The man on the right is Wayne LaPierre, the National Rifle Association boss, described by the man on the left as “one of the good guys”.
Back in 2012, following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Wayne claimed that “to stop a bad guy with a gun, it takes a good guy with a gun.” A claim he reiterated last week in the wake of the massacre at Stoneman Douglas High School.
However, it must be noted that while Wayne may well be one of the “good guys” he would not want to be confused with being a “good guy with a gun”. You see, like his President, Wayne dodged the Vietnam draft back in 1970 and has never borne arms in the service of his country.
In any event, as anyone with battlefield experience could tell him, when the bullets are flying in all directions, there is no such thing as a good guy with a gun.
At best, some of the guys with guns are a little less bad than the others.
SPIN ZHIRA: Old Man in Helmand. A true story of love, service and incompetence.
Over-matched, over-ruled and over-weight, Spin Zhira is a tale of one man’s personal battle against the trials of middle age set on the front line of the most dangerous district in Afghanistan. Guaranteed to make you laugh and cry or your money back.¹
‘Brims with authenticity and dark humour.’
Patrick Hennessey, The Junior Officers’ Reading Club
‘A must read.’
Richard Dorney, The Killing Zone
‘The best book by a soldier concerning the Afghan War that I have read.’
Frank Ledwidge, Losing Small Wars
Doug Beattie MC, An Ordinary Soldier
Dr Mike Martin, An Intimate war
¹Check the small print first