*SNIP* Cops would not carry a pistol that was no good as a defensive sidearm. It chambers the 9mm cartridge, which many firearms experts will attest is quite ample for personal protection and home defense
Score 1 for the 9mm!
*SNIP* Loughner's gun, a 9-millimeter Glock, is extremely easy to fire over and over, and it can carry a 30-bullet clip. It is "not suited for hunting or personal protection," said Paul Helmke, the president of the Brady Campaign.
Don't tell that to Tom Brewster
To the post itself: This is a really sad state of things. It will come down to Us "Gun toting idiots versus them "Guns are bad" people. I have friends in Tucson and will be watching this very closely!