(I posted this a a comment on the Charlotte People's & Worker's Daily, but since my comment has been submitted for moderation, I'm posting it here as well. Besides, it's one of the better things I've written lately.)
“I don’t care if there were 10 people with carry-concealed weapons,” she said. “They could not have stopped it.”
Really, madam? And you know this exactly...how? What is your expertise in the field of self defense training--besides instruction in how to dial 911 (also known as government-sponsored dial-a-prayer)?
Here's the real deal. With the bad guy as the only person in possession of a gun, the chances approach zero that anyone will be able to stop him. Look at all the mass shootings in recent history. Nearly all stopped when someone else WITH A GUN showed up and forced the bad guy to stop shooting. Whether that means they shot the bad guy or in did it in some other manner, it was the good guy with a gun that stopped a bad guy with a gun.
I'm a good guy with a gun. Do not try to tar me with your nonsense, because I will not accept it. I will not be punished for the actions of others. I will not allow you to blame inanimate objects for the actions of a deranged person. I will not play your game and I will not cede the field to you. You will not be allowed to spout your nonsense without reply. You will not define the terms of the discussion. As a matter of fact, there will be no discussion with you. You will, however, receive the ridicule you so richly deserve.