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The ‘good guy with a gun’ is a deadly American fantasy that needs to end.

An idea so outdated it literally got its start in 1920’s pulp crime novels.

At the end of May, it happened again. A mass shooter killed 12 people, this time at a municipal center in Virginia Beach. Employees had been forbidden to carry guns at work, and some lamented that this policy had prevented “good guys” from taking out the shooter.

This trope – “the good guy with a gun” – has become commonplace among gun rights activists.

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