The sister of a woman who was shot to death by her estranged husband told a gun control proponent over the phone that a gun would have saved her sister’s life.
After Jennie Cochran’s sister, Jessie Doyle Cavett, was killed by her husband Joshua in October 2013, a representative with the gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety reached out to her for permission to use her sister’s story to pursue gun control legislation.
Cochran, however, not only didn’t want the organization to use the story, she flat out told the caller a gun would have saved her sister’s life.
The phone call, which Cochran recorded, illustrates how the gun control lobby salivates over every opportunity to deconstruct the Second Amendment.
“If you felt comfortable doing so, sharing your story so other people would understand why we need to strengthen our gun laws,” a woman asked in the taped conversation.
“I’m very pro-gun, as is Jessie,” Cochran told the Everytown rep, “so I would really hope that you guys don’t user her story for anything… Because the only thing that would have saved her was a gun.”
Cochran elaborated in an interview with Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade.
“The only thing that would have saved her is if she had a gun,” she said. “There’s no way the police would have gotten there in time had she just dialed 9-1-1. I mean, he’s a felon, he’s gonna have a gun, and the only thing that would have leveled it out was if she had one too.”
Cochran went on to say gun control laws make it easier for criminals because they create “a society of victims.”
“I don’t want them to take what happened with my sister and use it to make more victims, because that’s exactly what they’re going to do.. is when they push for more gun laws, they’re creating a society of victims.”
Cavett’s husband was sentenced last November to life in prison.
The fact that Cavett’s husband was a felon and still possessed multiple firearms shows how gun control laws fail to affect any real change, and instead serve to disarm law-abiding citizens.