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Response to bullimiami (Reply #41)

Fri Feb 23, 2018, 09:21 AM

73. No. Unless training down their is drastically different from most other areas

Current active shooter training is, and has been for years now, to immediately track down and engage the shooter as soon as possible. The reason is attract the attention of the shooter away from the crowds and onto the responding officer, force the shooter to go from offense to defense, and, in many cases, a lot of these shooters off themselves when they get confronted. Remember, 99% of these shooters have zero training, they are shooting fish in a barrel and can just as easily panic themselves when being shot at. Is it risky? Highly, last numbers I heard is 1 in 3 first responding cops get shot. Police aren't rambo, but neither are these shooters. Having a rifle doesnt make you a highly skilled assassin who stays calm and cool under fire. Many retreat and fold when facing a gun themselves because they themselves are cowards.

Also, this isn't new training. Police nationwide starting shifting to this after Columbine. when it took nearly an hour after the shooting started before the police entered the school. Immediate engagement doesn't prevent all deaths and injuries and is a high risk for the cop or cops, but its better then just sitting around and letting the shooter decide when the shooting is over.

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