Do a large number or guns deter the mass shooter?

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    I don't really know, but what I do know is I can find no evidence of any mass shootings carried out at gun shows, in gun shops, at firing ranges, at gun clubs or at hunting lodges. Is this because almost everyone in those places is armed or is it just a coincidence? I don't know, but I'm sure the liberal socialist left wingnuts will be able to tell me why this is.
     
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    ...nor in Australia since heavy regulation and the removal of large numbers of semi-automatic weapons from the population.
     
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    Why would it have to be a mass shooting? If massive numbers of guns and gun enthusiasts deter a psycho mass murderer, wouldn't they deter a regular thug/thief who has his wits about him?

    Gun shops and gun shows are often the target of armed robbers.
     
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    It's because 99.999% of gun owners are not murdering psychopaths despite what some people would have us believe.
     
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    Google search of armed robberies of gun shops showed one unsuccessful attempt, no hits for gun shows being the victim of armed robbers at all, so your statement of them being the target of armed robbers often, seems to be based on nothing but your imagination.
     
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    Who gives a crap about Australia? Certainly not me as I live in the United States. Here's some fyi for you though. Mass shootings in Australia where much rarer than in America even before their Stalinst ban on many weapons, leaving me to believe the problem lies more with the quality of the society that produces less evil scumbags than ours, not the bans on firearms. You are aware that Columibine happened in the middle of the last socialist's gun "ban" right? You are also aware that Columbine was not the only mass shooting carried out during the socialist's last gun ban right? You are aware that cocaine, heroin and meth have been 100% banned for decades in this nation yet are still available in every city, town and suburb in this nation right? You are aware that millions still posses and use these substances EVERY day right?
     
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    Your Google is broken.
     
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    Provide some evidence that gun shows and gun stores are often the target of armed robbers of piss off.
     
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    1 thing is for sure, "gun free zones" and "assault weapon" bans sure don't
     

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