Now that, in this Year of the Shooter, fire fighters responding to a fire have been shot and killed in NY state: Will every hook-and-ladder have a trained police officer positioned in a turret behind a .50 cal. machine-gun? Can you picture fire fighters wearing body armor, or dropping their gloves to reach for their sidearms?
WEBSTER, N.Y. — Four volunteer firefighters responding to a pre-dawn house fire were shot Monday morning, two fatally, leading to a shootout in suburban Rochester, N.Y., police said.
Church worshippers, movie goers, teens walking home, day spa employees and customers, teems listening to music in cars, teachers, first-graders, fire fighters...
“One or more shooters” fired at the firefighters after they arrived shortly after 5:30 a.m. at the blaze near the Lake Ontario shore, just east of Rochester, Town of Webster Police Chief Gerald Pickering said.
Are there enough guns to insure everyone's safety - - from guns and their owners - - in this already-armed society with half the world's firearms - - or already too many guns?