- Jun 27, 2004
Wait. Let me get this right:If one of the people on this forum who likes to carry a concealed weapon comes across a shooting decides to throw down and gets himself shot because he wasn't really as much as a BAMF as the weapon made him feel...
I'd feel bad for his family.
Also don't make the mistake of equating "lefty" with anti-gun. doesn't always work that way.
Shooting is ongoing, presumably innocent people are being hit, injured and killed.
Random person who is carrying a concealed pistol sees/hears it, investigates. Finds the gunman, and decides to intervene ostensibly to save the lives of the innocents who are being shot.
Now, if the good Samaritan who just intervened - put their life on the line to save other's lives - gets killed you would give them no respect? Wow, you're messed up. The idea of laying down ones life in an attempt to save other's lives should be something to be admired, not downtrodden.
I mean...think about it: what if Colorado had allowed guns into theaters (because the law prohibiting it TOTALLY stopped some insane guy from shooting a theater up. Oh, wait), and someone had been carrying when James Eagan Holmes shot up the theater? That would have been one...two...maybe more guns that could have fired in defense of the people in the theater. That could have been one dead gunman and less dead innocent people. Or maybe Holmes would have run the second a round snapped over his head. The only possible downside is that someone who is concealed carrying accidentally shoots an innocent while trying to hit the gunman (in WA, that's a manslaughter charge.)