TurinGun laws don't prevent terrorism, look at Brussels and Paris.
Sure it might lower petty crime but with the state of poverty in inner cities, knives will be used instead.
Please explain to me how someone is going to walk into a crowded area and kill 50 people with a knife.
SpaceCadetGuns are not to blame for these shootings. Crazy is to blame for these mass shootings. In my opinion, the only way to combat these crazy shooters is to have responsible trained gun owners around who are armed and prepared to respond in defense of their life...
It's crowded, it's noisy, everone is screaming, maybe it's dark, there's a stampede, and you don't know what the fuck is going on. You don't know who the shooter is or where they are. You pull your gun out: what are you going to do? Shit there's a guy with a gun, better shoot him! Except that was also a concealed carry John Wayne cowboy who thought they could be a hero, and you just shot him dead. And killed the person behind him. And now someone else is shooting at you. Is this the original shooter, or do they just think that YOU'RE the shooter? Fuck knows, better shoot them.
tl:dr introducing a bunch more people with guns to a situation l ike this is unlikely to get FEWER people killed, unless they were ridiculously lucky enough to be in postiion to end it as soon as it starts.
Anyway arguing the "what ifs" about whether concealed carry citizens would help or not in these situations is pretty pointless, because all of the statistics point to one simple fact: the more gun owners out there, the more gun deaths there are.
America has a huge problem and I honestly can't believe how many otherwise reasonable people are just sticking their heads in the sand and pretending widespread gun ownership is a good idea regardless of what happens over and over and over again. Guess I'll see you in the next thread after the next mass shooting defending gun ownership while people bury their loved ones.