Monday, December 24, 2012
Piers Morgan on the Gun Control Situation
John Lott used the Aurora Batman Shooter as an example to say that deranged spree shooters purposely choose gun-free zones for their attacks. That's usually not the case at all. These guys usually go to the place of their grievance. I don't know why the pro-gun guys keep pushing this obvious untruth.
His other main point was the one which La Pierre has made the NRA's official stance, more armed good guys are needed. There are a couple problems with that. One is the armed good guys are not highly trained and properly vetted. They're no more prepared to handle a hot situation than anyone else. The requirements for a concealed carry license are too low in most states and in others they are actually non-existent.
Ironically, Jared Loughner carried a concealed weapon legally that day in Tucson.
His case, and that of Columbine, VA Tech, and others show that even when there are armed good guys present, they are usually powerless to stop the bad guy. The Empire State Building shooting illustrates what can happen when they do.
What's your opinion? Has the tide turned in the gun-control vs. gun-rights argument?
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