You will never convince her that she was better off without her weapon… She lost her mother and father without it… He rushed the gunman and after he was mortally wounded her mother chose to go comfort him after the gunman moved to another area instead of escape through the broken window with her daughter… then the gunman came BACK to her mother and executed her by shooting her in the head as she huddled with her dying husband of 47 years.
Dr. Suzanna Gratia-Hupp was behind a table with AMPLE to pull out her weapon and fire PRIOR to either of her parents being shot. She tells that the gunman shot from 12 feet away and she crouched under cover for a full 45 seconds before she realized that this was not a robbery but a mass murder… she had PLENTY of time by her own recollection to pull and fire her weapon if she had it…and that she survived where 23 others did not shows that the gunman could only focus on so many targets at once. Her father only rushed the guy because she was defenseless and he thought he could tackle the gunman (and I can only speculate he was trying to save his wife and daughter) costing him his life (no one can outrun a bullet).
This from someone who doesn’t hunt and only carried it for personal protection… but it was a FELONY for HER to carry it and thus she took it out of her purse a couple months prior to the day she needed it because she didn’t want to be arrested for carrying it… and then lost her mother and father by not having it in the purse (it was in the car 100 yards away). Her efforts lead to the Texas legislature passing CCW laws in Texas.
It has been said before in this thread: The wackos who are using the firearms to kill people are NOT complying with the laws and their intentions are to kill as many people as they can with their tool of choice.. the weapon is NOT to blame (it is functioning just as intended) and even “assault rifles” with large capacity magazines could have a self protection purpose (have you ever seen a riot and imagine a situation where that mob is trying to invade your home?) If guns weren’t available they would use explosives or poison or radiation or fire or edged weapon or a vehicle or bombs or whatever tool they can get their hands on.
Rampage killers DO NOT CARE what the weapon is… only the effect.
Where firearms are not available they STILL do the same thing:
Frederick Moses McCallum, 19, Jan. 30, 1969 Buffalo Narrows, SK Canada killed 7 wounded 1 by melee weapon
Wirjo, 42: April 15, 1987 Banjarsari, Indonesia 20 killed 12 injured by melee weapon
Maksim Kiselev 27, Feb. 26, 2008 Orton, Russia killed 6 wounded ? by melee weapon
Damian Karlik/Kirilik 38, Oct. 17, 2009 Rishon LeZion, Israel killed 6 wounded 0 by melee weapon
Arsenio Formentera, Jan. 28 1968 Palompon Philippines killed 17 wounded ? by melee weapon
Domingo Salazar 42, Oct. 11 1956 San Nicolas Philippines Killed 16 wounded 1 by melee weapon
David Malcolm Gray 33, Nov. 13/14 1990 Aramoana New Zealand Killed 13 wounded 3 by melee weapon
Bai Ningyang, 18, May 8, 2006 Shiguan China 12 killed and 5 wounded by melee weapon and arson
Wu Huanming, May 12, 2010 Linchang, China 9 Killed 11 wounded by melee weapon
Kiichiro Nakamura 36, Sep. 7, 1954 Toyotsu, Japan 8 killed 3 wounded by melee weapon
Li Xianliang 36, Aug. 1, 2010 Nanzuo, China killed 11-17 wounded 24-30 (must be varying reports) by vehicle
Santosh Maruti Mane, 40, Jan. 25, 2012 Pune, India killed 8 wounded 27 by vehicle
George Russell Weller 86, July 16, 2003 Santa Monica, CA U.S. killed 10 wounded 63 by vehicle (yeah - firearms available)
Bobomurad Ismatov, Feb. 7, 1994 Kulyab, Tajikistan killed 12 injured 28 by grenade
Jin Ruchao, 41, March 16, 2001 , Shijiazhuang, China killed 108 wounded 38 by bomb
Zhang Pilin, 37 , May 7, 2002 Dalian, China killed 111 Set fire to the passenger cabin of an airplane; died in the crash.
Melee weapons are defined as: knives, swords, spears, machetes, axes, clubs, rods, stones, or bare hands
Notable are also the Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 & injured 680 and of course the World Trade Center/Pennsylvania/Washington D.C. attack of 9/11/2001 that killed 2,996 (and don’t even make me try to give a list of terrorism attacks abroad that use explosives, car bombs, IED, poison gas, fire, and suicide bombers [etc])
and these are but a few of the many… (see attached - not all are firearm free AND it isn’t JUST the US where this stuff happens)
DEAD IS DEAD REGARDLESS OF THE TOOL USE
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