Armed Citizens are Responsible Citizens

It is easy to understand why Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (AZ) made a speech in support of gun control. She remembers that a deranged individual used a firearm to cripple her for life, but she also needs to remember that there were two gun-wielding individuals involved in the incident. The second gunman, Joseph Zamudio, wrote Giffords and Jared Lee Loughner's other victims a blank check on the spot for any amount up to and including his life. Even though Zamudio had a permit to carry a concealed weapon, he had no legal obligation whatsoever to walk into a situation that involved an active shooter. Consider also Nick Meli, a concealed-carry permit holder who drew his weapon on Clackamas mall shooter Jacob Tyler Roberts. Meli was not a police officer whose duty required him to stand his ground against a deranged gunman. It is also noteworthy that Meli, like Zamudio, made the correct decision to not shoot: Meli because innocent bystanders were in his line of fire, and Zamudio because he was...(Read Full Article)