By Bob Owens
Last night in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a 45-year-old Uber driver began what appears to be an utterly random killing spree. He shot eight people at three locations over the course of six hours.
Predictably, people on both sides of the gun control debate quickly took to social media to vent their opinions about the crime spree even as it was on-going, despite the lack of facts known at the time.
I noticed many supporters of gun control belligerently opining that the shooting proved that “good guys with guns” failed to stop the attack.
In the three attacks that made up the spree, it does not appear than any of the victims nor nearby bystanders were concealed carry permit holders carrying a firearm. This isn’t particularly surprising, as concealed carry permit holders represent less than four-percent of the population, and the vast majority of concealed carry permit holders do not carry their firearms on a regular basis.
The question of whether a concealed carrier could have stopped this spree killing remains, and we do have reason to believe that the answer is “yes,” based upon both past data where citizens with firearms stopped mass killings, and simulations run by multiple law enforcement agencies. Supporters …Read the Rest
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