1. You'll notice the senior citizen starts shooting at the one holdup guy, with little concern about starting a dangerous gun fight inside a small, busy, well populate area.
2. The armed robber didn't fire a shot, even after being surprised by the sudden attack. The criminal had more sense not to shoot and hit someone by accident, than the rabid gun toting CC senior citizen.
Here's Ezra Klein with a quick rundown of gun facts that might surprise a few opponents of firearms:
A survey of National Rifle Association members and non-affiliated gun owners conducted by a prominent Republican pollster shows that there is broad support for certain provisions that would restrict the sale of guns. According to a study unveiled at the Center for American Progress,
The study, which was conducted in May by GOP wordsmith Frank Luntz, revealed the following data points as well:
-82 percent of 945 self-identified gun owners said they support requiring criminal background checks for gun purchasers. -74 percent of NRA members believe concealed carry permits should only be granted to applicants who have completed gun safety training.
-68 percent of NRA members believe concealed carry permits should only be granted to applicants who do not have prior arrests for domestic violence.
-63 percent of NRA members believe concealed carry permits should only be granted to applicants 21 years of age or older.
-75 percent of NRA members believe that concealed carry permits should be granted only to those applicants who have not committed any violent misdemeanors.
Taken in full, the numbers cut against the conventional wisdom.
Russell Simmons wrote at the Huffington Post:
The time has come for our nation to face the National Rifle Association and its bullying tactics. There is no way that our forefathers envisioned twelve innocent people lying dead on the floor of a movie theater when they wrote the Second Amendment. They didn't even know what an assault weapon was or what urban communities would become. A man walks into a movie theater dressed as "The Joker" from Batman and shoots seventy people, and how do we respond? We ban people from wearing costumes!? How about we address the real problem by banning weapons of war, so we never deny the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for another innocent American again.