At least six other parishioners drew their guns but none fired, seeing that the attacker had been taken down
On December 29, an armed gunman entered the West Freeway Church of Christ in Texas and shot two members of the congregation. Within six seconds, a third member of the congregation drew a weapon and shot the gunman dead. Nonetheless, many media outlets were unable to bring themselves to admit that privately owned firearms in this case were the key to preventing a wider massacre. After all, had the congregation waited around for the police to arrive, it is unknown how effective a police response could have been. Nor is it clear that had the police arrived quickly, they would have immediately engaged the shooter or even engaged the right person. …
In the spring of 2019, the parents of victims of the Parkland school shooting sued the Broward County school board and the sheriff’s office for failing to take timely action against the school shooter who killed seventeen people at the school in February 2018. According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, police officers repeatedlysought to protect themselves rather than the victims in the school.
Source: 2019 Was a Bad Year for the “Only Cops Should Have Guns” Narrative | Mises Wire
The disappointment amongst the media and blue check-mark crowd is almost palpable. Their often voiced fantasy that concealed permit holders will whip out the hog leg and start spinning in circles like Mary Tyler Moore while slinging rounds in every direction did not come to fruition. I also suspect there’s a little disappointment that the gunman didn’t come out the winner over the yokel, gun nut, bible thumpers.
People with concealed carry permits really should watch the video. There are lessons to be learned. I think the youtube channel Active Self Protection did a reasonable job of breaking down events. The biggest lesson is that it’s better to discover personal and equipment deficiencies in a training environment than other places.