Comment of the Day: Adding Some Firepower

We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them.

So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning or afternoon from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even.

This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit, clarity and whatever else we feel like at the moment.

Houston Press writer Craig Hlavaty, who has a CHL himself, checked in with a local gun instructor for his take on what might have happened in the Aurora shootings, specifically if other people were carrying guns. The post energized a lot of you to write, debating whether more guns would have stopped the carnage or added to it.

leelee_000 wrote:

If there's one average you have to assume there are 5 below average, 5 above average so... If 10% of the population have CHL's that would have put approx 15 gun owners in the theater that night, including the shooter that means 7 of them are above average, 7 are below average... One has an automatic weapon and is shooting EVERYONE.

I'm thinking, I know who the first targets would have been, and the 7 above average shooters are probably going to be taken out by the 7 below average shooters firing at muzzle flashes. I'm sure several more people would be caught in cross fire since now bullets are firing from all directions.


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