Originally Posted by doggin94it
Yeah! I mean sure, the guy had tossed in a canister of tear gas and was wearing body armor, but I'm sure a citizen with a gun would have been able to hit him in the head or through a seam in the body armor, and not accidentally shoot anyone else in the chaos. After all, if those conditions aren't perfect for aiming at a small, moving target, I don't know what conditions would be!
The "Arm Everyone" Meme is not a legitimate solution here.
I am not convinced there IS a legitimate "would have stopped this" solution that would also have been acceptable in terms of the civil liberties of the other 350 million of us in the U.S.