Gun Rights Group Criticizes Anti-2A Lobby for Overlooking Armed Citizen Incidents

in 2nd Amendment – R2KBA, Defensive Use of Firearms, This Week

Police report that a homeowner shot suspect Michael James Brooks II during an alleged break-in. The 28-year-old, who is wanted for murder in Ohio, will receive an arrest warrant upon hospital discharge. (Photo: Fayette County Sheriff’s Office)

The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) slammed the gun prohibition lobby this week for ignoring armed self-defense incidents.

Alan Gottlieb, CCRKBA Chairman, cites a recent case where a Georgia man shot an Ohio murder suspect during a Fayette County home invasion.

“Such incidents provide proof that guns are used effectively by private citizens in self-defense situations, which the gun prohibition lobby repeatedly argues is a rarity,” said Gottlieb.

Research suggests that armed citizens use firearms in self-defense up to 1.7 million times a year.

“The gun ban lobby doesn’t want the public to know this,” he added, “which should raise questions about what else they are hiding.”

Michael James Brooks II, the Ohio suspect, was linked to a stabbing in Columbus and a carjacking. The stolen car was found at the Georgia shooting scene.

Gottlieb also highlights a perceived leniency from gun prohibitionists towards criminal suspects. This approach, he believes, encourages criminality.

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“Gun prohibitionists tend to favor leniency toward criminal suspects,” Gottlieb observed, “which only encourages more violent behavior when criminals figure out the legal system isn’t going to hold them accountable. Anti-gunners are quick to demand more gun controls to penalize law-abiding citizens every time some criminal misuses a firearm, rather than placing the blame solely on the perpetrator.”

Recalling incidents where armed citizens intervened, like stopping a Texas church shooting in 2019 or the Indiana mall shooter last year, Gottlieb questioned the lobby’s silence.

“When Elisjsha Dicken heroically killed a would-be mass shooter at a shopping mall in Indiana last year,” Gottlieb recalled, “the gun ban crowd was totally silent. Likewise, when armed citizens stopped a Texas church shooting in 2019, we heard nothing from anti-gunners.”

“This scenario is repeated every time a private citizen acts legally and decisively in a life-threatening situation. After all, the gun prohibition lobby likes to justify every one of their extremist schemes by saying ‘if it saves just one life, it’s worth it.’ That logic runs both ways. If armed self-defense or intervention saves just one life, isn’t that also worthwhile? We’ll wait for an answer,” he concluded

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  • Richard September 22, 2023, 1:50 pm

    The first time I heard of a mass shooting was the UT sniper in the tower in 1966. Law enforcement was slow and many wounded were lying on hot concrete. They were able to get to cover when the UT staff went out to their pickups, retrieved their Winchesters, and fired up at the little holes at the top where Whitman was firing. After many long minutes the locals finally arrived and tried to run off the heroes.

  • Alan September 22, 2023, 10:30 am

    They do not care about the facts, just their agenda. They live in a world that if you take away guns from the public there would be no crime. They believe that even the criminals will comply. I wish they would focus on the felons that keep getting caught with a firearm. They keep breaking this law and we just slap them on the hand. Then they want to shut down gun manufacturers. Well, they will be going after the machinist next. If they were that concerned. They would make sure. That the laws already on the books, get enforced.

  • paul I'll call you what I want/1st Amendment September 19, 2023, 11:44 am

    sneaky and underhanded is the communist left’s way to subvert the constitution! remember if we don’t do what they tell us to do we will die!!!

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