I recall the ‘old days’, wherein the meme was tap…rack…BANG!
(a clearance drill – tap the magazine to make certain it’s properly seated, rack the slide to remove any miss-fed ammunition or poorly-ejected cases, then reengage)
The problem with that was. People revert to their training. They were discharging their weapons as a matter of course, 1…2…3!
(The story goes some folks were unnecessarily shot due to following this training!)
Now, when applied to Modern Policing…
Utterly Useless: Armored vehicles and SWAT team waited outside the Orlando club for nearly three hours.As long as they come home at night……………Danny Banks, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s special agent in charge, said at a news conference, “In that time, we need to set up, re-evaluate, reassess what’s happening and make sure that all the pieces were in place.” UnbelievableAt approximately 5 a.m., the SWAT team made the decision to rescue the hostages, officials said.Police set off controlled explosions inside the club to distract the gunman. An armored vehicle smashed through a wall of the club, and officers swarmed in behind. Eleven Orlando Police officers exchanged gunfire with the shooter, according to Mina.“We made a decision to do an explosive entry on the outside of the club to get to those people, and our SWAT team at that time encountered the suspect somewhere in that area, near one of the doorway entrances, and shot and killed him,” Mina said.More @ ABC
22 VETERANS COMMIT SUICIDE DAILY
Even ONE of these heroes making this choice is unacceptable! (Day #14 of 22)