A few weeks back we had a discussion of a road rage incident where a woman pulled off the road and the guy didn't give up so she shot him through the window. Several reasons for her doing that, one of which was 'fear' ~ but how often does that happen where a strange man comes knocking on a car window and it doesn't end up in a shooting?
Two ways to do that ~ man knocks on window shoots woman or man knocks on window woman shoots ~ incredibly the second version where he knocks and she shoots shows 39 million google entries. The first version where he knocks and then shoots her shows a mere 21 million entries.
It's pretty clear that if you find yourself knocking on the window of a car and there's a woman in there you have double the chance of her shooting you than of you shooting her.
So, how much fear is there in that?
I'm sure the analyst who wrote the lead piece could do quite a job on this issue just like he did on the question of cops stopping serious rampages.
The reason for the disparity (citizens vs cops) is that there are more of us around than there are cops.
One study I’d like to see is how many mass shooting occur in “gun free” (aka free fire) zones as opposed to other areas.
I also find it interesting that these situations never happen at trap and skeet ranges or rifle ranges.... In fact the incidence of crime at skeet ranges is so low that I don’t even lock my truck when I shoot.
A third man did arrive armed.
A man is at home, and a thug comes to kill or injure him. He produces a gun and the thug suddenly wants to go somewhere else. Liberals accept this, but only begrudgingly.
The same man might be in a public area, and the same thug wants to kill or injure him, but the liberals don't want the man to be able to defend himself by means of a firearm.
My question to the liberals is this: What makes the protection from death or injury more important at a home than in a public area? It's the same person, and the same need for self preservation!
It would behoove everyone to read up and study these facts to be prepared for the next mass-shooting because you can bet your bippy that the gun grabbers are getting prepared in their own little freedom destroying ways.
It would not surprise me to find out that the gun grabbers already have their talking points and press releases written just waiting to fill in the blanks with the details of the next shooting.
I imagine they have their own cold calculus on such tragedies on how much of our freedom they can destroy based on the number killed and wounded and the types of hardware involved.
5-10 dead banning of specific items like so-called high capacity magazines. [Whatever the h.. high capacity means]
10 20 dead - banning of certain types of weapons handguns, so-called Assault weapons [regardless if said weapons were involved with said shooting]
20 30 dead major legislation degrading out right of self-defense the banning of private sales, the expansion of registration, etc.
Of course, with the dear liar theoretically ensconced in the White House for another 4 years those values may be a bit high with his Excellency unworried about getting re-selected, they may try for what they think they can get with even lower values.
Almost 30 years later, the commentator Erica Carle wrote a pithy, pungent and piercing review on the probability of the nationwide malignant twisting of high school civics and moral indoctrination to induce suicidal views in these immature, tender minds, in her article SHOOTING RAMPAGES: WHY DO CHILDREN KILL?. This extremely interesting assessment of the state of high school (and certainly college-level) cultural integration shewed her prescient predictions of such tragedies as arising out of the educational bent which practically forces the children into self-destructive attitudes and practices.
I strongly recommend that anyone undertaking to support the private possession of guns as defensive devices really ought to read Carle's treatise, remember it, and post it to others. She has intimated what I've already said myself on this, that the Columbine massacre and that at Virginia Tech were simply the victims of fool-headed institutions being simply defrauded, depressed, and distraught students wreaking the wrath of their instruction-ingrained hopelessness on the systems producing their mindset.
In fact, if we continue to permit the training of a civilian population into such a predominant self-centered, values-free worldview, then leaving them unrestricted access to deadly weapons is simply asking for a far-greater likelihood of rampages, at school, at work, at recreation and relaxation venues, in shopping plazas, etc. And this is why the Anti-Gun propagandizers are exactly correct, because they know whast they are creating, and are seeking to prevent the broadly morally insensitive consitituency which is now fully maturing and becoming very effective in setting up these vile terroristic activities. And eventually, they will not be striving to maintain right-to-life for babes, children, or adults; they will prevail over we, the reactionaries, to establish anarchy over us.
I believe that pro-gun, Second Amendment protagonists must at the same time incorporate an overwhelming and persistent First Amendment attack aimed toward training up a Godly culture by torpedoing the current humanistic, atheistic and/or islamistic, racistic, unionistic domination of public education, while there still is a chance. And do it now.
If this is not done, any vestige of a society prevalently upholding the Old Constitution and Our Founder's Primary Values is done for.
Fascinating article. Interesting that so many of the shooters were stopped by civilians that were unarmed.
Let’s Roll, so to speak.
After studying other shootings, APD policy is to swarm the site with any and all available officers. The theory is that the introduction of armed officers takes the initiative away from the shooter.
Multiple Victim Public Shootings, Bombings,and Right-to-Carry Concealed Handgun Laws.
A Study by Profs. John Lott and William Landes
How do Multiple Victim Public Shooters Decide Where to Attack?
basically an armed defender (good guy) is the only thing stopping these freaks (other than if/when they kill themselves)
Ronald Gene Simmons. Dover Arkansas
But then we must weigh them against other mass murderers like Julio Gonzalez who burned out the Happyland Dance Club,
or Tim McVeigh who used a bomb, or 19 arabs with boxcutters...