The consensus between them:
*Too bad someone wasn't carrying a sidearm in the theater. Regardless of the smoke and shooting, it would have significantly improved their chances. Both shared stories where it had.
*"Lay and play dead" is a bad decision. In Israel, people know to throw everything they have within reach at the shooter, and it often works.
*Using this issue to increase gun control is idiotic.
Well - there you have it.