Originally posted by OtherSideOfTheCoin
The best way to get around that type of attack is prevention but if they did get to launch such a attack in say a large shopping mall the damage would
be devastating it is worth noting that liberal gun laws in America do make American particularly venerable to this type of attack (no i am not
anti-gun, just making a point).
good question op
I don’t see guns laws as being detrimental at all. Someone that is going to carry off one of those attacks will have outside help. If they can’t
buy guns locally, they will smuggle them in.
The line of thinking I am going along is more along the lines of…….
People will have the idea that the police can produce such a lockdown across a wide area, and be at your house in minutes, if not seconds, when you
can for them.
If a large scale attack happened. Someone may see someone right in front of his house shooting people. He would call the cops thinking they will swoop
in and lock everything down. He may get a surprise of his life when they tell him, we can’t do anything about it right now, we are already
completely tied up with other people shooting people in the streets. They tell them to hide and hope the person goes away.
To be let down, when you had no illusion that you would be helped in the first place is one thing. But to be let down when you have just been given
the impression that the response to such an event would be massive and direct, is another.
It sets up the population to be psychologically dropped, when a big event happens, and there is no help.
And it makes the population more vulnerable because, instead of taking action on their own, they will waste precious time waiting for help that
won’t arrive. And they will be in shock at first because they won’t be able to comprehend that they are being put into such a situation. That will
give the attackers a deadly advantage over the population.
Because, once the number of attackers gets over a specified level, then the police will be of no use. It will be the citizens against the terrorist,
and there will be no one there to help.
So, in that regard, I think the lax gun laws, and widespread ownership will be a benefit, and not a hindrance. That is, if the citizens have the will
to use them.