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“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”

Well, bullshit.

Jared Loughner's rampage in Tucson was stopped when he had to pause to reload. Brave UNARMED citizens used that window of opportunity to pounce on him.

Gosh, is there possibly a lesson that could be learned there?

Originally posted to SantaFeMarie on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 10:04 AM PST.

Also republished by Baja Arizona Kossacks.

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