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Matt ThorleyOctober 13, 2019

I strongly concur with Neal Christensen. After the “run” and “hide” options are exhausted, what are we supposed to “fight” against the active shooter with? Our hands? Concealed carriers are not the problem, they are the solution. Making the church a gun free zone only makes it more of a target, not safer.

Andrew StoutOctober 13, 2019

Sadly, this is why schools with young children have been targeted. They are gun-free zones with a large quantity of ready-made victims unable to easily or properly defend themselves. Gunmen are typically cowards who want minimal resistance when satiating their mental health crises. They only want to attack unarmed and defenseless people, hoping for maximum damage before the police finally arrive and lay siege to the facility *outside*, while the victims and the shooter(s) remains inside. I look forward to living in a world without Telestial beings determined to harm and kill others, but that isn't the case at this point. It is certainly a conundrum.

Jeff BellOctober 11, 2019

Would it not be much easier to "fight" if one was holding a weapon? Because I would, for lack of a better word, bet the perpetrator would have a weapon.

Neal ChristensenOctober 11, 2019

When seconds count, the police are only minutes away. Concerning the carrying of concealed firearms, the lawful carriers of concealed firearms are not the source of the danger and the prohibition of firearms does not deter those who are intent on harming an unarmed group of people. Indeed, it just makes it easier and safer for the perpetrator of the violence.



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