wondering
Obviously you see this issue through your own lens....
Fri Feb 8, 2019 4:57pm
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as a citizen who carries a firearm. I can certainly understand that you would like for the police to be more careful before they shoot someone who has a firearm whether it is in an active shooter situation or not. I think we would all like for the police to be more careful before they shoot, but I think we need to see it from their perspective, too. They put their lives on the line day after day after day, and they want to be able to go home to their families, too. Again, the presence and prevalence of guns out there IS a threat to them, and to the public at large, and there are reasons for training as they do.

  • because while it COULD be a threat, it ALSO COULD be carried by a plainclothes police officer, an off duty police officer, a federal agent, or even a law abiding licensed civilian. NONE of which... more
    • Obviously you see this issue through your own lens.... — wondering, Fri Feb 8 4:57pm
      • I do see it through my own perspective being that I have BEEN on both sides of the gun. I have been both the unarmed civilian AND the guy carrying a gun both as a civilian and as a member of the... more
        • Apples to Oranges....wondering, Fri Feb 8 6:48pm
          How many times did you as a soldier have to go into a situation where there were active shooters? Probably not that often. There may be some similarities, though. Both police and soldiers typically... more
          • I don't think it is...Sprout, Sun Feb 10 4:49pm
            How many times do officers go into active shooter situations (since you seem to want to limit discussion to them)? Probably not that often. Both police and soldiers typically wear uniforms. Both are... more
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