Larry Correia has written the best single synopsis of gun myths and misunderstandings, and the actual opposing facts, that I have ever seen. Anywhere.
It covers the whole waterfront of lefty strawmen about guns – “why do you need an assault rifle?”, “why you need at 30 round magazine?”, the whole works.
But since so many in the Twin Cities media and alt-leftysphere have been tittering about Rep. Cornish’s proposal to allow teachers (who are over 21 and have qualified for Minnesota carry permits to carry guns, this seemed to be the most important passage in the piece:
You can’t mandate teachers be armed! Guns in every classroom! Emotional response! Blood in the streets!
No. Hear me out. The single best way to respond to a mass shooter is with an immediate, violent response. The vast majority of the time, as soon as a mass shooter meets serious resistance, it bursts their fantasy world bubble. Then they kill themselves or surrender. This has happened over and over again.
(Brief tangent: when I wrote about that exact same thing happening, two weeks ago in the Portland Oregon shooting, lefties said “aww, he shot himself! You can’t credit that to the gun owner!”. Yes, you can. In fact, you have to. Without the armed citizen and the resistance, the death toll would have risen).
Police are awesome. I love working with cops. However any honest cop will tell you that when seconds count they are only minutes away. After Colombine law enforcement changed their methods in dealing with active shooters. It used to be that you took up a perimeter and waited for overwhelming force before going in. Now usually as soon as you have two officers on scene you go in to confront the shooter …The reason they go fast is because they know that every second counts. The longer the shooter has to operate, the more innocents die.
However, cops can’t be everywhere…Excellent response time is in the three-five minute range. We’ve seen what bad guys can do in three minutes, but sometimes it is far worse. They simply can’t teleport. So in some cases that means the bad guys can have ten, fifteen, even twenty minutes to do horrible things with nobody effectively fighting back
The average number of people shot in a mass shooting event when the shooter is stopped by law enforcement: 14. The average number of people shot in a mass shooting event when the shooter is stopped by civilians: 2.5. The reason is simple. The armed civilians are there when it started.
It’s a long read – 10,000 words – and the best single digest of actual fact vs. BS that I’ve read in one place anywhere on fact vs. liberal fiction on this issue.