Father of Aurora shooting victim speaks on gun control

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    It seems another armed law abiding citizen became a victim of a gun free zone
    http://mdjonline.com/view/full_stor...-control?instance=secondary_story_left_column

    He followed the rules and lost his life because of those rules.
    Correction his son was not murdered but his sons girlfriend was wounded in the shooting.
     
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    Gun free zones are deadly.
     
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    Correction his son was not murdered but his sons girlfriend was wounded in the shooting.
     
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    And if the guy had disobeyed the law and taken his gun in, all those people would likely still be alive, or most of them, and the guy would be facing a prison sentence for taking out the bad guy. It's sickening to think that a guy who could have saved so many lives would have been treated as bad as the shooter for taking so many lives.
     
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    Duh, your story mentioned 12 were killed, if we were to limit comments to one individual you should have set the ground rules in the OP.
     
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    it is senseless to arm a society for the whims of a few for the reason of a remote possibility to unwittingly encounter a deranged individual.
     
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    It is an illness to think that disarming a society will make that society safe.
     
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    Well you know the old saying it takes a good guy with a gun to take out a bad guy with a gun, if that's not true why call the police when the shooting starts? Why not wait until after the bad guy runs out of bullets or tires of carrying thast firearm and shooting people?
     
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    No one is arming society. People make that choice. In some high crime cities, where the violent crime rate is a few thousand for every 100,000 people, some just don't like those odds and choose to be prepared. It's a legal choice that individuals can make and no one should try to stop them. If two or three out of every hundred people will be a victim of rape or murder, do you feel that is good enough? If those were the odds of winning the lottery, we'd all be playing.

    Funny that you would make it sound like a remote possibility that anyone would encounter a violent criminal, yet the current cries out of Washington are that we are all in danger and must take action now against guns. They want something done NOW and are going about this with a sense of urgency. Why the panic when there is such a remote chance anyone would be in danger?
     
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    Second responders are there to clean up the mess, it would be absolute luck to have a cop in a position to intervene. People involved are the first responders, and their response usually determines their fate. The Portland mall shooter took his self out as soon as he saw an armed citizen, he didn't even try to engage. Cops have plenty of crime scene tape, chalk and evidence markers, you know, investigative tools and are only minutes away when seconds count. You can wait all you want, don't ask me to.
     

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