Armed citizens can often overreact, like when a Michigan woman opened fire on suspected shoplifters while they fled the scene.
“The notion that you have a seal of approval just because you’re not a criminal — that you walk into a gun store and you’re ready for game day — is ridiculous,” said David Chipman, a former SWAT team member with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
It’s widely accepted in law enforcement that improperly trained civilians often do more harm than good when trying to help at crime scenes.
I mean, think of the badass male leading roles in movies and TV shows.
These are guys that just take action and they don’t have to say how they feel because it’s clear through their heroic pursuit and protection of her.
“The question is: If you see someone running out of a gas station with a gun in their hand, do you want an untrained person jumping out and opening fire?
That’s about to change, we have but one tool at our disposal, a tool even more powerful than social worker’s having their day in court against hapless families, that tool is The Internet a machine so vast it covers the globe in seconds. If you have been on the end of “their justice” it is more than likely you have nothing more to loose, please feel at liberty to tell it like it really is, name all involved, Say NO to gagging orders, how dare they!Although Parker was armed and held a concealed carry permit, he stayed hiding in a classroom.Parker’s years of training alerted him to the fact that opening fire on the gunman could likely do more harm than good.I’ve always known that he’s not the romantic type but in the beginning of the relationship, he always used to say sweet things at unexpected times to give me butterflies, he used to take me out to romantic dinners, etc.I feel like he’s just not putting as much of an effort anymore into being romantic.I first tried to ascertain where the shooting was coming from, where I was in relation to the gunfire and how far away it was,” said retired Army Sgt. “I think most untrained people are either going to freeze up, or just whip out their gun and start firing in that circumstance.