The question that arises every time there’s a terrorist attack or mass shooting is one of how to stop it from happening again or minimize the casualties. The common response from gun control activists and the media is always to ban guns and further restrict the rights of law abiding citizens, relying purely on a emotional response and lacking any scientific evidence. One study out of Purdue University is seeking to put some actual science behind the question of whether concealed carry or any armed defense would reduce the impact of a terrorist attack like the one in Paris. Their results: yes, guns would save lives.
From a local news article on the study:
The simulation technology allows him to adjust police response time, concealed carry probability, and whether or not security guards are present during a shooting. He said all of these variables are something every venue should consider.
“We want you to use our model to determine what solution is best for you,” said Kirby.
He said overall, the simulations concluded if more innocent people were armed, less casualties would occur. Same goes with more security guards and faster police response times.
The phrase “the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun” is openly mocked by gun control activists, but the fact of the matter is that it is 100% correct. We’ve seen that time and again, and the Purdue study once again confirms that the faster an armed response can arrive the more lives can be saved.