Look for stories like this to become a daily routine. Do we have to take it? Not at all. Many were probably saved by one fact.
One later fact that the news spot doesn’t state was that the shooter had been trying to convert coworkers to Islam and that the victim that died was Beheaded as reported here.
It’s time to nip this in the bud with the tools guaranteed every law abiding citizen by the constitution. I’m talking open carry in all fifty states for anyone able to legally poses a firearm. Concealed carry would still require a concealed carry permit, and in states where a permit is required to poses a firearm are in force those laws could stand just allow anyone with the training and permit to own a weapon to open carry that weapon. For that right I would surrender some of what is seen as privacy rights and present my permit to poses to any LEO upon request without reason. I would see that as necessary to insure only legal owners are carrying.
With the number of firearms in this country could you imagine the vision for those who intend wrong doing? Would that man have even thought of attacking those women if they were wearing a Glock on their hips or if even one in the vicinity had one? I think not. These people are cowards. The specter of millions of self protected Americans would move them to greener pastures.
There is a reason the 2nd amendment exists. This is that very reason. How many more would have been dead or injured in the time it takes officers to respond to a 911 call.
That’s my two cents worth. Like it or not. Life and death is playing for keeps. If there are any better ideas that stop animals in their tracks I’m all ears unless you don’t think outlawing knives is impractical.