Really getting tired of this one.
There are logical points you can make to advance your argument. This one couldn’t be less logical if you tried.
Hi, I’m your average CCW Holder.
I own firearms, I even carry a few of them. Guess what? I’m a very capable shot, well beyond the level of local law enforcement as I’ve taken several of those guys to school at the range. Of course, Southern Local Law Enforcement tend to be better shots as a lot of those boys are gun enthusiasts too but I digress. I can probably shoot on par with the secret service when it comes to pistols. [I really should join competitions but hey, lack of money kinda stunts that idea.]
It’s not a stupid argument, it’s a comparison that many people are missing. Why is he allowed to protect his family with armed men when he’s hinted numerous times he doesn’t want us to be armed to protect our own. It’s done in a lot of very poor thought out ways, but at its simplest form, the argument is there. It’s even more ironic when you think about the fact that his unchecked usage of drones have killed over 600 civilians to 3,000 “terrorists” in Yemen and Pakistan, a lot of those civilians being children, including an American Civilian who was just sixteen years of age.
I’m sorry, who needs what regulated again? What were you saying that seemed stupid?
Your argument falls apart as soon as you say you can probably shoot on the level of the Secret Service. Please note - I’m not calling you a liar. If you can, that’s great. I’m always happy to hear that someone has taken the time to receive proper training on how to use a firearm and takes pride in their training and skill.
But if you are trained on that level, you’re not the average CCW holder, and to pretend you are is ridiculous. I know plenty of CCW holders. I know what it takes to get and maintain a CCW. I’ve had this conversation with CCW holders and most of them admit the “training” required is woefully inadequate. It is not Secret Service level training. Please don’t pretend that it is. Please don’t pretend most CCW holders have anywhere near the same kind of training or ability to respond to a threat as the Secret Service do. It’s absolutely false and it is insulting.
What I said may have seemed stupid to you, but it wasn’t. I made a statement. One backed by reality. And I pointed out how completely illogical the argument being made was. I didn’t judge or insult anyone. There’s no need to insult me.
One thing the CCW person is missing is that marksmanship is not a factor when hiring officers of the law. Discharging a weapon is the absolute last resort to a situation. Police departments are looking for candidates that can peacefully resolve situations, even when the situation becomes grave. Many former military sharpshooters are disappointed in their inability to secure a law enforcement job. Marksmanship in no way makes one able to exercise proper judgment in tense situations. The most beneficial training law enforcement receives is in situation management: knowing when to draw and discharge a weapon, not how close to center torso one hits.
The President has no say so about Secret Service. Several former Presidents have expressed a desire to have less protection, however law dictates that they be protected, because as pointed out, Presidents and their families are high-profile targets. The average CCW carrier is most definitely not.