NRA Chief asks: How many Bostonians wish they had a gun two weeks ago?
The title pretty much says it all. Wayne LaPierre suggests that the Boston bombings and the subsequent manhunt are a prime example of why more citizens should be armed.
Just a few thoughts:
1) Was there any shortage of ‘good guys with guns’ in Boston at the time? (They’re called Police officers, Wayne).
2) Given the very vague and at times outright wrong descriptions we had of the suspects right until it was just about over (‘dark skinned male’ anyone?), any openly armed civilian during the bombings themselves or the manhunt could well have been shot by police or ended up shooting each other.
3) I’m pretty sure the innocent Saudi who was injured in the bombing and then ‘apprehended’ by fellow bystanders as a suspect is glad the people grabbing him weren’t armed…