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Response to Courtesy Flush (Reply #24)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 04:51 PM

34. There's also the matter of the tear gas.

Okay, say there WERE people carrying in there when this guy started his attack. First, as I understand the circumstances, he threw a tear gas canister into the crowd, via an emergency exit through which he got in. So there goes your visibility, almost immediately, especially if that tear gas is stirred up and spread more quickly around the room by a full house of instantly panicking people, in an outbreak of extreme chaos? When people panic they start running every which way, looking for exits they probably can't see well because there's tear gas obstructing the view, AND filling their eyes with stinging tears, which means they'd be blinking frantically and temporarily nearly blinded. In the best of circumstances, how would one take aim? How would one even be able to spot the perpetrator? How would they even know for sure that WAS the perpetrator? I mean, consider that guy in the Giffords shooting, as referenced just above, here -

"He saw a man with a gun, and was concerned that he might not be the shooter, and he was right, as he was seeing a man who had just disarmed the shooter.

"He also worried that if he drew his gun, he'd be mistaken for the shooter, and get shot. He really was a well-trained and intelligent person, and I can't argue with the decisions he made. But it underscores the lack of credibility of the pro-CC claims."

How would you know? How could you tell? How could you even see? And with all those people running and hiding and panicking and screaming and some getting shot - how could you tell where the shots were coming from? How could you avoid shooting some other innocent person (or maybe more than one innocent person) by accident, even if you WERE gunning for the gunman and completely well-intentioned? How could you see to shoot through all that chaos and madness and mayhem?? How could you even take aim in the first place? Wouldn't your first instinct be to take cover? And where would THAT be? Could you even find cover in an uncontrolled, insane, chaotic scene like that? How do you know your hands wouldn't be shaking uncontrollably and maybe you couldn't even get a good grip on your precious sacred fucking gun in the first place?

It's awfully easy for these reckless free-guns advocates to sit there and say. I think many of these self-flattering "Dead-Eye Dicks" have been watching too many gunfight scenes and other assorted action movies.

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