So the so-called progressives want to have a conversation do they? All right; Let's have a conversation. Let's talk about how every single mass shooting in the past decade except for one happened in a "gun free" victim disarmament zone. The sole exception was the Safeway Parking lot shooting in Tucson where Laughner was actually stopped by a concealed carry holder who tackled the shooter for fear of hitting innocent bystanders.
Let's have a conversation about how in Israel the terrorists blow up school busses full of schoolchildren because mass shootings are too damn difficult because the teachers shoot back. Let's have a conversation about how the "gun free schools act" has done nothing but create shooting galleries of live targets for any and every whack-job out there.
Let's talk about the fact that in every mass shooting that is answered by deadly force, the average body count is 9 times lower than when the shooter is unopposed. Oh, and let's talk about how the police and the government you adore so much have absolutely no duty to protect you or anyone else.
Let's finally admit to ourselves that no matter how good it sounds in theory, Gun Control simply does not work, and have a conversation about real solutions.
Real solutions like repealing the Gun Free Schools Act. Real solutions like arming the 10's of thousands of teachers in this country who are military veterans. Real solutions like training children how to resist an armed attacker and bringing firearms marksmanship classes back into the schoolroom. Real solutions like insisting that business owners who post no firearms signs be held civilly accountable for doing so.
And while we are at it, let's also have a conversation about how at the end of the day, there will always be evil, and evil has never been stopped by a sign, or a prohibition, or a law. Evil is only stopped by good men willing to use force to do so.