You need to strike with more than the fear of death. These killers need to be shot right in the narcissism, put down before they can victimize a single target. I guess I’ll argue both sides since my opponent is out.
if everyone had a gun, accidental death and impulse killings would be unstoppable, can’t do that.
if nobody had a gun, a criminal is just going to make one and have unchecked power.
Appently the perp had mental health services of some kind, but background checks weren’t required at the time. Adam Lanza killed 6 adults with the 20 kids, I guess no adult had a gun. However if we gave all 6 adults a gun, there is no guarantee they would be used correctly, and kids might gain access to them.
There is a reason it’s popular to go after schools.
Because if you go anywhere else there is a disabled veteran with a concealed weapons permit and a gun under their wheelchair. If only trained ex military could be everywhere. However these are our most unstable members of society, I watched a concealed weapons holder point a gun at his wife most of my childhood.
If you get shot anywhere in the torso you got about three minutes to live, police take 5, EMT probably similarly takes 5. So despite everything there is still going to be people emotionally charged about gun ownership. One can also argue that having a gun makes you a bigger target, and more likely to get shot in the chest