I went to a League of Women Voters’ panel forum on “Gun Violence” in Burnsville last night.
It was actually a fairly even-handed forum; the LWV volunteer who did the initial setup of the topic, “Emily” (didn’t catch the last name) gave an incredibly even-handed presentation on the facts of the “gun debate” – most of which made Reverend Nord Bence visibly hot under the collar, as an even-handed factual appraisal makes her look completely detached from reality.
The forum included Rev. Nord Bence and soon-to-be former legislator and no-doubt soon-to-be non-profit exec Erin Maye Quade, against Bryan Strawser of the MN Gun Owners Caucus and Rep. Steve Drazkowski of Mazeppa, one of the stronger pro RKBA voters in the legislature.
It went about as expected: Nord Bence’s record of never having made a statement about guns, gun owners, gun laws, gun facts or gun history that is simultaneously original, substantial and true remains undisturbed.
And she showed the sense of entitlement during the forum, repeatedly interrupting Strawser and Drazkowski, so often and flagrantly that she LWV organizers had to chide her (to a round of audience applause).
But at one point,
Bence’s Maye Quade’s bully-girl fabulism collided with her inner ghoul: when Rep. Drazkowski noted that the best response to a bad guy with a gun was a good guy with a gun,, Bence Maye Quade responded by telling a story about a man who’d responded to a violent attack, and gotten shot for his troubles.
I had to go find that story Here it is. And as usual, it shows that Bence and Maye Quade, like all gun control activists, is lying, wouldn’t know context if it bit them, and are a ghouls to boot.
When police arrived after reports of a shooting over the weekend at a bar outside Chicago, witnesses say Jemel Roberson, a 26-year-old security guard who worked there, had already subdued the alleged assailant, pinning him to the ground.
Adam Harris, who was at Manny’s Blue Bar in Robbins at the time of the incident on Sunday, told WGN-TV that Roberson was holding “somebody on the ground with his knee in his back, with his gun in his back” when officers from neighboring Midlothian got there early Sunday.
Midlothian Police Chief Daniel Delaney said that’s when one of his officers “encountered a subject with a gun” and shot him, according to a statement given to the media.
But the “subject” was Roberson, not the suspect in the bar shooting.
It’s every carry permittee’s worst nightmare – being mistaken for the bad guy when a cop, arriving at an incident they’ve only heard about on the radio, under life-or-death stress, decides any gun is a threat and shoots you.
And is vanishingly rare.
And appears not to have even been the issue in this incident – the gun wasn’t Roberson’s so he wasn’t the good guy with the gun; he was the good guy who seized the gun from the actual perp.
Bence Maye Quade to use this episode to try to impugn the “Good Guy With A Gun” idea is loathsome. Clearly “shame” is a lot to ask after a career as a serial liar.
I guess we should expect no better for this used car saleswoman in Lutheran minister’s robes.
CORRECTION: I was wrong. It was Erin Maye Quade. Doesn’t change the point.