There are things, however, that need to be said as the political posturing begins...excuse me, has already begun.
Last season on THE BEST DEFENSE we made the decision to include a church shooting scenario. This was probably the toughest decision we've ever made on TBD, and it is one we argued at length. Finally, I, Michael Janich, Michael Seeklander, Marty Hayes, Producer Jeff Murray and DP Brandon Green agreed that including the church scenario was important.
We discussed it with the pastor and his congregation. While the pastor didn't agree with us, he did agree that the message we wanted to present was important. Frankly, the scenario was disturbing for all of us...after all, we were bringing violence onto holy ground. But we did that scenario, and we all learned from that scenario.
We proved -- PROVED BEYOND ANY DOUBT! -- that a good guy with a gun, or a good guy willing to fight, are the only antidotes to this evil, this nightmare violence.
I will not go beyond this tonight, but I will be talking about it on this week's podcast.
Gun-free zones, as the church in Charleston was, are killing grounds for terrorists and the mentally deranged.
Mourn the dead; comfort the living; wake up tomorrow AM and face the Real World.