Getting the point…and yet completely missing the point.

So you guys probably heard that there was this lady who was a CNN anchor once upon a time, right? And she and her husband were on the road and crashed in a Motel 6 in Albuquerque. And there, something very bad happened. Guy burst in or accosted her in the parking lot or something. She ends up in the room with the bad guy and it’s not looking good for our heroine when her husband comes out of the bathroom dripping, naked, and soon enough blazing away with a pistol. As rarely happens, bad guy stood and shot back. And there they were, the participants in the proverbial gunfight in a phone booth. Bad guy dead (good), good guy took three serious rounds (bad) but apparently will live (good.)

Okay, all this you likely already knew. It was all over the gunny sites, of course, and possibly due to the lady’s former celebrity the story even made a few MSM sites.

Well, Husband is in the hospital and reportedly recovering. Former Celebrity Lady is getting hit up for interviews all over the place, and this week is being quoted as saying

“If you don’t want to carry please don’t. Then, shut the f–k up about it. Make your own decisions. “

Good enough if she’d only have shut up there. But that was not to be.

She adds that the government should stop arguing about gun control and pass a law that states, “If you committed a violent crime you can’t get a gun permit. Simple law.”

Yeah, see, she’s all proud that both she and her husband are Good Law-Abiding Citizens, licensed by the State to carry the means of self-defense, and that’s the way it ought to be. She even acknowledges that…

“I’m sure that the man who shot my husband did not have a gun permit. Criminals will always have guns.”

…but just can’t seem to find that bright light that will tell her that Good Law-Abiding Citizens don’t, or at least shouldn’t, need no steenking license to do precisely the same thing.

I dunno. I wish them both well, truly I do. But I have a hard time wrapping my mind around the thought processes of people who insist on believing that if we aren’t licensed and regulated to death by the state, there will be chaos and mass hysteria – even in the face of compelling evidence that bad things happen when they happen, and no license will change it.

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11 Responses to Getting the point…and yet completely missing the point.

  1. MamaLiberty says:

    I hear you! I’m constantly horrified at the importance most “news” accounts give to the “license,” or the “permit” or the fact that the gun used was “legal.” It’s as if they are saying something like… remember that if your gun isn’t “legal” somehow, or you don’t have a “permit,” you are required to simply lay down and die at the hands of your attacker… Don’t you dare defend yourself without permission!

  2. MamaLiberty says:

    Oh, and not just MSM “news,” of course. Altogether too many supposedly “pro-gun” accounts wind up saying much the same thing.

  3. george says:

    My biggest takeaway from all this was, CNN anchors stay in Motel 6s
    ? Not the glamorous life it’s projected to be

  4. Joel says:

    Well, she was a CNN anchor 20+ years ago. Also, they were traveling with a dog. Limits your options.

  5. jc2k says:

    If you can legally own a gun, you’re qualified to get a pistol permit in most states. If you’re not qualified to get a permit, it’s probably illegal for you to own a gun… I don’t get why they thing bad guys will get away with carrying guns if they pass Vermont/Alaska/Arkansas/Kansas/Wyoming/Constitutional carry.

  6. Kentucky says:

    Could be the whole concept is just very new to her and she hasn’t yet thought thru the whole thing. The most recent converts are those most recently “violated”. Very likely her entire world view has been compromised.

  7. Seibert says:

    I agree with your basic point. But in the end, as my Dad told me, it’s better to be tried by twelve than carried by six. Se

  8. Matt says:

    I once passed through The NY airports with a pair of handguns, unloaded etc. Coming from Europe, had cleared them through customs. Went to check into the domestic flight and the two clerks got the vapors., they even backed away from the counter. They settled down when I assured them that they were,properly licensed, permitted, and allowed. They weren’t, but that assurance was all it took.

  9. coloradohermit says:

    OT, but makes me think of the MSM story this morning about a drunk 22 year old who died lighting fireworks on his head. Now his mom is calling for training, permits etc for handling fireworks. yessiree boy buster, a permit would have saved his drunken butt.

  10. Joel says:

    Yes, what we really need is a federal law forbidding the phrase, “Hold my beer and watch this.”

  11. Paul Bonneau says:

    Some people have trouble thinking things through.

    Sounds like Lynne is just another believer in the Government Religion.

To the stake with the heretic!