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A ray of hope for realistic school shooting defense

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by SsevenN, Aug 5, 2009.

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  1. SsevenN

    SsevenN Member

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    http://www.connectmidmissouri.com/news/news_story.aspx?id=331460

    Well one sheriff gets it, I hope he's not the last.

    Edit: Dang, I can't spell today...:( Could a mod correct "realistic" for me?
     
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  2. Lew

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    He sure does get it. With any luck, people are listening.
     
  3. doc2rn

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    At least someone was willing to listen without the ususal, "you'll shoot your eye out kid" coming up. Sometimes all it takes is a little common sense and we could see the end of GFZs where predators find their prey.
     
  4. Madcap_Magician

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    My real beef is with police training.

    If all these agencies are worried that their officers will have problems responding to shootings if they don't know who has a gun or if multiple people have guns, then what planet are they living on?

    Do police departments honestly train their officers to rush into a scene and then shoot anyone who has a gun? I should hope not. And I would think that lots of undercover officers in vice, gang, and narcotics units would appreciate not being shot, either.

    Furthermore, officers never know who has a gun or doesn't have a gun, regardless of the rules or law in a given location. They shouldn't assume that everyone who has a gun is a criminal, nor that everyone who does not obviously have gun is unarmed.

    If officers think they'll have problems figuring out who the active shooter is, they should try the guy shooting at the unarmed people.
     
  5. 9mmepiphany

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    why do you think plainclothes officers wear "well marked" vest when on a "raid"

    in 28 years in LE, i always assumed everyone was armed untill proven otherwise
     
  6. luzyfuerza

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    Allowing concealed weapons in schools (at all levels including universities) has worked out OK here in Utah so far. The only ones complaining are the criminals (but they never get any press coverage).
     
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