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When someone has the intention to kill you, all the guns in the world won't help you.
Time to look to the past to deal with the future.
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If only he had had some guns around. Oh, wait...
You would figure he would had a camera to allow him to see anyone coming up to his door or at his door. I question if he opened the door or did his wife which if it's that case he didn't have a chance.
He apparently had as much luck arming himself against a person bent on murdering him, as an armed guard would have in a public school. Now, can we get down to the real issue of protecting our kids by making sure we can secure our classrooms with a lock down system? An intruder whose intent is to kill, has so many advantages over a person with a gun, such as this victim, or an armed guard at school. The intruders plan, study, heavily arm themselves, wear bullet proof vests, and have the element of surprise on their side. If you are counting on your ability to arm yourself and shoot them before they shoot you, you are going to lose most, if not all the time. When an intruder shoots his first shot, your best recourse is a safe room and wait for help. Why, is that so hard to understand?
As an army veteran the DA was trained in the use of arms. As a vietnam veteran I too am trained in the use of arms. The answer is not more guns in the hands of Americans because to be a quick draw, to shoot at a paper target, to spend a few hours discussing guns and their use does not prepare us for most circumstances when deadly force would save our lives! We need to adress many areas to mitigate our societal violence(not just guns)! We need improved mental health screening AND services, we need to implement universal background checks, ban assault weapons and ammo clips, stronger enforcement of existing laws, ban armor piercing bullets and other common sense efforts! Yes I do own a few guns and I hope I never have to use them against another human being again!!
Obviously he needed more guns. He didn't even have a gun for every room of the house.
Thank you rjr2205...I have experience but not as much as yours. It is frustrating to see so many people hell bent on the use of guns...this story should serve as a sober lesson...if you have never been in an armed encounter, and this man, well armed, years of experience and training didn't succeed, what make you think you will?
Reasonable, sensible curbs are possible without infringing on anyone's right to hunt, to protect themselves, etc. No one is taking your guns away. It is a radical few who want to and they would not succeed with us moderates.
This is a very slippery slope, and a bad sign. If it continues to happen to the point where prosecutors are afraid to do their job, or it becomes hard to recruit good ones, then the rule of law starts to erode and criminals begin to get the upper hand.
Look what's happening in Mexico, or Colombia...
Remember that the 'bad guys' with guns don't see themselves as bad guys. Someone thought this DA was the 'bad guy' and used a gun to take the law into his own hands.
The gun folks keep saying that a gun is the answer. Keep in mind we've also got law enforcement guys in parts of the country saying they won't follow laws if they don't agree with them.
So guns and deciding what law is worth being followed gets kind of messy.
This will continue to happen and happen more often the more we promote vigilante justice, which is what it comes down to in the end.
It's 'tyranny' we need to arm against is the cry. What happens when the 'tyranny' is only tyranny in the eyes of the guy with the gun?
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