posted on Dec, 28 2012 @ 10:07 AM
reply to post by theAnswer1111
Yah thats a lot of dough for just one scenario. To be true, they are offering to train civilians in more areas than just shooting incidents.
Earthquakes, "mass immunization" (?) drills, etc. 38 grand is quite a bit for just a shoot em up rescue scene. Seems a far cry from my time growing
up when "Civil Defense" drills were free and boring.
I'd love to participate in a run and gun response thing like that. Makes me wonder if they used "laser tag" or paintball guns. Sounds like fun.
Since theres no real risk, that is.
reply to post by Asktheanimals
Perhaps that's why the story has gotten so confused, they're trying to distract everyone from the fact that aid was delayed in reaching the
I am trying to be careful about what I say, this subject is sensitive and I know that ATS staff are looking closely at peoples behavior lately.
Remember the LA bank robbery with the two guys in body armor and 1000's of rounds of armor piercing ammo? The police were outgunned that day and
swore up and down they would not be caught off guard like that again. When you add scenarios like Waco, Columbine, and all the recent rampage killers
I begin to see the policies of the police change in these situations. It has been a long time coming.
From the thin blue line "to protect and to serve" to the military type response teams now employed, there has been a definite tactics shift. Part of
me says I can't blame them. They are human with wives and children. They want to go home and sleep in their bed tonight too.
I guess an "over response" is the danger in applying to much force to get a job done. But before you actually go in to an unknown situation you
don't really know what you are facing. That makes the job even harder for the "special teams" to deal with. They are sane and are looking for
lunatics that murder children. Anything is possible and thats scary. So they go slow.
Some people don't understand that part of it and that could surely cause an outcry. It did at Columbine.