segment, If I Only Had A Gun, Ms. Sawyer again promoted herself and your
Corporation as being politically left wing, and once again defines ABC by their
true name sake; Always Broadcasting Crap.
I’d like to look specifically at the scenarios with the
students in the lecture hall. It was
interesting to note that the person who was “armed” sat in the same seat during
each segment. As well, interesting was
the fact that the so-called shooter knew not only who would be armed; but where
that person would be sitting. What I
saw was the shooter coming into the room shooting the lecturer and immediately
turning his attention on the armed plant.
Not exactly real world now is it.
In the real
world the shooter would have no knowledge of who might be armed. Nor would he/she know where an armed person
might be positioned in the room. In the
real world, yes, the lecturer would have been shot, as he was the intended
victim. Possibly the shooter would be
able to take out, randomly, others in the room. However, the shooter could and most likely would be taken out by
an armed citizen; thus, decreasing the carnage and saving lives.
Your segment also failed to
acknowledge the fact that knowing someone might be armed, is in itself
deterrence. While on the other end of
the spectrum knowledge that no one is armed opens the door for violent criminal
acts against a normally non-violent citizenry.
piracy on the open seas. How many armed
military vassals have pirates attempted to lay sedge to? NONE!!
Why then do they attack merchant shipping – simple really, merchant
ships are by law and treaty unarmed.
Closer to home look at the published FBI crime statistics. Violent crime in metropolitan areas is shown
to be much higher in those areas where arming for self-defense is restricted –