These shooters are not mentally ill in the traditional sense. They are angry and impulsive, but that’s not going to get their guns taken away for being mentally ill. The criteria for who should not get a gun needs to expand greatly.
Same thing happened with Winona Ryder. She was doped up on pain pills because of her arm, got busted for shoplifting and then boom she’s no longer America’s Gen X sweetheart. But if you were a true fan you knew she was doing a bunch of shitty and independent movies all through the 2000s because she had to prove…
Something that a lot of “guns in schools” proponents don’t bring up is that for many people to act swiftly in a crisis situation, they need training every few months, at the very least. If a person doesn’t keep in training for crisis situations, the chances they will freeze are greatly increased. If we want “good guys…
Not going to jump to conclusions but the one thing this shows is how stupid the idea of arming teachers is. Imagine backup shows up and sees a teacher running around with a gun that is not the shooter and kills that person, then what? Again people keep trying to provide simple solutions to complex situations. Part of…
People seem to be finding it easy to call the deputy a coward. Clearly they have been in this situation themselves, and can speak from experience.
Lets be quite frank about this though, the most likely outcome of this cop with a handgun walking into that building would have been to add another number to the shooter’s tally.
Saying that, this guy’s going to be haunted his inaction for the rest of his life.
And wasn’t Lee Harvey Oswald being escorted by about a hundred cops?
Here is more evidence that teens—specifically, the cohort of South Florida teens singlehandedly pushing elected officials to strengthen gun laws—are better than all of us.
Don’t forget Ft. Hood.
He’s not John McClane, even SWAT teams hold off until they can get backup. Rushing into an active situation like that would only get him killed.
Ahh, the good guy with a gun fan fiction. If only the likes of Sean Hannity, a man who doesn’t have the core strength to do a burpee, had been there to run in guns blazing. Well we’d probably have more dead students and teachers, but that’s an irrelevant part of the story. As long as we’re buying and selling…
Pulse had an armed, off-duty policeman working the gate and a US marine inside helping others evacuate.
I think the least we, as a society, can do for victims of a terrible tragedy like this is to spare them the horrors of a conversation with Donald Trump.
So, not only Stoneman School was not a gun-free zone, since the good guy with the gun was present, but the supposedly well-trained good guy with a gun froze while students were being mowed down by an AR-15.
My wife and I talked about this last night (SRO not going into the school). She couldn’t fathom why he didn’t go. While we both agree that it was his job to do it, it took some convincing to get her to see why he might not have gone in.
You’re talking about 1 guy, likely with a 9mm with maybe 9-15 rounds going up…
Making them spend their weekends with a bunch of dudes who were too fat, too stupid, too lazy and/or too scared to join the military would make potential gun owners think twice.
Van Damme “The Muscles from Brussels”? Can’t our president find a manly action movie with an American hero, like Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, or Arnold Schwarzenegger?
What a dullard. We all know that Bloodsport is inferior to Kickboxer, Cyborg, and Hard Target
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
Canadian here, and first congrats to the American women. Great game and they deserve it. And I know while it sounds like sore loser talk, I assure you it is not. The Canadians lost fair and square but holy FUCK how is it that a shootout can decide a championship in this or any sport. Seriously who is in favour of…