I still have a small difference of opinion on a few parts of the post, but that is life.
One thing we an agree 100% on is the use of a flashlight. I can fill a small book with stories of how a flashlight probably saved my behind. Also, (oops 2 things) The fence..good job explaining.Alot is to be said for a commanding in charge appearance and voice. A hand is up and you are moving..2 other tools that every firearm carrier should STRONGLY consider using.
Without going into depth and just generally speaking.
I find it interesting that the reasoning behind not having a less than lethal option is to keep down reaction time and confusion which could be detrimental. Could a portion of that problem be the fear that is instilled into firearms carriers. By fear I mean "you will be sued" your going to jail, you'll lose your job etc" and all of that fear mongering that is spread about.
That stuff, if instilled in the brain, will cause a delay and an unconscious second guess. I bet this is a factor. How about we become familiar with bad situations for knowledge sake but concentrate on what we can do and when to do it instead of the horror stories being constantly drilled in during training or instruction.