For most folks, having to shoot someone in self-defense is horrific. It’s a traumatizing affair all on its own, completely separate from the attack that necessitated an armed response.
But it’s something that has to be done, or else you’re going to die at the hands of a maniac.
Imagine, though, sometime later you find out that the man who attacked you, who tried to strangle you, was being held up as a victim of “gun violence.” How would you respond?
Well, that’s the reality facing one woman right now.
You may recall, a few months ago, we had a young motorcyclist on the show named Aubrey Bowlin.
Earlier this year, Aubrey was in a deadly road rage incident on I-5 in Pierce County with a 60-year-old man named Bruce Jones, who was driving a large car. This man forced her off the side of the road. Then he got out of his car amidst the heavy traffic of I-5 and began physically attacking this young woman.
Aubrey Bowlin is a somewhat petite woman, 23 at the time, and she was afraid that this much-larger man was going to kill her. He hit her and shook her, she described, like a dog shaking a toy in its mouth. He violently tried to rip her helmet off, squeezing her neck with the chin strap, which caused her to lose consciousness. Aubrey believed he was going to choke her to death.
The reason I bring this up now is because a listener this week brought to my attention that an anti-gun website, which puts up photos of people whose lives have been “lost to gun violence,” has put up a photo of this guy that Aubrey shot, Bruce Jones.
As Knighton correctly notes, this man killed himself, he caused that woman to shoot him in self-defense. He is not a victim at all. But, in the deranged mind of a gun control fanatic, the guy trying to kill this woman, who merely defended herself, is the real victim, not the woman he attacked. Somehow it seems the Cult of Gun Control would prefer that this man be alive and the innocent woman he attacked be dead. That type of logic is evil, as Knighton points out
I have zero sympathies for the man.
I have even less for the scumbag who pretends he’s somehow the victim of gun violence. No. I refuse to allow things like this to stand on their own. It’s nothing more than a bizarre attempt to paint armed citizens as the equivalent to gang bangers popping drive-bys in the hood. It’s an attempt to pretend that any use of a firearm is the same, regardless of the facts.
It’s another attempt to stigmatize gun owners.