I suppose some might say if there had been an employee with a carry permit there
He would have shot / disabled the shooter?
He would have been shot before he could draw his weapon? The shooter may now have two weapons.
He would have shot back, missed the shooter and hit someone else?
He would have shot back, missed completely, then be shot himself? The shooter now has two weapons.
He would have shot back, wounded the other shooter, then be shot himself? The shooter now has two weapons.
He would have been in an entirely different part of the facility and never see the shooter?
He would have simply run without drawing his weapon at all?
All of which to say that introducing another armed person into the scenario does not necessarily guarantee a more positive outcome ...
I like this. Would make a good movie plot
It's got it all. Excitement. Guns, shooting, will have to make sure some of the guns are this black scary assault rifles with clips . Others need to silencers, others need to have lasers as it's much moe fun to see those red dots all over the place. Green is better. Make sure some of the action is filmed in slow motion so that more blood can be splattered about.
It's also got the obligatory anti gun rhetoric showing how bad guns are while we enjoy all the carnage. Hearing the rhetoric makes us feel superior at the end as the protagonists overcome the evil gun nuts by using the very same guns that are being shon as evil
Need to have some slack time so that some people can have sex and enjoy some drugs.
Yep. Good plot
If we don't count our blessings We are just wasting our time
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It's also got the obligatory anti gun rhetoric showing how bad guns are while we enjoy all the carnage.
I'd be interested to know which part of that post you regard as "anti-gun" … they're just some of the possibilities I can think of when you introduce a second armed person into the scenario. Some outcomes are positive, some of them negative, some having no impact at all. And I'm pretty sure all of them have happened in real life, including saving the day ...
I'd also point out that "if only there had been a good guy with a gun" to go all John Wayne on the bad guy is just as much a Hollywood stereotype as you seem to regard those other (anti gun?) possibilities ...
Personally, I think it most likely in this case another armed person wouldn't have even seen the shooter (I gather it was a large facility) and/or would have removed themselves from the building ASAP (self-preservation being a tough thing to overcome ;-)
Regardless, my point still stands: the mere fact of an armed good guy in a situation doesn't mean things will necessarily turn out better. Possibly better? Of course. Probably better? That's a tougher call, I think ...
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