They Just Cannot Admit Failure…

Image via Northern Provisions IG, Greenwood Park Mall Shooting

For those who haven’t heard yet, Greenwood Park Mall in Indiana was the scene of another mass attack in a public space.

However, Indiana just implemented Constitutional Carry and the shooter was stopped by a 22 year old who was legally armed. This limited the casualty count to three dead and two wounded before the shooter, who was armed with a rifle and multiple magazines according to reports, was killed by the heroic samaritan.

Concealed carry works. Armed people able to respond quickly save lives. Decisive decisions save lives (unlike certain other recent situations).

But all is not well, oh no! Even as the Greenwood Police Chief and Mayor hail the young man as a hero, Gun Control Proponents want the young man to face charges since he violated the mall’s no firearm policy… you know, the one that worked so well at stopping the guy armed with a rifle.

We can’t charge that guy, he’s dead. So charge the guy who stopped him to prove… what?… that gun control works? What we’ve just seen in action is that providing for your own protection works best, fastest, and first.

I know Lars will have some more commentary on this event in a bit, but I just have to get my mind wrapped around the absolutely epic level blinders that gun controllers continue to wear.

They literally cannot mentally accept the failure of their policies. That ‘gun free’ is nothing of the sort as long as a single individual for any reason decides to ignore the policy. That bans only work if you can exercise full control over every aspect of the population and product. That both of these things that they continue to erroneously claim work ‘if only we’d do them right’, only operate on thoughts, prayers, and the intentions of good people.

If 100% of people would just comply with an assault weapon ban we’d have no mass killings with assault weapons!

Now say that for homicide or drunk driving.

Sound stupid?


Oh, and to top this rant and rave of “He shouldn’t be celebrated!” off, despite the Mayor and Police Chief both saying otherwise, is that the ‘gun free’ isn’t the law. It was mall corporate policy. So legally, should the mall choose to be particularly stupid about this situation, they can ask the man who saved more of their patrons from being murdered to never return or face legal actions.

Which, ironically perhaps, could work as well as their original no firearms policy did should someone decide to make a deal of it.

Laws and policies remain pieces of paper and ink unless there is someone to enforce it upon the non-agreeable types. Everyone gets along… until they don’t.

But sure, let’s punish and deride the one person who did the decisively correct thing and saved lives. Punishing those who act positively, but contrary to the ‘can’t we all just get along’ utopian fallacy, has never backfired negatively, right?

Keith Finch
Keith is the former Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing Agency, Inc. He got told there was a mountain of other things that needed doing, so he does those now and writes here when he can. A USMC Infantry Veteran and Small Arms and Artillery Technician, Keith covers the evolving training and technology from across the shooting industry. Teaching since 2009, he covers local concealed carry courses, intermediate and advanced rifle courses, handgun, red dot handgun, bullpups, AKs, and home defense courses for civilians, military client requests, and law enforcement client requests.