I have made this observation before…

…but it’s worth making again — evil does not always come in armbands and jackboots. Every so often it comes in a suit and tie, making the rounds on the cable talk shows:

While on the set of MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews, Glaze (Mark Glaze, director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns — ed.) argued that unless an assailant is armed with a firearm, the victim absolutely has no right to preserve their life by using one of their own.

“Very often somebody will come at you. They might want to have a fistfight. They might come at you with an axe handle,” Glaze started.

“Would you consider the guy with the axe handle armed or not?” Matthews asked.

“Not with a gun,” said Glaze.

“I would consider him armed,” Matthews chuckled.

“I have a word for him. I grew up in Colorado where my dad was a gun dealer, and a guy who shoots somebody who has anything other than a gun when they could have done something else like talk or fight with their fists…” Glaze began to explain.

Now, I could get all apoplectic and go on a tear and talk about how wrong this is. Now, granted, it is wrong. (And what I would have said would have been along these lines, anyway.) But just watch this video, if you will. (The pertinent part starts at about 1:18).

What Mark Glaze is saying is that the victim in that video should simply have tried to talk to her assailant, to reason with him, or to run away. It should be pointed out that she was attacked in her own home. And really, does it look to you as if Shawn Custis was anywhere near amenable to having a friendly chat over iced tea?

Granted, of course, his victim didn’t avail herself of the option of lethal force. But if Mark Glaze and his accomplices had their way she would be completely denied that option. If that’s not evil, then what is?

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2 Responses to “I have made this observation before…”

  1. JD(not the one with the picture) Says:

    It is my fervent hope that Mr. Glaze has the opportunity to test his hypothesis on someone like Shawn Custis in the near future.

  2. southtexaspistolero Says:

    YES.

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