‘s Joshua Holland, in an attempt to expose the “lies” peddled by the NRA and the politicians they own.
Specifically taking on NRA chief Wayne La Pierre‘s now infamous claim that “Good guys with guns kill bad guys with guns,” the veterans said that gun owners cannot simply will themselves to become heroes in high stress situations.
“The notion that you have a seal of approval just because you’re not a criminal — that you walk into a gun store and you’re ready for game day — is ridiculous,” said David Chipman, a former SWAT team member with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
It’s widely accepted in law enforcement that improperly trained civilians often do more harm than good when trying to help at crime scenes.
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Although Parker was armed and held a concealed carry permit, he stayed hiding in a classroom.
Parker’s years of training alerted him to the fact that opening fire on the gunman could likely do more harm than good.
Although more weapons owners are taking weekend-long tactical weapon training, that doesn’t instantly make a someone ready for combat.
Combat veteran John Parker didn’t attack the gunman at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College in early 2015.