Okay. I'm pretty damned sure that what I am about to say is going to piss off more than a few people. But that's never stopped me before.
Soooo . . .
For years we have been hearing slogans from the NRA such as, "If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns." This slogan implies that we good guys need guns to protect ourselves against the bad guys who have guns.
Well, first of all, I don't remember any proposed legislation anywhere in The United States that bans ALL firearms.
And, secondly, in at least one of the three publicized fatal shootings that took place this week, that premise proved to be false. Fatally false.
In the Las Vegas killings, all three victims were carrying firearms. The two police officers were ambushed while they were eating lunch in a pizza house.
The third victim died in a Walmart parking lot. He drew his weapon and approached one of the shooters. He was then shot in the back of the head by the second shooter.
The irony in the killings of last week is that the only shooter who was subdued by a potential victim was an unarmed man in Seattle who sprayed a can of pepper spray in the shooter's face.
The armed citizen in Las Vegas who approached a shooter was shot dead.