This is a discussion on Another Reason To Carry within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; We also have to realize too that the operator on the phone at 911 doesn't always get the call right. I can't count the number ...
We also have to realize too that the operator on the phone at 911 doesn't always get the call right. I can't count the number of times we've responded to a call for one type of incident only to show up and have something completly the opposite of what 911 had told us. You may dial 911 with an honest emergency and have 911 screw it up and send us or the PD out for a non-emergent call!! It happens a lot more than most people realize. Not to mention the fact that in some areas, your call to 911 may not even be answered or may be answered by someone who is completely unqualified to be handling that call.
Ever heard that song from many years ago by Public Enemy?...
"911 is a joke" is sometimes not that far off!
"You've never lived until you've almost died. For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the protected will never know" - T.R.
<----My LT was unhappy that I did not have my PASS-Tag at that fire. But I found the body so he said he would overlook it. :)
Response times will vary so widely across the nation that any "average" will be meaningless. In Snohomish County, WA which was where the lawsuit was filed, the county has a population equal to the entire state of North Dakota. Here, according to the court, a 15 minute response time is not unreasonable. In some rural areas 30 minutes plus may be reasonable. Attached is an article from the Washington Times that compares some response times across the country for major cities.Originally Posted by Miggy
It would appear that the best response time to a Priority 1 call is a few seconds over 5 minutes. These times are from call receipt to :officer on scene". How long does it then take the officer to make it from car to complainant? (See earlier post)
Whenever anyone hears a public official say that people should rely on "9-1-1", they should immediately respond with "but who takes care of us until they get here"?
If we look at actual events, the entire Columbine Massacre took place in less than 10 minutes of actual shooting. (About the total playing time of "Stairway to Heaven") There was an officer on scene when it began.
When we are told that we don't need carry permits and the state either refuses to issue them, or makes it "At the option of the CLEO" put it back in the laps of the elected "representatives (???)" and ask them if they are going to accept the responsiblity for protecting us even though the courts say they don't.
In the meantime, it will not only be necessary for us to provide for our defense, but consider medical attention as well. Remember that 9-1-1 also sends the Aid Car and they to can't respond much faster than the police. How many out there carry weapons yet haven't taken the time to take a course in First Aid or CPR?
It has been said well in a short sentence "If it is to be, It's up to me"!!
""If I shoot all the ammo I am carrying, I either won't need more or, more won't help me.""