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Friday, June 16, 2017

Liberal Writer Says Gun Owners Shouldn’t Train For Self-Defense

It’s not uncommon for anti-gun “journalists” to repeat the lie that law-abiding concealed firearm carriers can’t stop crimes because they aren’t well enough trained. That’s why it struck us as interesting that after Wednesday’s shooting at a congressional baseball practice, one liberal writer says citizens shouldn’t train to protect themselves.

In a rambling rant seemingly written to make the case that a left-wing attacker is rare, liberal writer Michael Tomasky lamented at thedailybeast.com that the real problem is that the so-called “military-style assault rifle” used by the Bernie Sanders supporter who launched the attack hadn’t been banned. But Tomasky left his best observation until near the end.

“Teachers and regular citizens aren’t cops,” he stated. “They don’t do repeated drills on taking down perps, and they shouldn’t.”

Allow us to disagree. Many law-abiding Americans work diligently to build their self-defense skills in case the unthinkable should ever happen to them. Tomasky’s saying concealed firearm carriers shouldn’t train for self-defense situations is utterly ridiculous—and quite insulting to those who train diligently to protect themselves and others.