'Good Guys With Guns' May Have Also Killed Orlando Victims

Isabella Ohlmeyer
SWAT officers and armed security guards attempting to rescue Orlando victims from being killed may have actually shot the victims themselves.

The ultimate goal of law enforcement officers is to protect innocent victims from harm.

In the recent Orlando shooting, first responders at the scene allegedly contributed to the number of killings at the gay night club, according to Addicted Info.

According to WFAA, "an unidentified law enforcement source involved in the investigation said that the large crowd of 300 people combined with the layout of the dance club could have caused some victims to be shot by police during rescue efforts." 

When asked about the first responders’ alleged involvement in the shooting, Orlando Police Chief, John Mina, simply said that it is being investigated.

“I will say that is all part of the investigation. But I will say when our SWAT officers, about eight or nine officers, opened fire, their backdrop was a concrete wall. And they were being fired upon, so that is all part of the investigation,” he said.

After the Newtown shooting in 2012, National Rifle Association (NRA) President, Wayne LaPierre voiced his view of how to stop armed shooters from killing others.

“The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun,” he said.

In this instance, the NRA is incorrect.

Good guys with guns only cause more chances for harm in an already dangerous situation, according to the Huffington Post

In only 3 percent of shooting incidents, the shooter was confronted by armed civilians, of who four were on-duty security guards and one person was just your average "good guy" who happened to be carrying a gun. 

It’s difficult to determine who people are shooting at in a dark space in a gay club late at night. 

Donald Trump recently spoke publicly that he believes the Orlando shooting could have been prevented if there were more guns at the crime scene.

“If you had guns in that room, if you had — even if you had a number of people having them strapped to their ankle or strapped to their waist where bullets could have flown in the other direction right at him, you wouldn’t have had that tragedy,” Trump said.

There needs to be a serious plan implemented by the U.S. government for alternate forms of protection, rather than the use of a gun.

Guns have now become the symbol for killing others, more-so than protecting another person’s life. 

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