Some dickhead walks into a restaurant and for reasons that will be forever unknown (see below) starts shooting indiscriminately into the patrons, wounding several.
Whereupon another patron takes umbrage at this foolishness, draws his own handgun and shoots Mr. Dickhead dead on the spot. Because this happened in Oklahoma and not Massachusetts, California or New York, no charges will be filed against Our Hero.
[pause to let cheering and applause die down]
Of course, some people are going to be wondering Why This Man Did Such An Evil Thing, and What Are The Root Causes Of Such Behavior, and all that crap. Me, I don’t care. The asshole is dead, nobody else died, and all because a law-abiding gun owner was able to deal with the situation before the cops arrived, over five minutes later.
Predictably, the International Gun Control Set (IGCS) didn’t see it the way I do, arguing that if all eeeevil guns were banned, then there’d be no need for the law-abiding to carry guns of their own — based on the assumption that criminals are going to obey the law which bans guns. Then the IGCS went off and had a meal of tasty pixie dust pie, washed down with a cool drink of unicorn tears on the rocks.
This evening, I’ll just take care of my own 1911, which will need cleaning after the Friday afternoon range session.
Then I’ll raise my glass of single malt to salute Our Hero, who did what had to be done. Feel free to join me.
P.S. If newspapers were truly interested in informing the public, they’d find out what gun Our Hero used, what caliber it was chambered in, what boolets he used, and where he shot the asshole. But nooo… that would be akin to a public service, and we can’t have that.