When gun prohibitionists moved swiftly to exploit the mayhem at Ohio State University, they blew it because their knee-jerk laments about “gun violence” were proven to be without foundation, and the only use of a gun was by a campus police officer who stopped the bloody car and knife attack almost immediately.
It was yet another case of a “good guy with a gun” intervening to stop an act of violence. In this case, the perpetrator had already injured nearly a dozen people, and was in the process of hurting more.
The attack was launched by a legal resident alien identified as Abdul Razak Ali Artan. He slammed a car into a crowd of OSU students, and then attacked them with a butcher knife. But he was stopped within a minute by a University police officer identified as Alan Horujko, according to The Lantern, the campus newspaper.
What is now known is that Horujko fired the only shots in the incident. Those shots may be responsible for the early alerts about an “active shooter” incident that raced across the news wires. Network and cable news organizations focused on the case as a campus mass shooting until it became clear that the only gun involved was that carried by the officer.
But that didn’t happen until after anti-gunners took to social media to make some soon-to-be-embarrassing statements about the need for more gun control.