Thursday, June 15, 2017

What's that you say, Matt Lauer?

Today on Today, Matt Lauer, in a conversation with Texas Rep. Roger Williams and Zack Barth, his legislative correspondent, said*,

"Think what would have happened had that gunman not been opposed by those first two officers during those first three minutes before the Alexandria Police got there."
Well, Matt, that's essentially what we armed self defense advocates have been saying all along. You know, when seconds count, the police are just minutes away.

But our duly elected representatives in Washington are forcibly disarmed each day when they go to work. You see, they, like you, Matt Lauer, work in a "Gun Free Zone". This ball practice session was early in the morning before work. Had any of the congressmen been armed there (in Virginia), they would have had to go back home and disarm before going on to do the people's business.

Fortunately the whip, Rep. Scalise, had a security detail due to his position in the House of Representatives. They were able to return fire and take the perp out.

So, Matt Lauer, it's time to get on board with HR. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. This would allow average Joe Citizens as well as congresspersons to carry a defensive firearm in the District of Columbia, provided they may legally carry back home.

When it comes to these massacres, the carnage is mitigated when someone with a gun returns fires. If that is a person already on the scene, whether police or private citizen, more lives are saved.
*Lauer's statement is about five minutes in, near the end of the interview.