Jill, I can understand your angst but,I would like to respectfully offer another POV. Consider, if that cowardly thug had known that there was a greater chance that there were armed citizens that would fight back within that theater -- I guarantee he would think twice before doing what he did...cowards like that do not walk into a fair fight, they back out, and I would guess he would have never gone in if he thought anyone would fire back.
And that is the whole point. An honest, armed citizenry is, far and away, the greatest deterrant to crime. It leaves no window of police response time to get away with what ever it is the criminal is planning. Will it stop all crime ?...NO, but violent crime will increase if these cowards know that no one can fight back.
There is an old saying:
God made man but Sam Colt made them equal.
If my need to be RIGHT is greater than my desire for TRUTH, then I will not recognize it when it arrives ~ Libertybelle
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