Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Question About Norway Killings

If the adults in Norway had concealed carry, would there be so many casualties?

Probably not.

If guns are taken away from law abiding citizens, only the government and criminals will have them.

Also, they're girly-men who won't give the mass murderer the death penalty.


JRKmommy said...

Most of the victims were teens at a camp, located on an island in the fjords. In a setting like that, why would anyone be carrying a concealed weapon?


SJ said...

You mean to say that there were no adult supervisors?

JRKmommy said...

It was a small island, exclusively used as a summer camp, away from the city in a fjord. Prior to this attack, there was no history of crime there.

There are places in the world where carrying a concealed weapon may make sense. This wasn't one of them.

MIghty Garnel Ironheart said...

Given this was a camp for leftists who spend more time thinking about Israel being a threat to world peace than about anything sensible, odds are they would still have been unarmed on principle.
Plus the "right to bear arms" didn't exactly prevent Columbine, did it?

SJ said...

Carrying a concealed firearm where it's legal to makes sense 100% of the time, you never know when a nutcase can strike.

In states where it's not legal to carry, the law should be changed to stop contradicting the second ammendment.

In the case of schools and camps, they should have a firearm kept in a safe that the adults know how to open. You never know when a Columbine can happen.

Now imagine, there was an adult or two with concealed firearms right when the Columbine shooters started shooting. Lots of lives could have been saved.

JRKmommy said...

I guess the movie Psycho should have taught us all to shower with a weapon.

Seriously - it was an island. A small island used just by them. If the kids weren't bringing weapons with them, then there is no risk of a Columbine. The guy only got onto the island by impersonating a police officer.

This was a Black Swan event - nothing like it had ever happened there before, so there was no reason to anticipate it. It would be like saying that people shouldn't have been working in skyscrapers on 9/11.

Hunter rifles are common in Norway, but obviously nobody saw a need to have one around.

SJ said...

Looks to me more like a Galapagos Island event.