Thursday, July 21, 2022

So you want to be a hero...

The guy who took down the evil loser in the Indiana mall is a hero. No doubt.

If the news is correct (never bet on it), the evil loser fired 24 rounds and hit 4 people, killing three. Supposedly he carried 100 rounds, so if his shooting had been consistent throughout you could expect at least a dozen victims killed. At least. Had he not been stopped. Which he was-- decisively.

Again, if the news is correct, the hero fired 10 rounds from a distance of 30 to 40 yards, hitting the loser with 8 of them, ending the shooting spree 15 seconds from the moment the evil loser came out of the restroom-- about the time the first shot was fired. Impressive!

Now he is being hailed-- rightfully so-- as a hero... other than by the mass-murder groupies who can always be discounted as evil idiots.

Lots of people would like to be seen as heroes. Being a hero requires a few things to align. You've got to be prepared and capable. You've got to be in the "right" place at the "right" time. You've also got to have a bit of luck. You can't plan to be a hero. Having a gun on you is not even close to being enough. 

I just hope people who want to be a hero don't skip a few steps in their quest, or it's not going to work out well for them or for bystanders. 

Just strive to do the right thing in all circumstances. If you manage that, you're a hero even if no one else notices.


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