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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:09 PM

"Not Even A Gun Range Had Enough Good Guys With A Gun To Stop One Bad Guy With A Gun"

Not Even A Gun Range Had Enough Good Guys With A Gun To Stop One Bad Guy With A Gun

by Lefty Coaster at Daily Kos

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/02/03/1184280/-Not-even-a-gun-range-has-enough-good-guys-with-a-gun-to-stop-one-bad-guy-with-a-gun

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One of the victims is reportedly former Navy SEAL and best-selling author Chris Kyle.

ABC affiliate WFAA-TV in Dallas reported that three sources said Kyle, author of the New York Times bestselling book, "American Sniper," and a neighbor of his were shot while helping a soldier who is recovering from post traumatic stress syndrome at a gun range in Glen Rose.

The suspect, identified as Eddie Routh, 25, was arrested in Lancaster, Texas, after a brief police chase, a Lancaster Police Department dispatcher told ABC News.

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One thing is sure. If there's not enough of Wayne LaPierre's "good guys with a gun" at a shooting range where ALL of the good guys have a gun to stop a bad guy with a gun, then how will more guns conceivably make us any safer?


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Reply "Not Even A Gun Range Had Enough Good Guys With A Gun To Stop One Bad Guy With A Gun" (Original post)
applegrove Feb 2013 OP
rightsideout Feb 2013 #1
GreenStormCloud Feb 2013 #2
Thinkingabout Feb 2013 #3
libdem4life Feb 2013 #4
Arctic Dave Feb 2013 #5

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:27 PM

1. That's because they were the only ones at the range.

But yea. In this case both the good guys and the bad guy had a gun but the good guys were completely caught off guard. They weren't expecting it even though they were armed.

The range was in a remote area and they were the only ones there. No other good guys with guns were anywhere nearby.

So much for the saying that "the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun." That just went out the window.

Gun fanatics can be victims like anyone else. Guns provide an opportunity for impulsivity. This is why gun fanatics swaggering around with a concealed weapon won't necessarily save the day. They'll catch one between the eyes before they even know what's going on.

But Americans love to continue to glorify guns. As far as I'm concerned, the spilled blood is on their hands not mine.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:57 PM

2. The bad guy gets to make the first shots.

Law abiding gun owners have to wait for the bad guy to do something first. We then get to shoot after he has fired a couple of rounds. We can't stop his first shots, but we can certainly stop the rest of them if we are there and have a clear shot.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:23 PM

3. This is tragedic, again more gun violence and we need to get this under control.

Will Congress get the courage to make a stand on this. The NRA has been grading them on their votes the NRA wants but the other side will also grade them for their work on AWB, we will see who has the votes. Refusal to bring bills to the floor will result in a bad grade, where do they stand.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:09 PM

4. So many "ifs" ... pretty soon we'll be hearing that it's "Just Karma"...who knows when one will be

called home? Surely it's not "God's Will"...especially the innocent kids and the unarmed. Yet, the bodies continue to pile up.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:53 PM

5. Live by sword, die by the sword.

 

Not going to lose sleep because a guy who bragged about killing a bunch of people in a country he helped invade met the working side of a firearm.

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