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Originally posted by Jkd Up
After the events in Arizona, endless incidents of violence in schools and shootings at malls, I have to say that I am upset and disheartened at the continual elevation of violence in these areas. However, I see something that might bring a halt (or at least a decline) in these heinous events.
All these amazingly disturbing events have two things in common; First, they are perpetrated by spineless cowards. Secondly, they occur in areas that do not allow firearms to be carried.
There is little that we can do about spineless cowards shooting up their local high school because of this or that. I cannot point reason at a rise in violence in these recent generations or to the severity of bullying on the increase. I can however attest that someone who plans to do these destructive and hurtful things have never targeted an Army base (scratch once) or police station.
I have to point at the fact that these areas that are never targeted have people that carry weapons.
This rises another question in me. In schools (or at least the colleges in the area) the protocol in the event of an outbreak of violence is to gather everyone in a room and lock the door from the inside. This is disturbing that this is the best. This is the best idea they can come up with!? Now the perps of these crimes have a roomful of victims. After all, I don't know a door or lock in public buildings that can hold against gunfire. But I do know this: The people who plan out these crimes target defenseless people. People they know obey the law or take the choice to put their life in the hands of the odds that it won't happen to them.
These “suicidal” criminals cannot help to stack the odds in their favor by insuring that the only way their life is taken is by their own hands.
In contrast, the law abiding concealed weapons permit carrier has to go through vigorous background checks as well as constantly obeying laws and carry ordinances. Far and away from the disturbed little dweeb who steals his dad's shotgun and shoots up a school.
Why is there no carry zones, or zones that do not allow firearms to be carried? I guess I could see a court building, due to the fact that there are officers there, however, school zones and other targets of opportunity of these cowards are left open. Perhaps we should raise the ban on these areas. I assure you, there would be less violence in schools and malls if private citizens would be allowed to carry their Constitutionally Righted firearms. After all, what one of these people in history would do this act if they knew there would be concise, accurate, return fire?
I understand that if a citizen interrupts a person shooting up a school or otherwise, they will (and should) go to trial. But the courts should note that if they stopped a slaughter of innocent people.
How indebted would you feel if someone stood up and shot a maniac who was targeting your child, wife or husband? People carry concealed firearms without incident daily. These wackos are shortening the time between their slaughter of innocent lives. Something HAS to be done.