That is fine if someone wants to hide behind some shelves or what have you. I took an oath to protect my fellow Americans from threats both foreign and domestic. Some of us take our commitment seriously. Though I suppose I can't expect too much from the common civilian. I hope my LEOS and Millitary brothers would do the same. With that being said I also have the training that the common civilian doesn't have. Still if I was only a common civilian I believe I would still help those in harms way instead of hiding. Given that my actions wouldn't make the situation worst of course.
If I saw someone in the process of being killed by (BGs) and did not try to help them it would be hard to live with for some time I'm afraid.
Here, just so we don't have to have all of this conversation again...
It's absolutely not about 'running and hiding' as 031131 would like to simplify it down to. Protecting yourself and your family comes first. Any physical intervention past that is probably going to endanger one of those two, if not both; which is why I said that it would take a specific situation to draw me in. Intervening from a distance, calling the police and being a good witness isn't cowardly; it's smart.
Look, it is a choice folks will have to make when a situation arises. Thumping ones chest and implying they are more of a man than the next person is IMO immature. Folks want to go ahead and help their fellow man, that is great. If someone elects not too, it is their choice and should be respected.Quote:
defend the Constitution of the United States and the State of (STATE NAME) against all enemies, foreign and domestic;
Look, I have been through way too much for my family and I thank God I am alive today to be with them and that was "defend the Constitution of the United States and the State of (STATE NAME) against all enemies, foreign and domestic; ". I did what I had to do. Now I am a civilian contractor. My intent is my gfamily, my family, my family. Call me slfish. But me being dead or in jail because of a DA on steriods will not do my family any good.
Yeah, I have heard folks say that "my wife and kids will understand why daddy needsto spend 6 years in jail and all of our savings and college funds were wiped out inlaw suits". Well, ya know what, my wife would say the same thing. But it does not put my kid through college or pay the mortgage.
Does that mean I would not help? Maybe, maybe not. Depends on the situation. I think my instict would kick in but it is not my plan to do.
And this is not a military or ex military thing. Being in combat and is way different than dealing with an active shooter with a US civilian population around. So don't make it sound like the average joe civilian is less capable just because one has served in the military. It just is not so in my experience.
"Keep in mind these are people who are trained to shoot under pressure situations, not the average citizen."................. Sorry, but most officers qualify quarterly with 50 rounds....... Most of my "average citizen" friends that are shooters and much better trained than most of my Law Enforcement Bros. More misleading info from the left.
Your gun doesn
Some people attempt to get attention by spouting off about subjects that stir up controversy or frighten the uneducated.
I suspect that Terry is just another one of those who is trying to make his name known by the liberal media.
The sad part in all of this is the perception that Law Enforcement are the only ones trained with firearms...
"Your conceal carry gun doesn’t make me safer"
Yep, you're right.... But it does make me safer... That's the point.
"Statistics - statistics - statistics" ....... Useless
In a self defense situation the action is 'up close and personal' .... in the Aurora shootout in was a 40' shot. The only break in Aurora is the guy's gun jammed. Maybe if you were in the front row with a 45 cal 1911, then you could have had an effect.
Your reaction to a shooting depends upon the situation. If a guy is walking around the restaurant and executing people, than you have no choice. If a robber sticks up a 7/11, no one is shot, and he is running out - Do you shoot? I have to imagine that any reaction will be instinctive.