Because the person who plans to kill appoints the time and place and controls the rules as to what type of weapon(s) . They are often planning or expecting to die in the in the attack. The "good person with a gun" has serious disadvantages. Thankfully, most that carry are never confronted with such a scenario.mwlong said:
It does happen and it does make the news, but won't solve the problem, whatever the problem happens to be! Several months ago, in north Florida, a man with a gun chased several men with guns trying to rob a store. A video of it is on YouTube.mwlong said:
I'm certain some would also view Adam Lanza as a victim, however, I tend not to do so. My statement was intended to include his mother (dead) his brother (initially accused of being the shooter) and his father as additional victims. So sad all the way around.CWRoady said:You had me with you until your statement that the individual that visited this horrific evil on so many innocents is a co-victim of this tragedy ...
Because these wackos pick gun-free zones. Places where law-abiding citizens are banned from protecting themselves. Places they know will have little to no resistance.mwlong said:
? Who is that intended for?Moot said:As we mourn for and with the victims of the tragic Sandy Hook massacre in Newton, let's resist the temptation to seize on that horrifying tragedy as an avenue to advocate our personal agendas.
Let the victims and their families grieve in peace and privacy. May they find comfort and solace as they do so.
Irrespective of our points of view and without regard to whether one is the President of the United States or the head of the NRA, it is offensively inappropriate to tread on the suffering of the victims in an attempt to advance ones own opinions.
At a more appropriate time I will feel free to express my views. But to do so now cheapens and degrades the suffering of the victims and their families.
Say a prayer for the victims and for their families and for the perpetrator and his family (each of whom is also a victim). But the wholesale marketing this sickening slaughter can wait at least a week or two.
Sometimes there is. In the Tucson/Giffords shooting a bystander did come running out of the store with his gun, safety turned off. He came within a whisker of shooting the citizen who had wrestled the gun away from Loughner.mwlong said:
However, they do it with legally obtained guns and ammo.dukey33 said:Because these wackos pick gun-free zones. Places where law-abiding citizens are banned from protecting themselves. Places they know will have little to no resistance.
Virginia Tech - posted, no weapons
Columbine high - federal gun-free zone
Ft Hood - federal installation, no weapons allowed except for those required for duty.
Aurora theater - posted, no weapons
Portland mall - posted, no weapons
Newtown elementary - federal gun-free zone
Prayers for all those suffering in this tragedy.