21 January 2013

Quote of the Day: John Lott

If we finally want to deal seriously with multiple-victim public shootings, it's time that we acknowledge a common feature of these attacks: With just a single exception, the attack in Tucson last year, every public shooting in the U.S. in which more than three people have been killed since at least 1950 has occurred in a place where citizens are not allowed to carry their own firearms. Had some citizens been armed, they might have been able to stop the killings before the police got to the scene. 

 ~ John Lott, January 18, 2013, on page A15 in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal


Cathy said...

Thank you, Rev. Paul.
Went to the garage.
Dug Jan. 18 WSJ out of the stack I'd been too busy and tired to read.
This is a keeper.

Rev. Paul said...

You're welcome, Cathy.

drjim said...

yep. Just always keep in mind that when seconds count, the police are only minutes away!

Rev. Paul said...

Very true - and even the Supreme Court has ruled TWICE that the police have no obligation whatsoever to protect us.

In the words of Massad Ayoob, their only job is to "pick up the pieces and assign blame".

drjim said...

I was never aware of the ruling *until* I took a CCW course. The retired LASCO sergeant who helped with the course told us, and everybody in the room gasped.

And then he proceeded to tell us the saying "When seconds count....".