Dennis Prager has it exactly right. People who want to shoot someone don’t want to get shot doing it. Remember the Bataklan Theater massacre where 130 were killed and 413 were injured. If there was one person who had a gun who could shoot back the crazies would leave. The gunmen were three French natives: Foued Mohamed-Aggad, 23 years old, Ismaël Omar Mostefaï, 29 years old, and Samy Amimour, 28 years old. Those killed and injured were un-armed. None of them had a gun. Not one.
During his eponymous radio show on Monday, Dennis Prager noted the necessity of firearms in stopping criminal violence while reflecting on Saturday’s shooting at a San-Diego-area synagogue.
“A rabbi in the area was interviewed close by — he has a nearby synagogue — and spoke about how this clearly shows the need for more gun control, and I don’t get it. Doesn’t it rationally call for more gun ownership? Obviously, with all sorts of rules and standards, that would apply about who would have this, but I find it odd. You don’t want somebody with a gun in a synagogue or a school? You don’t? You think that that is a better way to forestall violence or prevent further violence when it is literally the only way to stop? There is no other way.
“A 19-year-old man has been charged with murder and three counts of attempted murder in the weekend attack on a Southern California synagogue,” reported the Associated Press.
A U.S. Border Patrol who stopped the shooting was given a gun by an armed parishioner at the Chabad of Poway, reported Breitbart News.
“A suspect opened fire in the Chabad of Poway, wounding three individuals and killing one,” reported Breitbart News last Saturday. “A good guy with a gun, off-duty Border Patrol Agent Jonathan Morales, was able to shoot back. Morales chased after the attacker and shot at him as he got into his vehicle to flee.”