CCW Relevant Comments by LTC Grossman on 8.12.11 in Northern Virginia
A friend of mine, who actually went to this event (the Tactical Response Expo), sent me the below:
So today Colonel Grossman spoke. (I know he's LTC.)
Put very simply, LTC Grossman is the best speaker I have ever heard in my life.
I thought I would share some of the comments he made during his 2:45 minute presentation.
If we had 1970s medical technology today the murder rate would actually be 4X higher than it is (A Harvard, peer reviewed study a decade ago)
Crime is down? BS. Crime is being deliberately under-reported.
"Piss on golf. There is not a single survival skill to be learned on a golf course. Hitting a golf ball 200 yards does not impress me. Hitting the golf ball at 200 yards impresses the hell out of me. Golf did not do a bit of good on Normandy. Let the sheep go graze on the golf course."
While I don't agree with him on this one, he does not like the term active shooter. He thinks it is a slight against good people and the legit pasttime of shooting. He prefers, and used throughout the presentation, the term "active killer." I personally think the term "active shooter" well describes the tactical situation at hand.
"We cannot find one single homicide in a workplace that allows CCW."
This comment was in the vein of school shootings and how the police should consider using armed citizens on the scene (e.g. parents) in those first few minutes that can make all the difference in the world.
"One or two armed citizens in the first five minutes are worth 1000 a half hour later."