I’ve attended hundreds of baseball games, hockey games, concerts, and other events over the past years. Each time, I am summarily disarmed as I enter the venue… …as if I am a criminal just for wishing to protect myself. At Scottrade Center in St. Louis (and others I’m sure), I can’t even carry a 3″ knife with me for minimal, minimal protection.
In Las Vegas on Sunday night (a conceal and carry state), 1000’s of concert-goers were disarmed as they entered the venue.
As I leave Busch Stadium or Riverport or others, I see that it would be impossible to exit the venue safely and quickly should a need for an emergency exit arise.
It’s a gauntlet of death.
IT IS FAR PAST TIME for Americans to stop being willing to disarm themselves and submit to a lack of protection at sporting, concert, and other venues.
Had concert-goers in Las Vegas been armed, they could have returned fire preventing the deaths of dozens. Instead of firing hundreds of rounds, Paddock would have been ducking behind some sort of protection. Yes, there would have been collateral damage. But lives would have been saved, and, I’m sure there’s some Democrat out there that has already said, “If just one life can be saved…”
If we won’t allow concert-goers to be armed, then the venue better provide all protection against threats that can be conceived, or they should shut down. LEO and security personnel must be on hand to return fire to a shooter, take down a terrorist with a moving van, or jump on a bomb should the area come under attack.
Don’t want to spend the money? Americans can vote with their feet.
It IS time to change the gun laws… …to allow citizens to better protect themselves from any threats or require those that would disarm us to provide protection and be held liable.