Seconds make the difference during an armed assault. In a recent letter, the writer takes everything out of context.
Point One: When a madman is shooting innocent people the only way to stop the carnage is to take down the bad guy; and you have only seconds. Waiting around for the police will only result in more death before they arrive. We've seen that time and time again.
Point Two: Experts estimate that as many as 40 million high-capacity magazines may be in circulation today in the United States (source: Christian Science Monitor). So good luck with that approach.
The answer is not to disarm citizens. Not to reduce their ability to defend themselves and families or that of a school's ability to protect the children.
The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is by a good guy with a gun.