Originally Posted by DeanPatsFan
I'll give this one more try too. I'd rather be armed with a semi automatic pistol holding 16 rounds, than be completely helpless and at the mercy of a fully armed mad man.
At least I'd have a chance vs the unarmed who had NO chance...
The odds say you'd be more likely to hit an innocent bystander in that packed and crowded and dark and confused theatre, and/or be confused as a perpetrator yourself by victims or law enfofrcement (and perhaps even shot dead yourself if you reacted slowly to them when confronted), or otherwise confuse and/or complicate the situation, rather the ride to the rescue like a shining Knight in Chrome Plated 9mm Armor.
And I have to lol a little, you're line "I target practice a lot." as the entire basis of your argument that you'd be able, ready and willing to pop some unexpected assailant in Body Armor in the small portion of his head that was unprotected at 100 yards in the dark in a mass-confusion theatre on a moments notice...... Sounds like unsupported bravado to me, I'll take the LEO opinion of Jetworks over such boasting personally.
But I don't think you're open minded on the drawbacks of your position tbqh. You've taken the 100% one-way ideal, same as many on the left have taken the reverse 100% the-other-way ideal, and I don't see either side of loyalists being particularly open to anythign less than 100% their way.