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The Dark Knight Movie Massacre & Why I Carry a Gun Everywhere I Go

anonymous12400 Wrote: Jul 22, 2012 10:40 AM
If the reporting of this tragedy is accurate, I believe in one way it points out that must issue concealed carry laws work. The suspect in this tragedy wore body armor and a ballistic helmet. If he did not anticipate encountering an armed individual these precautions would have been unnecessary. Also his attire sounds very similar to what police SWAT teams wear. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that this would cause some confusion during this incident. This confusion might cause an armed individual to hesitate before firing on the gunman. Both of these factors would give the gunman an edge in a confrontation. I have seen many comments that because he was armored a handgun would have been useless in this situation. I...
Jay Wye Wrote: Jul 22, 2012 1:14 PM
Bull.
Armed People in the theater are not going to be "confused" as to who is killing other movie patrons. people who use guns know the sound of authentic gunfire and can SEE the muzzle flash of the shooter.
racord Wrote: Jul 22, 2012 12:42 PM
Not to a person trained in accuracy in using a gun, meaning he could shoot for the head.
I would venture to guess that the folks filing in to see the latest Batman installment in Aurora, Colorado last Thursday evening didn’t figure on over 70 of them getting shot before the credits rolled. The last count I received before filing this column was 12 dead and 59 wounded.

As the news starting pouring in about what happened in the theater this week when Satan’s spawn James Holmes donned Kevlar and a small battery of weapons and opened fire on an unsuspecting crowd, I kept thinking, “One fast-thinking and trained person who was armed/licensed with a concealed weapon...