Let us be realistic. Speculation about what could or could not have happened is nothing but mental masturbation. We would all like to imagine how the situation could have been made better, but it would probably be wiser of us to start before it ever became a shooting.
‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).
"Colorado shooting suspect James Eagan Holmes booby-trapped his apartment with wires and incendiary devices. Bomb experts are trying to figure out the best way to proceed so that they can search the apartment without triggering an explosion."
His place is a ticking bomb almost! they will have to send a robot in there...it's that dangerous!
Wow this thread moves fast!
Goshin you are incorrect about the 2nd A referring to some 'unorganized militia'. The Militia Act of 1903 created and defined the unorganized militia. It also gave it the age boundaries, something that best not be mentioned in limiting firearm ownership as I am comfortably over 45 and have ZERO intention of 'standing down' and turning in any firearms I own.
Most of the 'evidence' on what the Founders meant by militia comes mostly from modern day 2nd A 'experts' and scant from actual contemporary Founder's writings that were recorded in the Constitution. A great deal of ink went into defining articles 1-3, but one poorly constructed sentence on what many claim to be THE final check on tyranny.
Great detail on how to select congress critters, nary a word on defining the militia. The duties of the President but not on the citizen's duty to the militia.