Once again, there has been a multiple shooting. Authorities in Millington, Tennessee ordered a lockdown while the shooter was taken into custody. We’ve seen it all before, except this time, the National Rifle Association won’t be calling for armed guards at schools to deter gun violence…
…because practically everybody at the location of this newest shooting was already armed. In fact, that was part of the problem. Three men started arguing, and things got out of hand. That’s not so uncommon. More abnormal is that one had a gun ready, pulled it out and shot the other two.
Why did this man have a gun? Why did he know how to use it? The big organization that had a lockdown had put guns into the man’s hands, and trained him how to shoot. The other men were not anti-gun pacifists. They had been trained to shoot to kill too.
In fact, there were, at the time of the shooting, over seven thousand gun-carrying professionals working with this organization in the Millington community. Many of these people had guns at home as well as at work.
What’s more, the place where the shooting happened is one of the largest gun storage facilities in the world. It was a military armory.
Yet, all those guns, and people carrying guns, didn’t do a thing to deter the shooter.
The only thing that can stop a bad man with a gun is a good man with a gun? Seven thousand men with guns couldn’t stop this one man with a gun from shooting two people he was angry at. Besides, the shooter was supposed to be one of the good men with a gun. So much for the NRA model of security.