Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, doesn’t believe that good guys with guns stop bad guys with guns in America. Like, ever.
“Show me a case, please — we didn’t have them in Memphis — where a good man or woman with a gun protected and stopped the use of a weapon,” said the Democrat, recently.
“That canard doesn’t occur. That just…dog won’t hunt,” he insisted.
#ICYMI: @RepCohen just said he’d never seen a case where a good guy with a gun stopped a bad guy with a gun.— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) October 27, 2021
Countless Americans, who’ve had their lives saved by the Second Amendment, would disagree. pic.twitter.com/TfTTjHRety
Rep. Cohen, you or your handlers need to start reading GunsAmerica. We report on “defensive gun use” (DGU) stories all the time. You know, instances where citizens use firearms to protect themselves and their loved ones from armed perps who wish to do them harm.
We even have a hashtag, DGU, to make it easy for readers to reference these accounts. Go ahead, click the hashtag, not only will you find one account, you’ll find hundreds.
Oh yes, and you might find this interesting. That is the FBI Uniform Crime Report for 2020. According to the data presented, armed private citizens killed more criminals during the commission of a felony last year than law enforcement.
Per the numbers, armed good guys terminated 343 suspected felons while police fatally shot 298.
As our friend Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, observed with respect to the FBI’s report, “The use of deadly force is not something anybody wants but neither is being injured or killed by some thug during a violent criminal attack.”
“Self-defense may be the oldest natural right, and every time we hear some politician, public official or gun control extremist call for citizen disarmament, we have to wonder which side they’re on,” he continued. “It certainly can’t be on the side of public safety.”
With due respect Rep. Cohen, whose side are you on?