Originally Posted by Dobagoh
BTW the Oregon mall shooting a few weeks back stopped because of a guy was there who was open carrying his pistol. The shooter saw him, and ended his rampage by killing himself shortly thereafter.
But the media does not report this fact because it is against their biased gun control agenda.
During the early years of the Roman Republic, the Senate would forcibly take away all the swords of a town that had entered into open rebellion after destroying them on the battlefield.
Those towns would sometimes then get utterly dominated when a neighboring tribe decided to rape them.
Interestingly enough the Clakamas Town Center, where the shooting happen here in Oregon, was a "Gun Free Zone".
Two weeks before the Aura, Colorado shooting at the theater there was a shooting at a church in Aura. A recently released Felon obtained, illegally, a gun and went into the church and started shooting. The Felon shot and killed one person, but before shooting another was killed by a member who had his concealed carry, and was an off duty deputy. Of course this wasn't hinted at but in the most local of papers.
The Aura theater shooting, a lot was left out about that particular theater. It wasn't the closest to the shooters home, it wasn't the largest and most packed. It was the one that had "No Guns Allowed" posted on all their doors. The shooter knew he wouldn't come into any resistance.
I believe the number is 2 deaths per "mass shooting" where the shooter runs into armed opposition. 7 deaths at shootings where the shooter doesn't run into armed opposition right away. In almost every indecent where the shooter runs, immediately, into armed opposition they either shoot themselves, or attempt to flee.
Just some more food for thought.
Originally Posted by Campir
Most of those countries have laxer gun laws than the states...
Mexico, as an example, has a horrendous registration and permitting process that must be followed. The firearms themselves can't, under law, leave the home they are registered to without special permits.
The number of gun related laws might be higher in the US, but they aren't stricter than other countries. The firearms industry and ownership in the US is very regulated, I can't stress that enough. But even with all those regulations added up, they are still far from as strict as countries like Mexico.