Potpourri

by John Sides on July 20, 2012 · 2 comments

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Andreas Moser July 20, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Just two quick questions for the gun lobby after today: http://andreasmoser.wordpress.com/2012/07/21/aurora-questions-gun-lobby/

RobW July 21, 2012 at 12:39 am

The first question provides too much of an easy out, namely that gun laws are still too restrictive (despite clear evidence to the contrary). Far better would be to ask for a response to the following: From the New York Times

The gunman, wearing what Aurora Police Department officials described as nearly head-to-toe “ballistic gear,” including a throat protector and leggings, plus a gas mask and a long black coat, came in through a parking lot exit door near the screen of Theater 9.

What could a single or perhaps even a few arms-bearing citizens reasonably be expected to do against this? Perhaps they get off a few rounds. Then what? @jricole is right, “What is worse, having these powerful weapons freely available is an excuse to further militarize local law enforcement and to ‘up’ ‘security’ in public spaces.”

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