Three people were killed and 2 injured before a 22-year-old from Bartholomew County killed the gunman at the Greenwood Park Mall in Indianapolis last night. This single incident is proof-positive of what the gun nuts have been telling us all along, that it only takes one good-guy with a gun to stop a bad guy with a gun. If only everyone was armed all the time mass shootings would all become more like this with only a few dead and injured instead of many. Yes, a few still die or are maimed for life, but that's a price we all willingly and proudly pay to remain the most free nation in the world. Not the most safe, but the most free, which is far more important, because you know you're free when you're packing and are constantly peering around every corner on the lookout for threats. (Mass shooting at Greenwood Park Mall leaves multiple dead, injured)
Keep this freedom in mind the next time you vote, which more and more of you will have to do in person as increasing numbers of jurisdictions are recognizing that mail-in ballots are just a source of widespread fraud and the way Democrats steal elections. Those of you who have been gerrymandered out of existence as a meaningful voter can just skip future elections. Those of you with insufficient ID or who have had all your polling places but one closed or who have to pass through a phalanx of open carry enforcers of honest elections can just stay home.
... you know you're free when you're packing and are constantly peering around every corner on the lookout for threats.
Several years ago, on another forum, an American was saying he had visited Vancouver and he was glad he was "packing". First I told him I didn't believe it was that easy to smuggle guns into Canada. (Our border guards are constantly encountering Americans who don't realize that you can't cross the border with a trunk full of guns.)
Then I pointed out to him that millions of Canadians walk those streets every day unarmed.
"Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt." -- motto of the Special Olympians
Here's another example of a good guy with a gun stopping a bad guy with a gun, in this case a robber. A man with an assault-style rifle entered an LA convenience store and pointed it at the 80-year-old owner. The owner grabbed a shotgun from under the counter and shot the man who fled out to a waiting SUV screaming, "He shot my arm off."
Whether at work or strolling around town or whatever, if everyone would just have shotguns with them at all times then crime would be much reduced. Any increase in shootings and stolen firearms and whatever else is easily justified by how much more safe we'll all feel.
The main perpetrator was found at a Southern California hospital in stable but critical condition. When his partners in crime and their stolen SUV were arrested they found a number of stolen firearms. I'm sure all those firearms were safely locked up by their owners in high quality lockboxes and that these criminals are just master locksmiths. The lesson here is that people should buy more guns and not worry about them getting used against themselves, family or friends or being stolen.