Sunday, November 06, 2016

Mass Gun Killings & Armed Citizens

As far as there is a definition of a "mass killing", it is: "Mass murder (sometimes interchangeable with "mass destruction") is the act of murdering many people, typically simultaneously or over a relatively short period of time. The FBI defines "mass murder" as murdering four or more persons during an event with no "cooling-off period" between the murders.

Therefore, when questioning if armed citizens (ie Not regular peace officers) stopping mass killings it should be remembered that:
1. If some armed citizen stops a killer or potential killer before s/he reaches four murders, it is now not credited to such a stopping; And,
2. Many completed mass shooting-killings occur in "No Guns/Other-Weapons Allowed" places where law-abiding citizens (Who might otherwise lawfully carrying weapons) have left them behind.

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