Two thoughts on the Aurora Shootings

July 23rd, 2012

  1. To the people who think an armed civilian would have put a quick end to the massacre: If I had been caught in that theater I would have wanted to be armed, but I’ve got to say it would have been the worst self-defense situation imaginable. Outgunned by a madman in the dark and surrounded by panicking innocents?Firing a handgun at an assailant swaddled in bullet proof/resistant clothing? Blinded by the flash of your own fire? I would have wanted my gun with me, but I’m not sure it would have made much of a difference.
  2. To the people who would use this tragedy to try to implement more “reasonable” gun control laws: The most severe laws we have are reserved for murder and attempted murder. This mad man violated those laws approximate 60 times in just a few minutes. What possible gun-control law can you imagine implementing that he wouldn’t have violated just as blithely? By definition, gun control laws only serve to disarm the law abiding. When you advocate gun control, you are doing your best to make good people helpless in the face of evil. That’s not “reasonable” or compassionate. It’s illogical and cruel.

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