Thursday, January 14, 2016

Citizens w/guns

The four volunteer “good guys” were placed into three different scenarios:
  • A workplace mass killing, where a fired employee came back to shoot up his office after being terminated. The “good guy” is armed with a handgun as the “bad guy” enters the office and indiscriminately opens fire with an AR-15 while wearing body armor.
  • A terrorist attack eerily similar to San Bernardino where a terrorist forces his way into a packed conference room and begins executing hostages with an AR-15 while wearing body armor.
  • A workplace domestic violence situation, where an armed husband threatens his wife in her office with a gun.

Our sister site Bearing Arms has video of a fascinating experiment conducted by a DFW television affiliate as to whether an armed citizen stands a reasonable chance of materially affecting the outcome in an active shooter situation. One of the tiresome canards of the left is that citizens with concealed handguns would be of absolutely no value in an actual active shooter situation versus someone with a rifle.

To put this theory to the test, the television station pitted four ordinary gun owners with various levels of firearm training against a 22-year veteran SWAT cop with highly specialized training. The least experienced shooter had only 6 hours of training, like you would get in a standard CCP class. The most experienced had 50 hours of handgun training from the DFW shooters academy.

Full Experiment Proves that Armed Citizens CAN Take Down an Active Shooter

Was there ever any real doubt about this?


Anonymous said...

Almost needless to say, it would be even better if more than one (or even all!) of the intended "victims" were armed and committed to resist or go down fighting!

Caballero Andante

Sonoboy said...

While I've never been in combat, I can clearly understand that my average 8 of 10 score in the TEN ring at the local gun range would be immensely changed for the worse if those paper targets could return fire.

Esteve said...

But Sonoboy, maybe one in ten would be good enough. As Lloyd Christmas said about his one in a million odds, "I have a chance."

Anonymous said...

Sonoboy, the accuracy of these cowardly scumbags might also be affected if some of the "fish in a barrel" they think they're shooting started throwing lead back at 'em.

Kim du Toit said...

I don't care whether my 1911 is adequate against a psycho with a rifle. At least I won't be a sniveling victim begging for my life.

All I can say is, he'd better not miss, because I don't. And if I get the first shot...

Oh, and it's not bragging when you can do it. Ask anyone who's ever been shooting with me.

Stu Tarlowe said...

"No brag; just fact" was Walter Brennan's tagline in "The Guns of Will Sonnett", 1967-1969.

pdwalker said...

Next we'll be having news reports about the shockingly unexpected findings that water is wet.

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