Are More Guns the Solution to Mass Shootings like today in Vegas?

June 9, 2014 at 5:24 am 1 comment

Press TV reports

Two gunmen in the US city of Las Vegas shot and killed 5 people, including two police officers and themselves during a mass shooting on Sunday. 

The attackers, a man and a woman, first killed the officers at about 11:30 a.m. local time as they were eating lunch at a pizza restaurant, according to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police spokesman Larry Hadfield.

Witnesses say one of the gunmen yelled “This is the start of a revolution” before shooting the officers. The shooters then stripped the officers of their weapons and ammunition.

The shooters then went to a Walmart store across the street from the restaurant and fatally shot a third person at the store’s entrance.

Deputy Sheriff Kevin McMahill reported that one of the shooters, described as a tall white man, yelled “everyone get out” before unleashing a hail of bullets inside of the Walmart.

The shooters then apparently killed themselves at the back of the store, in what officials described as “some kind of suicide pact.”

The latest shootings come against a backdrop of rising gun violence across the United States. Many critics blame the liberal gun control laws in the country for the high rate of gun-related deaths.

So what is the real question? Are more people carrying guns going to make shooters have second thoughts about shooting a lot of people up? Or is the real key is that we need to get rid of more guns?

Do we need to have everybody brandish a firearm just in case everybody goes nuts?

Food for though.

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  • 1. lwk2431  |  June 9, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    “So what is the real question? Are more people carrying guns going to make shooters have second thoughts about shooting a lot of people up?”

    Yes, a lot more law abiding people with concealed carry licenses in more places (hint: we don’t need gun free zones that only disarm the good guys).

    ‘”Or is the real key is that we need to get rid of more guns?”

    Not a good key as any such program disarms the good guys for the most part without touching the bad guys.

    Perhaps one key is to try to find out why we have so many more bat-shit-crazy people out there today. And why some of the really crazy and dangerous ones are not committed to an institution.

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