Friday, October 15, 2010

Warriors - what did you do today to help keep yourself in the fight?

Don't carry off duty? Think again.

From Breach Bang Clear

A Threat in Public

We watch this video, and wonder a few things; not least among them, how in the hell would any cop NOT want to carry off duty, and why do some civilians consider it a Bad Thing to have a concealed carry option? What if you were there, in that store, and you couldn't get to an alternate exit and they decided to start dumping witnesses? What if those witnesses included you and your kid? Let's take a look also at the mechanics of how the fight went down. No hesitation on the part of the shooter in the hooded sweatshirt and ball cap, calm and methodical malfunction drills when the weapon doesn't cycle. Then, when the second shooter engages, no real reaction from the first despite the proximity of the rounds going right past him. In face, they didn't have much of a sense of urgency until they were fleeing the scene.

See the video and read more here.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Quote of the Day

It's been awhile, so here's an oldie resurrected:

"The years have not brought me much in the way of wisdom. But I have learned that the father of a young woman has to remember only two lessons in caring for his daughter: He must be by her side unreservedly when she needs him, and he must disengage when she doesn't."

From "The Tin Roof Blowdown" by James Lee Burke