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Armed or unarmed how quickly can you make a decision?

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posted on Jan, 22 2016 @ 08:58 PM
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a reply to: onequestion

I am always armed and can respond either way in a millisecond...

My point in the whole gun issue has always been not whether to carry or not...but whether or not TO use it if need be. I think folks misunderstand that about concealed and open carriers.

I assure you...even in life or death scenarios...I am POSITIVE...that if I could get away WITHOUT using my weapon...I wouldnt use it.

Therein is the point...KNOWING whether or not...in a heartbeat...to use it or not, or to just flee.




posted on Jan, 22 2016 @ 09:01 PM
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a reply to: babybunnies

Umm...They do assume that. In every single state. Its one of the very 1st things learned in the academy.



posted on Jan, 24 2016 @ 12:56 PM
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a reply to: onequestion

Thanks for posting this.

This is something that I discuss quite often on a lot of threads in the P.C. forum--most people do not understand that this could be any confrontation, on any day, at any time, for any and every police officer in the nation. These types of interactions are why police are trained to walk up to vehicles and individuals with the suspicion that they could be the next (or first) person who attempts to take their life.

Yes, sometimes officers have malicious intent against some people for unjustified reasons, and yes, sometimes the wrong call is made in using deadly force, but most of the time, it's not a conscious thought on behalf of the officer(s) to take a human life that day. For the most part, these types of traffic stops and confrontations are to blame for the 'why' behind the need to be conscious of possible worst-case scenarios at ever interaction with the public.

It's a sad reality, but it's a reality nonetheless. It's the officer who become complacent who looses his/her life unnecessarily.



posted on Jan, 24 2016 @ 01:07 PM
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originally posted by: babybunnies
It has been proven time and time again that if you carry a gun, you're more than 6 times more likely to have that gun used against you if you're a victim of crime.


No, it hasn't been proven time and time again, it's been quoted time and time again.

It's also been proven to be an illogically derived statistic, too.

I'm not negating the point that many people who carry a firearm are not properly prepared mentally and physically to use that firearm efficiently, but I am calling BS on that statistic.

ETA: It'd be nice if you cite that study, because as much as I try to find it, I never can--go figure.
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posted on Jan, 24 2016 @ 06:49 PM
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The purpose of training is cause action without thought.

Attention is the mother of speed, it makes the difference between about .25 sec and 2 or 3 seconds.



posted on Jan, 24 2016 @ 07:20 PM
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originally posted by: Semicollegiate
The purpose of training is cause action without thought.

Attention is the mother of speed, it makes the difference between about .25 sec and 2 or 3 seconds.

A cop's split-second decision: Real or replica?
www.policeone.com...



posted on Jan, 24 2016 @ 07:47 PM
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Lot's of jobs have a risk of death and injury

firefighters, paramedics, construction workers, truck drivers, soldiers, lumberjacks, fisherman, correctional officers, LEO's.

These situations can arise by chance for the random victim of violent crime as well.

As for making it safer? I don't know how much farther they can go without dramatically changing laws and the structure of society.

we could ban handguns or just simply suspend the constitution in the top 1% dangerous zipcodes and have humvees roll down the streets of detroit and chicago.

but we won't do either of those because doing either is wrong.



posted on Jan, 24 2016 @ 09:58 PM
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a reply to: madenusa

Luck is an essential quality in generals -- Napoleon Bonaparte



posted on Jan, 25 2016 @ 03:02 PM
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originally posted by: babybunnies
I believe that in states that allow concealed carry or open carry, Police should assume that any suspect is armed.

I don't agree that Police should shoot to kill, but given the current situation in that there are more weapons than people, if the state allows citizens to carry weapons on their person, police should always assume they're carrying, even if there is no evidence to support this.

It has been proven time and time again that if you carry a gun, you're more than 6 times more likely to have that gun used against you if you're a victim of crime.




Don't believe cops should shoot to kill? Did you see how fast these shootings are done and over? Most of these shootings are over in five seconds. There is no time to shoot for a leg or (unbelievable) the weapon. Cops shoot until the threat is neutralized. You don't want get shot? (Most of the time) DONT PULL A WEAPON ON A COP.



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