Sheriff's Deputy Advice on Surviving Shootings Misses Major Point
In the wake of school shootings, some people are holding tight to their guns (see Illinois Man with AR-15 Stops Man with Knife. Sorry, Leftists.). The left doesn't believe in guns, however, so they must pursue other means of self defense. Barbed leg hair, deafening screeches, fashion choices which induce onlookers to stab their own eyes.
This Sheriff's Deputy also has creative ideas for self defense in the event of a shooting:
The training at the town of Middleton offices came nearly two weeks after a gunman killed 17 students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, although the training had been scheduled before the shooting.
Among them: Identify alternative exits to find a way out, visualize movements before you make them, use cover and concealment, help others if you can without putting yourself in danger, and if you can’t get out, try to find a place where you can barricade or lock the door to the shooter.
If the only choice is to confront the shooter, trying to distract him or incapacitate him with something handy — a pair of scissors, a chair, a high-heel shoe — has to be an option, according to training materials.
A few of these are legitimately useful strategies. Something seems missing here though. It's metal and quite helpful in defending oneself from the bad guys. More helpful than, say, chucking a high-heel shoe and hoping for the best.
You'd think this an obvious choice. Maybe not everyone's choice, yes, but a good option for those trained and willing to take on the responsibility of a potentially life-saving device. For that reason alone, it should merit at least a mention from the Sheriff's Deputy. Yet no such shout out was given.
Gun control activists want to do away with guns because they're "dangerous." Thing is, the absence of firearms leaves victims desperate to find other ways to defend themselves in dire situation (see Parkland JROTC Student: Hero Coach Should Have Been Armed). Sometimes, ways that can be more dangerous than wielding a gun.
The mainstream narrative here is that gun control is all about safety. Except all it really does is leave people sitting in duck-like fashion. Tossing around shoes in hopes to distract the shooter for a second longer.