Started reading comments and couldn’t resist to post mine. It is being reviewed right now, but I thought I would share what i wrote here:
America is drowning in liberal ideology and fear of freedom.
People trust the media and politicians way too much.
“Guns are bad” says the media. People see a guy walking around with a firearm (no way he was pointing it at people) and they freak out and call more people with guns (see what I did there?)
A bit disappointed with cops though in how they handled the situation, however if the guy didn’t stop to even talk to them, and they couldn’t establish whether he was in fact pointing the gun at people before they arrived, I guess I could see him getting arrested in that fashion.
To all anti-gun people out there, some questions/thoughts to consider:
What is the best tool for self defense? Have you considered that even a mere presentation of a firearm in a conflict will usually stop the conflict in its tracks? For example, why didn’t anyone (that called the police) go up to the guy and try to take his gun away? Before you answer, what if I asked you why no one tried to take his wallet, or if he was a woman with a pistol why wouldn’t someone try to attack her or rape her, etc? Could it be that you didn’t want to confront the person carrying a firearm? And since I believe you would agree, that is why good people carrying can stop crime before it happens. And yes, he could have been a bad guy, in which case you called good guys with guns to the scene. Luckily, I strongly believe that the good people still outnumber the bad, which is why having more armed people around works. It works like having more cops around (from your perspective).
We protect our money with guns (think armored trucks, vaults, etc). Yet, schools, theaters and many other places where you or your loved ones may find themselves for some reason are kept “safe” through the absence of armed good guys. I am being sarcastic here if you didn’t understand. In these gun-free zones mass shootings happen. Do we care less about our kids than we do about our money? Why wouldn’t we want more armed good guys around our schools, theaters and many other places we go to in our every day lives to keep people safe? Again, when something bad happens you call good guys with guns (cops).
Imagine you are a guy or gal mad at the world or there are voices in your head, or you just want to take revenge on some people that have it better than you. Basically you mean to do harm to others and you want to cause as much of it as possible.
Now imagine there are 3 doors in front of you, behind each is a group of people (your future victims):
Door #1 has a sign that it is a gun-free zone. Loosely translated to you as “no one here will be able to effectively stop your carnage”.
Door #2 has a sign that there is an armed guard that walks by every 5 minutes. Loosely translated to you as “I have 5 min to inflict as much carnage as I can, or I first “deal” with the guard and take his gun, and then they are all mine”
Door #3 says Patrons and Staff are armed. Loosely translated to you as “I am going to get messed up if I try something stupid”.
Which door do you choose as a person meaning to do harm to others? Does it depend on your choice of weapon? Would you not choose Door #1 regardless? Be honest.