This is part of a conversation on the Twitter. It goes back to the two “average civilians” who shot the restaurant shooter in Oklahoma.
She is saying they are trained more than the "average" gun-owning citizen. They receive extensive training to react to these situations. Joe Smo who owns guns or is an enthusiast does not receive tactics training…just to clear that up.
— K. Ramirez (@kbramirez3) May 26, 2018
So you do live fire exercises or simunitions?
If not, I hate to tell you that shooting hundreds of rounds does not prepare you for what an active shooting scene brings. I will be happy to read non-biased reports or stats you can bring me to change my mind though 😉
— K. Ramirez (@kbramirez3) May 27, 2018
Target practice is far different than being in an active shooter situation. There’s a reason why hospitals, PDs, & FDs run different drills for specific emergencies. It’s because they know they require certain responses & if they’re prepared they’ll be far more effective.
— Melissa 🌊 🇺🇸 (@missme_melissa) May 28, 2018
So, for the anti-gun/anti-CCW people out there, there is no amount of practice that satisfies them. They will never come out and say that, but it is the truth.
For you to CCW, they want you to be battle ready. They want simuntion force-on-force. They want you to go through active shooter drills. They want you to be a Navy SEAL SWAT Ranger.
I guess they watch too much TV, because this is the reality.
A well-worn leather holster holds a revolver hanging from the gun belt of NYPD Officer Paul Sulzbach as he patrols in midtown.
That gun and holster will soon become a relic of the past, replaced by a modern 9 mm semiautomatic handgun and holster, made of modern synthetic materials.
Sulzbach, 49, on the force since 1992, is one of 29 officers who have retired their service revolvers this week while training at Rodman’s Neck gun range in the Bronx, after being certified with a 9 mm semiautomatic.
Moments after speaking about the former service revolver on Wednesday, Sulzbach joined more than two dozen fellow officers as they loaded, reloaded, fired dummy rounds and did more to familiarize themselves with the new weapons.
“Today, we have one of our last scheduled classes of a three day transition from the .38[-caliber] revolver to 9 mm semiautomatic pistol,” said Richard G. DiBlasio, inspector and commanding officer of Firearms and Tactics Sector. “We have 29 students today, our last group. Because Commissioner O’Neill cares about the safety of the police officer and police department, he wanted this transition over.”
So these officer who have been carrying revolvers for decades are getting three days of training on a totally new platform that is very different from their old one. Three days. And a good part of that is with dummy rounds.
This is what police training is really like.
But you have to be John Fucking Rambo.
They don’t care about the training because it makes you better. They just want to use it, or the lack of it, to deny you your rights.
I’ll say it again, training is good. Mandatory training is a literacy test.