Sensibly Progressive has a great run down of the 20/20 special, which basically informs us that we’re all way too stupid to defend ourselves with a firearm.
UPDATE: More from VSSA:
We’re only ten minutes in to this and it is very clear that the theme of the program is that ordinary citizens are not prepared to use a firearm in self defense. They give several hours of training to three students at a small college then put them in a scenario to see how they react. Predictably, they fail.
And put them in a scenario as a trained shooter, namely a police instructor.Â They should have put them up against another untrained person.Â This is an excellent timeline from Found: One Troll:
Active shooter breaks in and Jimmy is unable to draw his sidearm from under his concealing sweatshirt. Looks like he needed more practice. Jimmy is shot and â€œkilledâ€ before he can draw. Jimmy did not seek concealment behind his desk. Sawyer trots out the canard that Jimmy could have been disarmed by the active shooter, his own gun used against the other students after he falls. The active shooter is a police officer and firearms instructor, trained and experienced in shooting while moving and recognizing threats. Not a realistic simulation, it seems to me.
Definitely not realistic.Â If a highly trained individual goes ape shit, the body count is going to be high, and even trained police officers are going to have difficulty taking him down.Â Also, the person playing the role of crazed shooter expected resistance.Â A real shooter will not be. But it does bring up an important point: you have to be better than the person you’re going up against, and what I’ve long suggested to get better is training and competition, particularly practical shooting.