Because reality matters. The real reality, not the one you live in after a few extra shots of Nyquil.
I found this over at Legal Insurrection
It is totally wrong. The 2nd amendment exists to preserve life. Your God-Given right to self preservation is meaningless if you do not have the credible means to accomplish it. The defense of your right to free speech and to blaspheme against Mohammed is NOT something that God gave you. It is something that the Constitution gave you. This, the constitution and the total sum weight of the laws and protections in it, defend the freedom of speech. The courts defend the freedom of speech. Your legislature defends freedom of speech. Your right to own and bear arms does not.
Then, I found this little gem over at The Mellow Jihadi:
The cartoon is obviously wrong in critical elements. It features a kitted up “operator” in full battle rattle complete with an assault rifle. This picture is the epitome of the over-militarized police. The reality is, the hero of the day was an off-duty traffic cop, carrying only his pistol, and hired as extra security. So, it wasn’t the “police” who saved the day. Nor was it guys dressed in their shar of federal anti-terrorism funds.
This one runs a common theme.
Again. It is very wrong. There is nothing special about Texas and it’s ability to counter terrorism or defend themselves. You may recall, the Fort hood shooting? That was in Texas. The Lubbies massacre? Killeen, Texas (right outside Ft Hood). Even the grand daddy of such things, the University of Texas clock tower shooting? TEXAS. Texas is a part of the civilised USA. They have laws and courts and police. They even paint yellow lines down the middle of their roads to divide traffic. Most of the people in Texas do not carry guns and are totally unprepared to shoot back ALL THE TIME… Just like every other state. Again, the hero in this case was not a typical Texan just going to the free speech show. He was an armed security guard, off duty police, who was there with his gun because he was paid to be… JUST LIKE ALL THE OTHER STATES.
And finally this one from Blues Blog:
Totally wrong on every level. The bad guys couldn’t care less about either defending or attacking the 1st amendment. Nor was the 1st amendment binding on them in any way. The 1st amendment is binding on the acts of the federal government, not private individuals. Nor is the use of badged, uniformed police to provide security at a private event in any way related to the 2nd amendment. The Second amendment protects the right of individuals to protect themselves, NOT the right of the government to establish and employ security guards.