scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: Law Enforcement Firearms (LONG)
Mark & Teresa Bontempo (kmaro@SWBELL.NET
Wed Feb 02 2000 - 20:36:23 CST
Kip Keil wrote:
> Imagine your son in a unit, at a park doing a service project. A police
> officer/SA is there, who happens to be on duty (for whatever classifiable
> reason). For my purpose in this scenario, I stipulate the SA is a uniformed
> police officer (not so, in the original question). Across the street from
> the park is a [insert name of ubiquitous corner market here]. Armed robbery
> occurs and the assailant comes out the front door. Across the street he
> sees the Scouts and ignores them. Then he sees a cop. He doesn't see the
> SA. He sees the cop. bang bang bang.
Imagine your son with his patrol hiking in the park when a person walks up and
attempts to abduct one of the scouts and THEN he notices a police officer there.
Would he still advance or not? I believe that they are Safer with a police
officer that is armed than without. MOST government agencies REQUIRE the peace
officer to carry a firearm at all times and to take action and prevent
crime.....no matter what uniform they are in. So it would not matter if the
person leaving the store was committing aggravated robbery or walking toward the
scouts....the peace officer would have to respond anyway.
Trp 88 - Houston Tx
"used to be an owl SR-265"