“’He wouldnt have opened fire in the first place if he knew armed soldiers in the room would immediately shoot back.’
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?”
Even the Supreme Court found that Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s detention of American citizens of Japanese descent was unconstitutional. That you would recommend that makes me think you’re as much of a fascist as FDR.
The American solution is to let a free people defend themselves — and that certainly applies to the American army.
As for your traffic-light incident, for each of these there are ten times as many cases where a defensive gun use saved a life or stopped a crime. You must be reading only the Brady campaigns lying anti-gun propaganda.
If this is that pot-smoking hazy America of Woodstock, then we don't want any. Hold hands and sing KumByYa with the Dums.
No US Military organization allows "free people" to defend themselves. They are trained to follow orders or people die (sounds like "A Few Good Men"). But, I've been an officer in the Army and it is not about the kind of self-determination that you describe. There are times when we are to come together and allow constitutional leadership to direct. There are times when they become too large, too powerful. The US Constituion is somewhere in the middle. And that is not facist.
To blame George W. Bush for gun control as the proximate cause of Islamic terror massacres is ludicrous.