I am not too worried about expressing my views on gun rights,control and carry. I have noticed that when people maintain an even strain all goes well. You said you went to war? Where and what unit? We might know some of the same swinging richards...
I agree a forlorn hope is better than no hope but quite frankly CCW is more for the peace of mind of the carrier than the world at large. What I was addressing is the typical wag sitting there saying, "If I was there with my GUN, that sh*t woulda been over pretty damn quick, I tell ya what!" I used to work at a Tactical School and the quick exercise to show what stress does to marksmanship had me convinced most barns and their sides would be safe. Not being mean, just frank.
I went back and read your post claiming shootings. You need to go back and check your 'facts'. You cite TOTAL deaths as shooting deaths. I picked the highest one, the 2009-2010 school year as an example. There were 7 not 11 shooting deaths.
A 15yo pregnant girl was shot and killed at a bus stop, so it was counted, a 36yo also also suspected of raping her, his adopted sister, was held for the crime.
16yo was shot walking home from school, gangs are suspected.
16yo shot by a human resource officer after the student stabbed him.
16yo honors student was caught in the crossfire of rival gangs after the homecoming game.
Woman shot at bus stop infront of her kids by her boyfriend, he later shot himself.
School police officer shoots a 28yo near an alternative school while attempting to break up a fight
43 ya woman shot and killed near an elementary school playground after she refused to put down her meat cleaver. She had apparently had been cutting herself with it.
So there are your 7 not 11 shooting deaths, the others were 3 stabbings and one fighting.
Of the 4 on actual school property only one was not the authorities either under attack or breaking up an attack. Only the honor student shot in a gang bang shootout out in the parking lot of the football stadium comes close to similar to the VT or Oakland shootings.
I love facts, but like my weapons, I like them to be accurate.