In the wake of recent on-campus attacks — such as the one last month at Umpqua Community College in Oregon — liberals from the president on down have come out to push the need for greater gun control. So after yesterday’s on-campus stabbing of four at the University of California, Merced, you might expect an outcry for knife control, right? Riiiight.Perhaps the crickets from the left are due to the fact that yesterday’s stabbing was a clear case where a good guy with a gun saved lives; had the on-campus police not been armed, yesterday’s incident could have been far worse.
In fact, one man being hailed as a hero — after preventing a student armed with a hunting knife from possibly killing his intended target yesterday — now says the experience has changed his mind about guns.as The Blaze reports, the
The construction worker being called a hero after he stepped into the middle of a stabbing at the University of California, Merced, initially thinking he was stopping a fight Wednesday, has apparently said he wished he had a gun on him at the time.
Byron Price told KGPE-TV’s Joey Horta, a reporter who is his soon-to-be brother-in-law, that he changed his mind about concealed carry weapons.“He wishes he had one when this all unfolded for him today,” Horta said in his broadcast on the news station Wednesday night. “He has four little kids waiting for him at home tonight, two of those from his fiancé. They are getting married next year. The good news is he’s back home with all of them tonight.”
Price’s comment joins the debate over concealed carry weapons and firearms on college campuses as a whole. Though an ongoing topic of discussion, the shooting at Umpqua Community College in which nine students were shot and killed by 26-year-old Chris Harper-Mercer, who later shot himself, in Rosenberg, Oregon, on October 1 reignited the debate over gun-free zones and gun control.
It’s precisely these types of incidents that reinforce the notion that guns indeed save lives against attacks committed by people intent on harming others — laws be damned — regardless of their weapon of choice.Which is precisely why the gun in this story is merely a footnote in the mainstream media. And precisely why those of us who support Americans’ Second Amendment right must take it upon ourselves to make sure this point is not lost in the debate.
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]