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Not sure what the point of that video is. You could make one where an armed citizen saves the lives of tens, hundreds, even thousands. Heck, those types of videos also already exist. Yeah, or runs away because he doesn't want to get shot. That's more likely, IIRC. Look, like many things, people are just arguing with their emotions and culling stats to suit whatever side they happen to fall on. Nobody here is qualified to talk about this stuff beyond "I don't want to carry a gun" or "I feel safer with a gun" or whatever. Their own opinions. That's it. Very few people here have read, I imagine, books on the topic. And I realize I may be showing my bias here, but the "anti-gun" side tends to argue the emotional side of things, the "what about the poor innocent children being slaughtered by the… well, okay, not quite dozens, but more than a few" angle. Every book I ever read stressed to me that it's largely an economic issue. People who want to kill a lot of other people are also free to choose other means: poisonous gases, bombs, etc. Many of them are even safer for them to use than having to stand there pulling the trigger on something.
20 feet is too far away still even for a trained and nimble warrior, 6-8 feet is a different story. There was a lot of controversy over police shooting people with knives at that range who made moves, until they showed you how a person with a knife at that distance could get to you, they may die but they had a chance. If you are 6 feet away I am moving myself to safer distance to give me more time to respond. Twenty feet? I am going to wait for you to clear the first ten so I know for certain I don't miss and then I am going to plug you even if you are Batman (not you personally!).