I'd take a well armed citizenry over a defenseless group of sitting ducks any day of the week. Sorry Ocasio Cortez and fellow fearmongerers in my future, criminals don't follow laws. Outlawing guns does not stop outlaws from acting outside the law. It is a moronic premise on its face. Criminals will continue to commit murders regardless of whether the weapons they're using to commit them are "legal". Therefore, the best course of action is armament of law abiding citizens coupled with extensive training. We have numerous examples of the benefits of armament: the Purdue study that showed armed teachers and resource officers could cut causalities by over 60%, the fact that the pulse night club murderer specifically avoided a Disney venue because of the armed and visible security, the fact that the majority of public mass shootings have taken place in gun free zones, etc. Have fun waiting for the cops. I'll be returning fire.
Kick asses. Take names. If necessary, take lives. The peak of bravery, endurance, and dedication to American sovereignty is embodied in the American soldier. We're proud of them and thankful for their service, along with their families' sacrifices.