Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
Do armed civilians stop mass shootings? The evidence is equivocal because, of course, if someone stops the shooter before he starts killing, there’s no way to prove for certain how many victims he would have shot.
Gun owners should adopt the Obama method: he claimed his economic policies resulted in nine million jobs created or saved. Can’t prove that, of course, because how do you prove a job-not-lost any more than a life-not-lost? But saying it’s so makes it so, right?
Armed citizens have saved millions and millions of lives as murderers were discouraged before they started killing or stopped before killing many victims. Saying it’s makes it so. Prove it’s not.
and remember – the standard on the left is “if it saves just one life…”
We are way, way past that…