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"If It Just Saves One Life..."

"'s worth it."

I haven't said much about the Omaha mall shooting, either, but I agree completely with Glenn. No more "gun-free" zones. I, too, would like to see some lawsuits against those who (pathetically) attempt to establish them.

Because they're a chimera, and a fantasy, and only enable the murderers and muckers.

[Friday update]

Scott Ott (in an uncharacteristically unfunny piece) has an alternate history:

As the would-be famous mass killer raised the rifle to his shoulder, the unnamed shopper commanded him to stop. Mr. Hawkins turned the muzzle of the AK-47 toward the commanding voice, a single shot rang out and Mr. Hawkins staggered, dropped his weapon and fell against the railing.

By this time, two other shoppers were aiming their pistols at Mr. Hawkins a young, single woman pulled a .40 caliber Glock 27 from her purse, and a retired farmer drew his 9mm Ruger SR9 (an early Christmas gift from his wife). Together with the first man they moved in to separate Mr. Hawkins from his gun, search him for other weapons and restrain him until law enforcement arrived.

You know, there used to be an agreement among the press not to publicize the name of a rape victim, to spare her the embarrassment. Why not do the same thing for these people? There should be some way to shame them into not reporting this the way they do. The public doesn't have a need to know the names of these would-be fame seekers.

Posted by Rand Simberg at December 06, 2007 07:00 PM
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