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  •  The difference for me (0+ / 0-)

    Well, I guess the difference is that I wouldn't feel comfortable having a gun in that situation.  I've had exactly zero training with a gun.  So trying to make a clean shot amongst that level of chaos seems ridiculous.

    And being that there is absolutely no training involved with getting a gun, I wouldn't want anyone else spraying more bullets into the crowd.

    •  You Should NEVER Be Forced to Have a Gun (4+ / 0-)

      I know of nobody who advocates requiring you to own or carry a firearm.

      There are, however, an awful lot of folks with extensive training and experience with firearms who don't happen to currently wear any uniform who can and do carry a weapon every day without anybody ever being aware of it unless it is needed to prevent death or harm to the bearer or someone within his/her "sphere of influence".

      Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.

      by The Baculum King on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 11:46:26 AM PST

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    •  You won't have the choice (1+ / 0-)
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      oldpunk

      but if it makes you feel better, I will say I'm against people spraying bullets into a crowd also, put me down on the anti-list for sure. NO NO NO sraying bullets into crowds, folks!! Give peace a chance!

      but here's another hypothetical that could happen: Some rasty-ass old Vietnam vet, who only sstarted carrying a gun when they relaxed the law, and  who also shot his first man in the back when at the tender age of 18 and 8 months, comes up behind the mass murderer, jams a .38 snubnose into the back of the shooters head and blows his brains to hell. Said rastyass old Vietam vet then fires a couple of more warning shots into his head to insure his remaining supine. (this is called "saving lives")
      After wards, the rasty ass old Vietnam Vet basks in the admiring glow  of his equally rasty-ass old Vietnam vet buddies, chortling over a new murder to add to the collection.

      It could happen! I know people like that.

      Happy just to be alive

      by exlrrp on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 04:29:41 PM PST

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    •  There were a number of military personnel.... (2+ / 0-)
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      in that crowd.  As I recall, one or two of them died saving others... because that's all they could do, having been disarmed by fiat.

      Because being armed could only have made things worse.  Right?

      But the fact that you admit you have no training discounts your opinion.  You are welcome to it, of course, but uninformed ignorance carries no weight in real life.

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