reply to post by hawkiye
Now try to apply all of that to an incident in a dark movie theater, with a perpetrator throwing gas canisters, armed with assault rifles, wearing
This is ridiculous. The lengths people will go to to try to "prove" that others having guns would have prevented this psychopath from acting as he
did, it's insane.
You could have had several people in the theater armed with handguns and this would still have happened for the following reasons -
1. The theater was dark and not everyone knew what was happening.
2. The element of surprise led many to think it was part of a show
3. A handgun - or three - is no match against a high powered assault rifle
4. No gun will save you from being overcome by gases and fumes from canisters
5. A suicidal person will not have fear for their life like these robbers
6. Motive here was money, not killing, that is a major difference. If the motive in this case was killing, all of those people in the room would have
been dead by the time that man started firing back.
I am pro-gun ownership for Americans. But I am not an idiot and I don't believe in mindless cheer leading. Your post proves nothing, your methods are
meaningless, the suggestion that someone having a gun to shoot back would have stopped this is so far beyond sensible you're just making the pro-gun
people look like retards.
People need to accept that a psychopath who wants to kill people will do so. Having access to high-powered weapons DOES assist them to kill more
people, just as having access to explosives would, or a bio weapon, or chemicals... He would not have been able to kill so many people if he only had
a handgun. This is fact, an no number of YouTube videos by people who think the gun is some kind of magical solution to everything will persuade
people to ignore the FACTS.
As I said, I am pro-gun for Americans. But, I am not pro-idiot.
There should be greater limitations on the kinds of weapons American citizens can buy. Why does anyone NEED a weapon capable of killing hundreds of
people within minutes? Why?
Give me one practical reason why the weapons he had were sensible for any kind of everyday use. Are they useful for hunting? No. Unless you intend to
shoot dead a herd of livestock within seconds.
Are they useful for self defense? No, because you cannot just carry that kind of weapon around with you, and you are not likely to be attacked by a
gang of 100 criminals all at once.
I don't care how people want to try to spin it, some weapons should NOT be legal, they have no use in society, no place anywhere other than a battle
field. The gun does not save you, it is not a magic shield protecting you from crazy people.