The average person does seem to be WAY too stupid to be carrying. Im not too sure that the class they take to get a permit is much help. I know of a few local permit holders that think their pistol can defy the laws of physics. I dont bother with a permit. Since I get harassed fairly regularly by the local police, it probably cant come to a good end. NB
That, or a CCW guy at the theatrer would have stopped the shooter, and then put away his weapon. The cops would have showed up, took a couple hundred eye witness reports, and a couple hundred sheeple would have thanked the CCW guy.
I'm sorry you thought it was false security. Maybe it was, in your case. You lack confidence?
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That fellow would have been...
1) shot by the police.
2) sued by everybody in the theater
3) God help him if he accidentally hit anybody.
After 911, I got a carry permit, primarily so I could take a pistol in the car or motorhome without hassle. I also carried it on the street for a while. It gave me a false sense of security. I determined that ANY action that I took would involve WAY more risk to me than any help it could provide.
Ordinary people shouldn't carry guns. But I'd defend their right to do so.
Another was that I experienced pure Communism while officially opposing it, Uncle Sam provided everything I needed (their definition of "need") and I had to perform only according to my abilities (again, their definition of "ability").
Some people are quite satisfied to trade freedom of choice for the secure, decision-free comfort zone a military career provides. In Europe I noticed that few of them ever left the base other than to go drinking downtown while I was out exploring ancient villages and castles at every opportunity.
20:25:48 -0400 typed >> "Michael A. Terrell" wrote:
thanks for the list.
But I think you missed one
Proverbs 17:16 Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it? (KJV)
or - "What profiteth it to a fool to have riches, since he may not buy wisdom? (since he cannot buy wisdom?) He that maketh his house high, seeketh falling; and he that escheweth to learn, shall fall into evils." (The Wycliffe translation ~1390)
-- pyotr filipivich Most journalists these days couldn't investigate a missing chocolate cake at a pre-school without a Democrat office holder telling them what to look for, where, and why it is Geroge Bush's fault.
My hearing was damaged by the cowboy sitting next to me shooting. I was hit by an ejected shell casing. I wouldn't have been shot if the cowboy hadn't drawn fire. The ambulance chaser talked me into joining the suit so I could get some free $$$. Everybody's glad they got out alive until the lawyers get in the act. .... ...
Probably manslaughter, but I don't know the exact laws involved. You don't shoot people, period!!! Sorry, your honor, the guy just stood up when I was shooting at the perp.
Unless you happened to be very near the shooter with a clear line of sight, and there's a high probability that YOU will be shot, the possibility of collateral damage is WAY too high in a theater.
Your questions suggest that you shouldn't be carrying a gun.
When you say "early stages of Glaucoma", do you mean you're losing your sight because of it already? If so, that's not "early". It can often be many years between when symptoms can be detected and any permanent vision loss. OTOH, eyes do deteriorate, naturally, with age. Generally, it's just loss of the ability to focus or Cataracts, which are easily corrected.
We have lots of incidents where people who packed and used their guns did not get shot by the police And although the police shoot about 6 times as many innocent bystanders are armed citizens, that is not a guarantee that a citizen will be automatically shot by the police Try again
1) All of the above can also be ascribed to the shooter who was trying to kill you
2) Good Samaritan rule would be applicable in this case
3) If not 2), then State law exempting from lawsuit the person who took on the shooter.
Yes that's is obvious Maybe you should check the law BEFORE you pronounce yourself in future.
Well, that's nice in theory But real life is a different story
Well, then it's the idiot's fault for standing up while shots are being exchanged.
You demonstrate that you haven't thought this through
1) The shooter was standing in front of the screen, which means he was literally standing in a spotlight
2) Most theaters today, have the seats on rising steps, so that that audience has a clear line of set to the screen unimpeded buy the audience in front.
3) Anyone shooting back would have no problem finding a clear shot while the rest of the audience, if they had any brains would be keeping low and scurrying for cover or the exits. The scenario of someone standing straight up, you proposed earlier is highly unlikely except maybe for an clueless idiot
4) The distances involved would be less than 25 yards. A distance that handgun shooters shoot at quite often I can consistently hit within a 5" circle with a 4" S&W 681 in .357 magnum at 50 yards I can do the same with a 2" snubby at 25 yards And I know people who can shoot tighter than that doing double-action double taps. . (But they've practiced far more than me)
More like my questions were to discover how clueless you are about this subject
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I'm sorry? I don't own a glass company. I paid what everybody else who called the store paid. The skills? Uhh, no. I have mitchelOnDemand; I used that to show me what I needed to do. Skills=computers. I used that to show me the required steps to change the glass. [g]