Sorry Excuse For" Tam points out a slight problem with the "Trust the cops to save you! YOU don't need a gun!" attitude: that the cops sometimes get there in time, but don't do the damned job. And points to some words by Steyn on the subject.
One receptionist was killed, while the other, shot in the abdomen, pretended to be dead and then crawled under a desk and called 911, he said.
Police said they arrived within two minutes...
Police heard no gunfire after they arrived but waited for about an hour before entering the building to make sure it was safe for officers.
'Safe for officers'. The ones with the guns we're supposed to trust to save us. Like the tactical teams at Columbine, armed with everything short of RPGs, standing around making plans until all the dying was over.
As Tam notes, if you don't want me to be able to shoot the bad guy, but you're not going to do it either, why the hell are we paying you? If we want spectators to a gory sight, the media does that for free.