Armed citizens can often overreact, like when a Michigan woman opened fire on suspected shoplifters while they fled the scene.
“The notion that you have a seal of approval just because you’re not a criminal — that you walk into a gun store and you’re ready for game day — is ridiculous,” said David Chipman, a former SWAT team member with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.It’s widely accepted in law enforcement that improperly trained civilians often do more harm than good when trying to help at crime scenes.Although more weapons owners are taking weekend-long tactical weapon training, that doesn’t instantly make a someone ready for combat.Combat veteran John Parker didn’t attack the gunman at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College in early 2015.‘s Joshua Holland, in an attempt to expose the “lies” peddled by the NRA and the politicians that they own.
Specifically taking on NRA chief Wayne La Pierre‘s now infamous claim that “Good guys with guns kill bad guys with guns,” the veterans said that gun owners cannot simply will themselves to become heroes in high stress situations.
This story goes back a few years and is about an expierence I had with my live in girlfriend.
When she entered the room she acted surprised but not overly so. " All I could do was answer a muted "mmmpph" as she stood staring down at me.
It's never easy unlocking the cuffs behind your back and it was harder still under this kind of pressure. She knelt down beside me and took the key in her fingers. "I hope your comfortable because your going to be like this for a long time you know." as she sat, crossing her legs. She put down her cigarette and picked up the phone inorder to call in sick that day.
And thats how I ended up four hours later still tied up and serving as a footstool to her and her two girlfriends as they drank marguaritas, smoked cigarrettes and argued over their favorite soapoperas.
“I think there’s this fantasy world of gunplay in the movies, but it doesn’t really happen that way.