Originally Posted by DaveNull
Of course cops are people. Highly trained people who wear body armor and are actually a part of finding the suspects.
The idea that this situation would have been safer or would have come to a more positive end because amateurs had guns is crazy balls.
Rhetoric like this just perpetuates the negative stereotypes of gun owners as out of touch cowboys that think not only that guns are the solution to problems, but that bigger and more powerful guns are.
Hell, if there was people "cowering in their homes wishing they had an AR-15 with a hi-capacity magazine" they'd be misinformed. For close quarters home defense a shotgun is going to be more effective and less likely to unintentionally hurt others in or around the home.
Considering the way this guy was armed, and considering the number of shoot outs he was involved in, An AR 15 could actually be a practical weapon. But please, continue to lecture those of us who own and shoot firearms on what type of weapon is best for certain situations.
"Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, and disregard of all the rules."
-- George Orwell, Shooting an Elephant