Aurora Theater: 12 dead, 58 injured.
Sikh Temple: 6 dead, 4 injured.
Family Research Council: No deaths, one injured.
Three similar shooting incidents but only one had a major body count. Why? In both the Sikh temple and the FRC, the shooter faced a counter attack that disrupted his plans. Satwant Singh Kaleka attacked Wade Michael Page with a knife and wounded him enough to send him back outside where police got a chance to shoot him. Floyd Lee Corkins II entered the Family Research Council and shot Security Officer Leo Johnson in the arm who jumped on him, disarmed him and held them for authorities.
At the Aurora Shooting, nobody attacked James Holmes who shot till he got tired or bored and waited for the cops to arrive and arrest him.
By now it is clear that active shooters/ mass shooters/ whatever terminology are not the bravest or smartest and actually run on the coward side of the human race. Not only on these two cases but as shown in previous events such as the New Life Church, Appalachian School of Law, Trolley Square Mall, etc has shows that it takes one dedicated individual to stop what could have been a wholesale massacre, preferably armed.
But sure as hell you don’t solve anything hiding under a desk.