Important headlines for August 7th – A hero with a gun saved the day in Titusville
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Armed Bystander Stops Mass Shooting At Florida Back-To-School Event - WJNO/WIOD
Excerpt: An armed bystander stopped a potential mass shooting after a gunman opened fire on a crowd at a back-to-school event at a Florida park. Police issued a statement saying that one of the vendors, who had a legal concealed carry permit, quickly pulled out his gun and shot the gunman, who survived but suffered life-threatening injuries. Thanks to the vendor's quick reaction, the only person injured was the shooter.
“We are extremely grateful that nobody else was injured in this incident” said Deputy Chief Todd Hutchinson. “This suspect opened fire at a crowded public park, this could have been so much worse”.
Hot Take: Every accredited study conducted over the past 25 years has found the same thing. More lives are saved annually in the US by legal defensive use of firearms than taken by them. The most conservative estimates have 500,000 lives being saved per year. The most aggressive studies have shown up to 3 million lives saved annually. In the 90’s the Clinton justice department found about 1.5 million lives saved annually and a more recent study involving FSU stated about 2.5 million lives saved. This is another example of how our society and specifically that park was a whole lot safer because of one person who was concealed carrying a weapon and stopped murder in its tracks saving countless lives in the process.
You can also take heart in knowing that with Florida leading the country in legal concealed carry permits – there's often someone nearby ready to assist in a time of adversity. That is aside from the less safe gun free zones, aka, soft targets.
Will Someone Please Review Dinesh D'Souza's New Movie? Roger L. Simon, PJM
Excerpt: To see what I mean, take a gander at how Dinesh's movie is doing on Rotten Tomatoes. So far ten out of the only ten critics who deigned to review it treated the movie as if it were total garbage or worse. Meanwhile 87% of the audience liked it. Go figure.
Hot Take: I’ll do one better. Dinesh D’Souza is an American hero. I haven’t seen this movie but I will. I have seen all of his other movies. I endorse all of them and have purchased all of them giving them as gifts to people in my life who seem desirous of learning more about political history and how we arrived at today’s political landscape.
Ayn Rand, Dinesh D’Souza. Two unique people. Two unique perspectives. Timeless hero's. Screw the critics. Those predictable lemmings gave a thumbs up to Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth and Hollywood awarded it with an Oscar. What do you expect?