Quote from SenoriYou will be charged with a crime if you empty a gun into an intruder. I guarantee it.
Quote from GlimyrpostYou should never shoot to kill, disarming an adversary/danger is much better. Headshots are generally considered extreme force (and are also much harder to do without extensive training). And a shot to the upper body will generally not kill, but will stop a threat in its tracks.
Quote from KnautschkeThen:
- probably someone would have started shooting before the killer got there. The more people have guns, the more likely one of those persons snaps and goes crazy
- if they wouldn't have killed each other before the real killer arrives, then there'd be far more victims in your scenario, than in the one where the cinema visitors had no or few weapons. Think about a hundred panicky people in a dark cramped noisy room starting to shoot randomly.
Quote from KnautschkeThanks to the media, he got that name..
Quote from KnautschkeSorry, but that's complete nonsense. He knew that he will either die there in the cinema, or by death penalty, or spend the rest of his life in his jail. Why should he have cared whether someone got a gun or not?.
Quote from KnautschkeThe killer was a law abiding citizen, before he started shooting. The more guns you give out, the more people die. Also, if everyone would be able to kill everyone in sight at any point... the result would be not only a huge increase in people getting killed, but also an even more increased mood or paranoia, fear and angst.
Even now, popular arguments such as "I need a weapon, in case people break into my home at night for the sole reason to kill me, or to drag my children out of their beds and rape them" speaks volumes about the mood in the USA.
Quote from Khorne FlakesPolice arriving at the scene: Oh look, there is some bloodsoaked guy with a gun in hand and frenzied expression on his face making a run for it *blam*
Whoa, another one *blam*
People inside the cinema: Oh noes, there are some more guys in black gear outside who are shooting at us *blam*
Everybody on either side: The other guys are shooting at us, fire back
Quote from necrogenesis"Please don't touch my cards with your herpes covered hands?"
Quote from YamahaR1They do this at 1am to 2am when the drunk drivers are coming home? Are there no curfew laws in that area?
Not to say "There will never be anyone in the street" but hell, there shouldnt be kids on bikes at 2am. At least not here : under 18, in before midnight.
Quote from Crashing00Is this because you think drunk drivers are less dangerous/cause less harm than sex offenders? Or because you think they are less likely to be repeat offenders?
I live in a neighborhood with a lot of kids; basketballs in the road and children flying down their driveways into the street on bikes are very common occurrences here. Drunk drivers, or even bad drivers that don't pay attention, could easily cause irreparable physical injury or death. I'd rate them as just as dangerous as sex offenders if not more so in terms of harm to children.
Quote from Naga"s ShadowI'd say no but then I think the sex offender database you linked to is wrong as well. If a person commits a crime they should be punished for it, but the punishment should be geared to making them a functioning member of society. Public databases exist to shame and exile. In this situation treatment is more useful as it will, hopefully, produce a productive individual. As opposed to things like blacklisting or the permanent revoking of their license, which will leave them unable to function properly for the rest of their lives.