[Editor’s Note: Anyone who says that a regular citizen with a gun has never stopped an armed criminal is either lying or just plain ignorant. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense clearly demands uninformed gun control, not sense.]
On June 7, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America founder Shannon Watts said a good guy with a gun “has never” stopped a bad guy with a gun.
Watts made this comment in response to a question from CNN host Victor Blackwell.
I want to challenge you on something Shannon. Wayne LaPierre, executive director of the NRA, after Sandy Hook, said the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. And I think, essentially [what guns rights proponents are saying] is [they] want their wives to be able to carry–to be the good person with the gun. Is there an example in school shootings or a mall shooting or these public facilities, where that has been wrong? Where a bad guy with a gun has been stopped in any other way or by a person other than a law enforcement officer with a gun or by killing himself?
Watts responded: “This has never happened. Data shows it doesn’t happen.”