So this fella (I won't be using his name, because I'm pretty sure he prowls the internet looking for references to himself) has already taken some
heat for a video he posted of himself during the shooting in Las Vegas. The crux of the issue with that video is that he's filming himself running
away from the concert venue (he was there for the concert), which is perfectly fine. What's raised some eyebrows is that as he's running, he's
talking about running past people that have been shot. Considering he bills himself as an Instagram "famous" tactical operator ninja, people are
curious why he wasn't doing what we've learned countless others did: help those who needed help. His explanation so far is that he was running back
to his truck to get his gun, and then ran back to the venue.
Annnnnnd now this video gets out. Here we see our hero "running towards the sound of guns" and taking cover. When a couple of Las Vegas officers run
over and take cover behind the same barrier he's at, amid the sound of ongoing gunfire, he quite literally asks one of them for his gun. And
then appears to be incredulous and offended at the officers' reaction to his request.
So please, folks, if you ever should find yourself in an active shooter situation, do whatever you feel confident in doing. Stand your ground and try
to return fire. Run away and get yourself to safety. Hunker down and hope for the best. But for the love of *insert whatever you hold dear here*,
don't ask a cop for his gun in the middle of an ongoing shooting.
Its generally the loudest most braggy ones who havent an absolute clue what to do. They're also usually not experienced at all with the type of
situations they make themselves out to be. And what...he was running to his truck cause he generally keeps a long gun with optics in there??? Yea
Edit: Also what kind of shooter does he think he is to even ask for that officers rifle which has no real optics to make 300+ meter shot in the dark
at a hotel that was occupied by innocents...even the most experienced military snipers wouldn't be attempting shots like that with the risks involved.
What a jackass!
edit on 5-10-2017 by RickyD because: (no reason given)
I can't say I have a problem with a trained Navy SEAL (alright, he didn't graduate but he went through 95% of the training) wanting to help in that
Because at that point, nobody knew what was going on. For all Dan knew, there could've been twenty ISIS members with AK's tactically moving through
Vegas killing hundreds of people. All he knew for sure was that there was gunfire, and people were dying, and he was ready to risk his life to save
I have no problem with anyone with Navy SEAL training taking those actions. Better the gun is in his hands than some beat cop.
What an absolute clown. How out of touch with reality is he that he thought any cop would ever hand over his firearm? I can't make out what he said to
the cop but you just know it was something absurdly douchy about almost being a SEAL.
He got kicked out of BUD/S for a range safety violation. And graduating BUD/S doesn't make you a SEAL, it makes you a BUD/S graduate. You're not
considered a SEAL until you've completed SQT. That's why you don't get your Trident until you finish SQT.
Sorry, but "I almost finished something really hard" doesn't count for much. Beyond that, clearly neither of those cops had any clue that they were in
the presence of a guy who almost finished something but washed out.
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