A woman is walking down an alley at night and two men jump out of the shadows and tell her they are going to rape her. The woman, who is a middle aged physician recovering from depression and has never acquired a concealed carry permit, draws her concealed gun from her purse. The rapists hesitate…
Suddenly, a person we will name Pat walks by and grabs the woman’s gun and runs away with it. The men are then able to proceed with their deed.
I am of course upset with the rapists, and I very much consider them morally wrong.
Almost as guilty is Pat. I consider Pat morally wrong as well.
Whether Pat grabbed the victim’s gun a second or a year sooner than my above story, Pat remains a bad person. Pat can say that we can “agree to disagree” however as long as the rape victim’s sobbing echoes through my mind, it is to me much more than a political difference.
Pat prevented gun violence. End Gun Violence #endgunviolence ?#stopgunviolence ?
Not all “gun violence” is bad.