Obviously, one thing that could help is for the MSM to stop giving the killers the attention and celebrity they crave .
This article by police trainer Ron Borsch suggests one other route to lessen the carnage.
Ohio trainer makes the case for single-officer entry against active killers
Among his findings that have helped shape his tactical thinking:
• 98% of active killers act alone.
• 80% have long guns, 75% have multiple weapons (about 3 per incident), and they sometimes bring hundreds of extra rounds of ammunition to the shooting site.
• Despite such heavy armaments and an obsession with murder at close range, they have an average hit rate of less than 50%.
• They strike “stunned, defenseless innocents via surprise ambush. On a level playing field, the typical active killer would be a no-contest against anyone reasonably capable of defending themselves.”
• “They absolutely control life and death until they stop at their leisure or are stopped.” They do not take hostages, do not negotiate.
• They generally try to avoid police, do not hide or lie in wait for officers and “typically fold quickly upon armed confrontation.”
• 90% commit suicide on-site. “Surrender or escape attempts are unlikely.”
Two points deserve emphasis for out purposes:
Simply put, the slaughter stops when a good guy (or woman) shows up with a gun.
They strike “stunned, defenseless innocents via surprise ambush. On a level playing field, the typical active killer would be a no-contest against anyone reasonably capable of defending themselves.”
They generally try to avoid police, do not hide or lie in wait for officers and “typically fold quickly upon armed confrontation.”
So why aren't we talking about improving the odds that said good guy will be on the scene or get there quickly?
The latest murder spree supports Borsch's findings.
Isla Vista Shooter Intentionally Chose A “Gun Free Zone”
The 141-page manifesto of the Santa Barbara spree killer shows that he spent more than a year planning his attack, and that part of his planning involved choosing a time and place where he felt the odds were lowest that he would encounter armed resistance quickly. He calculated his odds, conducted surveillance, did pre-mission planning, and intentionally sought out a gun free zone.
Rodger spent over a year and a half meticulously planning his attack.
His 141-page “manifesto” makes it clear that he feared someone with a gun could stop him before he was able to kill a lot of people.