Another victim of gun violence.
He was a victim of gun violence.
But you won't hear about Mark Allen Wilson from Sarah Brady.
You won't hear about Mark Allen Wilson from Dianne Feinstein.
You won't hear about Mark Allen Wilson from Charles Schumer.
You won't hear about Mark Allen Wilson from Josh Sugarman.
You won't hear about Mark Allen Wilson from the Million Mom March.
One reason that you won't hear about Mark Allen Wilson from any of these well-known members of the anti-gun movement is that Mark Allen Wilson was a gunowner who had a Texas Concealed Handgun License.
Another reason that you won't hear about Mark Allen Wilson from any of these people is that Mark Allen Wilson gave his life yesterday defending David Arroyo, Jr. from his father, David Arroyo, Sr.
David Arroyo, Sr, had just killed his wife, Maribel Estrada, outside the Smith County Courthouse in Tyler, Texas; apparently the two were parties in a bitter child support dispute.
Mr. Arroyo, Sr., who was wearing a bullet-resistant vest and a flak jacket, was eventually stopped and killed by police officers after he fled the scene of the murders.
One last point: It is a known tactic of the anti-gun crowd to direly predict "Wild West scenarios" and "streets running red with blood" whenever concealed carry legislation is proposed in a state legislature.
Concealed carry laws for almost ten years, and in all but a handful of states have proven these predictions to be grossly wrong.
In the vast majority of incidents involving concealed carry, the weapon is never fired; merely displaying the weapon is enough to defuse the situation.
The story of Mark Allen Wilson is the exception to the rule. It is is what used to be known as a "dog bites man" story.
And one last thing:
There's an award for people who save lives under special circumstances. I hope that someone who has first-hand knowledge of what Mark Allen Wilson did today will find these words and nominate him for it.