No, Donald Drumpf, a shootout at the OK corral would not have happened, no matter what Ann Coulter says.
“If you had some guns in that club the night that this took place, if you had guns on the other side, you wouldn’t have had the tragedy that you had,” Trump told CNN earlier today.
Trump is pushing the “good guy with a gun” theory, a favorite of groups like the National Rifle Association that want to stop any gun control measures. The argument is that mass shootings can be stopped more quickly if other people have guns and are able to fire back at the shooter.But as CNN pointed out to Trump, there actually was a good guy with a gun at the Orlando nightclub. As the Los Angeles Times reported:
Orlando Police Chief John Mina said an off-duty police officer working security at the club in uniform traded gunfire with the attacker.Officials said that after police responded to reports of the violence, the attacker retreated to a bathroom with hostages. Police held back because the attacker made statements about having explosives, they said.
Trump, however, insisted that the answer was simply more people firing guns in dark, crowded nightclubs.“If you had guns in that room, if you had — even if you had a number of people having them strapped to their ankle or strapped to their waist where bullets could have flown in the other direction right at him, you wouldn’t have had that tragedy,” Trump said.
As I've said elsewhere, there are no good guys with AR-15s. There are just people sporting weapons of mass death, who aren't good or bad until they pick up their weapon and shoot 103 people, killing 50 of them. Then they're clearly Bad Guys With AR-15s.
Let's just lay that theory to rest. There are guns. There are guns made to kill a lot of people all at once, such as the AR-15 which should be a military-grade weapon only. These guns should not be in the hands of any citizen. That is all.