Post By AZJD1968
April 7th, 2013 12:52 PM
NY Times Article: Police say don't be passive if shoting starts
This article builds on the "run, hide, fight" approach, but is interesting because it acknowledges that "people at the scene of an attack have a better chance of survival if they take an active stance rather than waiting to be rescued by the police," and (in the case of the Virgina Tech killer) "it was clear that the Virginia Tech assailant had 'one goal, and that seemed to be to kill as many pole as possible before ending his life.'"
Maybe some people really are starting to get a clue that you can't just pretend that there aren't bad people who do evil things, and then tell themselves that "it only happens elsewhere." That type of understanding could eventually lead people down the path of firearms being helpful tools and concealed carry as a useful deterrent (as well as effective means of protection in many cases). Who knows, maybe someday people will even acknowledge that just because you have a "no guns" sign you aren't any safer, and indeed are probably less safe. One can only hope.
April 7th, 2013 02:21 PM
If you are in NY you don't have many options, perhaps run and hide. Not so much fight unless you throw chairs.
April 7th, 2013 02:21 PM
Prayer and pixie dust hasn't ever worked well, on the instance violence finds us. I just wonder how much more proof folks need, before they'll lift a finger in actual, active defense of themselves when S begins to HTF.
Trending toward rationality? Perhaps, though there are still tens of millions of head-in-sand'ers out there. It's nice to see some police agency, though, refusing to simply parrot the party line about the "pixie dust" approach. Certainly, the boost in concealed-carry licensing training that's going on is a decent indicator of some rationality occurring.
Here's to hoping some people are getting it, at long last.
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April 7th, 2013 03:04 PM
Maybe, The New York Times could write an article to the law makers of their state saying, " If you suggest that we be active during a mass shooting, maybe you can abolish some laws so that we can have weapons to be active with."
Stop whining and go do something that makes a difference!
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April 7th, 2013 05:01 PM
Don't forget, you can always blow your whistle! Blow your whistle!!!
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