Merlin
I Agree. But Your Anecdote Does Not Substantiate
Thu Feb 7, 2019 11:36am
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that in an active shooter situation a Texas police officer will act responsibly and laugh at you and make a joke about pointing your gun at him.

  • The fact that there is violence going onSprout, Thu Feb 7 9:41am
    does NOT excuse a person carrying a firearm from engaging in responsible behavior. MORE so if that person is MORE trained.
    • I Agree. But Your Anecdote Does Not Substantiate — Merlin, Thu Feb 7 11:36am
      • situations are fraught with danger on ALL sides, but more so for the legally licensed gun owner who is armed and chooses to take it out while in an active shooter situation. It should have been made... more
      • both trained AND experienced in dealing with lawfully armed civilians will respond much BETTER to the presence of a firearm than one who is NOT trained to deal well with armed civilians and who is... more
        • INSTINCT kicks in during high octane, active shooter situations and ANYONE with a gun in hand is a potential threat. Someone NOT wearing a police vest with the words prominently displayed is likely... more
          • If you say that they simply cannot be expected to exercise any self-discipline as to who they shoot beyond not another cop, you really think very little of police officers. Heck, what if there was a... more
            • I think of cops. Several of my friends and relatives are also in law enforcement. I happen to know that, in LIFE/DEATH situations, instincts take over. It is also drilled into cops that HESITATION... more
              • Then quit acting like police can't Sprout, Thu Feb 7 4:26pm
                help shooting anyone they see with a gun any time the are under pressure. I figure they can do better... Police training? No.. I have had military training and military experience... I have used both ... more
                • that doesn't mean it does or will happen, OBVIOUSLY. When cops shoot innocent civilians it doesn't "just go away" as them shooting on instinct, which pretty much TRASHES your entire argument. We are... more
                  • I am talking about reality. And not every situations where an officer UNJUSTLY shoots a law abiding armed civilian is an active shooter situation. Not every time they hear "shots fired" is an active... more
                    • No.HeavyHemi, Thu Feb 7 8:02pm
                      That's what most of your posts consist of when we point out you're not making a point or an argument but simply repeating phrases and ideas as if nobody has been discussing them for year.
        • better outcomes. Who knew?
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