Apparently the Tueller drill isn’t part of LAPD training: Los Angeles Police Commission Tells Officers To Run Away from Armed Suspects – “The Los Angeles Police Commission who is tasked with setting policies for the police department, has decided that if an officer is confronted by an armed subject they should run away. The decision stems from an officer involved shooting where a suspect charged two officers with a large knife, citing that the officers should have ‘redeployed’ to ‘create distance.’” When seconds count LA cops will be running the other way.
Clinton doesn’t seem to be spurring gun sales the way Obama did – “Gun sales have benefited partly from a string of high-profile mass shootings. They’ve benefited also from the perception that elected officials — Obama in particular — seeks to curtail gun ownership. Evidence suggests, though, that the prospect of a Hillary Clinton electoral victory isn’t spurring gun sales the way Obama did.” Let’s see what happens in November. There’s still time.
Your V8 moment of the day: Gun advocates: death toll at Cascade Mall could have been lower if witnesses had guns – “Local gun rights advocates rallied in Olympia Saturday on the front steps of the state Capitol building, claiming that if the Cascade Mall had allowed citizens to carry their legal guns, the death toll Friday night might have been lower. ‘If people were allowed to carry and they were trained, absolutely they could have possibly lowered the casualty rate,’ Christina Sheppard, a guns rights advocate, said.”
Vanderbilt grad student invited to White House to talk gun reform – “Plattsmier, 22, was invited to take part in the White House event because of her work with dosomething.org, a nonprofit that encourages young people to get involved in the social causes they’re most passionate about. The group’s motto: ‘Any cause, anytime, anywhere.’ The cause Plattsmier took up was “guns out,” a campaign against efforts in several states to allow concealed weapons on college campuses.”