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Bloomberg on Unarmed Sandy Hook Principal: "I Don't Know What A Gun Would Have Done"

spartacus3344 Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 2:03 PM
A gun wouldn't have been able to do anything you dolt, it's an inanimate object. But a person intent on saving lives carrying a gun could've put one in the killer's head before he got to the classrooms. Bloomberg is a complete retard.
indy2012 Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 2:04 PM
you are assuming that if you have a gun you know how to shoot it......it would be better to find a way to prevent the mentally ill from getting a gun......
Jay Wye Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 2:21 PM
80 year old ladies have successfully used their handguns or long guns to protect themselves.
small kids (around 10 yrs old) have done it too. it's NOT that hard.
If you were informed,you'd know that most mass murderers STOP their killing when confronted by police or an armed citizen,even if not shot first. The mere presence of an armed person is usually enough.
indy2012 Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 2:29 PM
its actually harder then you think....you are saying that anyone with a ccw is a good shot....I am saying not everyone with a ccw is a good shot....after 15 feet it is hard to hit a target, add in a crowd and the stress of the moment and those shots go down a lot......
spartacus3344 Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 2:37 PM
I'm assuming nothing. If an individual takes it upon themselves to protect children in their charge then it's their duty to be proficient with whatever weapon they choose. Make it mandatory, I don't care. I would think that someone taking this huge repsonsibility would welcome formal training and practice.

But I will add that there are many, many examples of non-professional gun owners that successfully defend themselves and their families with a firearm. It just doesn't get reported. Maybe you should ask why that is.
indy2012 Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 2:04 PM
you are assuming that if you have a gun you know how to shoot it......it would be better to find a way to prevent the mentally ill from getting a gun......
Jay Wye Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 2:18 PM
absolutely clueless.
First,only people who have carry permits can be armed in public places,and they have to have some training and knowledge of operation of a gun. second,they generally practice frequently.
Third,"prevent the mentally ill from getting a gun"? guns are stolen,even from police and military. In EVERY nation on Earth,criminals can and do get guns,and in every nation on Earth,people are shot or threatened by armed criminals. there is NO gun ban that prevents people from getting ...or making... guns.
spartacus3344 Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 2:34 PM
You are assuming that the mentally ill won't break the law to get guns in the first place. This killer certainly did.

It would be better to have a sheepdog to kill the wolves after our sheep.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who politicized the Sandy Hook tragedy within hours last Friday, just wrapped up a press conference announcing new plans to fight gun violence and to counter the National Rifle Association with his own Super PAC. Bloomberg was asked by a reporter to respond to Rep. Louie Gohmert's comments over the weekend that he wished the principal of the school, who died trying to take down shooter Adam Lanza, had a gun. Bloomberg responded by saying, "There are dumb statements and then there are stupid statements.....I don't know what the gun would have...