Saturday, August 18, 2007

Safety Recomendations from Someone Who Knows

2 gunsWhen danger comes knocking, there's no substitute for a loaded gun Clear enough?
Having been a police officer for 20 years, I give all due credit to the first responders. You must be reminded, however, that paramedics, firemen and law enforcement cannot immediately resolve your emergency or protect you from a violent criminal because it takes time to proceed from Point A to Point B, even when the 911 caller provided crystal clear directions, which seldom occurs.
Police cannot get from where they are to where you are in zero seconds. If fact, it will take them many minutes unless you want to put more people in danger. (How fast should they drive through a residential neighborhood? 50 or 100 MPH?)

He was armed on the job, and kept a loaded gun at home.
I can hear the grannies, male and female, now: "Eeek! A loaded gun! I'm afraid of guns and don't want one near me!" That is an illogical and emotional response comparable to being afraid of your spare tire. The philosophy that supports the possession and use of a defensive weapon is precisely the same as that which supports the spare tire in your vehicle: It is better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.
Read the whole thing. [via SayUncle]

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