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  •  This comes uncomfortably close (3+ / 0-)
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    (at least to me) to the arguments some conservative pundits have been making about school children (later amended to mean the 12-year-old boys), rushing shooters.  I know, the wingnuts seem to have suggested a Basij-like human-wave assault without regard to anything else, while this take does add the element of thinking about the shooter having to reload.  While I agree with the overall point made: that there's no one right way to deal with such an event without dealing with the access to weapons in the first place, I'm still a little creeped out.

    •  No, it really doesn't. Multiple mass casualty (8+ / 0-)

      shooters really have been taken down by getting tackled when they stopped to reload.

      Just off the top of my head, the  Long Island Rail Road shooter and the shooter at the Unitarian church.

      The diarist is not suggesting that young children or senior citizens rush armed gunman.  Not in any way.

      "Furthermore, if you think this would be the very very last cut ever if we let it happen, you are a very confused little rabbit." cai

      by JesseCW on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 12:37:54 PM PST

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