Last month, law enforcement officials released some asinine advise. They apparently suggested, with a straight face, that school teachers, and even children, bum rush an active shooter. Gateway Pundit had the coverage last month…
Law enforcement authorities are increasingly advising school officials – and even young students – to physically confront suspects in future campus attacks as a final line of defense.
The advisories, now included in training videos and documents prepared by police, represent a major shift in tactics for law enforcement officials who have traditionally counseled potential victims to flee and hide while waiting for authorities to answer calls for help.
“These incidents are becoming a fact of life,” University of Wisconsin-Madison Police Chief Susan Riseling told a meeting of law enforcement colleagues gathered here. “If there is no other option, take the shooter out.”
Riseling, who has produced an instructional video on dealing with so-called “active shooters,” said that while police have long urged potential victims to avoid such confrontations at all costs, recent mass shootings are forcing a controversial change in the ranks.
“We’re simply bringing citizens into reality,” Charleston, S.C., Sheriff Al Cannon said. “We aren’t being fair when we tell teachers to lock the door and cower in the corner with their children.”
Of course, they COULD NOT POSSIBLY BE ARMED in order to “take the shooter out.” They have to do a human wave attack and have a number of them picked off in order to save the day. In other words, sacrifice yourself, because we will not permit you a fighting chance. It puts me to mind of human wave attacks conducted by the Soviets, and other systems to place no value on the life of an individual human.
OK, it is asinine advise. No one would argue that. However, what happens when someone actally follows that advise? They are punished! Maggie’s Notebook has the details…
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So, these guys did a good, but dangerous thing, and they were punished? In the end, you can see the stupidity of government. They tell you to attack an armed gunman, while denying you the right to defend yourself. Then, we some kids follow that advice, they are punished for it. In other words, the school says, “don’t interfere with the gun man!” This is stupidity. And, before someone says something stupid, I am NOT suggesting that we arm school children on buses. The post is about the mixed messages and stupidity of the varying levels of government.