- E's Moriarity
The initial expression on many people was panic. I was also scared and for a 10 -12 seconds was convinced they were real shots.
Very irresponsible. I don't know why anyone would do that, what type reaction could they be hoping for?
Unfortunately a 79 year old woman was shot to death in a class given by Punta Gorda Police Dept. on when and how to use deadly force, while she was simulating an attack on a poice officer.
I can't for the life of me understand why a 79 year old woman living in darn safe town is taking a class given by the Punta Gorda Police on when and how to use deadly force with a firearm. Why for the love of Pete were the police using real guns and "blank" ammunition which everyone knows is a recipe for trouble.
Why they were even involved in giving this class? This isn’t a public service. This is impossible for me get a grip on. It can’t happen, it can’t happen, but it happens, I can’t deny it.
It won’t change my position but these things keep reminding me how many stupid people have access to guns, and how many of them are cops. I know that’s terrible to say when a tragedy has occurred but man oh man. Below is the link
Then I remembered hearing recently that something like 54% of Americans couldn't pass the most basic Red Cross swimming test. 10 people die every day from drowning.
I know this thread is about guns, and we have another thread about mass shootings, but I'm reminded that there are so many public safety problems that could be resolved with EDUCATION, done properly.
In my school we did spend time in Health class with a sort of gun safety program. Pretty much guns are bad, leave them alone, and don’t pick them up. You get the picture.
However, I have to admit there were some good things taught also. I was taught gun safety early in life (probably around the time I had swimming lessons!!), many kids had no idea. Some things they were teaching would have been useful. It was only for about a week, maybe 2, that I recall. I think that is pretty common now a days.
bpatters, I'm not being flippant here so I hope it doesn’t sound that way, genuine question; do you believe there should be drug education in school. If so wouldn't that be the same concept? I don't know if I agree or disagree, I remember my older uncle telling us how in the 70s they showed these psychedelic movies like being in a kaleidoscope with the message don't do drugs. He claims they only made him want to do try drugs, so maybe..
http://www.thegazette.com/subject/opinion/guest-columnists/t ... nra-20170512
Not taking a position on guns in general.
I know some of them. These people don't belong to the NRA.
I think the NRA could be a decent organization but it chose a different path.