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Texas Man Has Plenty To Say On Horrific Church Shooting, But His Shirt Says It All

The terrifying mass shooting event at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas has sparked a ton of passionate responses, and it’s also led to the debate over gun control reaching a fever pitch.

Gun control advocates wasted little time in getting their talking points out there, and the event was politicized before all of the facts were even understood. While that’s incredibly off-putting, that hasn’t stopped the debate from raging on.

As the Independent Journal Review shares, one man whose son witnessed the event on a firsthand basis appeared on Fox News to offer up his take on things. While he made some solid points, the shirt he wore for the appearance distracted viewers from what he had to say.

“Buy a Gun. Annoy a Liberal,” the shirt read.

While his shirt can easily be dismissed as an amusing aside, there’s a bit more to see here. As with many of the issues our nation faces, there’s divisiveness on both sides. While both sides point the finger at the other and cast blame in that direction, the reality is different.

It takes two sides to argue and get absolutely nowhere. Those same two sides may actually be surprised what happens when they pipe down on the rhetoric and put the talking points on ice.

All that aside, Mike Jordan had plenty to say during his appearance. We can only imagine that it must’ve been a harrowing experience for his son, and the same applies for his father that has to come to terms with the fact that his child was so close to such danger.

Jordan placed things in perspective, and he can’t help but wonder how things could’ve turned out differently.

“A small town like this, you know, people show up to church, they disarm, leave their guns in the car, because you don’t expect something like this to happen,” he said. “What if this was the day that he didn’t leave that firearm at home? What if he did take it with him?”

Jordan was referring to an acquaintance of his son, who usually carries his firearm but had decided to leave it home that day. Would things have worked out differently if that man was armed as well?

That’s impossible to say, but the deranged gunman would only feel compelled to stop when he was confronted with another firearm.

“If you have one person on the inside that is armed to return fire, it may not have stopped people from dying, but it would have ... been a distraction, it would have got that guy's attention," Jordan continued.

Does that mean we should all be walking around with pistols at the ready each and every day? Of course not, but it does provide some additional context for folks on both sides of the debate.

As with many of the other contentious issues that our nation is faced with, there’s a whole lot of yelling going on, but the ones that are yelling are not displaying an inclination to listen. Perhaps if there was a lot more of the latter and much less of the former, some kind of resolution that everyone is comfortable with could be reached.

Source: Independent Journal Review
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