When talking gun control, advocates bring up the possibility of shootouts when multiple people have guns in an area.
Thursday in Dallas, multiple people had guns at the rally.
Only the shooter and police shot.
Dallas Police Chief David Brown estimated that 20 to 30 open-carry activists attended the rally. He said some wore gas masks, bulletproof vests and fatigues. They ran when the shots rang out, but the presence of so many armed individuals at the scene of a sniper attack caused instant confusion.
Police questioned those with permits.
They didn't fire shots at the shooter or wildly into the crowd.