So there’s physical courage—the heroes in Aurora who shielded loved ones from gunfire.
But then there’s moral courage—holding fast to your principles in the face of unimaginable challenges to those principles. Pierce O’Farrill was shot three times in Aurora, once with each of James Holmes’ guns. He gave a radio interview yesterday. So first of all, the guy was shot three times, and he gave a radio interview yesterday. But it’s more about what the guy said. First, he forgave his attacker. Second, he asked that his attacker not be given the death penalty. And third, he reaffirmed his support for Second Amendment rights.
I’m sure my opinion is colored by the fact that though I don’t share his religious beliefs, I do happen to agree with O’Farrill on the death penalty and gun rights. Nevertheless, the guy sounds like a pretty exceptional human being.