Op-ed roasted for saying it is ’terrifying’ that parishioners were armed

Op-ed roasted for saying it is ’terrifying’ that parishioners were armed

A USA Today op-ed calling the fact, that several parishioners were armed when a gunman opened fire during a church service in Texas, ’terrifying’ has received flak online. The op-ed written by Elvia Diaz stated, ’But we know nothing about the at least six other parishioners who also appeared to draw their handguns. And that’s terrifying’.

WWG1WGA 5 months

More proof leftist are mentally ill

Mitchell 5 months

People are armed in Texas! How spooky!

stephanie allen
stephanie allen 5 months

good guy stopped a bad guy with a gun who was killing people and stopped him in 6 seconds... THE LEFT.....REEEEE WE CAN'T HAVE PEOPLE.SAVING THEMSELVES THATS WHAT COPS ARE FOR... THEY SHOULD HAVE WAITED THE 3-10 MINUTES FOR THE POLICE TO SHOW UP AND SAVE THEM....

Marcus Rogers
Marcus Rogers 5 months

Its almost like people want to defend themselves, say it ain't so.

Morbo 5 months

I live in a country where it is illegal to carry hand guns. I have never handled or want to use one. That said, using the word terrifying to describe people in a country where owning and carrying a hand gun is perfectly legal, makes no sense to me.

Seekster 5 months

Terrifying that people don't always need the government to protect them from violent individuals? Yes I imagine any realization that the people don't need to rely on the government for everything must be terrifying for leftists.

Manuel 5 months

USA today: I wished the parish people didn’t have guns so they would’ve died and we could’ve pushed more anti gun props!

Fin 5 months

If u don't comprehend y folks in Texas do their best to be prepared for bad ppl with guns... Then don't go to or live in Texas.. They have the right to defend themselves. Against nutz who dare bust into their places of worship n open fire.. Doest make em lawless reckless citizens... S

christine hancock
christine hancock 5 months

High profile incidents in recent years: a shooter opens fire at church in Texas, a machete weilding mad man stabs a bunch of people at a Hanukkah party in New York, a white supremacist goes in a rampage in a black church in South Carolina, and a mosque in New Zealand is shot up during Friday prayers... and this writer wonders why worshippers are carrying guns?

Mister Manager
Mister Manager 5 months

It is terrifying if you're a p*ssy

Tim Baker
Tim Baker 5 months

Good on the person who brought down the shooter. Sucks it had to be that way but it's better then more people dying.

Tsila Noitan (Backer)
Tsila Noitan (Backer) 5 months

of course. this is damage control for the left after an event that inconveniently demonstrates gun ownership can make some environments safer.

porcus 5 months

I am amused that this sort of response utterly silences Leftists. Instead of agreeing that yes, this was a good thing, there is utter silence instead.

Moogle Joestar
Moogle Joestar 5 months

Ooh, it's so terryfing and spooky. I don't understand this scary things. Please goverment just ban them I don't want these scary freedoms

Dave 5 months

I don't wish the parish didn't have guns, I just wish they didn't have to use them. America has a real issue it needs to deal with, giving everyone a gun for when the inevitable mass murderer pops up is just curing the symptom, not the disease. The victim is coughing up blood and they're putting a bandaid on his mouth. The issue is with so many people wanting to murder each other. There are people in America buying guns for self defence because they live in fear that someone is going to kick in their door and murder them and their family. That's not how someone in the most powerful country on the planet should be living. That's the life of someone in a 3rd world war zone. America needs to tackle it's prescription drug problem, it's broken families problem, it's mental health problem, it's ghettoisation of black youth and it's school system. Kids shooting up their school shouldn't be so common it has become a meme. Give everyone a gun and there won't be less mass shootings, just less victims. The killers will still do it, then get shot before it gets to double digits. Of course that means the person who took down the shooter probably then has to seek counciling because, regardless of the reason, they just took a life. Take a years of psychological training to get soldiers to even cope with that.

TheMadDane 5 months

Fear me, bitch.

Skeptic 5 months

Definitely an issue where the two sides have trouble seeing the other's viewpoint. Yet, polls seem to show that most people want a middle ground such as allowing guns but strengthening background checks. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-gun-control-is-so-con/ https://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2017/06/22/views-on-gun-policy/ I would very much like to hear if people think that gun violence is a problem and, if so, what to do about it.

Erasmus 5 months

another valid reason not to go to church.

michael zubas
michael zubas 5 months

welcome to America, where owning A gun is needed.

Fin 5 months

He was more than range owner n shooting instructor.. At one time.. Was a sheriff's deputy.. N probably damn good at his job.... Wonder if op Ed writer had be in active shooter situation would piece not be praising rather then condemning folks just trying to peacefully worship... This man is a hero. A reluctant hero who stepped up with a cool head n eliminated an active murderer.. A crime in progress

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