4 comments on “When Killers Meet Armed Resistance

  1. On the other hand, our former president Ronald Reagan, traveling with the most highly trained, heavily armed bodyguards in the world, still got shot, as did others traveling with him.

  2. On the other hand, our former president Ronald Reagan, traveling with the most highly trained, heavily armed bodyguards in the world, still got shot, as did others traveling with him.

  3. Scotch Drinker

    April 24, 2007 at 4:04 pm

    I’m not sure how that’s applicable exactly. The article I linked to deals with armed resistance by citizens before the police arrive. In several cases, that armed resistance significantly reduced the number of casualties. Therefore, having armed citizens is often a good thing. In the Virginia Tech massacre, you had a gun-free zone with a gun wielding maniac who shot 32 people. Restricting the arming of citizens in that case resulted in a large number of casualties.

    How is Ronald Reagan getting shot related to the fact that armed citizens often reduce the number of casualties in a situation like this?

    Lunatics always find a way if they are so inclined. My point is that armed citizens often reduce the effect of the lunatic.

  4. Scotch Drinker

    April 24, 2007 at 4:04 pm

    I’m not sure how that’s applicable exactly. The article I linked to deals with armed resistance by citizens before the police arrive. In several cases, that armed resistance significantly reduced the number of casualties. Therefore, having armed citizens is often a good thing. In the Virginia Tech massacre, you had a gun-free zone with a gun wielding maniac who shot 32 people. Restricting the arming of citizens in that case resulted in a large number of casualties.

    How is Ronald Reagan getting shot related to the fact that armed citizens often reduce the number of casualties in a situation like this?

    Lunatics always find a way if they are so inclined. My point is that armed citizens often reduce the effect of the lunatic.

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