Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Not Paying Attention

So, for some reason, a couple-year-old hand-wringing lament by the Chicago Police Superintendent has bubbled to the surface and is making the rounds again on the Book of Face:
I don’t care if they’re licensed legal firearms, people who are not highly trained… putting guns in their hands is a recipe for disaster. So I’ll train our officers that there is a concealed carry law, but when somebody turns with a firearm in their hand the officer does not have an obligation to wait to get shot to return fire and we’re going to have tragedies as a result of that. I’m telling you right up front.
Protip to the Chicago Head Cop What Am In Charge: "Turning on the officer with the gun in hand" will likely get a person shot from coast to coast. It's why we tell people not to do it, which you would know if you'd been paying attention to the Use of Force Best Practices for the last twenty years instead of playing Political Pocket Pool.

Every time a new jurisdiction gets legal CCW, you get some blowhard with more gold braid than a Nazi train conductor get up behind a podium and sonorously intone the horrors that are going to happen when the poor, benighted citizens who he valiantly watches over are allowed to pack heat and stand watch over themselves.

And every time it happens, his dumbass predictions keep not coming true. Which he would know if he removed his head from the mayor's lap long enough to look around at other jurisdictions that have had legal CCW since his rookie days, brown-nosing his NYPD FTO back in the '80s.