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  •  yes... soak up the bullets so that survivors (3+ / 0-)

    at worst can jump the the shooter while he is replacing his empty jumbo magazine or even larger capacity drum... or  even better if there are just too many brave people hurling themselves at the shooter some will get there before he has to change the magazine or drum... hooray!  odds are fairly good that he will be unable to stop all of them even with a large capacity drum before it runs out  and he has to take precious seconds to reload... Sure it would take a lot of people sacrificing themselves but probably the people in front will distract the shooter and soak up enough rounds so the brave people behind the first rows of casualties can jump over the bodies through the gun smoke and taking care not to slip on the blood etc... and be the one to take down the bad guy. Mission accomplished. Body count? Coulda been worse... maybe... but think of all the lives saved!!

    Yes the eminently practical Daily Beast columnist certainly has a solution... a terrible solution... maybe one of the worst of the low tech but idiotic variety before going further into bizarro thinking on a larger scale involving something like predator strikes to neutralize the whole building... pity about the collateral damage... but keeping it local and low tech is the conservative way... now if they could only monetize the act of heroic sacrifice with some sort of insurance policy and a lottery payout for the person who takes down the bad guy with or without a gun...

    Pogo & Murphy's Law, every time. Also "Trust but verify" - St. Ronnie (hah...)

    by IreGyre on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 07:18:38 AM PST

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