The gunman was killed by a member of the church's armed security staff before police arrived, Myers said.That's right. This guy was killed by a private citizen before the police could respond. Granted, I've never been to a church with an armed security staff, but it seems this particular sect felt (correctly) that God's grace wasn't enough to protect them. Does it not make sense that we shouldn't rely on God or the police to protect the rest of us as well?
I predict that gun control advocates will be remarkably silent on this instance of private citizens handling this situation before police could react. They cannot wrap their heads around the fact that 2nd Amendment protects the most basic and fundamental individual right to self-defense. If our rights mean anything, the idea that we are allowed to be responsible for the safety of ourselves and families must be respected.
More prominently placed in the article, and quite grotesque when you think about it, is this statement by Colorado Governor Bill Ritter:
"Violent crimes of any sort are tragic enough, but when innocent people are killed in a religious facility or a place of worship, we must voice a collective sense of outrage and demonstrate a renewed commitment to keeping our communities safe."Because this would be less tragic if it were at a secular event like a symphony or football game or MALL SHOPPING? This putrid comment serves only to placate the religious people in his state while simultaneously lowering the value of life for non-practicing/non-believing citizens.
Given the timing, one shudders to think that he may be trying to one-up the victims in Omaha.