There are two things you do not touch, or threaten an American with…1, their money and 2, their guns. To many Americans, specifically those with a rightist bent, these two are sacrosanct to the American way of life. They believe, that one will protect the other, and the gun will protect their freedoms. Sidenote: If freedom is not free, then is it really freedom? Also, what kind of freedom is bought with a gun?
They seem to think it will keep them safe from all sorts of things. If they know something will happen, maybe. If they are in their home, maybe. But…if Weekend Rambo is walking down a street with 2 AK-47s on his back, extra clips, a Glock semi under each arm, and various other bells and whistles. This, he believes will keep him safe. As it will intimidate others (“FREEDOM!”) and so be it. However, unless he has eyes in the back of his head, he probably will not see his demise coming. A lot of those guns did.
Dan Bilzarian had to chime in with some nonsense about how he “forgot his gun” that day, as if that would have made a difference. What exactly was he going to do? Go running into the hotel waving his gun all over the place? OK, he has black hair and a big bushy black beard. I am not so sure that he would have been met with a warm welcome by the police. Assuming he saw where the shooter was shooting from, the 32nd floor, and amidst all the chaos on the ground, I would love to know how he was going to go all Sledghammer and save the day. My guess is he would have scanned the ground, and possibly a flash of something would have caught his eye and he would have fired away. This could cause another Rambo to start shooting. So now, people are caught in this crossfire, while being hit from above. FREEDOM!