For every coward with a gun, the probability of innocent death by gunshot compounds exponentially.
No guns in the room, the probability is zero..
These seem to be emotional and irrational statements. Police officers carry guns for their own protection, not to protect you. Does this mean they are cowards too? The comment starts to sound foolish. Rather than compounding exponentially, many of the studies involving concealed carry holders indicates the opposite. Try Googling the subject online and learn some of the facts about gun violence rather than your off-the-mark comments. Although some studies are debatable, the general indication is that they are far less likely to commit crimes of violence or gun-related crimes…by a significant percentage when compared to the general population or even police officers. Even the critics agree there is no indication the CCL holders are MORE prone to commit crimes of violence. No evidence whatsoever. So your statement is simply wrong.
There were no guns in ANY room at Sandy Hook, but the probability of zero violence was not true, was it? I would accept your irrational statement if the gun-free room were heavily guarded outside the room with armed guards, such as our national lawmakers enjoy. Are those guards, or the lawmakers for that matter, cowards?
The characterizations of concealed carry holders as frightened half-wits or cowards is simply erroneous. No, they are not cop wanna-bes either. I know many CCL holders and none of them have that mentality. They are rational, (unlike some of the comments posted here), and are hard working Americans that you encounter many times a day and never even realize they are carrying a weapon. Saying that “any yahoo” can tote a weapon is another example of an emotional temper tantrum not grounded in fact. To legally carry, an applicant is subjected to fingerprinting with a state check as well as a national background check by the FBI. ANY of the following will deny a CCL license: felony convictions, misdemeanor domestic battery convictions, drug convictions, stays in a mental institution, or any court restraining order for domestic abuse, harassing or stalking. Applicants must study state laws and pass a written test and a gun proficiency test. It might make you feel better to exaggerate and provide erroneous statements, but you are still wrong.
Are either of you willing to admit your statements should be tempered somewhat because they have no basis in fact but display a petulant anger toward the 2nd amendment? I am guessing the answer is no…BTW, just exactly how many times have you “had to deal” with a legal CCL holder? Again, I am guessing zero.
Let’s keep it factual…what say you?