During a 60 Minutes segment on Active Shooters Washington DC Police Chief, Cathy Lanier, says civilians have three options: Run, Hide or Fight.
Running is great if time is on your side and the active shooter is far from wherever you are.
Hiding is plausible unless the active shooter finds you…
Why did she say this? Times have changed and law enforcement knows that by the time they get on scene lives have already been lost. Lanier makes it clear that it takes the best police departments anywhere from 5-7 minutes to respond, but most deaths occur within the first 6 minutes. So it’s over by the time police arrives.
Now whats puzzling about her statement is that DC, even after the Heller decision, remains an anti-gun city. Strict rules remain in place making it difficult for individuals to obtain a conceal carry permit. So this leaves one to ask, exactly what should people use to fight back since government and anti-gun lobby have disarmed citizens in DC and countless states, cities and communities?
Liberals heads coast-to-coast must have exploded when she made this statement but it is the truth. In this day and age of crazed individuals going on killing sprees to the ongoing threat of terrorism people need to be armed. No new gun law is going to stop someone from killing since by their very nature criminals to terrorists do not follow the law. If they want a gun they will get one and if they can’t get a gun they’ll find something else up to and including a bomb!
Mass shooters 9 times out of 10 target gun-free zones and you can bet terrorists are well aware of this too. It is time for a nationwide conceal carry permit and the end of gun-free zones. Like the lady said fight,
“If you’re in a position to try and take the gunman down, to take the gunman out, it’s the best option for saving lives before police can get there.”
Government is going to have to back off and allow Americans the ability to fight back without fear of being thrown in jail for only wanting to protect ourselves and those around us!