When Only The Police Have Guns . . .

 

They shoot each other. Again. Still. “The Baltimore police commissioner has suspended some training academy staff members after a campus police trainee (not pictured above) was accidentally shot in the head by an instructor,” nytimes.com reports. “Anthony Guglielmi, a police spokesman, said the Tuesday shooting occurred during a training exercise in Baltimore County. All training academy operations have been suspended. Mr. Guglielmi said the investigation was focusing on how the instructor came to discharge live ammunition, though one theory is that he picked up the wrong gun . . .

The spokesman said police officials were also trying to figure out who authorized the training session because the location of the shooting was not one of the normal sites used by the department. The victim, who was training for the campus police at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, was in critical condition.”

As a Certified Simunitions Trainer (who’s worked with police) I can say without hesitation that there is nothing better for armed self-defense training. Nothing.

I can also say that when it comes to firearms safety, cops are their own worst enemy. Sometimes you can’t tell them anything. And we all pay the price.