‘Good Guy With A Gun’ Stopped Alexandria Shooter, But It Could Have Been Much Worse

Once again, we have proven that a “good guy with a gun” can stop a “bad guy with a gun.”

Describing the horrifying scene in an Alexandria, Virginia, baseball field, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said that armed Capitol Police shot – and stopped – the crazed shooter who was attacking Republican members of Congress.

The police were at the early-morning baseball practice because Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) is the Majority Whip and one of the lawmakers in the line of Presidential succession.


“One of the things that is really fortunate, and everybody probably would have died except for the fact that the Capitol Police were there,” Paul told MSNBC. “The only reason they were there is because we had a member of leadership on our team. If Scalise wouldn’t have been on the team – unfortunately he was hit, and I hope he does well – but also by him being there it probably saved everyone’s life, because if you don’t have a leadership person there, there would have been no security there.”

To recap: Lives were saved because there were good guys with guns to stop bad guys with guns.

Perhaps it’s time for Congress to re-evaluate their security protocols. If not for Scalise’s presence, this would have been far worse.

H/T: The Resurgent



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