Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Senate Sergeant At Arms Completely Wrong About Protection

Senate Sergeant At Arms Terrance Gainer: Lawmakers Should Leave Security To Professionals; The Huffington Post

Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Terrance Gainer advised lawmakers Tuesday to refrain from the temptation to take their security into their own hands by carrying firearms following the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) this weekend.

"I don't think that's a good idea," Gainer said on ABC News' "Good Morning America," The Hill reported. "I think we should leave the law enforcement and security to those professionals."

Comment: Mr. Gainer is completely wrong; the statistics do not support his position. A person is more likely to survive an attack of any kind if they are armed and prepared. There is no time to wait when being attacked. Being armed is the safest and wisest thing any of our elected officials could do. Or they could choose to live in the world they are creating in the post 9/11 Bravo Serra, which will mean having 5 body guards every time they go out in to public and protection around the clock. No, that's no life.

As a former special operations soldier I say arm yourself Congress. Don't wait for the police to come rolling in well after the shooting has happened; be ready to fire when fired upon.


Anonymous said...

All of the founders knew how to shoot and protect themselves. Lookey there, one more lesson the politicians of today can learn from the founders!

Brian said...

#1: You are right; knowing how to shoot is the most important step in personal protection.

Anonymous said...

I’m always floored that law enforcement wants the citizen unarmed, but when you press them they always concede that it’s impossible for them to be there when the crime occurs or get to the scene in a short amount of time. A well armed citizenry is the best thing for a democracy! Now the question is when will the congress critters realize this.