Where did I say it was only a reaction from the pro-gun crowd? If you're going to respond at least try to remember the entire conversation. Pulling one post out of the many that have been posted in the last hour or so, is simply laziness on your part.
Remember earlier when I compared pro-gunners to religious nut jobs? I fully expected each of you to say "Yeah he deserve his punishment cause he broke the oath we all secretly took as gun owners!". Except what makes it so predictable and ridiculous at the same time is, up until the second he pulled that trigger, you would have fought tooth and nail for him and his "right". Regardless whether a gun was being point at him or not.
Bunch a flippin' hypocrites.
More lies, is that really all you have?
There is no "Oath" what crackpot HuffPo piece did you garner that from?
There is a responsibility to understand that the right you have and the tools you may use to exercise that right have an inherent accountability every time you use them.
Make no mistake, firearms are not toys, and no responsible owner should treat them as such, even the act of producing that firearm in a simple argument is an unconscionable act of irresponsibility and it disgusts me to think that this may have been what occurred here.
Was it his right to legally own and possess a firearm? Yes it certainly is unless he is a prohibited person.
Was it his right to use it in an unlawful manner? No, and if that is what happened, then he should be punished severely.
Was it his right to use that firearm to defend himself lawfully if indeed he was threatened with grievous bodily harm or death? It certainly is.
Im not sure what you are trying to twist by saying that pro-gun people would support the right to own/possess firearms until that person did something illegal with it. Isnt that what anyone would do for any circumstance? I would support your right to free speech, up to the point you used that right to slander or libel someone, I would support your right to run your own religious cult, up to the point you had your followers drink poisoned kool-aid.
Freedoms are not in and of themselves a bad thing, its what the individual does with those freedoms that matter in the end, and just because I am pro-gun and pro-self defense does not mean I am bound by your twisted logic to think that if someone does something illegal, I need to support his illegal act because it was committed with a firearm.