A former NYC police officer says he once believed that gun control and strict gun laws would reduce crime and protect people. But he quickly learned how wrong that thinking was when he saw victim upon victim … all unarmed, all defenseless. Read John Cardillo’s story of his transformation to ardent Second Amendment supporter here: http://bit.ly/1jpUo9O
This is a good read. It astonished me how things turn out for responsible citizens who take the time to learn a little bit about how to defend themselves and those who don’t. A gun is an equalizer against those bigger, stronger and more capable who have evil intent. I have seen incident after incident of sound decision making by people from every walk of life, even kids.
This link is of a recent incident where a widow, taught by her late husband how to deal with a situation survived a violent break in while waiting for officers to arrive. I would never want to remove that option from her.
As much as any officer wants to be there to help, a lot of times we can’t due to traffic and other circumstances. That is the reality. There is about 9 of us covering 24-48 square miles of dense city.
The obvious answer is hire more officers But the truth is the cities are broke and don’t want to pay the officers and want us to do more with less always.
Who needs backup anyway?
Oh you thought I was talking about me?
No, sadly, we are YOUR backup.
Even if you hate us and want us all dead which seems to be the theme of the day, we still answer your call for help.
Can you believe someone I knew on Facebook was posting advice about how and where to shoot a cop the most effective way to to kill them? Wait… us? Wait… Me? (It’s quite a daunting feeling knowing someone desires your violent death merely because of the uniform you wear)
You can bet I hit ‘unfriend’ immediately! That’ll show HER! You bet!