Today there was a shooting in Tucson AZ. Many folks shot including a congresswoman, a judge and several bystanders. At last update the judge and a 9 year old girl are dead and perhaps others. Several wounded including the congresswomen.
What makes me sick is the folks trying to spin this politically. “It was __________ fault!” Fill in with the favorite bad guy of the moment.
Please don’t jump to conclusions let’s wait a bit and see what’s going on. I have family and friends that are “Liberal” and I’m a “conservative” and none of us are responsible for for this person or persons actions. The individual is who did this is responsible for his or her actions.
Please think about lessons to learn. You hear gunfire drop to the ground or get to cover (within 2 steps) Don’t run!. Do you know basic 1st aid , prevent shock or CPR? Would you have a 1st aid kit in the car and some blankets? Do you have a cell phone ready to call 911? I don’t expect you to be “Dirty Harry” this was a lousy environment for returning fire.
Situational Awareness: This happened at a grocery store. I know when I go shopping my mind is on my list and some money for extras if possible. I’m not thinking about shooters! Take a moment and look around. If it feels bad take a few more moments to avoid the crowd or park in a different spot. Trust your instincts, but you must give them a some time to work.A few times you will feel silly, but if the SHTF you will have to do it. So you might as well practice it now.
A bunch of folks tackled the “shooter”. Gosh they were brave or just not thinking. Probably some of both!