*shrug* Ok. As I said on Twitter,
Only a "gun control" extremist would think hiding under a desk would make someone an expert on firearms.
Let us not mince words; by his own admission, "hiding under a desk" is exactly what Colin did on that fateful day… And yet, based on that single act of self-preservation, his fellow anti-rights cultists would hold him up as the Sole Authority on All Things Gun-Related.
Sorry, no. You see, I have had the… misfortune… of engaging Colin in a Twitter conversation, and it rapidly became apparent that he was absolutely outstanding at parroting the standard anti-gun talking points, misdirections, and outright lies; however, I also realized that Better Half has probably learned more about firearms just through osmosis from me than Colin has ever learned being the current spokesperson for the largest (not as though that is saying much) anti-rights organization in the country. Which is just sad. One would think the Brady Campaign would actually attempt to educate him on the finer details of firearms and firearm-related laws, lest he give nonsensical, error-riddled interviews like this one.
Yes, Colin’s experiences in that classroom at Virginia Tech were horrific, and no, he never should have had to go through them and no one would have ever wanted him to go through them. However, simply surviving a mass shooting through the grace of luck and a highly-developed sense of self-preservation does not an expert make, any more than hiding in a doorframe and surviving an earthquake makes you an expert on tectonic plates.
As soon as Colin has the backbone and maturity to do actual research on the serious topics he is so flippantly discussing, I might care what he has to say, but until that point, he is scant more than a useful idiot engaged in some mutual exploitation with some very unfriendly folks who want to arbitrarily deny me certain Constitutionally-guaranteed, individual, natural rights.
I cannot say as I though I respect someone like that at all.