Even trained police officers couldn't bring down a single shooter in a populated setting without hitting nine bystanders:
The volley of gunfire felled Johnson in just a few seconds and left nine other people bleeding on the sidewalk.Yet the NRA's so-called solution is armed amateurs meting out hot lead wherever they feel a threat. This idea is unbelievably stupid.
I shudder to imagine a citizen's intervention by the guy next to me at the handgun range last week, belching out bullets by the clip with his .45. He couldn't hit a zombie poster with a tight group at 10 feet.
(Note to those who can't read without assuming things I haven't said: I'm not saying this was a bad shoot.)
Update: Turns out Atrios was waaay ahead of me in shooting this particular fish in a barrel.