I’m a female and trained to use my .357 Colt Python. It is times like this that I wish I could have been there, not for heroics sake, but to just save the lives of the innocent.
I would have done what I could. His legs, his face, any free area that would have taken him off balance and made it easier to either kill or incompacitate him, but sadly I was not there. I just wish someone had been, to atleast try.
I agree with you.
In this case I don’t think that would have helped.
Darkened theater. Filled with tear gas. Body armored wearing attacker. Gunshots and chaos on the screen. Who in costume is attacker and who is just a movie viewer? I don’t think there is anything that would have improved it at the time. Probably would have added to the confusion and made things a lot worse.
Just shoot center mass, body armor or not. Think of the bullet impacts as hitting him with a baseball bat - he might survive, but he's definitely going to lose his concentration and probably his balance. So just keep shooting.
And just imagine if only 1% of the people were armed - 400 people, would mean four people shooting at the bastard. He'd have gone down in a bloody heap long before he could shoot 71 people.
And THEN imagine this actually happened - 4 people shooting a bastard in theater, and taking him out. FROM THEN ON, how many people would pack a gun in a theater? The next bastard who tried it would be shot a thousand times before he could get off his second shot.
And after that, there would NEVER be another gun grabber political attack in America again. The next piece of crap liberal to suggest it anywhere in the country would be run out of town on a rail - as they should be.
Ma’am, more (fire) power to you. I’m a fellow, but I think I know how you feel. Women can be very very protective. As Rudyard Kipling put it, the female of the species is more deadly than the male.
I’m musing on how the attacker got all that junk, armor and arms and tear gas bombs, in the theater. I’d guess it was the custom at Batman premieres to dress up in costume, so an odd looking get-up and a big shopping bag full of stuff wouldn’t draw too many odd looks from the doormen. Methinks that policy will probably change. It’s a shame since one ought to be free to dress up like Halloween in a movie if he or she wishes. I’d never celebrate a Batman movie that way, but others might.
It was a gal down in the church in Colorado Springs a few years ago that ran towards the shots as the gunman came in the church. IIRC she was a deacon or something but was active in the church security. The uniformed guard (guy) on duty didn’t do much as I recall.
She killed - or at least stopped the guy before he could enter the sanctuary - although some people (a young girl?) were killed by the nut out in the parking lot.
BTW- on other FR threads they talk about the guy’s purchase of a “Tactical Vest” - which is nothing but a fabric vest with lots of pockets and straps to hang crap off of. So he may not have been armored.