UPDATED: With eleven dead and five others wounded by gunfire, the question about this incredibly horrible tragedy is: why someplace such as a Synagogue doesn’t allow parishioners to carry permitted concealed handguns? Apparently, during high holidays, the Synagogue has security present, but why not allow people to be protected quickly during the rest of the year.
The synagogue had run security drills, but the issue of financial limitations wouldn’t have been a big concern if they had allowed permitted concealed handguns. From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
The issue that prevented further action regarding security was financial, Mr. Eisenberg said.
“We had to step it up as far as security, although there had been no threats,” he said. “The building isn’t designed for today as far as security purposes.” . . .
Just a few days ago, a mass public shooter was stopped at a grocery store in Louisville. Here is a list of church shootings that have been stopped by concealed handgun permit holders. Our list of mass public shootings stopped by permit holders is available here. The fact that the US has a much lower rate of mass public shootings than the rest of the world is available here.
There should be signs in front of synagogues noting that there is an armed presence there.
The attack occurred on October 27, 2018.