Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Revised ETA

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.


bongobear said...

Absolutely. Couldn't agree more.

FlyingBarrister said...

The Libs' ambitions are so superficial and transparent. They are dancing on the childrens' graves with joy that they might get what they want, what the death of Mexican and Brian Terry could not deliver.

Apparently, the libs are OK with schools remaining soft, unarmed targets that crazy people can penetrate with revolvers and lower capacity magazines in rifles or shotguns that are not black. They just don't want shooters to be able to buy new black rifles or mags that hold more than 10 rounds. As if that will make it all go away despite 200 MM individual arms already being in private hands in the US.

Once a crazy person with an intent to kill gets inside the security perimeter of a school and there is no armed person there to stop him, the point of no return has been crossed. People are going to be injured or killed, no matter what kind of gun or other weapon the nut is carrying. Are the libs OK with only 6 getting killed in a school instead of 20?

It only takes 10 minutes or so for the first responder, then a little more time for backup, they a little more time for them to form a plan and make a move.

Old NFO said...

20 minutes at Newtown...