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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #35)

Sun Feb 25, 2018, 12:59 AM

127. Who knows what he was thinking about.

He was looking death in the face.

No, actually, he wasn't, because he didn't enter the building.

We do not train cops or soldiers to charge battle rifles with handguns.

Your assumption that he would necessarily be "charging a battle rifle" is unfounded. There's no way of really telling how the encounter would have unfolded. He might have walked right into certain death, or he might have been able to find cover and pin the shooter down with return fire. We will never know because he didn't enter the building.

The NRA are going to try to scapegoat this guy to distract from the real issue of this kid being able to buy a battle rifle. DU members should not help them.

So your position is that nothing should stand in the way of an assault weapon ban? We shouldn't advocate for real-time protection of school children, because that would detract from the goal? I question your priorities. Even if a ban happened tomorrow, it would be literally years before AR-15 rifles would cease to be available. In the meantime, we should excuse armed professionals from putting their own safety over that of those they are sworn to protect?

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