It might be relevant that the armed citizen was an off-duty sheriff’s deputy, if what is being suggested is that any armed citizen is qualified to make decisions about using deadly force in public settings. Imagine what might develop in a crowded theater where fifteen or twenty random citizens are carrying firearms. Perhaps that hypothetical scenario warrants some consideration.
This particular shooter went off over a girlfriend situation, a crime of passion, not thought out in advance.
But when a potential mass killer thinks about his crime he does not go off ”half-cocked,” so to speak.
He PLANS his crime.
He looks for a safe (for him) target rich environment.
That is why the Batman shooter bypassed other, closer theaters and went to the CineMark with the signs saying no firearms allowed at all.
4% of Colorado’s population has a CCR.
That is also why this Conn shooter went to a public school.
It was also designated with signs as a gun free zone.
The headline suggests something quite different than when you actually watch the report.
The off-duty deputy was no more trained in the use of firearms than most who go through the classes for their CCL.
@Greg: Frankly most people with guns don’t have a clue how to use them. They buy them, load them and put them in a drawer, thinking that when the need arises they’ll be protected. Then there are those that actually spend time and money getting training and practice. I can tell you that I’d prefer it if everyone that buys a hand gun is required to attend at least a one day training, not a bunch of book stuff but actual hands on, showing proficiency in both the handling of the weapon and the practical application of putting rounds down range. I’ve had guns for a LONG time, qualified on an M16 long long long ago, I got a 9mm, practiced a bunch, went and sought out basic training because I knew more knowledge is a good thing. Looking forward to more training, not that I’ll EVER get a CCL here in the PRK but because it makes me more proficient if some dickwad decides I’m a old soft target.
geez, another profile to add up to the list of dangerous potential killer,
a MEXICAN BORN WHO CROSS THE BORDER ILLEGALLY AND FELL MADLY IN LOVE AND WAS REJECTED AT 19 YEARS OF AGE, DECIDED TO KILL EVERY BODY, BECAUSE HE COULD NOT HANDLE THE REJECTION.
IS THAT RIGHT
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