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    My point is: Somebody recently brought out statistics about how many active shooter situations were defused because somebody had a gun. I wonder how many situations were unjustifiably escalated because somebody wanted to be the good guy with the gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingsGambit View Post
    My point is: Somebody recently brought out statistics about how many active shooter situations were defused because somebody had a gun. I wonder how many situations were unjustifiably escalated because somebody wanted to be the good guy with the gun.
    I suspect the latter would get more publicity than the former, as the current atmosphere is largely anti-gun, but I don't know that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    I suspect the latter would get more publicity than the former, as the current atmosphere is largely anti-gun, but I don't know that.
    Well, we have numbers on the former, so a comparison should be possible I'd think...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    I suspect the latter would get more publicity than the former, as the current atmosphere is largely anti-gun, but I don't know that.
    No - you don't. And it sounds suspiciously like self-confirming bias... but I don't know that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by carpedm9587 View Post
    No - you don't. And it sounds suspiciously like self-confirming bias... but I don't know that...
    Yeah, that's entirely possible, but I do, and, you're right, I don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Yeah, that's entirely possible, but I do, and, you're right, I don't.
    I actually did... until you posted...
    The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy...returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

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    I'm going to go out on a limb and speculate that the guy in this case never took a gun safety course.
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