Wednesday, December 19, 2012
With the flood of discussion on gun control and acting to "save the children" it is worth taking a few minutes to consider some of the tragedies that have occurred in the last 10 years to prompt this debate. I don't need to list the events for you to recall the tragedies I am talking about. We are all familiar.
There's only one thing I would ask you to consider. From the time the first shot was fired in one of these mass shootings by a wacko with a gun that is already illegal for him to possess how long does it take for the first of the first responders to arrive and to TAKE POSITIVE ACTION TO TERMINATE THE TRAGEDY?
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The shooting starts, disarmed and helpless people in a gun free zone are dying, the SWAT team arrives and what do they do? Typically the tragedy is over, and the shooter has either fled or killed himself. The SWAT team establishes a perimeter, checks their command radio net, dons their snappy black fatigues, balaclavas, helmets, suspension gear, and stands around outside the building while ensuring that firing from within has ceased.
If we could point to one or more episodes in which the arrival of the SWAT team or the local police department has resulted in the saving of a life I would be willing to continue this discussion.