Arm yourself for an active shooter incident off duty
Preparing for that moment when a person like Jared Lee Loughner opens fire in your immediate vicinity involves both hardware and software — solid hardware on the hip and sound software between your ears
Some in law enforcement will call him an “Active Shooter” — others will call him an “Active Murderer” or “Active Killer.” Some in the psychiatric world will argue about whether his mental illness was what fueled his hatred, or his hatred was what fueled the mental illness. As investigators continue to gather facts and evidence related to the mental state and motives of Jared Lee Loughner, there are two unvarnished facts, the first of which is the starting place of the investigation: Six dead and 14 wounded. The other fact is that Jared Lee Loughner dreamed of becoming a mass murderer, and he purposely made that dream come true.
He was about numbers. He did not stop after he shot Gabrielle Giffords in the head. He continued to shoot and shoot and shoot. He even leveled his weapon at a nine-year-old girl who was described by her mother as their princess, and who is now an angel heaven in the arms of her grandmother.
Loughner is a manifestation of evil that is one of the challenges of modern law enforcement.
It Could Have Been Worse
Many of you are already carrying off-duty so this message is for those of you left who do not. Please take these steps immediately.
Jared Loughner is a hater turned killer. He is not the first person to burst into the spotlight by killing anyone down range. He will not be the last. You must prepare for the eventuality of being placed at the right place at the right time to prevent someone’s “little princess,” from becoming “an angel,” by sending a hater to hell.
If not you, then who? If not now, then when?
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