In communist states like New Jersey, only criminals and the politically connected carry. Honest citizens cannot. Even in the more constitutionally minded states, the right to carry ends at the gun free zone.
When evil rampages and civil order comes unglued, does it matter how the gun was obtained or that it might have been prevented? The latest cause célèbre is mental illness. That’s great, who cares. In the eye blink of life or death, only one thing matters: The defense of the innocent.
A shooting gallery becomes a very different game when the ducks shoot back.