tl/dr consider Catholicism.
My work develops risk management training and "workplace shooter" is a more popular request than "workplace violence" even though the latter is 10,000x more likely to be an issue. There's a hugely mis-applied perception of risk.
Mass shootings are sexy to managers. They like to focus on it. I went through the "training" after some guy flipped out during a layoff. I suspect that the management was looking for "tells" of potential shooters. I counseled that everyone scatter and bug out. They said that we should swarm them. We don't train so that's just a good idea.
We are not permitted to conceal carry ANY weapon at work. Yet the building is full of screw drivers, knives, crow bars and other clubs. Lots of hiding places.
Of course, once that risk has been applied more directly, like where the FBI gets involved in a place you go, things feel different. I've had something somewhat similar happen a few times where I don't think it'd be crazy to carry a gun in certain contexts. But that has to be weighed against the likelihood of negligent discharges, additional training/practice, a kid getting a hold of the gun, or other every day bullshit of people flipping out on you, and now you have to be way more careful in how you deal with them because you're armed.
In my limited experience the mean level of firearms safety is very poor. That says nothing about the ability to get in the aggressive mindset necessary to effectively engage someone who's shooting people or sufficient training to have the muscle memory. That's best left to professionals or very dedicated hobbyists.
The Violence Policy Center shows 1,289 "killings" by CCW holders since 2007. That's about eleven years. Of those killings 533 were suicides, 357 perpetrated a murder suicide, 19 were killed by others.
The VPC claims just 35 fatal unintentional shootings. That's three people a year on average over the last dozen years.
Total killings? About 117 per year. About forty one percent are suicides who did not bother to go see Dr. Kevorkian's understudies. That leaves sixty percent of the killings either justified homicide, which is a crime for which self defense is an affirmative defense or that they committed manslaughter or murder.
Number of concealed carry holders in the US? 17,250,000 as of 2018. The figure in 2007 was 4,600,000. Let's go with that figure as a lower bound for yearly averages of permit holders.
On average 99.997 of concealed carry permit holders on an annual basis at 2007 permitting levels were not accused of killing anyone. That's an enviable reliability record.
The accidental discharge rate could be higher since many ADs do not involve killing anyone. I do not know them but would like to see them.
https://www.shootingillustrated.com/art ... ers-in-us/
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm ... id=2629704
Does this mean that CCW carriers are going to respond well to a mass shooter? I don't know. My plan is to get off of the X, not stand and deliver. I have hidey holes a work, places to bolt a home. Only idiots practice duelling. "In the gravest extreme" says Mas Ayoob. He's right.
Does it mean that CCW holders are especially dangerous? The Statistics don't seem to support it.
We had a new employee's nephew shot & killed last week in a hunting accident. Nothing against hunting but I've seen negligent discharges and a lot of gun people are way too cavalier with guns.
In PA we had 163,700 bucks taken this year. I spent a few minutes on Google. No deaths this year. I think last year someone had a heart attack. Firearms are going to involve ADs.
In 2015 we had two fatalities. One was self inflicted, the other was inflicted by another person. One was with a rifle, the other a crossbow. Both were deer hunters.
In 1984 ten people died during hunting season. Six were by others, four were self inflicted. Eight rifle, one shotgun and one muzzle loader. All deer hunters.
https://www.pgc.pa.gov/HuntTrap/Hunter- ... resent.pdf
The usual rule of thumb in Pennsylvania is that 2,000,000 hunters turn out on the first day of deer season. I think it's a miracle that a handful of people are not shot each year.... or maybe it's discipline? The PA Hunter's Safety course and regs are pretty strict. If you are caught without your orange on you will get fined. Hunters police each other too.
Steve, you live in Chicago. A visit to "heyjackass.com" shows a freaking slow motion massacre. I am sickened by the carnage there which I blame on the War on Drugs. I think some drug legalization would do Chicago a world of good. Be appropriate for the home town of the Chicago School of Economics to push for an end to the war on drugs.