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Published: Thursday, June 12 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT

From our left wing leaders, they tell us if we just give a great speech to a person that is bent on killing people, then you can simply reason with them. Therefore no one should be allowed to carry a gun.

But, let's ignore knife and clubs as weapons. After all there isn't the money and ease of regulating those items, therefore the number one weapons of choice will be ignored.

The secret to surviving is escaping early on or having a weapon of your own to take out the shooter. Element of surprise, speed, strength will also assist you. The 10-15 minute police response time (if someone manages to call for help), gives a shooter more than enough time to fire off enough rounds to take out the targets.

One day maybe we'll have drones in stores that as soon as a nutcase starts attacking the drones swoop down and take out the attackers or at least distract them long enough for people to escape.

CHS 85
Sandy, UT

@Liberal Ted

"The secret to surviving is escaping early on or having a weapon of your own to take out the shooter."

Have you ever been confronted by an armed assailant? Did you have time to pull your weapon?

Well, I have been confronted by an armed assailant. Element of surprise took my pistol completely out of the equation.

I am well trained, was in the Army for 20 years so thought I knew how to spot a threat and how to mitigate an attack, but I was completely taken by surprise.

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