We hear this comment a lot in the gun industry.
Yeah, pretty much Law Enforcement Training isn’t as great as the ANTI-GUNNERS think, yet continue to say that only Cops should have guns because they have the training. When it is suggested that Civilians get better training, they say that Civilians don’t need it. That’s their argument? That doesn’t work as it’s a complete failure of logic.
You know what I think?
We all need more training.
This is in no way a Cop Bash Post. Don’t take it that way. Many friends in Law Enforcement and a Blood Brother… Much Respect there. But if the question is Training, then the answer is more. Not only that, but Departments need to set aside a good portion of budget for Training, and this isn’t something I’m seeing. I know one Department that doesn’t even have any training budget… or budget for ammo so the Officers can even do a little practice on their own. They got the suggestion to use their individual Uniform budget. WTF? That’s not right. Especially when you are talking about a department that is always buying new vehicles. Citizens have better training in that area because they like to shoot and the Officers just are not paid enough to practice. They get 60 Rounds for Qual a year, and that’s it. And since Departments don’t like to hire Shooters anymore, they’ve created a department wide culture that Firearms are less important than a shiny snappy uniform and shiny car. Sad.