I guess no one was at home in those houses who had a rifle on his own and/or was willing to use it.
20 minutes and only 100 rounds shot off by the looney? Not 12,000 rounds (600 rds/min for a true assault rifle)?
I doubt that this incident will do nothing but underscore the fact that a citizen cannot depend on the cops or the guberment for their own personal safety.
Cops are just civilians ...
look at the new information about Newton shooting ... cops sat outside for 6 minutes while knowing that a shooter is inside a building full of kids with gunfire known to have occurred. If it were on a military base and MPs arrived on a similar scene, I would expect that they would have been ordered to enter the building immediately...and they would have. The cop is worried about going home and the soldier is more concerned with following orders. Its a lesson people still have not learned obviously.
The statement by the Chief is balderdash of course ... it was not an assault weapon to begin with...the cops were not "outgunned" as evidenced by the outcome..
The guy, Vogel, was at his residence ... so he was not out roaming about ... more info is really needed.