
“While my family did not face the terrible situation that occurred in Terminal 2 at the Fort Lauderdale airport, we were in Terminal 3 when there were reports of a second shooter. We experienced terror — instant and complete — as a SWAT team with guns raised appeared in our terminal and passengers began running through our area shouting “Second shooter!”
My three children, my husband and I scrambled, hid and prayed that our safe zone would not be breached by the shooter. In time, the police secured the area and thankfully, we eventually arrived home safely.”
I am a firm believer in hiding when the SHTF. Praying when things have gone stupid? Not so much, I rather be pro-active. Although I do believe in God, I also know he ain’t there like some sort of miraculous butler to fix stuff on demand.
And another thing, “Safe Zone”? Is it me or the fact that Esteban Santiago shot up Terminal 2 made a lie to the concept of Safe Zone inside the airport terminal?
“Having experienced firsthand the fear we felt when we thought there was an active shooter, I want to share my perspective on this situation. I am convinced that defensive weapons carried by multiple civilians would have made a terrible situation worse.”
And here we go. Let’s forget that we already had Active Shooter situations where Armed Civilians intervened and police arrived and the “situation” did not get worse. But the False Narrative must be maintained.
“In those split seconds between panic and self-preservation, there is no way to distinguish a good guy with a gun from a bad guy with a gun. If I had drawn a defensive weapon, I would probably be dead.”
I like this. She is saying that anybody that has a gun in that situation, including cops, is a moron that will react at the object and not at the action. It is amazing that undercover and plain clothes cops don’t get shot more often in our streets. I mean Uniformed Officers are so stupid that they will shoot anybody with a gun!
“Based on the behavior I witnessed, there was every possibility that my good intentions would have been misinterpreted by the police or others with defensive weapons. Had I had a weapon and seen one drawn, I would have shot first and asked questions later.”
Wait one second. But you stated that you have a gun and a permit, that, by your definition should make you untrustworthy as being unable to decided what is right and what is wrong.
Why should we pay attention to what you have to say?
And the way Moms Demand has riled against Gun Owners with permits and doing everything they can to make sure we have fewer and fewer places to carry and trying to eliminate laws and rights to avoid unnecessary and untoward prosecution, the “fact” that you have a permit and a gun makes you a hypocrite at best and possibly a liar. Or you are one of those “superior” citizens that thinks themselves above the rest of the plebes? “I can have all the guns I want, but why allow them Cubans or Haitians that come mow my lawn carry?” I don’t want to speculate and make her uncomfortable while she sips a cool alcoholic beverage at the well-guarded Coral Ridge Country Club.