I didn’t create the above meme. It came across my Facebook feed in a “Suggested Post” from the National Association for Gun Rights. It was associated with a post that said, in part:
Week-kneed Republican Speaker Paul Ryan is spending 4th of July weekend by betraying the 2nd Amendment and gun owners.
Ryan is spinelessly caving to pressure from Nancy Pelosi and other leftists by scheduling a vote on at least two anti-gun pieces of legislation early next week.
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We all know the 2nd Amendment gives law-abiding citizens the right to arm themselves for their own protection and for the protection of their families and those around them. Here’s how it works:
The concealed carry permit holder was trying to intervene in a domestic dispute, trying to disarm the fleeing shooter, trying to do the job ordinarily reserved for police.
Instead, he was killed.
Just before noon on Monday, 35-year-old T.J. Antell, who had served in the Marines, watched the unfolding of a domestic dispute between a man and a woman outside a Walgreens in Arlington, Texas, authorities said. The man, a soldier stationed at Fort Hood, allegedly fired a gun twice, one bullet burying into the ground and another striking the woman. He then climbed into his truck in the parking lot and attempted to leave when Antell tried to stop him.
Antell, a father of three and CrossFit gym owner, retreated to his vehicle, grabbed his own gun, and approached the shooter, Arlington police said.
Instead of abiding by Antell’s commands to stop, police said the shooter climbed out of his truck and fired his gun again.
The shot hit Antell in the head, reported the Dallas Morning News. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to some, having more armed citizens at the scene would have prevented this loss of life. The National Association for Gun Rights may be onto something here.