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Anybody read the comments of the article? One shit-for-brains (Administrators, please forgive me) was actually berating this "...trained former marine couple" for taking cover (the husband threw himself on the wife) and unassing the A.O. when the madman's AR jammed. (The husband pulled his wife up and said "Run!") The poster wondered why they didn't "help" somebody.

They were unarmed. Were it me there with my family, in the same circumstances, I can't say that I wouldn't have tried to ensure my families safety first, either.

I think I would have to be backed up against a pretty big wall before I would engage in physical combat with an armed opponent.
 

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Anybody read the comments of the article? One shit-for-brains (Administrators, please forgive me) was actually berating this "...trained former marine couple" for taking cover (the husband threw himself on the wife) and unassing the A.O. when the madman's AR jammed. (The husband pulled his wife up and said "Run!") The poster wondered why they didn't "help" somebody.

They were unarmed. Were it me there with my family, in the same circumstances, I can't say that I wouldn't have tried to ensure my families safety first, either.

I think I would have to be backed up against a pretty big wall before I would engage in physical combat with an armed opponent.
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Some people must think that since they're servemen they're all "Rambos."
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--or supermen --
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I'd have done the same as these two, I hope. The best you can do in some instances is maintain as good situation awareness as you can and keep your hide intact as you "bug-out" of the AO.:bolt:
 

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IrishCop; all,

as for me, ONE federal gunlaw that i WOULD support would say something like:

"Those premises, whether public or private, which refuse to allow law enforcement officers and lawful bearers of firearms to bear arms within those premises, are hereby made fully personally & financially responsible under both civil & criminal law for the safety of all persons on such premises".
(i'm NOT a lawyer, but you get the idea.)

in other words, if they prevent me from protecting my lady, my daughter & myself from harm, the "owner and/or management" of such "prohibited premises" MUST be held liable if we are NOT protected from harm.
(fwiw, when i was a SDUSM, our Federal Judicial District DID accept responsibility for EVERYONE's safety/security, while they were inside the courthouse, as we disarmed everyone on entry & returned their weapons upon their departure.)

yours, sw
 

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IrishCop; all,

as for me, ONE federal gunlaw that i WOULD support would say something like:

"Those premises, whether public or private, which refuse to allow law enforcement officers and lawful bearers of firearms to bear arms within those premises, are hereby made fully personally & financially responsible under both civil & criminal law for the safety of all persona on such premises".
(i'm NOT a lawyer, but you get the idea.)

in other words, if they prevent me from protecting my lady, my daughter & myself from harm, the "owner and/or management" of such "prohibited premises" MUST be held liable if we are NOT protected from harm.
(fwiw, when i was a SDUSM, our Federal Judicial District DID accept responsibility for EVERYONE's safety/security, while they were inside the courthouse, as we disarmed everyone on entry & returned their weapons upon their departure.)

yours, sw
I hear ya Stan Geoff had to make it really clear to me on the other thread before I totally comprehended what was behind the comment.Geoff who likes to play with words as bad as Snake:D
 

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What struck me (as a former Marine) is that they didn't stop running until they got home! Surely there was some way to assist others after they got out of the direct line of fire, even if it was pulling people through the door, so others could escape.

NO, I am NOT suggesting that they should have charged the shooter barehanded!
 

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to all,

i'm just sorry that there wasn't ONE expert marksman, like my "little brother of the heart", in the theater crowd, as a HEAD-SHOT is NOT that difficult to make from 25M or less, even in the semi-darkness.

Ed would have "taken him out" with that long-barreled .357 S&W revolver that he always carries. - i have NO doubt of that, as he can consistently hit a 3-inch circle from 25M, 6 of 6 times "without half trying".

yours, satx
 
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