Augusta Maine Walmart

We all know that supporters of gun control love a good meme…


What they hate is reality that shreds their ignorance-fueled smugness.

According to the meme, you should never draw a gun if there is a shooting because another gun owner might see you and then confuse you for a bad guy, and then shoot you. If you somehow survive that, then you’ll get shot by the police.

They conclude arrogantly, “Any more questions?”

I simply ask, “Yeah, I have a question. Why didn’t any of that happen yesterday like you said it would?”

Augusta Police say two bystanders legally armed with handguns stepped in during a shooting incident at a Walmart in Augusta.

Police say four suspects were taken into custody by police Sunday after allegedly firing gunshots in the parking lot of a Walmart.

Police said the suspects involved were sitting in vehicles parked next to each other when an altercation arose. The occupants of one vehicle fired at the occupants of the other, which resulted in a return in gunfire.

When the shooting stopped, police said one suspect exited their vehicle to confront the occupants of the other vehicle. This is when two bystanders, who were legally carrying, interfered and stopped the incident, police said.

Bad guys parked beside one another get into an argument and shoot at one another and miss. One of the bad guys gets out of his car and approaches the other vehicle. I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest he wasn’t going to offer an apology, and was instead intent on pumping his enemies full of lead.

Two bystanders then draw their weapons, easily determine that neither one is the bad guy, and then hold the real bad guys at gunpoint until the police arrive. The police are also relatively easily able to tell the good guys from the bad guys, and take the bad guns into custody.

Where are the misidentifications, and the bursts of random gunfire at anyone holding a weapon? Why didn’t the two bystanders shoot one another? Why didn’t the police shoot the good guys?

I’m going to go waaaaaay out on a limb and suggest that people who are terrified of firearms probably don’t know the first thing about them, or how regular citizens train with firearms, or how police respond to 911 calls.

It’s almost like they’re making their assumptions from a position of complete ignorance…