On Sunday, the kid-who-would-not-go-away, aka David Hogg, left-wing activist and survivor of the Parkland, FL high school shooting, was on MSNBC to talk about the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh. Host Kasie Hunt, of course, knew that Hogg is a free-flowing fountain of wisdom in the tradition of most 18-year-olds. So she thought he would be the perfect analyst to come in and refute President Trump’s suggestion that, had there been armed security at the synagogue, perhaps fewer people would have lost their lives.
Hogg was ready for this question and had his clichés all lined up.
“The important thing to remember is that when Trump says the only thing that would have been able to protect these people is armed guards — when they say ‘the only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,’ what they’re trying to do is sell you two guns,” Hogg said.
But Hogg must have missed this story that came out of Alabama on the same day as the synagogue shooting. In a Birmingham McDonalds, a masked gunman entered the restaurant and started firing, his motives unclear. But whatever the man hoped to get out of this unsolicited attack, he was thwarted by a courageous father who just happened to be packing heat.
From Fox News:
A brave dad armed with a pistol stopped what could have been a mass shooting Saturday inside an Alabama McDonald’s when he took down a masked gunman who had stormed in and opened fire.
The unidentified father was leaving the establishment with his sons when a masked man walked into the Birmingham fast-food restaurant and started shooting, WBRC-TV reported. The father returned fire and, during the ensuing shootout, the gunman, the father and one of the man’s teenage sons were struck, according to the station.
The gunman, who was not identified, later died of his injuries. The other two injuries were not considered life-threatening.
“He’s my hero,” McDonalds employee Markus Washington told Fox News. “Because I can only imagine how it would’ve went if he wasn’t armed. We might not be here having this interview.”
So maybe the NRA or whatever other nefarious forces living in Hogg’s head really do want to sell two guns when they repeat that line. Or maybe they’ve seen what happened on Saturday happen enough times to know that an armed good guy is pretty much the ONLY thing that can stop an attack like the one that unfolded in Pittsburgh, Birmingham, or Parkland, Florida.
It’s just a shame that the “good guy” at Hogg’s school was such a coward. Things might have turned out a lot differently.