“Whether you’re in law enforcement or a private citizen, you take a life, you’re going to go through something,” [former LEO Brian] Warner said. “We don’t do enough to combat that.”
Aliza Luft agrees. She’s an assistant sociology professor at the University of California, Los Angeles who has studied war and violence in countries like Rwanda and France.
“Even if a shooting is justified, it is often still a harrowing experience for the person pulling the trigger,” she said. “Even a good guy with a gun would most likely still experience physical and emotional difficulties participating in violence.”
It could make a CCL holder less safe with a gun, Warner said, speaking from his own experience. The next time a person has to draw a gun, it may be hard to even keep the gun steady. – Katherine Rosenberg-Douglas for the Chicago Tribune, ‘You Take a Life, You’re Going to Go Through Something’
H/T John Correia