we have this guy who wrote to Insty when he had the nerve to suggest some armed citizens might have been handy:
So you think that ordinary citizens armed with handguns would slow down a surprise attack by trained paramilitary forces armed with automatic weapons, grenades and who knows what else? I’m curious how you see that scenario playing out. Etc.
Well, I'll tell you what: I couldn't stop the whole bunch myself, but I could cause them problems, maybe take one or two out of the equation. And, being from OK, I'd have the knowledge that there's a fair chance someone else with a gun would be handy to help out. Kind of makes the job of the bad guys more difficult.
As other people point out.