Posted by: reformedmusings | September 30, 2012

Civilian guns save lives

The anti-freedom crowd has been claiming that the presence of an armed citizen at a mass killing would only make things worse. I’ve addressed this a number of times. How much worst than 12 dead and 58 wounded could it get in Colorado? But, Davi Barker at Daily Anarchist made a great analysis of mass killings. He compared the results when a mass killer was stopped by an armed citizen against those stopped by police. The score?

(HT: Gun Free Zone)

This makes perfect sense. The police have to get to the scene and evaluate it. Armed civilians are already at the scene and generally saw the situation developing. Being there, if nothing else, cuts the response time to near zero. Barker’s study shows again that when seconds count, the police are only minutes away.



  1. […] As Christians increasingly become the targets for hate-filled liberal and progressives, it seems wise for those who can legally do so to be armed at worship and other church gatherings. Such action has a long and storied history in the U.S.A., and has proven successful at saving lives. […]

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