Originally Posted by Warfish
With respect, yes, you were.
And I disagree with you completely in this specific circumstance.
And even if it were true that you were a superior shot to an LEO, YOU were not in the theatre. Thee is no evidence that any similarly trained shooter as yourself was, but was not carrying for legal reasons. As such, it's a baseless and pointless argument at this point. You may have been able to shoot the assailant, but they (the theatre victims) most likely could not have, even if armed.
I am very much for the 2nd amendment and gun rights, but I reject totally the "everyone should be armed" solution/ideal as the unwarranted extremism it is. No different from the "all guns must be outlawed" extremism of the left.
No one knows exactly what the circumstances were in the theater, unless they were there themselves. All I'm saying is, if someone well trained in firearms was in the theater carrying a high caliber handgun, the death toll may have been less...