VIDEO: Ben Carson Right Again—Media Silent On Student’s Tackling of NAU Murderer
Guest Post by Mara Zebest
A previous article on the topic of Islam discussed Ben Carson’s comments as not only correct but brilliant. Last week Carson took heat again when Fox & Friends asked Carson what would he have done if faced with a campus murderer (around the 5:00 minute marker of video below and link here).
Well, it seems that some students took Carson’s advice and tackled someone intent on killing many at the Flagstaff NAU campus. These students who acted quickly may have prevented greater loss of life by doing so.
The IJReview reports the following:
GOP presidential hopeful Ben Carson stirred up controversy with his recent comments related to the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon.
During a Tuesday interview on “Fox & Friends,” Carson was asked what he would have done had he been in that classroom during the incident:
“I’m glad you asked that question. Because not only would I probably not cooperate with him, I would not just stand there and let him shoot me… I would say, ‘Hey guys! Everybody attack him! He may shoot me but he can’t get us all!’”
Well, it appears that a gunman on the campus of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff overnight was stopped because of the actions of bystanders. […]
There’s no word yet on the motive behind the shooting, nor on the conditions of the three wounded students. But if not for the decisive behavior of the students who “tackled” Jones, the carnage may have been much worse.
The media meme seems to be a quarrel between a few men… nothing to see here… but fails to mention the shooting was in front of a dorm building housing many students. Why is this detail of bystanders tacking Jones not only being covered up by the media—but also avoided at the police press conference? While watching the press conference (a video link seen here), the NAU Police Chief repeatedly describes a situation in which Jones surrendered willingly to the police—without incident, without a fight—the situation was diffused by the time the police arrived and thus, Jones, gave up his gun upon their arrival. That press conference description paints an entirely different picture than a man who was held captive until police arrived—a man who dropped his gun when tackled and had no other options but to surrender. One reporter at the 6:25 minute marker can be heard asking about the reports that the murderer was tackled by several bystanders. The Police Chief denies knowing any details of that account.
A local Tucson report has the following little tidbit buried deep into the article:
A group tried to subdue Jones, who fired a shot in the air. Jones said he then dropped his firearm, which had a flashlight attached to it.
An audio tape of the murderer’s first appearance in court reveals that Jones was not registered for enough classes to qualify as full-time student. And the judge allowed bail to be set at 2 million despite a request for no bail due to the capital offense of murder.
It should also be noted that everyone should stop allowing the Liberal media to define the PC language by referring to these misfits of society as “shooters.” Rahm Emanuel once said he wanted to nudge society into a direction in which we demonize guns. The Liberal term “shooter” helps blur that line and homogenize a connection to guns with little distinction between those who are killers… and those that are law-abiding citizens who respect their 2nd amendment rights and the responsibilities that come with it. Those with evil in their hearts are not “shooters“—they are “murderers.” Let’s start using the appropriate terms to describe their deeds, not their tools.