“The guy that pulled the trigger is a terrorist. He would have gotten 4 armed men by the time they unslung their weapons and fired. Would you then be happy?”
He wouldn’t have opened fire in the first place if he knew armed soldiers in the room would immediately shoot back. But if he was dumb enough to do so, four casualties is better than fifty-two.
Then arm every man woman & child under the same logic.
I say we isolate the Islamocists. We did something like this in WWII with the Japanese because we did not know if they were going to do something or not. If they don't like the isolation (until the war is over in 25 years), let them leave the country. Otherwise, you are inviting the trouble from every kook ball that gets mad at the traffic. One guy here in AZ just drove up to the photo radar car and shot the attendant through the window. He was mad at photo radar. So, is this better?