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Response to Sailor65x1 (Reply #110)

Sat Feb 24, 2018, 05:21 PM

120. I was referring to the general response not anyone in particular.

I expect there are some here (like you) who are trained. That most certainly does not represent the majority.

I look at it this way, the officer was expected to perform his duty and attempt to stop the shooter. I do actually accept that this was his duty. Perhaps he wasn't up to the task. Perhaps he was afraid to die. Maybe he froze. I don't know and quote frankly no one else does either. Vilifying him serves no purpose. It lends credence to the notion that arming people (even if trained) will provide a safer environment. It's bullshit.

How many LEOs are trained and recertified but never fire their weapon in the line of duty... they encounter this situation. What percentage attempt to stop the active shooter alone without backup? Are we supposed to believe this was a single unfortunate failure to act and most police officers would respond?

Perhaps I'm too cynical but I think too many people have been watching too many cop shows.

I would also like to point out that there is no right to expect the police to protect and serve. Local municipalities may have those rules in place but most don't. The Supreme Court did away with that about 10 years ago. The individual has no right to expect police protection. I may disagree with that personally but it is federal law (I can't speak to every state)

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