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Should Concealed Carry Gun Owners Attend Crisis Training?
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If you take a moment to consider... The difference between a culture raised in the wilds, where life and death depended on owning a gun and keeping it clean and handy, and a culture born into an urban ghetto, with armed deviates roaming the street driving the same kind of need of protection - is that the one is in the open, and the other is riddled with gun-free zones and threats of arrest that keeps the guns a hidden thing.
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(01-24-2013, 11:45 PM)WmLambert Wrote: If you take a moment to consider... The difference between a culture raised in the wilds, where life and death depended on owning a gun and keeping it clean and handy, and a culture born into an urban ghetto, with armed deviates roaming the street driving the same kind of need of protection - is that the one is in the open, and the other is riddled with gun-free zones and threats of arrest that keeps the guns a hidden thing.

You have to see some irony there doncha? In these sparsely populated 'wilds' of yours, the rule of law still exists ... yet in the 'civilized' urban enclave it dissolves to nothing ... it's ultimately moot. Is it just me or does that seem a bit satirical?
"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard."
-- Henry Mencken
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(01-20-2013, 11:45 AM)Grizzly Wrote: Diane Sawyer and ABC News, along with the Bethlehem Pennsylvania Police, conducted an experiment with average citizens, some with gun exposure in their lifetimes and some without prior exposure, that would receive gun training without any crisis training. (Take under consideration that the gun training exceeded the normal limits of what would be normal.)

The news show showed four people being put to the test; the test is where the subject was placed in to a classroom situation, while the subject is told that he/she would have an actual gun on them (the bullets have been replaced with plastic ones filled with paint.). Eventually while the instructor talked about protective gear, a man would come in to the room acting crazy and shooting at the instructor and then start shooting at everyone else. What was interesting were the results of those subjects:

Joey: when he went for his gun, he couldn't get the weapon out of the holster.

Danielle: did the best, but she had her body in the wrong position for combat with a firearm; she thought she shot the fake assailant in the head but it was only in the leg.

Brian: actually froze with his elbow on the desk.

Chris: (a person with most exposure to guns all of his life.) did the most logical thing and hit the floor. (I'm not going to make fun of this person; I would have done the very same thing myself, but there a lot of gun owners that think they would not do what Chris did, and I disagree.)

The point of this thread is: Should Concealed Carry Gun Owners Attend Crisis Training?


Do you realize that many police officers are terrible at shooting a gun with reasonable accuracy? Many do not practice shooting to improve their aim and success rate at hitting the target.They can also freeze in firing just like anyone else because they are human just like you.

My citys police shooting range is not well attended and usually it is the retired members who use it as they have time to practice.I maintain the irrigation there and have talked with one of the retirees who gave me tips on how to hold and fire a gun and how he hides his gun on hinself.

Besides what does it have to do with the right to DEFEND ourselves from criminals who often have no training either but willing to shoot anyone who might be in their way of a crime they want to commit?
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(02-02-2013, 11:56 AM)sunsettommy Wrote: Do you realize that many police officers are terrible at shooting a gun with reasonable accuracy?

I have a great story about this from taking a CCW class. The cops have used our club range for training for many years. One of them showed up (this was decades ago when they still used revolvers). The officer took aim and pulled the trigger ... click ... (waited 30 seconds as you're supposed to, but didn't clear his weapon like he should have) pulled the trigger ... click (repeat through entire cylinder). By that time the police RO asked him what was up. They checked and there were dents in all the primers. The RO asked him how he maintained his sidearm. He indicated that he was very diligent. Every night he removed it from his holster, hosed it down with WD-40 and wiped it off (without removing the cartridges) and stored it until he went back on duty.

So we basically had a peace officer that was walking around armed with the equivalent of a rock if it became necessary to protect the public.
"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard."
-- Henry Mencken
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