Nearly every shooting that ends in a death turns into a self-defense narrative almost immediately. The desperate need for “Good guy with a gun” stories is very very high as it justifies a narrative that many people have invested a lot of emotional energy into. That can’t be helped. They will stick with that narrative regardless of facts. That’s not to say good-guy-with-a-gun doesn’t happen at all. It does. Sometimes. This isn’t one of those times.

Nearly every shooting that ends in a death turns into a self-defense narrative almost immediately.

The desperate need for “Good guy with a gun” stories is very very high as it justifies a narrative that many people have invested a lot of emotional energy into.

That can’t be helped. They will stick with that narrative regardless of facts. That’s not to say good-guy-with-a-gun doesn’t happen at all. It does. Sometimes.

This isn’t one of those times.

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