I Want a Gun   1 comment

A friend of mine attended this training at UAF that, coincidentally took place during the San Bernardino shooting.  It was all about appropriate response to gunfire in the workplace.

http://www.newsminer.com/news/education/university-of-alaska-violent-intruder-training-for-staff-includes-gunshots/article_e9b7dca4-9998-11e5-8137-876077a4e38f.html

Active Shooter TrainingMy friend came away from the “training” more convinced than ever that he (and his wife who also attended the training) both want to be able to conceal carry on the job at UAF.

They are prevented from doing so by stupidity. After this training, they spoke with several of their coworkers, most of whom agreed that hiding just makes you a sitting duck and fleeing just makes you a moving target. Hiding might work for you, until you’re found, at which point you need a gun to keep from being killed.

What is it about this that we don’t seem to get? These shootings almost always happen in gun free zones. What if the people in those zones were no longer helpless victims, but people with the means to protect themselves?

We can’t know for certain because we haven’t tried it (yet), but we can extrapolate from Clackamas Mall, Trolley Town Square and New Hope Church that a potential victim with a gun can stop a shooter. In all of these cases, and there are more than just this three, people ignored the “no guns allowed” sign and took their guns in anyway. In all of these cases, the carnage of a mass shooter was reduced because these people stepped up and pulled their weapons. In two of these cases, the brandishment alone was enough to cause the shooter to turn his gun on himself, even though he had a clear intent to continue shooting many more people.

Yet our solution is to continue to do what we’ve done in the past — disarm citizens so that they have no choice, but to be victims of a shooter. I hope it never happens where I am put in that position, but if it ever does …

I want a gun.

Posted December 5, 2015 by aurorawatcherak in Gun control, Uncategorized

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