So the answer to public gun violence, is more guns in public?
What if the people were 'carrying' but missed the guy and shot other innocent movie-goers thereby dramatically increasing the victims? Or what if the gunman picked up the weapons carried by the people he shot, to kill even more people?
As a person who's a little split on the whole 'open carry' debate, your view is not logical, IMO.
That's like saying we should strip police officers of their firearms, because then they're liable to start shooting innocent bystanders or lose their guns to criminals.
An open carrier COULD have limited the loss of life at an incident like this. Since I presume there wasn't one, there was nobody to potentially thwart any attack made by the suspect(s) until LEOs arrived. Not to say I believe open carrying should be permitted everywhere... But it could potentially play a part in incidents like these.
U.S. gun laws are a little too far gone...
Edited by Denguin, 20 July 2012 - 12:48 PM.