Grant Stinchfield, one of the hosts of the National Rifle Association's web broadcast, "NRATV," referred to the 49 people who were killed at the Pulse nightclub shooting as "sheep" during a broadcast on June 12 (video below).
Media Matters notes that Stinchfield was interviewing NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch about the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting that took place on June 12, 2016:
Dana, I also think what we can learn from Orlando is the fact that they will also exploit weakness. And they knew inside that nightclub there would be no armed security, there would be nobody else there to fight back. And they took advantage of sheep that were just, sadly, trapped there.
Loesch told Stinchfield that there actually was an armed guard in front of the club:
Yeah, there was one, from what I believe from the police report, there was one armed guard out front, but when you consider the amount of individuals who are inside the club and the fact that this radical Islamic terrorist was scoping it out, it's one against one at that particular point, and he was able to gain entry inside the club, get past one guard at the front, and was able to gain entry inside the club.
And I want to point out that two weeks after Orlando, Grant, two weeks after Orlando, there was another attempted shooting, another attempted mass shooting at a club, I believe it was in South Carolina, but you know what? That was thwarted because of a concealed-carry permit holder who stopped that individual from carrying out another mass shooting at another nightclub.
The incident that Loesh referred to took place outside a nightclub in Lyman, South Carolina, in June 2016, reported WIS-TV.
According to the news station, Ray Thompson allegedly got into an argument with another man, pulled a gun and started firing shots toward a crowd.
Spartanburg County Lt. Kevin Bobo stated: "His rounds struck three victims, and almost struck a fourth victim, who in self-defense, pulled his own weapon and fired, striking Thompson in the leg."
Back on "NRATV," Loesch also advocated having people with guns peppered in for protection.
Grant, you and I talked before after all of this happened about how we have designated drivers. We should also employ designated concealed carriers. I know that when I go out, if I go out in a group, we always have a -- just as you would have a designated driver, of course I’m not really a drinker, but you always have a designated concealed carrier.
You always have one of those individuals because we live in a new reality, Grant, where we are seeing domestic terror incidents on the rise, where we are seeing terrorist attacks across Europe. And they have absolutely no mercy or no shame. They will attack anyone and everyone, from the youngest to the oldest. We need to be prepared.