Among the most common ideas propagated by Republicans is that if every person was armed, then all bad people would be dead. Donald Trump explained how to end terrorism such as the Orlando murders. “People are dead. A lot of people are dead. So, if everybody wants to be politically correct. If people had guns and this son-of-a-bitch comes out shooting. POW. A bullet in his head. That would have been a beautiful sight.”
General S.L.A. Marshall, once conducted a study as to how many US soldiers actually fired their weapon in combat. He was studying WWII in Europe. His research indicated that thirty percent of soldiers did NOT fire their weapon due to fear of revealing their position. Perhaps, his figures are not accurate, but ask any soldier who has been in combat and they will admit some soldiers did not fire their weapon. They would also admit that firing a weapon when someone is firing at you leads to jerk of hand and fear.
Then again, Donald Trump DID have an opportunity during the Vietnam War to display his bravery in combat. Of course, being Donald Trump he made certain that the got a deferment from serving in the US Army. Heck, there were guys shooting at you! Who the hell wants to take on a bunch of guys shooting at you? Much better dining and dancing at great club.