Letter: Mike Tuttle, Lovettsville

Editor: Juli Briskman and Koran Saines recently mocked the idea that the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Really? In almost every mass shooting, the good guys close in on the bad guy and either take him down, he gives up, or he eats a bullet—that is the way almost all these events end. So, in all these cases, it is the knowledge that the good guys are close that ends it. What is so hard to grasp about that?

Witness what was just prevented in Indiana. As tragic as it is that three people died, multiples more would have been killed if it hadn’t been for a law-abiding citizen who was armed and willing to put himself in danger to prevent further loss of life. If Briskman and her ilk had their way the law-abiding citizen wouldn’t be able to protect innocent lives. They heap more laws preventing the law-abiding citizen from stopping evil (like we’ve recently seen here in Loudoun) while not enforcing current laws and they don’t seem to understand the fact that the bad guy is ignoring the highest of laws—you shouldn’t murder—the bad guys couldn’t care less about the other laws they heap.

The lack of logic is baffling, but then I guess that’s what you get when your elected official’s claim to fame is giving the president the finger.

Mike Tuttle, Lovettsville

7 thoughts on “Letter: Mike Tuttle, Lovettsville

  • 2022-07-28 at 10:30 am
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    Wait… leftists use logic? Brisky the lapdog couldn’t rub two active brain cells together to come up with a coherent thought. She got elected largely because had a huge influx of money from George Soros.

  • 2022-07-28 at 10:56 am
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    As Jesus said, “Put your sword back in its place — for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.” The answer to gun violence isn’t more guns. That’s asinine. Robb School wasn’t an anomaly. Law-enforcement delays resulted in additional deaths at Columbine High, Pulse Nightclub, Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High, the Route 91 Music Festival & many other massacres. We can’t depend on the “good guys” to save us. Four hundred “good guys” twiddled their thumbs in Uvalde while 21 lives were lost. RIP

    • 2022-07-29 at 12:34 pm
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      In the 20th century, governments that stripped their own people of firearms murdered over 100,000,000 of their own people. While defense against criminals is one reason to own a firearm, the bigger problem is keeping government in check. Looking at the tyrannical state of our current government, we are better off all owning firearms.

      America has a major drug problem, which is fueling murders. We need to get the drug problem under control.

      Your post reminds me of a current meme I saw with a bible and a gun. It said something to the effect of “The two things this country was founded on are the two things Democrats are trying to take away.” So true.

    • 2022-07-29 at 2:56 pm
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      You are aware that you just disproved your point, right? There aren’t enough law enforcement to be everywhere. You are your own first responder. If you aren’t prepared to be “the good guy” you are on your own. I’ve been assaulted several times in my life and I had to protect myself and my family using my own hands.

      I’m not interested in another such experience and have taken steps to be better prepared when violently attacked. I suggest that people put aside platitudes and become responsible citizens who are able to defend themselves against senseless violence. It happens millions of times each year but the mainstream media choose not to cover these facts.

  • 2022-07-28 at 12:14 pm
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    Many studies have shown that defensive gun uses occur up to 2.5 million times per year. A government study once indicated this fact and the study was buried. I have tried to post links to studies here and those posts never seem to get past moderation.

    I have sent links to those studies to board members and my delegate and senator. I am told that citizens lack the skills and training to protect themselves in such situations. But real-world events keep showing otherwise.

    Sadly, the county board ran and hid behind men with guns the moment county residents started to hold them accountable at public meetings. Clearly those elitist and cowardly board members want to have “good guys with guns” to surrounding them. And these same elitist and cowardly board members have gone out of their way to make sure you will be vulnerable when you go to a park or rec center or library.

    It’s time to try a new approach where the county respects our rights and defends our liberties rather than virtue signals on climate and crime and poverty.

  • 2022-07-28 at 4:54 pm
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    Finger lady and Saines are left wing zealots. Neither posses the intellect to discuss firearm policy in any meaningful way.

    They should be ignored as any other non serious individual would be.

  • 2022-08-03 at 12:29 pm
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    Ever wonder why shootings tend to take pace in “gun free ” zones?

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