"The average number of people shot in a mass shooting event when the shooter is stopped by law enforcement: 14. The average number of people shot in a mass shooting event when the shooter is stopped by civilians: 2.5. The reason is simple.
The armed civilians are there when it started."
"One estimate, based on preliminary reports when the shooting in CT first happened, put the number of law violations, from the shooter first picking up the gun to finally offing himself, at 47 counts.
"And yet, somehow, a hypothetical 48th violation is supposed to dissuade the shooter. “Hey, I’ll be violating the law 47 times, including killing myself at the end, but 48 times is just too far, man. Yeah, right…"
"[My] incredibly stupid decision to obey a bad law, and allow my family to get killed. And I was mad at my legislature, because ... they had legislated me out of my right to protect myself and my family."Texas politicians have since altered this "bad law" which stopped her preventing her parent's massacre. Yet how many supporters of such bad laws enjoy armed protection at the expense of you - the taxpayer? Since elected politicians have armed protection, why don't they want you to enjoy the same?
"It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong."
- Dr. Thomas Sowell, African-American economist, University Professor, syndicated columnist, prolific academic author.