When I saw this story at Memeorandum I noticed that Atlas Shrugs had something to say. So I looked, and I wasn't disappointed. Money quote:
If NY didn't have such draconian, anti-second amendment gun laws and one of those hostages was carrying - this nightmare would be over. Gun control laws kill innocent people.The lack of gun control laws would not guarantee that a) any of the hostages would own guns, b) any of the hostages would know how to use a gun with perfect precision without panicking, or c) a gun-wielding hostage wouldn't shoot any of the other hostages accidentally, creating a whole gun-toting clusterfuck.
Seriously, learn to logic.