Shooting in Arizona:
First, what a tragedy. My heart goes out to the families of those affected by the actions of that nut-job. I'm sure that he will be punished, but that does nothing to restore the loss of life.
MSN is reporting today that he fired 31 rounds and nobody stopped him until he ran empty. It is unfortunate that he was allowed to continue murdering men, women, and children for so long. Especially when the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution allows each and every one of us to protect ourselves and others from such things.
But I guess that's what the hoplophobes want- large numbers of unarmed victims.
For sure, if everyone had been carrying a Glock it would have ended peacefully.
Kirk, I think it's time to seek a qualified mental health professional, I'm sure someone in the force could discretely provide some local recommendations.
Originally Posted by RIS
Originally Posted by wbmason55
I hope that you are a member of a LEA, and this will carry more weight with him.
Please listen to the gentleman above.
From the Guardian:
"one of the people who helped immobilise Jared Loughner did have a gun, and, by his own admission, only a split-second decision that fortunately went the right way prevented him from shooting an innocent man."
Maybe what would have helped the situation more would have been if a young man with a history of mental disturbance hadn't been able to buy a semi-auto glock and pop on an extended magazine.
Except that there was a CC citizen that helped to tackle him. He was interviewed and said he considered drawing his weapon, but that at the range he was and given the circumstances, he wouldn't have been able to stop the immediate shooting and it was quicker to just tackle and subdue him with the help of others. Maybe your state has "large numbers of unarmed civilians", but this one does not. This one doesn't even require a CC permit anymore! Let me know how that worked out for us.
Originally Posted by RIS
Pretending that CC is some sort of magical solution to every "bad guy" situation is simply ridiculous.
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You're turning black metallic.
at least I learned a new word today
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