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guns save lives story you might have missed

If not for a concealed-carry handgun, this story would have made mainstream media headlines.

Fortunately for some people outside a Tulsa, Oklahoma shopping mall
1) the female attacker was not a good shot and
2) the man carrying for defense of himself and those around him was.

Armed hero stops possible mass shooting

How can you tell whether or not the liberal media will pick up an incident of gun violence and turn it into a national story? It’s simple: If the shooting is successful, they will give it wall-to-wall coverage for a week. If it is stopped by an armed citizen, however, the liberal media will almost always pretend it never happened or glance over the story with only brief mention or coverage.

This oversight is perhaps a bit more understandable at the moment, given the national coronavirus crisis consuming the country and dominating media coverage. But it’s still absolutely worth highlighting the heroic story of a man who on Friday shot and stopped an armed shooter who opened fire on shoppers at a shopping center in Oklahoma.

“A man with a concealed carry permit reportedly told arriving officers that he shot the woman after she started shooting at customers outside the shopping center,” the Tulsa World reports. “Video reportedly showed the woman was involved in an earlier altercation in the parking lot. The woman left the shopping center and returned about three minutes later, when she pulled a gun and opened fire, according to the news release.”

Ultimately, the hero, who likely saved numerous lives, was questioned and released by the police.

“Who knows how bad this could have been had an armed citizen not been around to stop the shooter before she actually hit anyone?” Second Amendment advocate and editor Cam Edwards wrote for Bearing Arms. “Sadly, because she didn’t actually kill or injure anyone, this story isn’t of nearly as much interest to the media as it would be otherwise, and this story will get virtually no national news coverage because there wasn’t enough carnage inflicted. The media would much rather talk about lives lost than lives saved.”

These stories of self-defense heroics may, unfortunately, not get much attention in the left-leaning press, but they do matter.

When the coronavirus pandemic eventually subsides, the political conversation will no doubt at some point turn once again to the issue of gun control after some horrific mass shooting makes national news. It’s in that moment when we’ll need to remember stories such as the one out of Tulsa this week, as well as the fact that concealed carry permit holders are one of the most law-abiding subgroups of citizens and that guns are used hundreds of thousands of times annually (if not millions) in self-defense.

So even amid all the coronavirus chaos, take a moment to be thankful for the Second Amendment. Without it, many lives may have been lost this week.