Ron L here = SERESURPLUS
A sad day indeed! All I've seen on the news is the same thing could happen here, where I live, just as easily! Our Malls do not Honor CCW's, though I don't know anyone that has one that doesn't carry there!
I appreciated Boris's comments, and I feel the same sort of Sadness that he displayed in his letter! It matters not what weapons it was, If it was am AK design, a Siminov design or a FORD MUSTANG?
I do agree that this loser should have not had access! I do agree that the Stepfather if he was the owner shares in the fault here! The real fault lies in someone as lost as this ******* was and how no one could see it, or do anything about it? Throwning him out? Did that help? I have a child with Special needs and I know that sort of 'TOUGH LOVE" sometimes doesn't work! This guy needed to be seperated away from the rest of us and not armed!
OH and Boris, your wrong on one point! Many Policemen, could not tell an AK, from an SKS, to a UZI, from a TEC-9, to a MAC-11! They go with what ever they hear and many are not "GUN PEOPLE", a view of many of them at the range a wekek or so before qualification backs up my word on that! LOL Not a pretty site indeed?
What could have sollved this? JUST 1 ARMED PERSON! I don't care if it was a COP, a DOG CATCHER, a BUM on his LUNCHBREAK? The mall didn't allow CCW's, so those that did have one, mostly did not pack or carry? That COST LIVES! PURE AND SIMPLE! DO I wear my pistol to Church, NO, I try and Leave it in the VAN, does my paster know I carry 24/7? YUP, would he have an issue with me carrying, if the church was under threat, NO! The real deal is Use and access? If you have it and don't carry it, what good does it do? if you carry and are not cabable of the responsibility concealed carry demands, your part of the problem, not part of the anwser?
Not sure what I'm trying to say, other than, this sort of thing goes on in Jewish Malls in Hiafa, as well as Tel Aviv, the difference is they would have cut this dude down the minute he showed his weapon and went back to shopping! Different mindset? They know that they are surrounded by folks that want them dead, we, On the other hand pretend Life is OK and no one wants to harm us?
Just my .02, but this sort of thing is why I CARRY! Do I want to be a HERO, Nope, gave that up long ago, I just wanna be able to go and live my life, without the problem of *******s like this one? 1 person could have ended this deal, 1 person!