Let's be a little realistic for a moment......
Malls are just one OF MANY soft targets. There are a bunch of targets we go to every day, from hospitals, restaurants, malls, office buildings, stores, churches....even Wal-Mart!
There is no way to 'harden' all of these. We can't afford to have armed security at all of these venues....nor do we want to.....Ever heard of 'Police State'?
Regarding malls, most have minimal security. The ones around here have a few minimum wage security guards who AREN'T ARMED. They don't serve to make me feel any safer & they don't make an effective deterrent to a BG.
So what can places like malls do, to increase their security? Feel feel to answer....I'd like to hear some EFFECTIVE measures.
Adding cameras may deter some shop lifters, but someone like this miscreant in Omaha aren't going to be deterred by cameras....He wanted to be famous!
Even if someone had been armed at that mall....Would they have wanted to go up against a BG with an AK...armed with a handgun? (It makes me want to start carrying a rifle for protection...in that situation, I'd feel a little out-gunned.)
Criminals of this type will go to where they can do the most harm....that's why they don't routinely go to police stations to open fire.
So where does that leave us?........
The mall owners will just put up more cameras (so CNN has pictures to show of the aftermath). They will probably put up more NO GUNS signs...(like that worked so well in Omaha...)....Maybe some will hire armed security......
The anti-gunners will spout more of their 'assault weapon' hoplophobia. They will demand more gun control ON THE VICTIMS, while ignorong the BGs.
The pro-gunners will just keep plugging away....trying to halt the never ending attacks by the antis & the BGs.
The only thing I think that will make a difference is when we make it cost the BGs more than they are willing to pay.....Therein lies the rub....How do you make a BG pay when he is willing to die?