I was just reading a story that pointed out that all but two public shootings involving more than two killings since 1950 took place in areas where guns weren’t allowed.
The point being that if a person is set on shooting innocent victims, he’s most likely to go where there won’t be others around with guns who could defend themselves.
But this was the paragraph I found most interesting:
“You look at the Aurora movie theater shooting in 2012. There you had seven movie theaters within a twenty-minute drive of the killer’s apartment; only one of them banned permit to conceal handguns with posted signs. The killer [James Holmes] didn’t go to the movie theater that was closest to his home. He didn’t go to the movie theater that advertised itself as having the largest auditoriums in the state of Colorado. He went to the single place where permit to conceal handgun holders weren’t able to go and defend themselves.”
That’s the kind of information that I wish we would get more of from our news. Sure, unless he said that’s why he chose that theater, there’s some speculation there. But there are a number of facts in there that make perfect sense.
It also points out that those “This is a gun free zone” signs aren’t really doing the trick, either.
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