That is precisely why I am against citizen protection. Most people have no idea of what happens to the human body, all on its own, when real violence stairs them in the eye. I was attacked on my front lawn a few years ago by a dolt bicyclist with a stupid Swiss Army knife. The other stupid in the equation, me, thought "who the **** ever got hurt with one of those, you can't even cut yourself" and stood my ground. I happened to have the water hose in my hand and squirted in his eyes as he ran at me. God or good fortune he retreated and sped off on his little bike.
I was in no shape to stand up. When the smoke cleared I was shaking so bad they called an ambulance. That, is very normal they told me, and actually pretty tame for one in his 60's.
And oh, you can die by being stabbed with those stupid little toys, the nice victim support cop told me.
Next time? I run.
"Small people talk about people, average people talk about events, great people talk about ideas" Eleanor Roosevelt
Locked and secured?
Used for shooting coyotes and such on your ranch?
But down south it has gone to open carny, guns in churches, I think you have a gun problem.
I am going when time permits for my PAL, in Canada need one to purchase a gun or ammo.
With blades what most determines how dangerous it is is the blade length. But even a swiss army knife in the right place is deadly. Glad to see you made it through that experience ok.
If they could ban guns they simply would.
As it stands-they dont have the political capital and even if they did-the fallout (as in the 94 Clinton ban) would be detrimental to those politicians.
So shouldnt we encourage and enable more "right people"? Instead of disarming every good person and stigmatizing guns like the anti-gunners are doing? They are creating victims when they should really be asking for help from the sheepdogs.It was lucky that an Oklahoma Reserve Officer was on the scene and knew exactly what to do. The same happened at Trolley Square Mall in SLC where an off duty officer stopped a shooting spree as well. But that's just having the right person being in the right place at the right time.
Columbine had an armed guard (not guards) and he was outside of the building as it happened....and good active shooter response didnt even exist back then. It used to be wait until SWAT showed up....today its get your rifle and get the **** in that building ASAP and that means go ALONE if you need to.Columbine had armed guards present and they couldn't prevent a killing spree even after more cops showed up.
Even then...wouldnt it be advantageous if good people inside that school were armed and protected instead of disarmed and helpless?
I think we all are. And I think we all wish more of these shootings ended up like that instead of ending up like that church, or Columbine, or Newtown. The difference is that a good guy was there with a gun and threw a wrench (if you will) into the sick plans of a sick man.The good guy was pretty shook up over it, too. But the shooter dropped most of his ammo and his gun jammed so it's debatable whether it was the good guys actions that caused the bad guy to run off and kill himself. But still, I'm glad he was there to take him out if he had to.
Gun control is like taking the boxing gloves away from someone who wants to punch you....now he is just using his fists. Its better to get your own gloves and fight back.
"Opportunity does not come knocking. It is usually running down the street, you have to chase and tackle it." - Sheriff David Clarke, Milwaukee County.