reply to post by FissionSurplus
I dont even know where to begin.
That kind of paranoia really cant be cracked with a logical discussion.
Ill concede that Ruby Ridge and Waco were total screw ups. But ill also have you know they are now required training on pretty much what not to do. Im
sorry that it happened, but at least law enforcement has learned from such a mistake.
As for your other statements, no amount of discussion is going to change your mind, and i wont waste my time.
I truly am sorry you feel this way about the military and the law enforcement community. I can assure you that we are not all mindless drones. Are
there some, im sure there are. But not all of us.
The same could be said for just about any profession there is.
I will spare you my rhetoric, i apologize you took it in such an insulting manner.
If you prefer to continue the mudslinging paranoid agenda please leave me out of your conversation.
Last thing, if there is a "nice" "clean" way to neutralize an active shooter in a nursery school please let me know. I would love to know there is a
way to just tidy up the situation as seen on TV. Unfortunately that is not the world we live in today. Training for this "unthinkable" scenario must
be hard, it must be violent, it must use and overwhelming force. An unpredictable person with an agenda that begins and ends with a body count must be
eliminated as fast as possible to prevent the body count from escalating. It means training on things that most people find unsettling, like moving
through the wounded, or killed without rendering aid because the objective is to stop the shooter. The shooter must come first, he is the one doing
the damage, he is the one that must be stopped. I cannot bring an EMS team into any building controlled by a shooter, because they become potential
targets themselves...and how can they save lives when they are dead? Can you begin to understand what it is like to break the normal instinct to help
and train to walk past people who need aid, men women and children that may have severe gunshot trauma? Knowing they may in fact die before you can
get to them?
Im sorry its so violent, i really am. Im sorry that sometimes there is collateral damage, we are fallable, imperfect, mistake ridden creatures. But we
are also the most violence capable creature that i have ever seen, and to avoid the issue because it is unsettling is unacceptable to me. We train for
the hard fight and we do the best we can with what weve got. Sometimes we succeed and sometimes we fail.
Im sorry thats not good enough for you.
If you know a better way id love to hear it.
edit on 28-3-2013 by Instructoralpha because: because