From the D.C. Examiner:
Fairfax County police say around 11:40 p.m., Gomez-Carreto approached the three people in front of El Catrin, a handgun in each hand, and opened fire, nearly killing the 52-year-old as bullets raked his upper body and less severely injuring the other two men – a 23-year-old from Falls Church and a 25-year-old with no fixed address – before fleeing in a car in an unknown direction.
The owner said none of the young men involved in the karaoke-inspired dispute seemed particularly drunk, and noted that Gomez-Carreto was on his way out at the time, having already paid his bill.
This is the classic case in which someone would say, if the assailant had a license, guns make it easier to commit acts of violence. But what would have happened if a number of these folks had the benefit of concealed carry? Anti-gun activists suggest that we’d see a nasty fire-fight, but consider a world in which it’s more likely that people nearby have firearms on their person — do you think the assailant would take that risk?
UPDATE: Speaking of homegrown terror, one can’t help but ask, after looking at this photo of Andy Dick: “WHY SO SERIOUS?”