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|11-26-2018, 12:11 PM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: New Jersey
Accidental "Blue on Blue" in Mall Shooting response.
With testimony coming out that a man shot by police responding to a report of a shooting at a mall had a permit to carry a firearm, and was not involved in the initial shooting, I have to wonder where the NRA is.
I would note that not too long ago, a uniformed security guard who also happened to be a black man was shot by responding police after informing dispatch that he was using his firearm to hold suspects.
I would think that these incidents would concern the NRA and other gunowners' rights organizations.
For some reason I have not heard much from them, and I would really like to.
|11-26-2018, 03:09 PM||#2|
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Morgan County, Alabama "In Dixie Land I'll take my stand."
The incident in the Alabama mall apparently happened when the gun owner did not immediatly release possession of his handgun as ordered. I have heard time and again the admonition "DO NOT BE HOLDING A HANDGUN WHEN THE POLICE ARRIVE" from security experts who advise civilians how to act in the aftermath of a firearms incident.
There are a lot of questions about this remaining. Did the victim raise the gun, causing the police to fear they were being targeted? One report suggested thus, but I can't say it happened.
The police initially believed the victim had been involved in a shooting, which would have heightened their concern he was a criminal. They found out after the fact that he was uninvolved.
The police DID neglect to inform the dead man's family; they found out through news media, a very bad way of finding out a family member has died.
A number of things went sideways. The single take-away remains DO NOT HAVE A GUN IN YOUR HAND WHEN THE B&Ws PULL UP!!!!!!
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