I'm glad that someone started a discussion about this incident. It's unfortunate that lives were lost, but it brings up an interesting point about the deficiencies even when a CCW is present.
Does Mr. Swagler need more training? Could this incident have been prevented? Could it have been diminished if Mr. Swagler had shot the perp before he entered the Ihop? How can you prevent people with a mental illness from obtaining weapons in the first place?
Ralph Swagler said he grabbed his own weapon, but said it was too late to stop the shooter, who charged into the IHOP through the front doors.
"I wish I had shot at him when he was going in the IHOP," said Swagler, who owns Locals BBQ & Grill. "But when he came at me, when somebody is pointing an automatic weapon at you -- you can't believe the firepower, the kind of rounds coming out of that weapon."
Gunman Kills 3 National Guard Members, 1 Other In Shooting Rampage At Nevada IHOP | FoxNews.com
"The 2nd amendment was never intended to allow private citizens to 'keep and bear arms'. If it had, there would have been wording such as 'the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed'." -- Ken Konecki on Usenet, on 27 Jul 1992