Doug Giles at Townhall.com expresses my sentiments exactly:
I would venture to guess that the folks filing in to see the latest Batman installment in Aurora, Colorado last Thursday evening didn’t figure on over 70 of them getting shot before the credits rolled. The last count I received before filing this column was 12 dead and 59 wounded.
As the news starting pouring in about what happened in the theater this week when Satan’s spawn James Holmes donned Kevlar and a small battery of weapons and opened fire on an unsuspecting crowd, I kept thinking, “One fast-thinking and trained person who was armed/licensed with a concealed weapon could have stopped that SOB right in his tracks before the body count skyrocketed.”
As does the Washington Times editorial “Batman won’t save you, but a concealed weapon might“:
The contrast is well-illustrated by a recent event in Ocala, Fla., in which 71-year-old Samuel Williams broke up an armed robbery attempt at an Internet cafe using a legal, concealed handgun. The event was vividly captured on store security cameras and became an Internet sensation. It showed what can happen when people have the means to defend themselves and the gumption not to be victims.