Block is a California-based firearms safety trainer, certified by multiple branches of the federal government, with 29 years of experience. I called him because I'd just written about the differences between the Aurora shootings and other incidents, cited by Rep. Louie Gohmert, where armed civilians took out killers. The question I didn't really answer: How would an armed, trained person take out a gunman like James Holmes? Block was wondering the same thing. "All you need is one person there with a gun," he said. "If this went down in Texas or Arizona, he would have died quick."You don't have to look too far to ascertain that Greg Block has seen one Die Hard movie too many and is very, very full of horseshit.
There were members of the military in the theater, and possibly more people with training. There were, however, no guns, even though Colorado is a concealed-carry state because the Century theater where this took place was a "gun-free zone."
February 28, 1997, North Hollywood, California...
Or, if you prefer, the long version...
It took over 300 law enforcement officers and approximately 650 rounds to bring these two guys down.
Apparently it's very easy for some gunnies to be internet commandos, full of swagger and bravado. But the reality is far from the storybook endings these guys with an overflow of virtual manhood can ever imagine.
It's no wonder they inevitably gravitate to a political party that lost touch with reality and critical thinking years ago.