There is an old adage that says "When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns". I am wondering if the outcome would be different had the patrons at the health club carried guns. I do not mean to politicize this tragedy, but to me, this is one of the reasons that the second amendment should not be watered down. I can tell you that, if the health club had been here in Houston, there is a good chance that the death toll would not have been so high, and that the shooter would have become a statistic much earlier. Here, on any given day, you will find a number of guns inside the locker rooms, and all legal, waiting to deal out death to people who would make some kind of a statement that they are fed up with their own crappy lives by taking the lives of others.BRIDGEVILLE, Pa. – A gunman burst into an exercise class at a health club in suburban Pittsburgh on Tuesday night and started spraying bullets. A television station reported at least four people were dead, including the shooter, and a hospital reported another death later.
Area hospitals were treating at least six other victims, including two in fair condition.
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