Conservative personality Tomi Lahren is no stranger to saying and doing dumb things. It's actually impressive how often her foot fits squarely into her mouth. When she decided to pipe up about gun control following the tragic mass shooting in a Texas church that left 26 dead, she was swiftly and completely owned by a Texan who did not have time for her divisive hate mongering. It's pretty great.
Tomi Lahren went on a warpath following the Sutherland Springs church shooting on Sunday, November 5. Her mission: preserve the American people's "right" to own wildly unnecessary assault rifles.
If you think it’s wise to lecture Texans on gun laws, I’m guessing you haven’t spent much time in Texas.— Tomi Lahren (@Tomi Lahren)1509929095.0
Brandon Friedman, the former deputy assistant secretary of public affairs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and a Texan himself, wasn't going to let Lahren speak for him:
Hi. Gun owner here. Also a former gun user. I live in Texas. Our gun laws are counterproductive. Try to not speak f… https://t.co/2kJnCvsiXm— Brandon Friedman (@Brandon Friedman)1509933863.0
"Being the good guy with a gun is a selfish hero fantasy for so many 'sheepdogs.' It's not about keeping the flock safe," Friedman continued.
If it were, they'd be focused instead on policy solutions that would stop mass killings before they occur. Like restricting access to guns.— Brandon Friedman (@Brandon Friedman)1509978803.0
But the false narrative of a "good guy with a gun" being the only thing that can stop a "bad guy with a gun" pervades, pushed by the president himself:
Trump on civilian who intervened in Texas shooting: “If he didn’t have a gun, instead of having 26 dead, you would… https://t.co/M735UsPX4w— CNN (@CNN)1510045464.0
Senator Chris Murphy, a staunch supporter of gun control, put the truth bluntly:
Let's be clear - nobody "stopped" this shooting. 26 people, including little kids, are dead in one of our country's… https://t.co/4622OuctsE— Chris Murphy (@Chris Murphy)1509932845.0