Originally Posted by mike114
I don't really understand the point of that video. As a CHL holder I don't live in a dream world, I live in a world filled with violent people wanting to do harm to others. I carry for mine and my family's protection. There are countless times where an armed citizen has stopped crimes, many times without even having to fire a shot.
Using an example like this where the "citizen" has been set up for failure doesn't prove much. The alternative would be to not allow any CHL's and we could all be sitting ducks instead. I'd rather have a fighting chance instead of just having to rely on ducking behind something and hoping.
No one ever said the CHL holders will always save the day, but again this video really proves nothing.
I also don't understand why people have a problem with law abiding citizens carrying firearms. It hasn't caused any increase in gun crimes. In fact, as more people have been armed, violent crime rates have fallen.
"I live in a world filled with violent people wanting to do harm to others." Sounds like a paranoid world.
"Using an example like this where the "citizen" has been set up for failure..." How so ?
"...this video really proves nothing." Except the CHL will get killed not the "bad guy" and/or harm an innocent.
"In fact, as more people have been armed, violent crime rates have fallen." No cause and effect. I haven't seen any peer reviewed statistical studies that support this "fact".
It appears you believe LE officials are not being truthful in this demonstration. Could be a valid point. Would you care to prove that point ?